site logo

Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Government

Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC)


BIAC general assembly 2005The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD was formed in 1962 to enable business and industry to have an official input into OECD policy making through an independent organization. BIAC refers to itself as the "Voice of Business at the OECD" and represents the ‘principal industrial and employer’s organizations in OECD countries’ including US Council for International Business (USCIB), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

According to its website its aims include:


BIAC ‘offers business and industry an excellent opportunity to participate in inter-governmental discussions on policy issues, thus giving the business community a chance to shape the development of long-term policies in OECD countries.’


During 2009 "more than 2100 business representatives were actively involved in the work of the OECD through BIAC" and its 37 policy committees.

back to top