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  1. Siri Granum Carson, Øivind Hagen & S. Prakash Sethi (forthcoming). From Implicit to Explicit CSR in a Scandinavian Context: The Cases of HÅG and Hydro. Journal of Business Ethics.
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  2. S. Prakash Sethi (forthcoming). Multinational Corporations and the Impact of Public Advocacy on Corporate Strategy: Nestle and the Infant Formula Controversy. Issues in Business Ethics (Usa).
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  3. S. Prakash Sethi (forthcoming). The Economics of Apartheid: Bringing Blacks Into Business. Business and Society Review.
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  4. S. Prakash Sethi & Donald H. Schepers (2013). Developing a Framework for Critiquing Multi-Stakeholder Codes of Conduct. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 24:226-239.
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  5. S. Prakash Sethi & Donald H. Schepers (2013). United Nations Global Compact: The Promise–Performance Gap. Journal of Business Ethics:1-16.
    The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) was created in 2000 to leverage UN prestige and induce corporations to embrace 10 principles incorporating values of environmental sustainability, protection of human rights, fair treatment of workers, and elimination of bribery and corruption. We review and analyze the GC’s activities and impact in enhancing corporate social responsibility since inception. First, we propose an analytical framework which allows us to assess the qualities of the UNGC and its principles in the context of external and (...)
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  6. S. Prakash Sethi (ed.) (2011). Globalization and Self-Regulation: The Crucial Role That Corporate Codes of Conduct Play in Global Business. Palgrave Macmillan.
    It is imperative for the business community to act now to create global, industry-wide standards of conduct. Corporate strategy expert S. Prakash Sethi along with notable experts on issues of global codes of conduct take an in-depth look at global structures and how regulation works from a corporate perspective, providing case studies of several industries and governments who have begun implementing voluntary codes of conducts, including Equator Principles, ICMM, and The Kimberly Process._ He assesses the many types of self-regulations that (...)
     
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  7. S. Prakash Sethi, David B. Lowry, Emre A. Veral, H. Jack Shapiro & Olga Emelianova (2011). Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.: An Innovative Voluntary Code of Conduct to Protect Human Rights, Create Employment Opportunities, and Economic Development of the Indigenous People. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 103 (1):1-30.
    Environmental degradation and extractive industry are inextricably linked, and the industry’s adverse impact on air, water, and ground resources has been exacerbated with increased demand for raw materials and their location in some of the more environmentally fragile areas of the world. Historically, companies have managed to control calls for regulation and improved, i.e., more expensive, mining technologies by (a) their importance in economic growth and job creation or (b) through adroit use of their economic power and bargaining leverage against (...)
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  8. S. Prakash Sethi, Emre A. Veral, H. Jack Shapiro & Olga Emelianova (2011). Mattel, Inc.: Global Manufacturing Principles (GMP) - A Life-Cycle Analysis of a Company-Based Code of Conduct in the Toy Industry. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 99 (4):483 - 517.
    Over the last 20+ years, multinational corporations (MNCs) have been confronted with accusations of abuse of market power and unfair and unethical business conduct especially as it relates to their overseas operations and supply chain management. These accusations include, among others, worker exploitation in terms of unfairly low wages, excessive work hours, and unsafe work environment; pollution and contamination of air, ground water and land resources; and, undermining the ability of natural government to protect the well-being of their citizens. MNCs (...)
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  9. S. Prakash Sethi (2009). Globalization and the Good Corporation. Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):1 - 2.
  10. S. Prakash Sethi (2006). An Introduction. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (2):117-118.
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  11. S. Prakash Sethi (2006). A Search for Standards to Monitor Labor Conditions Worldwide. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (2):271-287.
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  12. S. Prakash Sethi (2006). Monitoring International Labor Standards: Techniques and Sources of Information. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (2):271-288.
     
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  13. S. Prakash Sethi (2005). Investing in Socially Responsible Companies is a Must for Public Pension Funds – Because There is No Better Alternative. Journal of Business Ethics 56 (2):99 - 129.
    >With assets of over US$1.0 trillion and growing, public pension funds in the United States have become a major force in the private sector through their holding of equity positions in large publicly traded corporations. More recently, these funds have been expanding their investment strategy by considering a corporations long-term risks on issues such as environmental protection, sustainability, and good corporate citizenship, and how these factors impact a companys long-term performance. Conventional wisdom argues that the fiduciary responsibility of the pension (...)
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  14. S. Prakash Sethi (2005). Special Issue On: Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations. Journal of Business Ethics 59:415.
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  15. S. Prakash Sethi (2005). Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations. Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):1 - 2.
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  16. S. Prakash Sethi (2003). Globalization and the Good Corporation: A Need for Proactive Co-Existence. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 43 (1-2):21 - 31.
    Large corporations are coming under intense pressure to act in a socially responsible manner. Corporations have accepted this notion provided that it is exercised voluntarily. It has also been argued that corporations can do well by doing good, and that good ethics is good business. This paper presents an alternative viewpoint by demonstrating that while voluntary socially responsible conduct is desirable, it plays a rather small role in inspiring good corporate conduct. Instead, (a) it is the external economic-competitive conditions that (...)
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  17. S. Prakash Sethi (2002). Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Success of Globalization. Ethics and International Affairs 16 (1):89–106.
  18. S. Prakash Sethi (2002). Standards for Corporate Conduct in the International Arena: Challenges and Opportunities for Multinational Corporations. Business and Society Review 107 (1):20-40.
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  19. S. Prakash Sethi & Oliver F. Williams (2000). Creating and Implementing Global Codes of Conduct: An Assessment of the Sullivan Principles as a Role Model for Developing International Codes of Conduct—Lessons Learned and Unlearned. Business and Society Review 105 (2):169-200.
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  20. S. Prakash Sethi (1999). Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Business and Society Review 104 (3):225-241.
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  21. S. Prakash Sethi (1994). Imperfect Markets: Business Ethics as an Easy Virtue. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (10):803 - 815.
    This paper marks a radical diversion from the large body of prevailing literature in business ethics which primarily views the issue in individual-personal terms, i.e., corporate executive and employee, and suggests that making corporations more ethical would primarily come through changes in executive behavior. While this approach has strong intellectual roots in moral philosophy and religion, it fails in explaining the persistence of unethical and illegal behavior among corporations of all sizes, financial health, competitive market conditions, and, level of individual (...)
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  22. S. Prakash Sethi (1993). Editor's Note. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (12):899-899.
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  23. S. Prakash Sethi (1993). Operational Modes for Multinational Corporations in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Proposal for a Code of Affirmative Action in the Marketplace. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1):1 - 12.
    The economic and socio-political impact of multinational corporations (MNCs) on third world countries has been the subject of intense debate and controversy leading to charges of exploitation and colonization on the one hand, and demands for codes of conduct on the other. This article examines the working of one of the most comprehensive of such codes under the most reprehensible political conditions, i.e., the operations of U.S.—based multinational corporations in South Africa under the acgis of the Sullivan Principles. It is (...)
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  24. S. Prakash Sethi & Paul Steidlmeier (1993). Religions's Moral Compass and a Just Economic Order: Reflections on Pope John Paul II's Encyclicalcentesimus Annus. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (12):901 - 917.
    The purpose of Pope John Paul''s encyclicalCentesimus Annus (CA) is to propound the foundations of a just economic order and to sketch its essential characteristics. As such he essentially provides an orientation or moral compass for the political economy rather than a precise road map. This article first reviews the principal components of CA and then analyzes and evaluates its central contentions on both cultural and economic grounds.
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