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    Government and Business
    PUAD A302
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    Government and Business
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Higher
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    12,500
    Future Terms
    Spr 2021
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Higher 2 terms 10
    English
    12,500
    Spr 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr Percy Lui, BSocSc (CUHK); MPA, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

    Course Developers: Prof. Richard Chuang, Northern State University

    This higher-level course is one of the core courses within the BsocSc in Public Administration and BSocSc (Hons) in Public Administration. It is an interdisciplinary course dealing with the interrelationship between government and business.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied SOSC A101 or PUAD A201.

    Aims
    This course aims to provide learners with a framework to understand the role of government and business in general, and their role in promoting economic development in particular. Drawing on the experiences of developed and developing countries, especially those in East Asia, the course is designed to guide students as public administrators to analyse the prospects and problems involved in the interplay between business and government in fostering economic growth in the age of globalization.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Market failure and government failure

    • Government and business in advanced countries: I

    • Government and business in advanced countries: II

    • Government and business in newly industrializing countries

    • Government and business in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan

    • Re-examining the East Asian developmental model

    • International political economy: I

    • International political economy: II

    • Managing business-government relations

    Learning support
    There will be 12 two-hour tutorials and two two-hour day schools.

    Assessment
    There will be four assignments and a final examination.

    Set book(s)
    Gilpin, R (2001) Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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