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Private business firms, human rights, and global governance issues: An organizational implementation perspective


Schneider, Anselm Jakob; Scherer, Andreas (2012). Private business firms, human rights, and global governance issues: An organizational implementation perspective. UZH Business Working Paper Series 320, University of Zurich.

Abstract

We analyse the increasing engagement of business in the creation and application of self-regulatory standards in the area of human rights in the light of an emerging framework of transnational human rights initiatives. The voluntariness of most of these approaches leads to problems that are characteristic of organizational self-regulation initiatives. Our analysis will show that these issues cannot be resolved simply by designing organizational structures. Rather, we argue that organizations need to acquire additional moral, communicative and collaborative capabilities to successfully contribute to the protection of human rights.

We analyse the increasing engagement of business in the creation and application of self-regulatory standards in the area of human rights in the light of an emerging framework of transnational human rights initiatives. The voluntariness of most of these approaches leads to problems that are characteristic of organizational self-regulation initiatives. Our analysis will show that these issues cannot be resolved simply by designing organizational structures. Rather, we argue that organizations need to acquire additional moral, communicative and collaborative capabilities to successfully contribute to the protection of human rights.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
03 Faculty of Economics > Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:12 Dec 2012 12:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:11
Series Name:UZH Business Working Paper Series
ISSN:2296-0422
Official URL:http://ssrn.com/abstract=2171183
Related URLs:http://www.business.uzh.ch/forschung/wps_en.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7692
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-68381

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