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1 BG Fall 2013 Bruce Duggan Providence University College

2 To do read by today  Brooks & Stritch ch 2 read by this Fri  Baron ch 1 read by next Tue  Baron ch 2  case Personal Watercraft read by next Fri  sim Morris Electrohome discuss next Fri  case Personal Watercraft

3 What’s Cdn Business Like? & how did it get this way?  Brookes & Stritch »ch 2

4 Cdn Bus/Gov History talk  laissez faire assumption  the major role of gov’t is to provide the conditions for economic growth

5 Cdn Bus/Gov History staples  fish  fur  lumber export focus in raw state foreign capital external events business

6 Cdn Bus/Gov History staples  fish  fur  lumber protection support monopoly “the little guy” development serves commerce government’s role

7 Cdn Bus/Gov History staples  fish  fur  lumber a single elite government is an arena for business conflict population not needed relationship

8 Cdn Bus/Gov History staples  fish  fur  lumber  wheat population needed but still  elites  monopolies vs. “little guy”  protection  support  raw material export  external events

9 Cdn Bus/Gov History staples arteries  waterways  railroads  roads still  elites  monopolies vs. “little guy”  protection  support  raw material export  external events

10 Cdn Bus/Gov History priorities manufacturing railroads farmers consumers the West

11 Cdn Bus/Gov History uneven playing field  grievances  political engagement formerly  politics a conflict between business interests now sometimes  became a conflict with business interests  business demanded protection by gov’t from labour unrest

12 Cdn Bus/Gov History depression  not unique in depth duration  unique industrialized, urban society  unable to withstand shock  result “The Positive State” inflation/deflation

13 Cdn Bus/Gov History “The Positive State” Keynes C. D. Howe crown corporations social welfare  result no collapse after the war  gov’t role in economy legitimated  ideology available to support practice

14 Cdn Bus/Gov History “The Positive State”  expected to foster full employment stability growth low inflation climate for investment satisfaction with capitalism

15 Cdn Bus/Gov History “The Positive State”  connect to world economy trade agreements  defense  Autopac  NAFTA IMF World Bank G8 expected to cushion shocks

16 Cdn Bus/Gov History deterioration?  good critique external climate harsher never that good not that bad now interests vary

17 Interests     deflation     rising dollar  even wealth dist     monopolies  low unemployment - - employees low interest rates high GDP growth  inflation consumersowners Government attempts to reconcile diverging interests

18 Interests ownersemployeesconsumers inflation  -  deflation     high GDP growth low interest rates - low unemployment  monopolies     even wealth dist  rising dollar     HOWEVER: we’re all owners, employees and consumers

19 Sim Prep Morris Electrohome  prelim discussion roles  members of Board of Elders Board of ECM Ben & Becky Breitkreuz  owners of hotel Danielle Doerksen & Fiona Froese  opponents of VLTs Liz Vidal  mayor Chair of Board of Elders other members of Board of Elders

20 Case Personal Watercraft »pg 63

21 Baron 1 breadth  scientific discovery  new understandings  institutional change  interest group activity  moral concerns

22 Baron 1 OK  anticipation better  issue life cycle  specific examples  worse  4 i’s Issues Interests Institutions Information

23 OK Anticipation early late when forced damage control go looking shape agenda time “routine time” “crisis time”

24 OK Anticipation early late when forced damage control go looking shape agenda time “routine time” “crisis time” low tech mature industry gov’t reg small player

25 OK Anticipation early late when forced damage control go looking shape agenda time “routine time” “crisis time” high tech new industry little gov’t reg major player

26  4 I’s  Issues basic unit of analysis  Interests includes “the public”  Institutions includes “public sentiment”  Information what about beliefs?

27 Issue Life Cycle firm impact time issue identificationinterest group formationlegislationadministrationenforcement

28 Specific Examples What’s it like to be in an industry?  never ends  unpredictable  industry struggle autos vs. tires autos vs. gas autos vs. lawyers domestic vs. import pg 6-8

29 Specific Examples but biased  “Special interest groups pursue issues because…” pg 8  “…[drug] expenditures reflect importance of drugs as health care therapies…” pg 18

30 Specific Examples How different in the US?  court mediated  multiple fronts  media more aggressive  more political actors in government  money


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