International Business and Human Rights in the Journal of World Business

New Research Article

The Journal of World Business has published our perspective article on “International Business and Human Rights“, written by Florian Wettstein and Elisa Giuliani from REMARC and co-authored with G. Santangelo and G. Stahl.

This article seeks to stimulate international business and management scholars to conduct research on business and human rights, see our abstract below for more info.

Abstract

The discussion on business responsibilities for human rights is thriving – although, surprisingly, predominantly outside of the International Business (IB) field. This article introduces business and human rights (BHR) as a research area with great potential for IB scholars. IB scholarship has much to offer when it comes to better understanding the relation between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and human rights. BHR, on the other hand, is a field that can no longer be ignored by IB research if the field is to remain at the forefront of scholarship in globalization-related issues concerning MNEs. Therefore, this perspective article aims at providing guidance to IB scholars interested in engaging in BHR research by tracing common themes and overlaps, and outlining a research agenda that addresses some of the research gaps and open questions in both fields.

Keywords

Business and human rights
Corporate social responsibility
Sustainability
Multinational Enterprise