CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Rahim, Mia (Ed.)

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  • Explores the status quo and historical development of a code of conduct for transnational corporations
  • Critically discusses the Global Compact and industry guidelines
  • Reviews feasability, legitimacy and enforcement of a global code of conduct for transnational corporations
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This book explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the formulation of a global code of conduct for transnational corporations. It assesses the current state of research on global regulations intended to enhance the social responsibility of transnational corporations, and provides a platform for future research.

In particular the book examines frameworks and instruments for regulating social responsibility, reviews recent developments concerning the proposed UN Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations, and provides insights into international civil society groups’ movements in pursuit of a code of conduct. In a separate chapter the book discusses theoretical issues in regulating transnational corporations, and investigates their legitimacy and behavioral dynamics. In closing, the book discusses alternatives to a global code of conduct, the impact of sovereign power in the era of globalization, “soft regulations,” and the feasibility and normative efficacy of enforcing regulations.

About the authors

Dr. Mia Mahmudur Rahim is a Senior Lecturer in corporate law at the University of South Australia. As an established researcher, he is particularly interested in different forms of regulation and how this relates to legal structures that encourage social responsibility and accountability practice of regulatees. One of his recent books "Legal Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility" has explained how a meta-regulation mode in laws can effectively raise social responsibility performance of corporations. He is a winner of some highly prestigious awards including the Chevening Scholarship, Graduate Scholarship of the National University of Singapore and the Macquarie University Research Excellence Award.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Quest for a Global Code of Conduct for TNCs—A Grim Tale

    Rahim, Mia Mahmudur

    Pages 1-22

  • An ‘Instrument of Moral Persuasion’—Multinational Enterprises and International Codes of Conduct in the 1970s

    Hajduk, Thomas

    Pages 23-43

  • TNC Code of Conduct or CSR? A Regulatory Systems Perspective

    Sheehy, Benedict

    Pages 45-62

  • Behavioral Dynamics and Regulation of Transnational Corporations

    Lado, Hervé

    Pages 63-87

  • The UN Global Compact for Transnational Business and Peace: A Need for Orchestration?

    Shoji, Mariko

    Pages 89-110

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10816-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10815-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Mia Rahim
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10816-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10816-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10815-1
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 184
Topics