Volume 20, Issue 3, July 2010
Jonathan Doh, Bryan W. Husted, Dirk Matten, Michael Santoro
Toward Greater Congruence and Synergy between International Business and Business Ethics Theory and Research
The literatures of business ethics and international business have generally had little influence on each other. Nevertheless, the decline in the power of nation states, the emergence of non-governmental organizations, the proliferation of self-regulatory bodies, and the changing responsibilities, roles, and structure of multinational corporations make constructive engagement between these two disciplines imperative. This changing institutional landscape creates many areas of common concern. In this article, we describe the changing institutional context of global business and suggest ways in which both business ethics and international business may inform each other more fruitfully.