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Corporate Citizenship and New Governance

The Political Role of Corporations

  • Ingo Pies
  • Peter Koslowski

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP, volume 40)

About this book


This volume unites the perspective of business ethics with approaches from strategic management, economics, law, political science, and with philosophical reflections on the theory of Corporate Citizenship and New Governance.

In view of the internationalization of the economy and the free movement of capital, new instruments of political coordination are needed. These societal changes trigger the two closely intertwined challenges examined in this book. The first challenge relates to the role and the self-conceptualization of business firms as corporate citizens within society. Companies are increasingly expected to assume the social responsibility of helping to shape the rule-framework of globalization. The second challenge refers to the form of the engagement in local, national and international processes of governance. To more credibly and effectively tackle these challenges, corporate actors are ever more participating in rule-setting processes together with civil society organizations and the government.


Business Ethics CSIR Competitive Markets Corporate Citizenship Corporate Firms Corporate Governance Corporate Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Moral Commitments New Governance Ordonomic Perspectives Political Role of Corporate Actors Private Regulatory Regimes Responsible Governance Social Entrepreneurship Strategic Management Strategic Risk Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingo Pies
    • 1
  • Peter Koslowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Economic Ethics, School of Law, Business and EconomicsMartin-Luther-UniversityHalle (Saale)Germany
  2. 2.Department PhilosophyVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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