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A Teaching Topic in Leadership

Managing in Business Associations

This teaching topic is based on the premise that whether working in the private or public sector, policy or management, students will eventually deal with or belong to associations. Students learn that business associations or other non-profit organizations are a key part of the policy and political process that affect government as well as sectors of industry or society. This topic teaches students that understanding the management challenges of these organizations provides a rich source of material for developing management thinking as well as understanding the policy process.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5472): 

Richard Paton. “What makes Associations Effective: Benchmarking Trade Associations”. Draft for discussion, July 2008)

Source: PADM 5472 Syllabus, 2012

Page Created By: Matthew Seddon, 11 July 2013


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