A Public Role for the Private Sector: Industry Self-Regulation in a Global Economy

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Carnegie Endowment, 25.01.2013 - 160 Seiten

Increasing economic competition combined with the powerful threat of transnational activism are pushing firms to develop new political strategies. Over the past decade a growing number of corporations have adopted policies of industry self-regulation—corporate codes of conduct, social and environmental standards, and auditing and monitoring systems. A Public Role for the Private Sector explores the phenomenon of industry self-regulation through three different cases—environment, labor, and information privacy—where corporate leaders appear to be converging on industry self-regulation as the appropriate response to competing pressures. Political and economic risks, reputational effects, and learning within the business community all influence the adoption of a self-regulatory strategy, but there are wide variations in the strength and character of it across industries and issue areas. Industry self-regulation raises significant questions about the place of the private sector in regulation and governance, and the accountability, legitimacy and power of industry at a time of rapid globalization.

 

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introduction
1
chapter 1
7
chapter 2
31
chapter 3
53
chapter 4
81
chapter 5
105
notes
123
references
137
index
147
author bio
159
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Seite xii - MNC Multinational Corporation NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement NGO Nongovernmental Organization OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
Seite xii - ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions ILO International Labor Organization IMF International Monetary Fund...
Seite 8 - Still others may be umbrella agreements for consensus building in preparation for more specific regulation.

Über den Autor (2013)

Virginia Haufler directed the Project on the Role of the Private Sector in International Affairs at the Carnegie Endowment. She is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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