Apr, 2015

Workshop Human Rights and the Multinational Enterprise – Pisa 4-5 February 2016


The workshop intends to bridge this gap and aims at promoting a human rights research agenda in international management and international business. The call for papers solicits both theoretical and empirical contributions, which draw on different research streams and disciplines, including international management, international business, business ethics, international law, political science and business and human rights. Methodologically, we welcome qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research approaches.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The role of expatriates and inpatriates in promoting the cause of human rights in foreign subsidiaries.
  • Embedding human rights in corporate culture.
  • Liability of foreignness and human rights.
  • Liability of origin and human rights.
  • MNEs’ human rights conduct and transfer of good human rights practices within the multinational network.
  • CSR and human rights.
  • Differentials in human rights conduct across different types of MNEs.
  • MNE’s human rights conduct across different institutional environments.
  • Market competition and human rights.
  • Effects of infringements of human rights.
  • Political and sub-political activity and strategies of MNEs in relation to human rights.
  • Implications of current business and human rights policy debates for multinational business.
  • Empirical research on the uptake and impact of the UN Guiding Principles.
  • Measuring business and human rights; assessing business and human rights infringements through quantitative analyses.
  • Human rights, social and environmental upgrading in Global Value Chains.

Click here for more information:  http://humanrightsmneworkshop.ec.unipi.it/



Email: csrhrproject@ec.unipi.it

Institutional contact: 

Prof. Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa, Italy
Email: elisa.giuliani@unipi.it

Department of Economics and Management
University of Pisa
Via Ridolfi 10
56124 Pisa (Italy)


Scholars interested in collaborating with us or visiting us for a period, are kindly requested to send an email to csrhrproject@ec.unipi.it and attach a draft of their proposed research agenda and CV. We welcome international collaborations and we do at times fund (subject to funding availability) short visits, for scholars wishing to give a seminar at our Department (autumn, winter and spring terms) or a lecture in the course of Business & Society held within the MSc in Economics (University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies) (March-May only).