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Vom Business Case zum Public Case? Der Beitrag privater Selbstregulierung zu Global Governance (The Contribution of Private Self-Commitments to Global Governance)


  • Klaus Dieter Wolf
  • Sandra Schwindenhammer


Unternehmen sind immer haeufiger an grenzueberschreitenden Normsetzungs- und Normdurchsetzungsprozessen beteiligt. Die beiden Autoren untersuchen Bedingungen fuer das Auftreten privatwirtschaftlicher Governance-Beitraege und gehen der Frage nach, unter welchen Voraussetzungen sie wuenschbare Beitraege zu Global Governance leisten koennen. Dabei werden Legitimationsanforderungen und das Selbstlegitimierungspotential transnationaler privater Selbstregulierung betrachtet und Perspektiven fuer deren Einbettung in eine institutionelle Gesamtarchitektur eroertert. (In new forms of public-private or even private governance arrangements beyond the state the functional division of labour between the private and the public sector is blurred. Companies have taken on authoritative roles and regulatory functions in processes of norm setting and norm development. This corporate behavior is a new type of norm-entrepreneurship. In order to prevent corporate governance contributions from losing sight of the public interest, they have to meet contextualized normative criteria of legitimacy. Therefore, we argue that they must be embedded in an overarching institutional architecture of global governance in which public institutions can safeguard the conditions under which private self-regulation can make meaningful contributions to governance beyond the state.)

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  • Klaus Dieter Wolf & Sandra Schwindenhammer, 2011. "Vom Business Case zum Public Case? Der Beitrag privater Selbstregulierung zu Global Governance (The Contribution of Private Self-Commitments to Global Governance)," Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik - Journal for Business, Economics & Ethics, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 12(1), pages 10-28.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2011_01_wolf

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    Private Self-regulation; Transnational Governance; Good Governance; Neo-Westphalian Approach; Transnational Governance Architecture;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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