Public Issues & Their Significance in the Modern Corporation


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a public issue?

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1. An IT company that focuses on the production of very expensive products is worried there might be a piece of legislation implemented that would cap the prices of luxury computers at $10,000. The goal of the legislation is to limit prices and promote innovation. Why would environmental analysis be used in such a case?

2. You have a large construction company based in New York. Your company is interested in working on government-run infrastructure projects. Which of the following would be the MOST likely target of your company's competitive intelligence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of public issues and environmental analysis in modern corporations. You will be quizzed on examples of public issues and ways they are addressed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you review the following:

  • Definition of public issue
  • Acquisition of competitor's plans, decisions and operations
  • Inconsistency between stakeholder expectations and the organization's performance

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business ethics lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding public issues and their effects on businesses today
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the tools that give managers the ability to research their business environments

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Public Issues & Their Significance in the Modern Corporation. This lesson will help you:

  • Define public issues
  • Determine why most public issues occur
  • Identify the purpose of radar screens
  • Learn how competitive intelligence is used