International Business and Corporate Wrongdoing: A Review and Research Agenda

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Part of the The Academy of International Business book series (AIB)

Abstract

It is not uncommon for multinational companies (MNCs) to be accused of corporate wrongdoing in connection with their international operations. However, there is very little international business (IB) research on MNCs’ wrongdoing , possibly because most IB scholars are interested in why MNCs exist, how they grow and how they are managed, and in the gains from international expansion for the MNCs or for other constituents in the home and host countries. In this chapter, we reverse this perspective and propose a novel agenda for further research in IB on the negative impacts generated by MNCs and their subsidiaries on the natural environment and on different constituents’ human rights.

Keywords

Corporate wrongdoing Human rights International business (IB), Multinational enterprises (MNCs) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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