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Introduction: A Plea for Global Justice

in Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762403
eISBN:
9780804772600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Globalization is a paradox: it is supposed to bring people closer together, yet its individualistic and competitive stance has driven them apart; it produces lavish and excessive wealth but also ... More


Political Power and Authority of Multinational Corporations

in Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762403
eISBN:
9780804772600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have become quasi-governmental institutions with vast amounts of power and influence over social and societal life in general. This chapter explores the ... More


Multinational Corporations Between Depoliticization of the Economy and Economization of Politics: Unfolding the Neoliberal Paradox

in Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762403
eISBN:
9780804772600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Many corporations, like General Motors, are bigger than the entire economies of small and medium-sized nations and wield a strong influence economically, politically, and socially. Neoliberals argue ... More


When Multinational Corporations Act Like Governments

in Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762403
eISBN:
9780804772600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines position of multinational corporations (MNCs) as quasi-governmental institutions, focusing on the two constitutive aspects of authority in the corporate context. First, it shows ... More


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