Found 6 article(s) for author 'Nien-he Hsieh'

The Responsibilities and Role of Business in Relation to Society: Back to Basics?

The Responsibilities and Role of Business in Relation to Society: Back to Basics? Nien-hê Hsieh, April 11, 2017, Paper, “In this address, I outline a “back to basics” approach to specifying the responsibilities and role of business in relation to society. Three “basics” comprise the approach. The first is arguing that basic principles of ordinary morality, such as a duty not to harm, provide an adequate basis for specifying the responsibilities of business managers. The second is framing the role of business in society by looking to the values realized by the basic building blocks of contemporary economic activity, i.e., markets and firms. The third is making explicit the basic institutions that structure the background against which business operates. The aim is to develop a plausible framework for managerial decision making that respects the fact of value pluralism in a global economy and that fosters meaningful criticism of current business practices while remaining sufficiently grounded in contemporary circumstances so as to be relevant for managers. Link

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Should Business Have Human Rights Obligations?

Should Business Have Human Rights Obligations? Nien-hê Hsieh, July 2015, Paper. “Businesses and their managers are increasingly called upon to take on human rights obligations. Focusing on the case of multinational enterprises (MNEs), the paper argues we have reason to reject assigning human rights obligations to business enterprises and their managers. The paper begins by distinguishing business and human rights from the more general topic of corporate responsibility. Following Buchanan (2013), the paper takes the ideal of status egalitarianism to be central to human rights...” Link

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Multinational Corporations

Corporate Social Responsibility and Multinational Corporations. Nien-he Hsieh, 2014, Book Chapter. “A central question that arises from the perspective of global ethics is what standards ought to apply to the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs). This chapter surveys the contemporary theoretical literature on this question. The first section provides background on MNCs and their rise. Section two summarizes attempts to promulgate global standards for MNCs in relation to human rights, labour, bribery, and the natural environment…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders

Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders. Nien-he Hsieh, 2014, Book Chapter. “This chapter serves an epilogue, turning to ask practitioners how they would answer the question, “Can for-profit corporations be good citizens?” In reflecting on their answers, the chapter puts forward an account that grounds the purpose and responsibilities of for-profit corporations in their role in enabling productive activity that allows members of society to meet their needs and wants. This account is contrasted with prevailing accounts in scholarly literature…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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Governance and Sustainability at Nike (A)

Governance and Sustainability at Nike (A). Nien-he Hsieh, June 17, 2013, Case. “Two members of Nike’s executive team must decide what sustainability targets to propose to Nike’s CEO and to the corporate responsibility committee of Nike’s board of directors. Set in 2012, the case traces the evolution of Nike’s approach to environmental and social concerns from its origins in student protests against labor conditions in the supply chain in the 1990s through the development of a board-level corporate responsibility (CR) committee in 2001 to the creation of the Sustainable Business & Innovation…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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Multinational Corporations, Global Justice and Corporate Responsibility: A Question of Purpose

Multinational Corporations, Global Justice and Corporate Responsibility: A Question of Purpose. Nien-he Hsieh, 2013, Paper. “Do multinational corporations (MNCs) have a responsibility to address unjust conditions—not simply by refraining from contributing to injustice, but also by actively working to bring about a just state of affairs? This paper examines whether this question can be meaningfully addressed without having to engage two contentious debates in contemporary scholarship…” Link Verified October 12, 2014

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