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Slides303-2-Economies-handout - Business 303 Economic...

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Business 303 Professor von Nordenflycht Spring 2010 Session 2
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- 2 - Agenda “In the News” Discussion Assignment clarifications Lecture: Economic Systems & Philosophies
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- 3 - Assignments
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- 4 - Quizzes At the beginning of 3 sessions, there will be a brief quiz Multiple choice or fill in the blank type questions On reading for the week and / or material from prior sessions If you miss a class with a quiz = “in-the-news” presentation find a current news story relevant to week’s topic and present it to us at beginning of class
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Exams Take-home Written analyses of cases Submitted electronically & on paper (details to be ironed out) - 5 -
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- 6 - Course Objectives 1. Develop you as informed citizens and managers 2. Introduce core debates on the role of business in society 3. Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the “free market” (or neoclassical economics) perspective 4. Challenge the notion that business means checking your ethics at the door 5. Introduce tools & techniques for analyzing and managing a firm’s relationships to its political, ethical and social environments
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Content Overview - 7 - Macro Micro Firms Key Issues 1. Economic Systems 2. Regulating Business 3. Political Strategy 4. Ethical Principles 5. Ethics in Business Functions 6. Managing Ethics 7. Corporate Governance 9. CSR Reporting 10. The Natural Environment 11. Globalization
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What is Capitalism? - 8 -
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Sexty: The Fundamentals of Canadian Capitalism but then… “it is questionable whether the Canadian business system ever functioned [on these principles]”
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Capitalism private property legal right to own, use, profit from economic
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