Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/196277
Authors: 
Graham, David
Woods, Ngaire
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
GEG Working Paper No. 2005/14
Abstract: 
Self-regulation by multinational corporations of social/ environmental impacts has been advocated as a solution to the regulatory capacity problems faced by developing states. Market pressures can provide incentives for firms to implement codes and standards, but rely on widely available information about corporate behaviour. Voluntary schemes attempt to provide reliable, standardized reporting of information. But government action - in the North and South - remains vital to effective regulation, by setting social goals and upholding the freedom of civil society actors to organize and mobilize. International organizations and legal instruments may be able to assist developing country governments in fulfilling these roles.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.