- A New Mindset for Business Education
In this book chapter I refine stakeholder theory by identifying its connection to the traditional attention given by business managers to shareholders via the notion of the intangible assets of a firm as they are affected by moral conduct....
Citation: "A New Mindset for Business Education," in Rethinking Business Management, S. Gregg & J. Stoner, eds., Princeton: The Witherspoon Institute, 2008.
Areas of Interest: Education, Leadership, Theory
- 'Anchored to the Land': Asserting and Recognising Aboriginal Jurisdiction in the Northwest Territories
This chapter of the edited collection 'Settling With Indigenous People' examines the recent history of Aboriginal land claims, self-government and resource development agreements in Canada's Northwest Territories. Through an analysis of the changing political and legal landscape of the Northwest Territories, the authors argue that the durability of these individual agreements will be dependent upon strategic interactions with the full spectrum of social, economic, political and governance or jurisdictional processes that affect the lives of local Aboriginal people. This argument resonates with experiences in other jurisdictions, including Australia....
Citation: Palmer, Lisa and Maureen Tehan. 2006. " 'Anchored to the Land': Asserting and Recognising Aboriginal Jurisdiction in the Northwest Territories." In Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making, edited by Marcia Langton, Lisa Palmer, Kathryn Shain and Odette Mazel, pp. 66-93. Toronto: Irwin Law. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1135130
Areas of Interest: Human Rights, Indigenous People, Public Policy - Regulation, Resource Extraction
- Building Reputational Capital
The book examines the basic principles of integrity and fairness with which business firms can build an enduring reputation....
Citation: Building Reputational Capital: Strategies for Integrity and Fair Play That Improve the Bottom Line (Oxford University Press, 2004).
Areas of Interest: Theory - Shareholder, Theory - Stakeholder
This is a chapter on Canada for a new book that explores the growing relationship between human rights and global business and the developing international focus on this topic, particularly as a result of recent United Nations initiatives. This first edition focuses on the legal accountability and due diligence responsibilities of corporations for human rights compliance by their overseas operations....
Citation: Dhir, Aaron A., Edward J. Waitzer, Aaron Fransen, and Christen Daniels. 2011. "Canada." In Global Business and Human Rights. The European Lawyer Ltd. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1807282
Areas of Interest: Accountability, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Globalization, Human Rights
- Canada's resilient North: The impact of mining on Aboriginal communities
For decades, the mining sector has been a central economic driver in the Canadian North, and the discovery of large diamond deposits in the Northwest Territories has intensified the speed and scale of...
Citation: G. Gibson and J. Klinck. 2008. Canada's resilient North: The impact of mining on Aboriginal communities. In Mining: Social and Economic Perspectives, edited by P. Phuskele. Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press.
Areas of Interest: Economic, Indigenous People, Resource Extraction
- Codes of Conduct as a Tool for Sustainable Governance in MNCs
This chapter discusses and analyses the increasingly popular tool - code - that MNCs are using to meet the goal of corporate sustainability. We discuss codes as reflexive regulation, look at the diff...
Citation: Bondy, K., Matten, D., and Moon, J. 2007. Codes of Conduct as a Tool for Sustainable Governance in MNCs. In Corporate Governance and Sustainability - Challenges for Theory and Practice, edited by S. Benn, Dunphy, D. London: Routledge.
Areas of Interest: Codes of Conduct, Corporate Governance - Self-Regulation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability
- Corporate accountability through Creative Enforcement: Human rights, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the limits of legal impunity
The adoption by companies of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies is routinely characterised as voluntary. But if CSR is self-governance by business, it is self-governance that has received...
Citation: Doreen McBarnet, Patrick Schmidt. 2007. Corporate accountability through Creative Enforcement: Human rights, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the limits of legal impunity. In The New Corporate Accountability: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law edited by A. V. McBarnet D, T Campbell Cambridge University Press.
- Corporate Engagement with Indigenous Women in the Minerals Industry: Making Space for Theory
This chapter focuses on corporate engagement with indigenous women through a variety of theoretical lenses that have not been adequately explored in past literature in large-scale mining. This topic i...
