Government and Business

Module code: POPP 2406

Module description

The relationship between government and business is important both for the development and delivery of public policies and for the successful operation of businesses in Britain. This module examines the nature of the relationship and the interactions between government and business in Britain set within a wider European and Global context. Topics to be considered include: role of politics, markets and regulation, Globalisation, European business policy, business, the environment and sustainable development, Social responsibility and corporate governance, power of business, promotion of business competitiveness, e-business and e-government, rise of regulatory state, and the regulation of business activity. These and other topics will be developed through lectures, videos, case studies and interactive classes involving student presentations, groups and individual exercises. This module is designed for those students who are interested in how public policy is shaped by business needs and interests and those business students who want to understand the wider political and policy context within which business operates.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: 10 hours


  • Essay: 30%
  • Lit review: 20%
  • Time-constrained assessment: 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books