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Contemporary Business: 2012 Update by Boone, David L. Kurtz

By Boone, David L. Kurtz

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Indd 4 supply it quickly and efficiently. That means they often reflect changes in consumer tastes, such as the growing preference for sports drinks and vitamin-fortified water. But firms can also lead in advancing technology and other changes. They have the resources, the know-how, and the financial incentive to bring about new innovations as well as the competition that inevitably follows, as in the case of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. You’ll see throughout this book that businesses require physical inputs like auto parts, chemicals, sugar, thread, and electricity, as well as the accumulated knowledge and experience of their managers and employees.

One research firm reports that Google Android, which was sitting in second place behind Apple iPhone, expanded its market shares so strategically that it was able to slide past Apple iPhone in market share without Apple losing any of its own share. Although many firms attempt to succeed by taking aim directly at their competitors’ products, Google Android instead adopted the strategy of developing products that suited what Google does best: search. indd 3 enter new markets without wasting resources on trying to knock Apple aside.

At the heart of every business endeavor is an exchange between a buyer and a seller. A buyer recognizes a need for a good or service and trades money with a seller to obtain that product. The seller participates in the process in hopes of gaining profits—a main ingredient in accomplishing the goals necessary for continuous improvement in the standard of living. Profits represent rewards for businesspeople who take the risks involved in blending people, technology, and information to create and market want-satisfying goods and services.

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