Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Mia Mahmudur Rahim

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

About this book


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.


accountability global business compliance social responsibility of international corporations compliance officer meta-regulation legal regulation of CSR

Editors and affiliations

  • Mia Mahmudur Rahim
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of South Australia AdelaideAustralia

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