In order to expand economic co-operation with foreign countries and to make
contribution to the modernization, industrialization and development of the
national economy on the basis of the efficient exploitation and utilization of
This book was born out of a serious debate on the issues of governance and administration
since the late 1990s. The popularity of the term governance over
government and administration resulted in a proliferation of books, articles, and
conference papers aimed at addressing a broader notion of government business
with broad participation of the governed. Consequently, the concept of good governance
appeared as a new term to negate the practice of bad governance, considered
to be a characteristic of the traditional forms of government.
The population health approach achieves its goal of improving the health status of the entire population by
considering health determinants and strategies to reduce inequalities in health status between groups. (110)
As a result, the Child Health program requires public health practitioners to work with others to address the
broader determinants of health and reduce resulting health inequities. (1)
Practical guidance for this work is addressed in Steps to Equity: Ideas and Strategies for Health Equity in
The risks to global value chains emerge not only from the decline in international trade, but also
from key suppliers facing bankruptcy, and from firms re-considering their investment strategies and
retrenching to core markets. Protectionist policies could exacerbate these risks. It would increase
the input costs for domestic industries and would penalise exporters twice, through higher costs and
through retaliation from other countries.
Over recent years we have made considerable progress towards understanding
what drives innovation and how Government can help businesses develop
innovative products and services. Through work like the Innovation Report 2003
and the Lambert Review of University and Business Collaboration 2003, the
Department and others across Government have recognised the central role of
technology and science in innovation and the UK’s long-term economic growth.
Two notable policy responses have been the 10 Year Science and Innovation
Framework and the Tax Credit for Research and Development.
Chapter 9 - Influencing the political environment. The purpose of this chapter is: Understanding the arguments for and against business participation in the political process, knowing the types of corporate political strategies and the influences on an organization’s development of a particular strategy, assessing the tactics businesses can use to be involved in the political process, examining the role of the public affairs department and its staff, recognizing the challenges business faces in managing business–government relations in different countries.
Public relations will continue to transform, and the changes you see
are monumental. For better or for worse, a career in PR means handling
communications in the public spotlight because of the increasing use of
social media. In the wake of democratized content and businesses satisfying
the needs of the digitally connected consumer, PR had to evolve with
a new approach. This approach required a shift in thinking, from strategy
and planning all the way through to implementation and measurement.
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This positive change in attitudes and practices is echoed by the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development, which says: ‘There is now a realistic prospect
of harmonizing environmental and economic considerations, and thus of gradually
incorporating these objectives in policy.’
Many executives have demonstrated that pursuing sustainable development strategies
makes good business sense.
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