This course deals with managerial problem solving relative to the ethical, economic, social, legal, political, and technical aspects of a public organization’s environment. It is designed to explore the forces, within and outside the organization affecting business and society.  A public decision often influences more than the allocation of resources, including civil servants, the local labor market, the environment, and the public. Political, legal or economic forces, national events, and technological changes are factors beyond the organization’s immediate control that must be considered during the decision making and planning process. Students develop a frame of reference in dealing with issues so they are able move from a reactive to an anticipatory mode of behavior.

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