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Recent trends in globalization have conclusively demonstrated that economic and socio-political problems of the 21st century would need to be confronted in the context of the inter-dependent nature of the world and its inhabitants. The emerging global economic order has once again brought capitalism and its principal actor, the large multinational corporation, to the apex of social institutions.
The 23 papers represent a diversity of viewpoints and are indicative of one of the major goals, i.e., to create a meaningful discourse that goes beyond rhetoric. Instead, it emphasizes a search for feasible solutions in the context of real world problems, resource constraints, and human frailties.
Previously Published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 87 Supplement 1, 2009
Globalization and the Good Corporation; S. Prakash Sethi.- Corporate Social Responsibility for Developing Country Multinational Corporations: Lost War in Pertaining Global Competitiveness?; Philippe Gugler and Jacylyn Y. J. Shi.- Investment Decisions, Liquidity, and Institutional Activism: An International Study; Alfredo M. Bobillo, Juan A. Rodriguez Sanz and Fernando Tejerina Gaite.- Understanding Socially Responsible Investing: The Effect of Decision Frames and Trade-off Options; Katherina Glac.- Exploring the Nature of the Relationship Between CSR and Competitiveness; Marc Vilanova, Josep Maria Lozano and Daniel Arenas.- Designing and Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility: An Integrative Framework Grounded in Theory and Practice; Francois Maon, Adam Lindgreen and Valerie Swaen.- Corporate Motives for Social Initiative: Legitimacy, Sustainability, or the Bottom Line? Peggy Simcic Brønn and Deborah Vidaver-Cohen.- Managing Efficient Capital Allocation with Emphasis on the Chinese Experience; Zhuang Cai and Peter Wheale.- Beyond Credibility of Doing Business in China: Strategies for Improving Corporate Citizenship of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China; Maria Lai-Ling Lam.- Who will Guard the Guardians? The Social Responsibility of NGOs; Murray Weidenbaum.- The Spanish Discourse on Corporate Social Responsibility; Natalia Canto-Mila and Josep M. Lozano.- An Analysis of International Accounting Codes of Conduct; Curtis Clements, John D. Neill and 0. Scott Stovall.- Global Standards and Ethical Sk Indexes: The Case of the Dow Jones Sustainability Stoxx Index; Costanza Consolandi, Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, Elisa Poggiani and Alessandro Vercelli.- Fostering Labor Rights in Developing Countries: An Investors' Approach to Managing Labor Issues; Robert H. Montgomery and Gregory F. Maggio.- An Analysis of U.S. Multinationals' Recruitment Practices in Mexico; Eileen Daspro.- From Passive Beneficiary to Active Stakeholder: Workers' Participation in CSR Movement Against Labor Abuses; XIAOMIN YU.- Best Practices in Credit Accessibility and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions; Francesc Prior and Antonio Argandona.- Does Increased Equity Ownership Lead to More Strategically Involved Boards? Sayan Chatterjee.- Corporate Sustainability Reporting: A Study in Disingenuity? Goler Aras and David Crowther.- Assurance Services for Sustainability Reports: Standards and Empirical Evidence; Giacomo Manetti and Lucia Becatti.- Is Corporate Responsibility Converging? A Comparison of Corporate Responsibility Reporting in the USA, UK, Australia, and Germany Stephen Chen and Petra Bouvain.- Corporation as a Crucial Ally Against Corruption; Reyes Calder6n, Jose Luis Alvarez-Arce and Silvia Mayoral.- Corporate Governance Practices: A Proposed Policy Incentive Regime to Facilitate Internal Investigations and Self-Reporting of Criminal Activities; Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari.- Beyond the Proxy Vote: Dialogues Between Shareholder Activists and Corporations Jeanne M. Logsdon and Harry J. Van Buren III.