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Dr. Xiaohua Yang

  *Business Ethics Quarterly*


*Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Developing Country


              Information about this special issue can be found on

*Guest Editors*

Jonathan Doh, Villanova University
Bryan Husted, York University and Tecnologico de Monterrey
Xiaohua Yang, University of San Francisco


Over the past decade there has been increasing recognition of the growing
influence of multinational enterprise (MNEs) from developing countries.
This influence has been acknowledged in both the popular and academic
literature. Public and private organizations such as the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development, United National Conference on Trade
and Development, investment banks and consulting firms have all documented
the rise of developing country MNEs (DMNEs) (see Sauvant, McAllister &
Maschek, 2010) and scholars have begun to explore the ramifications of the
emergence of these DMNEs for established business and management theory
(Carney, Gedajlovic, & Yang, 2009; Cuervo-Cazurra, 2012; Ramamurti, 2004;
Ramamurti, Jitendra, & Singh, 2009).

To date, much of the research on DMNEs has focused on whether and how
established theories of management and international business should be
revised or extended, given the different institutional and cultural
contexts in which DMNEs have emerged and the distinct ownership, governance
and management strategies of these firms. And while ethics and corporate
social responsibility (CSR) scholars have begun exploring the international
and global dimensions of MNEs generally (Scherer, et al. 2009), especially
in the area of human rights (Kobrin, 2009; Muchlinski, 2012; Wettstein,
2012), and some IB scholars have started examining the CSR practices of
MNEs (Campbell, Eden, & Miller, 2012, Doh et. al. (2010) observed that the
integration and assimilation of international management and ethics/CSR
literature is, to date, relatively underdeveloped. In particular, very
little attention has been directed toward the ethical orientation and
corporate social responsibility practices of these DMNEs, with a few
exceptions (Gugler & Shi, 2009).

The purpose of this special issue is therefore to explore ethics and
corporate social responsibility in and by DMNEs. We are especially
interested in scholarly investigations of the antecedents, processes and
impacts of ethics and CSR as conducted and practiced by DMNEs.

*Potential Topics*

Among the topics that could be the focus of submissions are the following.

·  How do the ethical conduct and /or CSR policies and practices of DMNEs
differ from their developed country counterparts? What theoretical
explanations can be provided for such differences?

·  How do the institutional, cultural environment, and distinct ethical
traditions of specific developing countries manifest in the ethical conduct
and/or CSR policies and practices of the DMNEs that emerge from those

·  How do ethical conduct and/or CSR policies and practices evolve as DMNEs
globalize and enter other developing and developed countries?

·  Given the high proportion of state ownership among DMNEs, how does
government influence affect the ethical conduct and/or CSR practices of

·  How do the ethical conduct and/or CSR policies and practices DMNEs from
one region (e.g., Asia) compare to - and differ from - those from others
(e.g., Africa, Latin America)?

·  How might the legacy of post-colonial influence; for example, British
influence in India, affect ethical conduct and/or CSR practices and
policies of DMNEs in those former colonies?

·  Unlike their developed country counterparts, many DMNEs maintain a
broadly diversified portfolio of businesses. How does this diversification
influence ethics and CSR policies and practices in DMNEs?

·  Are DMNEs more or less likely to participate in regional and global
ethics and CSR standards and agreements such as the UN Global Compact, the
UN Tripartite Framework on Business and Human Rights, GRI, etc.? Which ones
are they more likely to participate in and which are they less likely to
participate in? What theoretical explanations can be provided for such

·  Does available evidence indicate that DMNEs are more or less compliant
with labor, human rights, anti-corruption and other regional or global
ethical standards than MNEs from developed countries? What theoretical
explanations can be provided for such differences?

·  Does available evidence indicate that DMNEs engage in business practices
that are more or less environmentally sustainable than MNEs from developed
countries? What theoretical explanations can be provided for such

·  When DMNEs enter into joint ventures and alliances with developed
country MNEs, which sets of ethical conduct and/or CSR policies and
practices prevails?

·  How do DMNEs strategize business ethics and CSR policies and practices
to achieve competitive advantages? How should they?

·  How do DMNEs adapt their business ethics and CSR policies and practices
to legitimize their presence in host countries?

