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Three Lenses on the Multinational Enterprise: Politics, Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility

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  • Peter Rodriguez

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    (Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550, USA)

  • Donald S. Siegel

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    (Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA)

  • Amy Hillman

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    (Department of Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Box 874006, Tempe, AZ 85287-4006, USA)

  • Lorraine Eden

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    (Department of Management, Mays Business School, TAMU 4221, 420B Wehner Bldg, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77843-4221, USA.)

Abstract

Scholars who study multinational enterprises (MNEs) recognize the complex relationship between international business and society. However, compared to other international business topics, research on politics, corruption and corporate social responsibility (CSR) -- three 'lenses' on the MNE -- remains somewhat embryonic, with critical unresolved issues regarding frameworks, measurement, methods and theory. This creates rich opportunities for integration and extension of disciplinary perspectives, which we explore in this article. Building on the three lenses framework, we identify common concepts and tools, outline an agenda for additional theoretical and empirical research, and review the papers in a Focused Issue of the Journal of International Business Studies.

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Paper provided by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics in its series Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics with number 0608.

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