Citation: G. Gibson and D. Kemp. 2008. Corporate Engagement with Indigenous Women in the Minerals Industry: Making Space for Theory. In "Earth Matters: Indigenous peoples, the extractives industries and corporate social responsibility", edited by C. O. F. S. Ali: G
Areas of Interest: Gender, Indigenous People, Resource Extraction, Theory
- Corporate finance and the challenge of creative compliance
The study of company law is often seen as a tedious journey through complex statutes, enlivened only by occasional glimpses of judicial activity. By contrast, the real activities of firms, both small...
Citation: D. McBarnet, C. Whelan. 1994. Corporate finance and the challenge of creative compliance. In The business enterprise and the law, edited by S. Wheeler: OUP.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Governance, Public Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility: In Global Context
This is chapter one from the textbook Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in Global Context written by Crane, Matten and Spence. It presents a comprehensive introduction to corporate social responsibility, including its rise to prominence, definition, and manifestation in different organizational and national contexts. A framework of six core characteristics of the CSR concept is introduced in order to provide clarity to a much contested and controversial subject....
Citation: Crane, Andrew, Dirk Matten, and Laura J. Spence. 2008. "Corporate Social Responsibility: In Global Context." In Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in Global Context, edited by Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten, and Laura J. Spence, pp. 3-20. London: Routledge. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1667081
Areas of Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Theory - Stakeholder
- Culture Clash and Mediation: Exploring the Cultural Dynamics of Business-NGO Collaboration
This paper applies an organisational culture perspective to the study of business-NGO collaboration. It focuses on showing both the importance and limitations of understanding and managing cultural differences between participating organisations....
Citation: Crane, A. 2000. Culture Clash and Mediation: Exploring the Cultural Dynamics of Business-NGO Collaboration. In Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development, edited by Jem Bendell. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Governance, Development, Sustainability
- Ethics and Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect-Corporate Responsibility
In this chapter the authors address the responsibility of corporations to protect air quality from greenhouse gas emissions, leaving aside other corporate objectives even as they recognize that conflicts may result (particularly between wealth generation and environmental protection)....
Areas of Interest: Resource Extraction
- Ethics for a Post-Enron America
Book Description: Four years after the debacle, the name "Enron" has become a term in the everyday vocabulary of business ethics. Hardly anyone understands the business intricacies of what really happ...
Citation: Boatright, John R. 2006. Ethics for a Post-Enron America. In Enron and the World of Finance: A Case Study in Ethics, edited by C. L. Paul H. Dembinski, Andrew Cornford, and Jean-Michel Bonvin New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Areas of Interest: Accountability - Auditing, SRI/Responsible Investment
- Factors Influencing the Implementation of Environmental Management Systems, Practices and Performance
The last decade has seen increasing awareness of the importance of understanding corporate environmental management systems (EMSs) and their relationships with sustainability, competitiveness and institutional practice....
Citation: Weber, O. (2007). Factors Influencing the Implementation of Environmental Management Systems, Practices and Performance. Strategic Sustainability: the State of the Art in Corporate Environmental Management Systems. R. Sroufe and J. Sarkis. Sheffield, UK, Greenleaf: 190-204.
Areas of Interest: Environment & Business, Sustainability
- False dichotomies in criminal justice research
Although sociologists and social administrators differ in their approaches to studying criminal justice, both focus almost exclusively on how the criminal justice system operates rather than on the sy...
Citation: McBarnet, Doreen. 1978. False dichotomies in criminal justice research. In Criminal Justice in Britain, edited by B. a. Bottomley: Martin Robertson.
- Finance Ethics
Book: In a series of articles specifically commossioned for this volume, some of today's most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business et...
Citation: Boatright, John R. 1999. Finance Ethics. In A Companion to Business Ethics, edited by R. E. Frederick. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
Areas of Interest: SRI/Responsible Investment, Theory
- Financial Services
Financial services could scarcely be provided without raising conflicts of interest. In acting as intermediaries for people's financial transactions and as custodians of their financial assets, financ...
