Minor in Management - Government Policy Toward Business MGMT 3810   Government Policy Toward Business
The focus of this course is twofold: first, how governments shape business behaviour through policy, regulation, state ownership, and other forms of intervention; and secondly, why collaboration is a growing reality enjoining public sector and private sector organizations and the implications for each sector and society as a whole. The course aims to understand the fundamental difference between the public interest and the private interest and how such differences are sorted out through contemporary governance systems involving public, private and civic actors. While the emphasis will be on the Canadian environment, a comparative perspective will also be used in light of many issues that are increasingly transnational in scope. Students will be able to develop a critical view of government intervention and grow a sense of when and where government action is warranted and when and where it is not.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: At least third year standing