Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Conceptualization and Framework for Analysis

34 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last revised: 24 May 2016

Burkard Eberlein

York University - Schulich School of Business

Kenneth W. Abbott

Arizona State University

Julia Black

London School of Economics - Law Department

Errol Meidinger

University at Buffalo Law School; University of Freiburg

Stepan Wood

Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

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Date Written: September 29, 2012

Abstract

This article demonstrates the value of studying interactions in transnational business governance (TBG) and proposes an analytical framework for that purpose. The number of TBG schemes involving non-state authority to govern business conduct across borders has vastly expanded in a wide range of issue areas. As TBG initiatives proliferate, they increasingly interact with one another, and with state-based and other normative regimes. The key challenge is to understand the implications of TBG interactions for regulatory capacity and performance – the most fruitful initial focus – and ultimately for the impacts of regulation on social and environmental problems. To gain purchase on these complex issues, the article develops an original framework that disaggregates the regulatory process, focusing on the points at which interactions may occur and suggesting, for each point, a series of analytical questions that probe the key features of TBG interactions.

Now published in Regulation & Governance. Published version available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2347166.

Keywords: global business, interactions, non-state, regulatory process, transnational governance

JEL Classification: G28, Q18, Q28, Q23, Q38, K32, K29, K33, I72

Suggested Citation

Eberlein, Burkard and Abbott, Kenneth W. and Black, Julia and Meidinger, Errol and Wood, Stepan, Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Conceptualization and Framework for Analysis (September 29, 2012). SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-017; Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 29/2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152720

Burkard Eberlein

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

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Kenneth Wayne Abbott

Arizona State University ( email )

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Julia Black

London School of Economics - Law Department ( email )

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Errol Meidinger

University at Buffalo Law School ( email )

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University of Freiburg ( email )

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Stepan Wood (Contact Author)

Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia ( email )

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Canada
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