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Ch 4: Government Regulation of Business

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Watch informative video lessons to learn and review information about governmental regulation of business. Self-assessment quizzes follow each lesson so that you know which sections require simple review and which require more of your time and study.

Government Regulation of Business - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

All types of business must operate within the confines of government regulation. In this chapter, you will learn about the legal and regulatory oversight of business by the government and the purpose for such regulation. Take the corresponding quizzes at the end of each lesson to measure your level of understanding. An instructor is available to answer any questions that you may have. In these lessons you will learn information such as:

  • Methods of regulation
  • Regulations on the stock market
  • The tradeoffs of regulations
  • Environmental protections
  • The process of creating business regulation

Video Objective
Government Regulation and Management Explore the relationship between regulatory agencies and management.
Types of Regulation, Privatization, and Deregulation Learn about different methods employed by government to regulate businesses.
Major U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies in Business: Types, Functions & Authority Discover the various government agencies that oversee different businesses.
Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices Get to know the agencies in charge of protections against illegal activities.
Government Protections Against Stock Market Abuses Get the details about government protections and the stock market.
The Role and Function of the Federal Register Learn about the purpose of the Federal Register.
Regulatory Impact Analysis: Purpose & Relationship to the Federal Register & Regulations.gov Discover the existing oversight on proposed governmental regulations.
Stages of Rule Making: Congressional Oversight & Enforcement Explore the rule-making process followed by the government.
The Costs and Benefits of Regulation in Business Get the details on the tradeoffs of regulation.
Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline Learn about the laws governing fair competition in business.
Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA Get to know the organization in charge of health and safety.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Definition and Explanation Understand this 2002 law governing publicly traded companies.
Unfair Competition: Methods, Elements & Laws Dig into the ways of and the protections against unfair competition.
Foreign and Domestic Business Competition: Definition and Regulations Learn about national and international competition.
What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline Understand the protections in place for the environment.
What is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy Get specific information on the laws governing the environment.

16 Lessons in Chapter 4: Government Regulation of Business
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Governmental Regulation and Management

1. Governmental Regulation and Management

In the U.S., we have several different government agencies that help protect the rights and safety of our workers. This lesson explores and explains these agencies and how they relate to management.

Types of Regulation, Privatization, & Deregulation

2. Types of Regulation, Privatization, & Deregulation

Government can monitor, control and manage business through different types of regulation. In this lesson, you will learn about the two specific categories of regulation and how privatization and deregulation impacts business.

Major U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies in Business: Types, Functions & Authority

3. Major U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies in Business: Types, Functions & Authority

In order to ensure that U.S. corporations are maintaining ethical business practices, the federal government has established regulatory agencies to protect employees, customers and the general public. This lesson explores major regulatory agencies and their functions.

Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices

4. Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices

The public has to be protected from illegal business practices. In this lesson, you'll learn about the four government agencies that monitor, protect, and prevent corporate America from taking advantage of consumers.

Government Protections Against Stock Market Abuses

5. Government Protections Against Stock Market Abuses

Companies are monitored and policed by the Security and Exchange Commission in order to protect stockholders against market abuses. In this lesson, you will learn how the SEC prevents insider trading and fraudulent accounting.

The Role and Function of the Federal Register

6. The Role and Function of the Federal Register

The role and function of the Federal Register is important to businesses so they may understand how federal regulations are proposed, reviewed, and approved as a final regulation process. In this lesson, learn what the Federal Register is and how it is used.

Regulatory Impact Analysis: Purpose & Relationship to the Federal Register & Regulations.gov

7. Regulatory Impact Analysis: Purpose & Relationship to the Federal Register & Regulations.gov

In this lesson, you will learn about a regulatory impact analysis and how it is essential for all proposed regulations. Each analysis is accessible through the federal register and regulations.gov.

Stages of Rule Making: Congressional Oversight & Enforcement

8. Stages of Rule Making: Congressional Oversight & Enforcement

Federal regulatory agencies are the creators behind the regulations of a congressional law. In this lesson, you will learn the stages of rule making and how Congress oversees the final dispersal of the regulation.

The Cost and Benefits of Regulation in Business

9. The Cost and Benefits of Regulation in Business

Regulation is often seen as a negative by most American businesses. In this lesson, you will learn both the costs and benefits of regulation in the corporate world.

Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline

10. Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline

Antitrust laws are statutes developed to protect consumers from rapacious business practices by making it illegal for businesses to compete in unfair ways.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

11. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Definition and Explanation

12. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Definition and Explanation

Government regulations play a major role in corporate financial reporting. In this lesson, you will learn about one of the most important regulations enacted in the last two decades - the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Unfair Competition: Methods, Elements & Laws

13. Unfair Competition: Methods, Elements & Laws

Unfair competition refers to several different types of intentional torts that cause economic injury to another person's business. These torts are various forms of deceptive business practices. This lesson explains unfair competition.

Foreign and Domestic Business Competition: Definition and Regulations

14. Foreign and Domestic Business Competition: Definition and Regulations

Marketers have to understand the environmental factors that can affect a marketing plan. The competitive landscape has a dramatic impact on a marketer's overall strategy for pricing, product development, promotion and logistics.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

15. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

16. What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. Environmental law often overlaps other laws to act as an extra layer of legal protection.

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