Influencing the Political Environment.docx

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Strategies: exercise the business’s right to a voice in government affairs Such as some companies’ protest against the Arkansas “religious freedom” bill. Companies develop an ongoing political strategy. (firms in the chemical industry) Business Strategies for Influencing Government Promoting an Information Strategy: Lobbying 游说 Lobbying: direct contact with a government official to influence the thinking/actions of that person on an issue or public policy. Lobbyists role: ▪Communicate with and try to persuade others to support an organization’s interest. Revolving door: when businesses hire former government officials as lobbyists and political advisors. Lobbying in Australia
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Not the firm own employees but rather fulltime specialist ‘lobbyists’ Through large specialist lobbying companies Closely associated with the risk of politicians and Government officials committing fraud and breaching laws and codes of conduct. Direct Communications 直接沟通 ▪Businesses invite officials to participate in activities that will improve government officials’ understanding of management and employee concerns. Expert Witness Testimony 专家听证会 Businesses provide facts, anecdotes, or data to educate or influence government leaders at public forums like parliamentary hearings. Political Action Committees 政治行动委员会 Independently incorporated organizations. Solicit contributions and channel those funds to candidates seeking political office. Active in industries that are highly regulated. (financial services and health care industries) Disadvantage: Contributions are capped at fairly low levels Companies cannot give money directly to their affiliated PACs
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  • Three '18
  • Political campaign, Federal Election Commission, business political involvement, Political Participant, Financial Incentive Strategy

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