Government Business Nexus: Intervening, Lobbying and Responding
Explore the relationship between government and business.
Assess the political elements that impact business. Compare Australian government/business relations with those in other countries. Measure the shadow cast by the global financial crisis.
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- 07 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key political institutions and understand how they impact on business and society.
- Explain politics and current events in an international context.
- Critically analyse government business relations.
- Compare Australia's system of government business relations with those in other countries.
- Describe some of the key policy issues confronting business including the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
- Introduction: Why study GBR?
- Shaping the Political and Business Environment: Constitutions, Parliaments and political parties
- Economic Policy: How have economic policy ideas shaped GBR?
- Government, Business and Regulation: Why does government regulate?
- The Power of Lobby Groups: Influencing Government
- Representing Different Business Interests
- Case Studies 1: Government & business interaction models and GBR in Australia
- Case Studies 2: GBR in the European Union and in the United States
- Case Studies 3: GBR in China and in Japan
- Globalisation, Development & First Peoples
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility
- Practical Strategies and Conclusions
Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.
- Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
Governments in many ways create the world within which business operates, for example through regulation, taxes, policies, specialized programs. This course explores the business-government nexus, giving students comprehensive and practical insights on ways in which governments and businesses influence, respond to and engage with one another. It includes exercises and engagement designed to give students a deeper understanding of the roles that various political and business actors play in real-life business and government settings.
- Take Home Exam (40%)
- Business Submission (40%)
- Evidence of reading and class contributions (20%)
Current study term: 06 Nov 22 to 10 Feb 23
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