ADMS 1010 Week 1

ADMS 1010 Week 1 - Schoolof AdministrativeStudies

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Business in the Canadian Context— ADMS 1010 Introduction and Course Model School of Administrative Studies
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Course overview 1. Political and economic ideologies 2. Implications of Federalism 3. The Constitution and legal framework 4. Public sector accountability 5. Interest groups and lobbying 6. Growth of government 13 September 2010 2 Alison Kemper
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Course overview 1. Government intervention model 2. Crown Corporations 3. Privatization of public services 4. Protectionism 5. Canadian economic competitiveness and  globalization. 13 September 2010 3 Alison Kemper
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Course objectives 1. Introduce you to the Canadian context for  business 2. Understand the structure of Canadian government  and how it works 3. Discuss the relationship between business and  government 4. Examine various current political and economic  issues 5. Introduction to policy analysis. 13 September 2010 4 Alison Kemper
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Two great institutions emerge over time 13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 5 The state Commerce, trade or business Their tasks don’t always work  together Their relationship shifts over time and  differs according to geography
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(Eurocentric) Timeline 13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 6
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Relationship between business and government in  Canada 13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 7
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Let’s look at another context—Zimbabwe 13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 8
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13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 9
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EI premiums will rise: Flaherty 1. Last week, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty  announced increases in EI premiums. 2. What is EI? (Employment Insurance) 3. Why did the Minister increase premiums? (due to  the fragility of economic recovery)  4. What are the implications for business ?(there is a  limit to what business and employees can bear) 5. Was this a good or bad move by the government ? (good, because it cuts the government expenses) 13 September 2010 10 Alison Kemper
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What should be the role of  the government of Canada in  regard to business? Government’s role is a facilitator, only influence  the factors in the diamond.  When and why should it  intervene? 13 September 2010 11 Alison Kemper
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13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 12 Porter’s Diamond Adapted by the Martin Prosperity Institute from Michael Porter,  The  Competitive Advantage of Nations, Free Press. 1990
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13 September 2010 Alison Kemper 13 Porter’s Diamond Which of these can government affect?  What tools does government use to shift these?
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Policy analysis “In order to make a policy decision, one must  invoke some criteria of evaluation.  We cannot  decide whether a proposal for public action is  desirable or undesirable,… except in the light of a 
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course ADMS 1010 taught by Professor Jurkowski during the Fall '09 term at York University.

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ADMS 1010 Week 1 - Schoolof AdministrativeStudies

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