'Black international business': Critical issues and ethical dilemmas

As-Saber, Sharif & Cairns, George (2015) 'Black international business': Critical issues and ethical dilemmas. In Pullen, Alison & Rhodes, Carl (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations. Taylor & Francis, New Yersey, pp. 119-131.

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the 'darker' faces of international business (IB). Over a decade ago, Eden and Len way (2001) raised the need for examining both the 'bright' and the 'dark' side of globalization in order to achieve a better understanding of the concept and of its impact on IB activities. In doing this, they posited the multinational enterprise (MNE) as the 'key agent' and 'f.1ee' of globalization and discussed, primarily, the relationship between MNEs and nation-states as the central interf.1ce of its impact. Additionally, they posited that, by and large, the community of IB scholars positioned themselves at the bright end of the globalization spectrum, seeing it as essentially positive, whilst most non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international political economy (IPE) academics set themselves at the dark end. Whilst they acknowledged their own 'bright side' tendencies, they called for a more nuanced consideration of MNEs as what they referred to as the Janus bee' of globalization.

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ID Code: 89137
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: International Business, Multinational Enterprise, International Political Economy
ISBN: 9781136746246
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 00:02
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 03:26

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