TITLE

The Noblesse Oblige of Global Business; An Agenda for Research

AUTHOR(S)
Black, Nicky
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik;2005, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p390
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article charts the evolution and content of the current debate around the legitimate role of global business, in which business is charged with a broader responsibility for social, economic and environmental conditions in the developing world. Drawing from the human rights framework, the paper suggests there is a distinction between the 'depths' of responsibility presented in this debate, and identifies Sustainable Enterprise as a more active engagement of global business in addressing the challenges of globalization. Within the approach business attempts to create both financial and social value for the world's economically-excluded human majority. Undertaken by a number of global corporations under a discursive frame that echos ideas of noblesse oblige, this approach presents a number of practical and conceptual challenges which are the focus of my doctoral research.
ACCESSION #
19949366

 

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