Criminal Justice-CJUS Law and Global Corporations P300 | 25937| Liu H| S2008
Who should care about the role of the multinational corporations (MNCs) in a globalizing world? Many people. As future policy-makers, lawyers, managers or governmental agents, it is important for you to understand the role of large multinational business enterprises. Whether you are a labor lawyer concerned about global trade issues or labor standards, an environmental activist concerned about the role of MNCs with respect to environmental policy, an administrative governmental agent regulating MNCs, or you work as a manager or in-house counsel for a major MNC, it is important for you to understand the impact of MNCs on their stakeholders and the society in a globalizing world, and the various attempts to regulate MNCs.
This course will start with cases illustrating MNCs’ globalizing strategies, and the implications of this globalizing process. What responsibilities do the more and more powerful and outreaching MNCs have to its stakeholders: consumers, employees, governments, the environment, and the public in general? We will use specific cases to examine the role of MNCs in perpetuating or alleviating some of the negative consequences of globalization. Further, we will study and compare various proposals to define the social responsibilities of MNCs. Finally, through an evaluation report, you will choose a publicly-held MNC to examine and incorporate your own research with the reading below to address the role your firm plays in a globalizing world.
Class meeting: R 05:45P-08:15P BH 006
Instructor: Haiyan Liu, Criminal Justice
This is a full semester course in spring 2008!
Please note: students can take a CJUS P300 course up to 3 times with varying topics