2nd Edition

Business, Society and Global Governance A Skills Approach

By Anna Ya Ni, Montgomery Van Wart Copyright 2023
    492 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    492 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Business, Society and Global Governance is a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Building Business–Government Relations: A Skills Approach to ensure this successful book continues to be the go-to textbook introducing US business–government relations in the institutional context of the United States. Written from a practitioner’s perspective, it provides historical, descriptive, and comparative accounts of the public and private sectors, the different roles government plays with business (including several conceptual models to contextualize the two sectors), and various economic policies associated with business. Business–government relations are considered through three different social economic contexts: the socio-political arena, local economic development, and the global market.

    This new edition includes:

    • Extended coverage of the role of nonprofits
    • The Trump "era" and effect of the Biden presidency
    • The positive and negative effects of technology in society and the increasing role of disinformation
    • COVID and the role of government in crises

    In the course of discussion, a set of skills, such as searching government jobs, starting a business, analyzing stakeholders, ethical reasoning, advancing a business agenda, leveraging public resources, contracting with government, interpreting global trends, doing business abroad, and leveraging international resources, are introduced and exercised.



    PART I Introduction to Business–Government Relations

    1 Comparing the Roles of Business and Government

    2 Theories about Business–Government Relations in Society

    3 Historical Development of Government’s Roles with Business

    4 Economic Policies

    PART II Business–Nonprofit–Government Relations in the Sociopolitical Arena

    5 Protection of Consumer, Employee, and the Environment

    6 Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing Well and Doing Good

    7 Business’s Involvement in Government

    8 The Third Sector—Nonprofit Organizations

    PART III Business–Government Relations in Economic Development

    9 Economic Development

    10 Industrial Development

    11 Public Entrepreneurs and Privatization

    PART IV Business–Government–Nonprofit Relations in the Global Market

    12 Globalization and Free Trade

    13 Examples of and Challenges for Trade Regimes in the World

    14 Business and Global Governance


    Anna Ya Ni is the Associate Dean and Professor of public administration at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. She has published over 20 research articles in journals, such as Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, American Review of Public Administration, and International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. She serves on the Board of American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), Section of Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG), and the Inland Empire Chapter.

    Montgomery Van Wart is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. He served as Chair of his department and Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. He has authored 11 books including Dynamics of Leadership, Leadership in Public Organizations, Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector (with Dicke), and Human Resource Management in Public Service (with Berman, Bowman, and West). He has over 100 publications and has been a distinguished visiting professor at KU Leuven, the University of Hong Kong, Rutgers, and the University of Ireland.