In Business, Government, and Society, Goldsmith has given us thorough coverage of the whole public policy process. He emphasizes the relationship of public policy and the business environment to reveal how government actions touch upon almost every decision taken by managers.. His approach to this topic reflects the latest AACSB guidelines: Students will be exposed to ethical and global issues; the influence of political, social, regulatory, environmental, and technological challenges, and the impact of the demographic diversity of organizations.
Part I. Business and Its Environment1. Political Economy, Public Policy, and the Market Part II. Markets and Politics 2. How Markets Work 3. Market Failure and Government Failure 4. Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholders Part III. Government Economic Intervention 5. Public Policy and the Rise of Business Enterprise: Historical Dimensions 6. Democracy, Capitalism, Socialism: Today's Political and Economic Systems 7. Fiscal Policy: Taxing and Spending 8. Business, Interest Groups, and Political Influence 9. Political Institutions: How the Policy Process Is Organized 10. Collective Decisions: Muddling Through Part V. Business and Social Regulation 11. Public Policy and Corporate Governance 12. Public Policy and Workers' Rights 13. Public Policy and Safety 14. Public Policy Pollution and Resource Conservation Part VI. Business and Economic Regulation 15. Public Policy and Competition 16. Public Policy, Innovation, and Technology (and more...)