WorldCat Identities

Kay, J. A. (John Anderson)

Works: 164 works in 710 publications in 9 languages and 12,639 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Creator, Translator
Classifications: HJ2619, 336.200941
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by J. A Kay
The British tax system by J. A Kay( Book )

67 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of economics by J. A Kay( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay's overall purpose is to show that economics can and should be brought to the analysis of business problems. In doing so he distinguishes his approach from that of the forecasters and the formula-bound, and those on the other hand who suggest abandoning economics in our postmodern complex world
Culture and prosperity : the truth about markets : why some nations are rich but most remain poor by J. A Kay( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Culture and Prosperity examines every assumption we have about economic life. Taking the reader from the shores of Lake Zurich to the streets of Mumbai, from the flower market of San Remo to the sales rooms at Christie's, John Kay reveals the connection between a nation's social, political, and cultural context and its economic performance."--Jacket
Why firms succeed by J. A Kay( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Kay's Foundations of corporate success first appeared in the U.K., it commanded the attention of the corporate world--and drew widespread praise. The Financial Times hailed it as "a powerfully argued book, which casts a fresh light on a range of practical business challenges." And Business Age wrote, "You must read John Kay's new book Foundations of corporate success. Kay is currently the best management theorist in Britain, bar none ... He is a rare find." Now Oxford University Press is publishing an American edition of this landmark book. In this freshly revised volume, Kay applies his groundbreaking theories to the U.S. experience, illustrating them with examples of success and failure in the American market. For too long, he writes, managers have chased after the latest fad in business planning and strategy, beguiled by military analogies and the demand for overarching vision. Success, he believes, should not be measured by organizational size or market share, but by the value added--the amount that output exceeds the input of raw materials, payroll, and capital. Corporate strategy should be aimed at this basic goal, beginning with the question, "How can we be different?" Kay identifies four key ingredients: innovation, reputation (especially in the form of brands), strategic assets (government mandated monopolies or other measures which restrict market access by competitors), and architecture (the relationships between a company and its employees, suppliers, and customers). Success comes not when managers drive through a towering vision of the company's destiny, but when they act on their organization's specific capabilities and advantages--especially in the key area of architecture. Honda, he notes, captured a third of the American motorcycle market within five years. No vision was required for this success, he writes: Honda simply did what it did best (making a simple, inexpensive product), followed by careful attention to the architecture of its business ties to distributors, customers, etc. He ranges through industries from airlines to retail clothing, pointing out the reasons for successes and failures. Kay also draws on game theory to underscore the importance of stable, long-term relationships. Other writers have hit upon some of these points, the Financial Times noted: "But none has explored them as thoroughly as Kay, who succeeds in marrying an authoritative grasp of economic, legal, and sociological theory with an impressively detailed knowledge of contemporary business practice." This volume transforms Kay's theoretical and practical knowledge into a powerful tool for today's American business manager
Obliquity : why our goals are best achieved indirectly by J. A Kay( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on examples from many disciplines to argue that complex and broadly defined goals are better achieved when approached in an open, indirect manner that focuses on means, instead of a rigidly direct approach that focuses on ends
Other people's money : the real business of finance by J. A Kay( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions"--Dust jacket flap
The economic analysis of accounting profitability by J. S. S Edwards( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reform of social security by A. W Dilnot( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of corporate success : how business strategies add value by J. A Kay( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate success derives from a competitive advantage, which is based on distinctive capabilities. Competitive advantage relates to the unique character of a firm's relationship with its suppliers, customers, or employees, which must be precisely identified and applied to the relevant markets
Privatization and economic performance( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most enduring legacies of the 1980s has been the programme of privatizations that the Thatcher government set in train in the first half of the decade. Whole sectors of the UK economy which were formerly part of the public sector were sold off to the private sector. Some were bought out by their employees; others were bought by the public at large. Some public services were contracted out to the private sector; others were placed on a more commercial footing. The UK privatization programme had an influence on economic policy throughout the world. Privatization programmes were initiated in Asia, South America, and Africa, as well as Europe and North America. The most recent to experiment with privatizations have been the East European countries which have seen privatization as the fastest route to move from socialism to capitalism. The purpose of this book is to stand back and examine what has been learnt from the extensive programme of privatization that the UK government has completed, and to consider what aspects of privatization remain to be done. This book attempts to evaluate different sectors of the UK economy over the past 10 years.; It examines what has happened and why, where have been the successes and failures, what lessons can be learnt for the design of privatization programmes elsewhere and what can the UK government still can do usefully in this area
Privatization and regulation : the UK experience by J. A Kay( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentration in modern industry : theory, measurement, and the U.K. experience by Leslie Hannah( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mergers and merger policy( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulatory challenge by Matthew Bishop( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last decade has witnessed the introduction of an elaborate system of regulation in the UK. Whole segments of British industry are now operating under the supervision of regulatory bodies not dissimilar to the government departments they were designed to replace. Regulation has been an inevitable part of the structural changes in the 1980s, notably the privatization programme and changes in the financial services industries. This book assesses these developments across a number of sectors (utilities, telecommunications, financial services, health, and higher education) and offers a range of perspectives for understanding the various objectives, mechanisms, and institutions involved. The book offers important insights into the way in which the structure of privatized insutries interact with the form of regulation. It has significant implications for countries that are embarking on the process of privatization, regulation, and deregulation of their industries
European mergers and merger policy( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Market for energy( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about markets : their genius, their limits, their follies by J. A Kay( Book )

13 editions published between 1002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible work explains the big questions of contemporary economics: how do markets work? Why do they work? Why are they better than alternative systems of organizing economics? And why, sometimes, do they fail catastrophically?
The economics of business strategy( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative collection of the most important published articles on the economic basis of business strategy includes articles that illustrate the origins of familiar concepts in business strategy - the experience curve, the portfolio matrix, and the "five forces". It also presents the foundations of the modern resource based theory of strategy
Other people's money : masters of the universe or servants of the people? by J. A Kay( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector's activity: the vast majority of lending is within the finance sector. So what is it all for? What is the purpose of this activity? And why is it so profitable? Industry insider John Kay argues that the finance world's perceived profitability is not the creation of new wealth, but the sector's appropriation of wealth - of other people's money. The financial sector, he shows, has grown too large, detached itself from ordinary business and everyday life, and has become an industry that mostly trades with itself, talks to itself, and judges itself by reference to standards which it has itself generated. And the outside world has itself adopted those standards, bailing out financial institutions that have failed all of us through greed and mismanagement. We need finance, but today we have far too much of a good thing. In Other People's Money, John Kay shows, in his inimitable style, what has gone wrong in the dark heart of the finance sector
The Economy and the 1985 budget( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The business of economics
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The business of economicsCulture and prosperity : the truth about markets : why some nations are rich but most remain poorWhy firms succeedObliquity : why our goals are best achieved indirectlyFoundations of corporate success : how business strategies add valuePrivatization and economic performanceMergers and merger policyThe regulatory challenge