Critical Perspectives on International Business: Volume 20 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Multinational Corporations and Grand Challenges: Part of the problem, part of the solution?

Guest Editors: Christoph Dörrenbächer, Mike Geppert, Ödül Bozkurt

Multinational corporations and grand challenges: part of the problem, part of the solution?

Christoph Dörrenbächer, Mike Geppert, Ödül Bozkurt

The purpose of this study is to address the relationship between multinational corporations (MNCs) and grand challenges. Stressing the moderating impact of stakeholders and…

Actor-agency and institutional complexity: multinational corporations’ strategies to combat the framework convention on tobacco control in Brazil

Mariana Baldi, Frank G.A. de Bakker, Rodrigo Luís Melz

This study aims to analyse the strategic moves used by major tobacco corporations to thwart the ratification of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco…

BlackRock, Inc. (USA): An environmentally sustainable asset investor as it claims to be?

Mario Glowik, Waheed Akbar Bhatti, Agnieszka Chwialkowska

Against the background of sustainable finance, this study aims to address whether global asset management firms started transforming toward more environmentally friendly…

Multinational corporations and the blocking of trade unions in Germany

Helene Langbein

This study aims to analyze the effect the liberalization of industrial relations in Germany has had on trade unions’ influence on companies’ decisions. Particular attention is…

Multinational firms as emissaries of decent work: worker responses to progressive HRM in a foreign retailer in Japan

Ödül Bozkurt, Chul Chung, Norifumi Kawai, Motoko Honda-Howard

The paper aims to provide an understanding of how the transfer of progressive human resource management (HRM) practices may or may fail to render multinational enterprises (MNEs…

Sharing the ownership in Peru and Mexico: the case of a French MNE prompting the SDGs achievement

Nicolas Aubert, Miguel Cordova, Gonzalo Hernandez

This study aims to investigate how a French multinational enterprise (MNE) is developing employee stock ownership (ESO) in its subsidiaries in Peru and Mexico, both Latin American…

Bulls and bears: inscribing SOEs’ roles into the global climate agenda

Olga Garanina, Daria Klishevich, Andrei Panibratov

This study aims to explore when and under what conditions state-owned enterprises (SOEs) become important players in orchestrating the global climate action and what their roles…

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