Having developed the research question in the previous section, the question arises as to what the academic literature has to say about the conditions under which multinational enterprises systematically manage human rights issues. As will become apparent, the literature on business and human rights has answered our research question why firms engage with human rights neither theoretically nor empirically in a satisfactory manner. As a result, this literature review also consults the broader literature on CSR adoption to get some food for thought on possible explanatory variables from a similar, but more established research field.
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