International Business Under Adversity: A Role in Corporate Responsibility, Conflict Prevention and Peace

International Business Under Adversity: A Role in Corporate Responsibility, Conflict Prevention and Peace

By: Gabriele G.S. Suder (editor)Hardback

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"International Business under Adversity" explores the essential issues of corporate responsibility rooted in firms' international activities. The wide spread of specific sets of values, ways of thinking and living, infrastructures and technologies are commonly associated with the motivations of conflict, crisis and terrorism. What is the role of international business in this dilemma? How and why do international corporations maximize value beyond core strategy and partners through corporate responsibility?This informative and accessible resource expands the readers' understanding of the ways in which profit maximization, value creation and community benefit interconnect. How to respect the wider business settings and communities, the environment and encourage peace? Is this just another dream? This book clearly provides a starting point for upstream mitigation, in which collective action allows disruption to be avoided at its very roots. It shows the way into responsible business, as a downright condition for an enlightened self-interest for all parties to pursue.This book will be of great interest to those who wish to understand the case for corporate responsibility: its tools, measures and practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), conflict prevention, and reduction of risk and uncertainty in the globalized world. It will be valuable to the leadership of international corporations, and serve academics and postgraduate students to efficiently link the fields of risk management, CSR, business ethics and corporate strategy.

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Contents:ForewordPART I: FOUNDATIONS1. Introduction into the Role and Responsibilities of International Business in our Contemporary WorldGabriele Suder2. Human Rights and Multinational Corporations: The Global Compact and Continuing EvolutionDavid Atkinson and Richard P. Claude3. Corporate Social Responsiblity: An International Law PerspectiveAlice de JongePART II: CRITICAL ISSUES4. Could Businesses Become Instruments of Peace? How the Concept of Peace through Commerce Could Indirectly Foster Religious HarmonyTimothy L. Fort5. Expropriation of Minority Shareholders or Social Dividend? Beware of Good Corporate CitizensWladimir M. Sachs and Dr. Marleen Dieleman6. Information Management and Technology to Support Public Safety and Policing in Conflict Prevention and PeaceJeffrey Soar PART III: DEALING WITH BEST AND WORST PRACTICE7. Adversarial Allies: The Evolving China-India NexusNikhilesh Dholakia8. Corporate Social Performance in a Post-transition Context: The Case of Polish Firms Kaminska- Labbe and Beata Buchelt-Nawara9. The Sustainable Peace Roles of International Extractive IndustriesDuane WindsorPART IV: THE BIG PICTURE - TOOL KITS10. Sustainable Enterprise and Sustainable FuturesMalcolm MacIntosh11. Corporate Social Responsibility as a New Orientation in Response to Crisis Management.John R. McIntyre and Ihsen Ketata12. The Corporate Responsibility in Peace, Conflict Reduction and Crisis Prevention: Human Security for Thriving Markets - A Tool KitGabriele Suder and Jonathan Lefevre

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781847203748
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781847203748
  • ISBN10: 1847203744

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