Citation: Boatright, John R. 2001. Financial Services. In Conflict of Interest in the Professions, edited by M. D. a. A. Stark. New York: Oxford University Press
Areas of Interest: SRI/Responsible Investment
- Hugh Brody, Maps and Dreams (1981)
Protests against the hunting way of life have often paid hostile attention to its seemingly haphazard, irrational, and improvident nature....
Areas of Interest: Resource Extraction
- Investment in Information Technology and the Business Performance of Financial Companies
"This book discusses information technology and its underdeveloped use in financial institutions despite some efforts to improve and upgrade their systems with new systems"-- Book abstract provided by...
Citation: Henriques, Irene; Sadorsky, Perry. 2006. Investment in Information Technology and the Business Performance of Financial Companies. In Global Information Technology and Competitive Financial Alliances, edited by Yutaka Kurihara , Sadayoshi Takaya and Nobuyoshi Yamori. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.
Areas of Interest: SRI/Responsible Investment
- Legislating Against Corruption in International Markets: The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
'Grand' corruption, generally used to define corruption amongst the top political elite, has drawn increasing attention from academics and policy makers during recent years. Our understanding of the c...
Citation: William Woof; W. Cragg. 2001. Legislating Against Corruption in International Markets: The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In The political economy of corruption, edited by Arvind K. Jain. Routledge, New York: London.
Areas of Interest: Corruption, Public Policy - Regulation
- Magistrates’ courts and the ideology of justice
This volume covers a diverse range of essays about modern social life. Roger Cotterrell refines the definition of this broad topic, and identifies core assumptions which have influenced the developmen...
Citation: McBarnet, Doreen. 1994. Magistrates courts and the ideology of justice. In Law and Society, edited by R. Cotterrell: Dartmouth.
- Obligations to Future Generations: A Case Study
Trusted and respected throughout five editions, Contemporary Moral Issues provides students with a probing view of today's ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, in-depth introduct...
Citation: Wesley Cragg; Christine Koggel. 1992. Obligations to Future Generations: A Case Study In Contemporary Moral Issues, edited by W. Cragg. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
Areas of Interest: Education, Theory
- The legal context of policing: a sociological analysis
This is a view of the British police at work. Simon Holdaway, once a police sergeant and now a lecturer in sociology, undertook much of the research while still in uniform. Working within a busy city...
Citation: McBarnet, Doreen. 1978. The legal context of policing: a sociological analysis. In Inside the British Police, edited by S. Holdaway: Edward Arnold.
- Towards Green Narrative: Management and the Evolutionary Epic
We use a narrative perspective to explore the relevance of the sciences dealing with ecology for management theory and practice, presenting the issues of ecoscience from the perspective of green narra...
Citation: Starkey, Ken and Andrew Crane. 2007.Towards Green Narrative: Management and the Evolutionary Epic. In Business Ethics and Strategy, edited by Allan E. Singer. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment & Business, Leadership, Theory
- When Compliance Is Not the Solution But the Problem: From Changes in Law to Changes in Attitude
A cooperative taxpaying culture is the ultimate goal of the Compliance Model of enforcement adopted, among other regulatory agencies (see, for example, Hawkins, 1984), by the Australian Taxation Offic...
Citation: McBarnet, Doreen. 2001. When Compliance Is Not the Solution But the Problem: From Changes in Law to Changes in Attitude. Centre for Tax System Integrity Working Papers No. 18, August, 2001. (published in Braithwaite, Valerie, ed. Taxing Democracy. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).
Areas of Interest: Accountability, Corruption, Public Policy - Regulation
- Whiter than white collar crime: tax, fraud insurance and the management of stigma
This work offers contributions to the debate over white-collar crime. Divided into three sections, it covers white-collar crime as a contested concept; the causes of such crime; and the response to wh...
Citation: McBarnet, Doreen. 1994. Whiter than white collar crime: tax, fraud insurance and the management of stigma. In White Collar Crime, edited by D. Nelken: Darmouth.
Areas of Interest: Accountability, Corruption