The question of corporate responsibility in poor and undemocratic countries, has been addressed by a CMI strategic institute programme (SIP) entitled "Business ethics for multinational corporations in developing countries". The programme, which has run from 2004 to 2006, has resulted in several international publications, and garnered significant media attention. This brief relates the major results of the programme. Three perspectives on business ethics The programme distinguishes between three different perspectives on business ethics:
The programme has obtained important results for all three perspectives, which are highlighted in turn below.
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2010) in International Business Review vol. 19 no. 2 pp. 178-190
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Heidi Larsen (2008) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 4) 54 p.
Arild Spissøy (2004) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 7) 66 p. (In Norwegian only)
Economist whose current research focuses on poverty dynamics, natural resources and development, and corporate social responsibility.
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