Warming up to government intervention

Mawani, Amin; Middleton, Alan; Schotz, Dave
November 2010
CMA Management;Nov2010, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports on the opinions among business leaders on the effect of government intervention on the business environment in Canada. It cites the result of the 2010 Survey of Corporate Canada which attests that business leaders has mellowed as government regulation is seen as great help to increase shareholder value. It notes that the change in attitude among business executives may influenced by perception of competitiveness, environmental stewardship and corporate governance.


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