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Spring 2012 - Business, Government, & Public Policy

Spitzer, Matthew L

Course ID: 379M  Unique # 29384  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC 3.104
   Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC 3.104
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This class explores the “non-market” environment in which businesses operate.  The challenges include the activities of interest groups, local communities, elected officials, regulators, courts and the press.  These groups often focus on issues of product safety, environmental quality, coerced foreign labor, fraud and misrepresentation, community interactions, sexual and racial discrimination, and other salient questions confronting businesses and society.  We explore strategies, both short- and long-run, to navigate the challenges and to continue operating as a profitable business.

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