volume 27, issue 4, P397-426 2019
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-08-2019-0083
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Luc Fransen, Ans Kolk, Miguel Rivera-Santos

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to examine the multiplicity of corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, explaining its nature, dynamics and implications for multinational enterprises (MNEs) and international business (IB), especially in the context of CSR and global value chain (GVC) governance. Design/methodology/approach This paper leverages insights from the literature in political science, policy, regulation, governance and IB; from the own earlier work; and from an inventory of CSR standards across a r…

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