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Policy Issues for Business
A Reader

First Edition
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November 2001 | 354 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is an extremely helpful and imaginative set of readings which MBA and other business students will find very useful. The Editor makes a compelling case for business students to be aware of the economic and social policy environment in which modern business has to operate. It distinguishes itself from other Readers by considering policy environment questions from different theoretical perspectives. Policy Issues for Business will therefore be an important addition to course teaching in this area'- Ajit Singh, University of Cambridge

Policy Issues for Business is an invaluable tool for students taking courses in strategy, business policy and management. The Reader covers a wide domain, including relevant issues in economics and technology. The readings are neatly divided into eight sections, with a student's introduction to each. The various sections look at the role of policy and the relationship between theory and policy, issues around competition, science technology and innovation policy, international trade and investment policy, regional policy and environmental policy.

Policy Issues for Business will be required reading for undergraduate as well as MBA courses on business policy, technology and innovation management, change management and strategy.

This text is a course Reader, in a series of three (alongside Decision Making for Business, and Strategy for Business), which make up the main teaching texts of The Open University undergraduate course Business Behaviour in a Changing World (B300).

 
SECTION ONE: POLICY: SIGNIFICANCE AND RATIONALE
Joseph Stiglitz
The Insider
What I Learnt at the World Economic Crisis  
Rudi Dornbusch
Stiglitz versus the IMF
Another View  
Robert Heilbroner and Lester Thurrow
Why Do We Need Policy?
Mark Casson
Culture, Social Norms and Economics
Some Implications for Policy  
 
SECTION TWO: COMPETITION POLICY
David Young and Stan Metcalfe
Competition Policy
Alan O Sykes
International Competition Policy
 
SECTION THREE: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION POLICY
J S Metcalfe
Science Policy and Technology Policy
Chris Freeman
National System of Innovation
Michael E Porter
The Competitive Advantage of Nations
Sanjaya Lall
Imperfect Markets and Fallible Governments
The Role of the State in Industrial Development  
 
SECTION FOUR: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY
Paul R Krugman
Making Sense of the Competitiveness Debate
Deepak Nayyar
Themes in Trade and Industrialization
John H Dunning
A Business Analytic Approach to Governments and Globalization
World Investment Report
Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Development
Manuel Castells
Information Technology and Global Capitalism
 
SECTION FIVE: REGIONAL POLICY
Clive Lawson
Towards a Competence Theory of the Region
Fiorenza Belussi
Policies for the Development of Knowledge-Intensive Local Production Systems
 
SECTION SIX: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Giles Atkinson
Sustainable Development

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