ABSTRACT

This chapter lists the organizational structure of the federal executive branch of government and the three primary powers of the president. It describes the rule-making process. The chapter compares and contrasts cross-subsidization, cost-of-service regulation, privatization, and deregulation. It discusses the differences in the use of campaign contributions, lobbying, grassroots lobbying, and testimony strategies used by businesses to influence Congress versus influencing regulatory agencies. The chapter analyses the role of advisors and the reasons businesses serve on advisory panels and committees. It focuses on understanding the executive branch of government and the strategies businesses use to influence how they are regulated. The government, especially federal government in the United States, affects business laws and regulations. Information strategies are a critical part of corporate political strategy success, and leading firms develop information strategies that are ethical and socially responsible.