units

MGX5770

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Stephen Perryman

Synopsis

This unit analyses the relationship between government and business in a number of countries, but with a special focus upon Australia, the US and Japan. It examines the directions of this relationship, particularly in the context of globalisation.

The unit has three key objectives:

  1. to explore the relationship that exists between business and government, and the impact that the activities of one sector have on the operation of the other
  2. to examine approaches open to business organisations and to government to influence or direct the policy decisions of either sector
  3. to consider future directions that the business/government interface may take.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the relationship between the public and private sectors and the impact that the decisions and actions of one sector have on the operation of the other
  2. explain the theoretical basis, range and applications of formal and informal instruments regulating business and affecting self-regulation
  3. examine the approaches open to business organisations and to government to influence or direct the policy decisions of each sector
  4. critically evaluate alternative structures and future directions that the business/ government interface may take.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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