Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2007 (Revised April 2007)

Note on Lobbying

by Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Libby Cantrill and Patricia Wu


Describes how companies engage the political and legal system and the rules and ethics associated with doing so. Focuses on the U.S. political and legal system, but also seeks to familiarize readers with lobbying norms and structures in the European Union and Japan.

Keywords: Business and Government Relations; Ethics; Labor Unions; Public Administration Industry; Legal Services Industry; United States; Japan; European Union;


Oberholzer-Gee, Felix, Libby Cantrill, and Patricia Wu. "Note on Lobbying." Harvard Business School Background Note 707-471, January 2007. (Revised April 2007.)