Business and Government in the Global Marketplace (6th Edition)

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This important book addresses the intricate relationship between the public and private sector: why and how government intervenes in the economy and how business can respond. It provides analysis from both perspectives, presenting the ways that government policy affects the activities of the modern corporation and the key responses on the part of business. Providing a strong overview of the global marketplace in which government interacts with business, the book presents up-to-date analysis of recent changes in government’s regulation of business. It features a realistic presentation of the manner in which businesses deal with government, including the basic geometry of governmental intervention in key business areas. Some of the areas covered include the tools that government uses to influence business decision-making; government regulation in the social and economic arenas; business and government in the international economy; government as a market; the key responses of business to government influence; and the future of the corporation. The sixth edition of Business and Government in the Global Marketplace has been revised to include the most up-to-date information and a new chapter on government as a market that covers an important area neglected by other books in this field. An essential reference on government regulation for every business professional.

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Weidenbaum addresses the intricate relationship between the public sector and the private sector--why and how government intervenes in the economy and how business can respond. The Fifth Edition provides analyses from both perspectives, covering the ways in which government policy affects the activities of the modern corporation and the key responses on the part of business.

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Murray L. Weidenbaum holds the Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as honorary chairman of the university's Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy (founded as the Center for the Study of American Business). For 25 years, he has been teaching a popular course on business and government.

In 1981-1982, Dr. Weidenbaum served as President Reagan's first Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. In that capacity, he played a major role in formulating the economic policy of the Reagan administration and was a major spokesman for that administration on economic and business issues, both domestic and international. In 1999-2000, he chaired the Congressional Commission on the Trade Deficit.

Dr. Weidenbaum has held a variety of business, government, and academic positions. He was the first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and served earlier as Fiscal Economist in the U.S. Bureau of the Budget and as the Corporate Economist at the Boeing Company. He has been a member of the board of directors of corporations ranging from Fortune 100 giants to small service companies.

Dr. Weidenbaum is known for his research on business-government issues, taxes, regulation, and international trade. He is the author of seven books and has written several hundred articles in publications ranging from the American Economic Review to the New York Times.

Dr. Weidenbaum received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has received the Distinguished Writers Award from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Alexander Hamilton Medal "in recognition of distinguished leadership in the Department of the Treasury," the Leavey Prize for excellence in private enterprise education from the Freedoms Foundation, and the Adam Smith Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 1992, the Association of American Publishers honored Dr. Weidenbaum as author of the economics book of the year. In 1997, he was a finalist in the global competition for business book of the year.

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