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Research Handbook on Transnational Corporations

Edited by Alice de Jonge, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia and Roman Tomasic, School of Law and Business School, University of South Australia and Visiting Professor of Company Law at the Durham Law School, UK
Transnational corporations (TNCs) have moved to the forefront of regulatory governance both within states and in the international arena. The Research Handbook on Transnational Corporations provides expert background commentary and up-to-date insights into regulatory frameworks impacting on TNCs at global, industry and national levels. Written by global experts in their field, this unique collection of essays provides in-depth understanding of how the forces of globalisation affect the world’s largest corporations, and how those corporations, in turn, shape globalisation.
Extent: 424 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78347 690 9
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  • Law - Academic
  • Company and Insolvency Law
  • International Commercial Law
Transnational corporations (TNCs) have moved to the forefront of regulatory governance both within states and in the international arena. The Research Handbook on Transnational Corporations provides expert background commentary and up-to-date insights into regulatory frameworks impacting on TNCs at global, industry and national levels. Written by global experts in their field, this unique collection of essays provides in-depth understanding of how the forces of globalisation affect the world’s largest corporations, and how those corporations, in turn, shape globalisation.

Comprehensive yet highly accessible, this is the first major work on the reciprocal impact of TNCs on regulatory processes. The Research Handbook provides guidance on how best to understand the rapidly evolving relationship between TNCs and the processes of treaty making, the formation of global industry standards and the processes of national law making and policy formation (with a focus on resource taxation). Global, industry and national-level case studies are used to explain the basic principles used to support state, private, and international regulatory programs.

Delivering both theoretical and practical insights into the regulation of TNCs, this timely and authoritative Research Handbook will be of particular interest to policy makers, industry practitioners and lawyers. Students and academics will also find it to be an invaluable resource.
Contributors: R.J. Anderson, M. Bowman, L. Catá Backer, A. Chou, A. De Jonge, G. Gilligan, D. Gleeson, M.A. Gonzalez-Perez, V. Harper Ho, J.A. Kirshner, D. Kraal, L. Leonard, R. Lopert, E. Monasterio, P. Neuwelt, J. O’Brien, A. Rühmkorf, R. Tomasic, M. Wörsdörfer


Contents:

Introduction: Understanding Transnational Corporations in the 21st Century
Alice de Jonge and Roman Tomasic

PART I THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
1. The Evolving Nature of the Transnational Corporation in the 21st Century
Alice de Jonge

2. Theoretical Approaches to Global Regulation of Transnational Corporations
Rachel J. Anderson

3. The Evolving Relationship between TNCs and Political Actors and Governments
Larry Catá Backer

4. The UN Global Compact
Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez and Liam Leonard

5. The Equator Principles and the ‘Business and Human Rights Debate’: Hype or Hope?
Manuel Wörsdörfer

6. Group Companies: Supply Chain Management, Theory and Regulation
Jodie A. Kirshner

7. Global Sourcing through Foreign Subsidiaries and Suppliers: Challenges for Corporate Social Responsibility
Andreas Rühmkorf

PART II TNC BEHAVIOR AND STRATEGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES
8. How the Transnational Pharmaceutical Industry Pursues its Interests Through International Trade and Investment Agreements: A Case Study of the Trans Pacific Partnership
Deborah Gleeson, Pat Neuwelt, Erik Monasterio and Ruth Lopert

9. A Case in Supply Chain and Business Sustainability: Samsung’s Management of Human Rights in Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
Anna Chou

PART III TNC BEHAVIOUR AND STRATEGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
10. China’s Investment Traditions and the Modern Transnational Corporation
Megan Bowman, George Gilligan and Justin O’Brien

11. Capital Market Disclosure Regimes: Advancing Accountability for Chinese TNCs
Virginia Harper Ho

12. Transnational Corporations and Mining Tax Reform: The Story of the Australian Mineral Resources Rent Tax Revolt
Roman Tomasic

13. Risks and Fiscal Concerns in the Extraction of Natural Resources: A study of transnational corporations in Papua New Guinea
Diane Kraal

Index