International Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations

  • William M. Evan
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 11)


The 1960s and 1970s were tumultuous not only in the United States but in the international community as a whole. A climate of confrontation developed between multinational corporations (MNCs) and the developing countries because of a series of blatantly illegal and unethical actions by MNCs in violation of the sovereignty of host governments and of the human rights of their citizens.1


Foreign Direct Investment Civil Society Host Country World Trade Organization Multinational Corporation 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Evan
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  1. 1.The Wharton SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania

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