·  Does the ethical and CSR behavior of DMNEs suggest a convergence or
divergence of global ethical norms regarding international business?

These topics are meant to be illustrative; submissions on any topic that
relates directly to the overall special issue theme are encouraged.

To address these questions, we seek a broad and relevant range of
submissions, including both normative, philosophical research and
theoretical or empirical (quantitative or qualitative) social-scientific
research. We encourage contributions that make use of, and contribute to,
one or more theoretical perspectives that find their place within business
ethics and other relevant fields of inquiry (such as philosophy, business
management, organization studies, international business, religion,
psychology, sociology, political science/theory, legal theory, economics,
etc.). In all cases the expectation for publication is that the submission
will make an original theoretical contribution.

Following Cuervo-Cazurra (2012), we consider developing countries as those
that are not advanced economies. As such, developing countries include
emerging economies (high-growth developing countries) as well as transition
countries (countries that used to follow a communist economic system).
Consistent with Cuervo-Cazurra (2012), for purpose of this special issue,
we also follow the classification of the International Monetary Fund and
consider advanced economies to be the following: Australia, Austria,
Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United
Kingdom, and United States. Hence, papers that only study firms from
advanced economies are not appropriate for this special issue.

*Dates and Process*

Authors must submit manuscripts by June 15, 2014, using *BEQ's online
submission system*<>

*About BEQ*

*BEQ* publishes new scholarly studies on topics relevant to CSR and the
ethics of business.

·  Theoretical work including analytical, conceptual, and normative

·  Qualitative (e.g., interview, participant-observer, ethnographic,
case-based) work that makes an original theoretical contribution;

·  Quantitative (e.g., experimental, field, measure development) work that
makes an original theoretical contribution; or

·  Historical work that makes an original theoretical contribution.

BEQ 2-year Impact Factor: *2.196* (2012)
BEQ 5-year Impact Factor: *2.555* (2012)

*Review Process*

The Guest Editors are seeking reviewers for this special issue, soliciting
nominations and volunteers to participate in the review process. Authors of
submitted papers will automatically be included as reviewers. Papers will
be reviewed following the regular BEQ double-blind review process.

*More Information*

For additional information, please contact one of the special issue editors:

*Jonathan Doh*: [log in to unmask]
*Bryan Husted*: [log in to unmask]
*Xiaohua Yang*: [log in to unmask]

*References *

Campbell, J. T., Eden, L., & Miller, S. R. 2012. Multinationals and
corporate social responsibility in host countries: Does distance
matter? *Journal
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Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. & Yang, X. 2009. Varieties of Asian capitalism:
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of Management*, 26 (3), 361-380.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2012. Extending theory by analyzing developing country
multinational companies: Solving the Goldilocks debate. *Global Strategy
Journal*, 2 (3), 153-167.

Doh, J.P., Husted, B. W., Matten, D., & Santoro, M. 2010. Ahoy there!
Toward greater congruence and synergy between international business and
business ethics theory and research. *Business Ethics Quarterly*, 20 (3),

Gugler, P. and Shi, J. Y. J. 2009. Corporate social responsibility for
developing country multinational corporations: Lost war in pertaining
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Kobrin, S. J. 2009. Private political authority and public
responsibility. *Business
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Muchlinski, P. 2012. Implementing the new UN corporate human rights
framework: Implications for corporate law, governance, and regulation,
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Ramamurti, R. 2004. Developing countries and MNEs: Extending and enriching
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Ramamurti, R., & Singh, J. V. S., 2009. *Emerging multinationals in
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Sauvant, K., & McAllister, G. with M. Maschek. 2010. *Foreign direct
investments from emerging markets*. London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scherer, A. G., Palazzo, G., & Matten, D. 2009. Globalization as a
challenge for business responsibilities. *Business Ethics Quarterly*, 19
(3), 327-347.

Wettstein, F. (2012). CSR and the debate on business and human rights:
Bridging the great divide, *Business Ethics Quarterly*, 22 (4), 739-770.

Best regards,

Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D. 杨小华博士教授
Director, China Business Studies Initiative 中国企业管理研究所所长
School of Management
University of San Francisco 旧金山大学商学院
2130 Fulton St, Malloy Hall 305
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-422-4330 <>
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