Business-Government Relations


Anastasia A. Golubeva, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg University



6,0 ECTS

45 contact hours; 150 student work hours





Goals and objectives:

This course provides students with comprehensive view of the multi-faceted and multi-dimensional relationships between businesses and government in modern economic environment. The major goal of the course is to provide students with knowledge and clear understanding of the nature, forms and ways of business-government interaction and to develop their skills in nonmarket environment analysis and nonmarket strategy elaboration.


Course Content:

Topic 1. The world of business-government relations: introduction and overview. Market and nonmarket environments of business

Topic 2. The context of business-government relations: modern approaches to government and governance. Issues on government performance       

Topic 3. The context of business-government relations: legal, political and social environment

Topic 4. Governments and markets. Business regulation: purposes, directions and instruments

Topic 5. Business-government cooperation

Topic 6. Development and implementation of nonmarket strategy

Topic 7. Prospects and challenges of business-government relations under globalization processes and information society development


Teaching Methods:

Lectures, teamwork, cases, individual and group presentations, exercises, business cases modelling



Course reading:

Required reading:


1. David P. Baron Business and its Environment, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010


Optional reading:


1.International business and government relations in the 21st century / edited by Robert Grosse. - Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

2. The challenge of public-private partnerships: learning from international experience / edited by Graeme Hodge and Carsten Greve. - Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2005

3. Carroll, Archie B. Business & society: ethics and stakeholder management / Archie B. Carroll, Ann K. Buchholtz. - 6th ed. - Mason, OH: South-Western, 2006.

4. International handbook on economic regulation / edited by Michael Crew and David Parker. - Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006.


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