SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Haigh, Matthew and Jones, Marc T. (2007) 'The transnational corporation and new corporate citizenship theory.' Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 27. pp. 51-69.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A recent conceptualisation of corporate citizenship by Matten and Crane (2005) shifts focus onto the corporation’s role in providing individuals with the rights they are entitled to as citizens. This expanded corporate role is depicted as filling an institutional vacuum resulting from the withdrawal of the state. Marking an innovation to the corporate citizenship literature, we devise a three-part analytical framework from political institutionalism to question the concept’s ideological and empirical groundings. Incorporating a constrained game theory perspective, we use an example of the provision of Western corporate services by low-labour-cost nation-states to argue that the concept as strategy would in some circumstances exacerbate the implications of globalisation on individual citizenship rights. The analytical framework has application for research directed toward proposals to extend the reach of corporations in traditional public services and, more generally, for studies of corporate responsibilities. Future research on corporate citizenship would be strengthened in recognising, as we do, institutional incentives, constraints, decision-making modes and resources as used by the transnational corporation.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 14705001
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2007.au.00007
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 15:25
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/10715

Altmetric Data

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
278Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item