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

35 Pages Posted: 12 May 2006

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Peter L. Rodriguez

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business; Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business

Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University-School of Public Affairs

Lorraine Eden

Dept of Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University ; School of Law, Texas A&M University

Amy Hillman

Arizona State University (ASU)

Date Written: April 2006

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 this special issue.

Keywords: politics, corruption, corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate political strategies, business-government relations

JEL Classification: F23, F02, M14, D21

Suggested Citation

Rodriguez, Peter L. and Rodriguez, Peter L. and Siegel, Donald S. and Eden, Lorraine and Hillman, Amy, Three Lenses on the Multinational Enterprise: Politics, Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility (April 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=900544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.900544

Peter L. Rodriguez

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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Donald S. Siegel (Contact Author)

Arizona State University-School of Public Affairs ( email )

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Lorraine Eden

Dept of Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University ( email )

Dept of MGMT, TAMU 4221
College Station, TX 77843-4221
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://mays.tamu.edu/mgmt/

School of Law, Texas A&M University ( email )

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Amy Hillman

Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )

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Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

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