Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 71–76 | Cite as

The OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises

A critical analysis
  • Claes Hägg


In July 1976 the OECD adopted voluntary guidelines for multinational enterprises. These guidelines deal, among other things, with transfer pricing and other transactions between companies which belong to the same multinational enterprise. The purpose of the present article is to analyze the OECD Guidelines from the point of view of business ethics. It is shown that inherent in the guidelines is a conflict between different goals. In the latter part of the article it is shown how this conflict could be solved.


Economic Growth Business Ethic Present Article OECD Transfer Price 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

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  • Claes Hägg

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