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(Revised from original 2004 version)
In Search of Global Regulation
The history of the international regulation of global capitalism is surveyed, addressing the challenges facing firms confronting international, national, and regional regulation. Follows the history of global regulation after 1914, from the League of Nations' Conference on the Codification of International Law to the establishment of the World Trade Organization. Tracks initiatives by the OECD and the United Nations to develop regulatory regimes for multinationals and explores why none of these initiatives resulted in mandatory regulations. Also describes a range of other regulation tools, including bilateral investment treaties and corporate codes of conduct.
Multinational Firms and Management;
Laws and Statutes;
Business and Government Relations;
Jones, Geoffrey G., and Alexis Lefort. "In Search of Global Regulation." Harvard Business School Case 805-025, August 2009. (Revised from original October 2004 version.)