BASD505 Course Notes 1-3

BASD505 Course Notes 1-3 - BASD 505 Environmental...

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1 BASD 505 Environmental Management, Economics, and Technology MBA Period 2: 1 March to 10 April 2010 Instructor: Dr. Clive Chapple Class location: Henry Angus 119 Office: Buchanan Tower 1006 Class times: Weds, 18:00-21:30 Email: Use Vista WebCT email Phone: 604-822-9367 Office hours: After class and by appointment Description and Objectives This course explores the foundations of corporate environmental strategy. Specifically, it explores (i) the economic principles underlying environmental policies and laws and (ii) the managerial practices that respond to such policies and laws. It also describes some of the environmental technologies that facilitate pollution prevention and pollution abatement (although this is a relatively minor component of the course). Students taking this course will (i) understand the basic economic forces that, if left unchecked, result in excessive environmental degradation; (ii) appreciate the central role economics plays in the design of the environmental policies and laws that represent an increasingly important aspect of firms' regulatory and competitive environment; and (iii) appreciate the complexity of
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