Peter Lund-Thomsen, Michael Wendelboe Hansen, Adam Lindgreen
October 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 496 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138059870 - CAT# Y331581
Series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology
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Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives provides a comprehensive collection of cutting edge theoretical and empirical contributions to the emerging field of business and development studies.
Compared to more traditional business school accounts of business in developing countries which focus on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in developing countries, this anthology explores whether, how and under what conditions business contributes to the achievement of economic, social, and environmental goals in developing countries. The book consolidates the current status of academic work on business and development, identifies state of the art in relation to this academic field, and establishes a future research agenda for ‘business and development studies’ as an emerging academic discipline within the social sciences.
The book will be of interest to researchers and students including economists, geographers, sociologists, political scientists, corporate social responsibility specialists, and development scholars who are seeking an in-depth overview of current debates about the role of business as a development agent in the Global South. The book is also of relevance to practitioners that are engaged in work with the private sector, seeking to enhance the positive effects and minimize the negative economic, social, and environmental consequences of business activity in the Global South.
Part 1 Introduction 1.1 Business and development studies—issues and perspectives Part 2 Business, Governance, and Development 2.1 Governance, business, and development 2.2 State–business relations and development: toward a more complete research agenda 2.3 International business and economic development2.4 The financialization and responsibilization of development aid Part 3 Global Value Chains, Business, and Development 3.1 Global value chains, development, and emerging economies 3.2 Corporate social responsibility in global value chains: Where are we now? Where are we going? 3.3 Critical reflections on the effectiveness of responsible business initiatives and systemic constraints for achieving a safe and just operating space for humanity 3.4 Multi-stakeholder initiatives in global value chains: Opportunities and challenges for women workers Part 4 International Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Development 4.1 CSR in developing countries: Competing perspectives on businesses, their roles, and responsibilities 4.2 The state of international business, corporate social responsibility, and development: Key insights and an application to practice 4.3 Corporate social responsibility and development: The case of international business firms in emerging economies 4.4 Analysis of the MNEs’ social practices in Latin America: Implications for development studies research 4.5 Business, development, and human rights 4.6 Impacts of neoliberal wind energy investments on environmental justice and human rights in Mexico Part 5 Local Firms, Organizations, and Development 5.1 When do businesses innovate in a developing country? An empirical investigation of determinants of innovative performance of Ugandan micro and small businesses 5.2 Microfinance programs and women’s empowerment: New evidence from rural middle hills of Nepal 5.3 Social entrepreneurship as vehicle for inclusive development: The case of Siya Sebenza in South Africa 5.4. Micro and small business clusters and local development policies: Insights from India–Italy cooperation project