Salzburg, Austria

Business and Economics

Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Language: German Studies in German
Subject area: economy and administration
University website: www.uni-salzburg.at
Doktor/in der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Dr. rer. oec
6 Semester
180 ECTS
Business
Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling goods or services. Simply put, it is "any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors." The term is also often used colloquially (but not by lawyers or public officials) to refer to a company, but this article will not deal with that sense of the word.
Economics
Economics () is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Economics
Economics is not simply a topic on which to express opinions or vent emotions. It is a systematic study of what happens when you do specific things in specific ways. In economic analysis, the methods used by a Marxist economist like Oskar Lange did not differ in any fundamental way from the methods used by a conservative economist like Milton Friedman.
Thomas Sowell, Ch. 1 What is Economics? in Basic Economics
Business
[A Jew] should make Torah his principal occupation and his work his casual one. He should minimize his business pursuits and occupy himself with Torah. And he should remove fleeting pleasures from his heart, and work each day enough to maintain himself. ... The rest of the day and night, he should occupy himself with Torah.
Rema, Shulchan Arukh, Yoreh De'a, 246:21, in "Separation from the Worldly (Perishut)"
Economics
Give not Saint Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing.
George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651). Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 216.
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