Multinational Enterprises the Law

Author: Peter T. Muchlinski
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191021601
Format: PDF, ePub
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Multinational Enterprises and the Law presents the only comprehensive contemporary and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In addition it considers the effects of corporate self-regulation upon the development of the legal order in this area. Split into four parts the book firstly deals with the conceptual basis for MNE regulation, explaining the growth of MNEs, their business and legal forms and the relationship between them and the effects of a globalising economy and society upon the evolution of regulatory agendas in the field. Part II covers the main areas of economic regulation including the limits of national and regional jurisdiction over MNE activities, controls, and liberalization of entry and establishment, tax, company, and competition law. Part III introduces the social dimension of MNE regulation covering labour rights, human rights, and environmental issues, and Part IV deals with the contribution of international law and organizations to MNE regulation and to the control of investment risks, covering the main provisions found in international investment agreements and their recent interpretation by international tribunals.

Transnationale Unternehmen als Friedensstifter Eine Analyse zur Coporate Security Responsibility

Author: Alen Bosankic
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 3838266501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Können Privatunternehmen einen Beitrag zu Frieden und Sicherheit in Konfliktregionen leisten? Falls ja, gibt es bestimmte Voraussetzungen dafür? Besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen diesen und dem privatwirtschaftlichen Beitrag? Ziel von Alen Bosankic ist es, Wege für unternehmerische Beiträge zu Frieden und Sicherheit in Konfliktgebieten aufzuzeigen, die auf Selbstgovernance gründen. Basierend auf einem Sample von 39 Unternehmen und unter Zuhilfenahme der Multi Value Qualitative Comparative Analysis werden unterschiedliche Unternehmensbeiträge untersucht. Die theoretischen Annahmen basieren auf dem Modell der Corporate Security Responsibility, einem neuartigen sicherheitsfokussierten Ansatz der Corporate Social Responsibility. Bosankic beleuchtet systematisch die Wechselwirkung zwischen öffentlichem und privatem Sektor im Kontext der Global Governance und schlägt eine Brücke zwischen der Global-Governance-Forschung einerseits und der Konfliktforschung andererseits. Die Studie zeigt, dass Unternehmen unter bestimmten Rahmenbedingungen einen wichtigen Beitrag für Frieden und Sicherheit in Konfliktregionen leisten können.

Energy Law and the Sustainable Company

Author: Patricia Park
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317658485
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What kind of decision-making should multinationals engage in to create a sustainable company? There is substantial debate over why CEOs, senior management and Boards of Directors make the wrong decisions by not asking the right questions, with the result that not only is the company itself damaged, but all of the stakeholders find themselves at a detriment. Focusing on innovation, technology transfer and the use of intangible assets, Energy Law and the Sustainable Company features case studies from the oil and gas sector, to illustrate how to develop a sustainable business. Considering corporate social responsibility from the perspective of international and national law, the book demonstrates how companies can be both profitable and ethical using the influences of psychology to encourage senior decision makers to make the right decisions. It was revealed that reputation was the main principle influencing decision-making. The book also discusses how companies have reported on their sustainability strategy and considers how technology transfer and intangible assets may play a part in addressing global sustainability. This book should be invaluable reading to students and scholars of Sustainable Business, Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Energy Law as well as Environmental and Energy Management.

The Multinational Challenge to Corporation Law

Author: Phillip I. Blumberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195361346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Modern multinational corporate groups of incredible complexity conducting world enterprises through numerous subsidiaries have rendered traditional corporation law archaic. The traditional concept of each corporation as a separate legal unit clashes with modern economic realities and frustrates effective regulation when applied to affiliated corporations collectively conducting a common enterprise. In response, there is emerging a law of corporate groups directed at the enterprise rather than its corporate components. As national legal systems begin to apply enterprise law to multinationals, including their foreign companies, the resulting extraterritorial application of national law inevitably leads to international controversy. Resolution of the problems presented by conflicting national regulation of multinational enterprises presents a major challenge to international law and foreign relations law, as well as to corporation law. This volume is a comprehensive review and analysis of these major legal developments and their economic and political implications. It concludes with a pathbreaking analysis of the jurisprudential implications of the changing corporate personality in enterprise law focusing on economic organization rather than on the conceptualized legal entity of yesterday.

The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law

Author: Peter Muchlinski
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199231389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work offers a comprehensive account of the current state and likely future developments of international investment law. Its broad range covers conceptual, substantive and procedural issues. Containing specially commissioned essays by leading experts in the field, this book will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners.

Multinational Enterprises and Human Rights

Author: Alexandra Gatto
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849809011
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This well-researched book examines how the European Union could do more to ensure that EU-based multinational enterprises (MNEs) respect human rights when operating in third world countries. Alexandra Gatto identifies the primary obligations of MNEs as developed by international law, and investigates how the EU has promoted the respect of human rights obligations by the MNEs to date. The significant gap between the EU s commitment to the respect and promotion of human rights, the potential to regulate the conduct of MNEs, and the EU s reluctance to impose human rights obligations on MNEs, is thoroughly explored. It is suggested that the current human rights law should be developed, and this timely book recommends that the EU should firmly link the promotion of MNEs human rights obligations to international human rights law, thereby supporting the constitution of an international law framework within the UN. Multinational Enterprises and Human Rights will be of very great interest to scholars of EU or international human rights as well as NGOs and policymakers in international organizations and corporations that support corporate social responsibility and human rights.

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Author: Daniel L. Bethlehem
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199231923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law explores the law of the World Trade Organization and its broader context. It examines the discipline of international trade law itself and also the outside face of international trade law and its intersection with states and with other aspects of the international system. It covers the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, the substantive law of the WTO, the WTO dispute settlement system,and the interaction between trade and other disciplines and fields of international law.

The Law of Investment Treaties

Author: Jeswald W. Salacuse
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199206058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Investment treaties grant protection to foreign investors and are increasingly important in planning, executing and managing international investments. This book explains the nature, history, and significance of investment treaties and their impact on international investors and investments, and governments that are parties to them.