Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 733–746

Three lenses on the multinational enterprise: politics, corruption, and corporate social responsibility

  • Peter Rodriguez
  • Donald S Siegel
  • Amy Hillman
  • Lorraine Eden

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400229

Cite this article as:
Rodriguez, P., Siegel, D., Hillman, A. et al. J Int Bus Stud (2006) 37: 733. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400229


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.


politics corruption corporate social responsibility corporate political strategies business–government relations business and society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Donald S Siegel
    • 2
  • Amy Hillman
    • 3
  • Lorraine Eden
    • 4
  1. 1.Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management and MarketingA. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at RiversideRiversideUSA
  3. 3.Department of ManagementW. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  4. 4.Department of ManagementMays Business School, Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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