Three lenses on the multinational enterprise: politics, corruption, and corporate social responsibility
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- Rodriguez, P., Siegel, D., Hillman, A. et al. J Int Bus Stud (2006) 37: 733. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400229
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Scholars who analyze multinational enterprises (MNEs) recognize the complex relationship between international business (IB) and society. However, compared with other IB topics, research on politics, corruption and corporate social responsibility – ‘three lenses’ on the MNE – remains somewhat embryonic, with unresolved issues regarding frameworks, measurement, methods, and theory. This presents unique opportunities for integration and extension of disciplinary perspectives, which we explore in this article. We provide an introduction to potential linkages across these three lenses, an agenda for additional theoretical and empirical research, and a review of the papers in the JIBS Focused Issue.