Private Politics - A Research Agenda
10 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2009
Date Written: May 10, 2007
Regulation is usually understood as the result of government action exercised and implemented by legislatures, agencies, and the courts. Yet, in recent years public institutions are no longer the sole source of constraints on business activity. Rather, political activists and nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”) have increasingly succeeded in forcing firms to change their business practices by directly targeting companies and their value chains. We provide and overview on this emerging research area.
Keywords: private politics, NGOs, boycotts, regulation
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