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  • Page extent: 378 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.72 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 658.4/08
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HD3613 .P37 2002
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Industries--Self-regulation
    • Industrial management--Employee participation
    • Whistle blowing
    • Social responsibility of business
    • Business ethics

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521818902 | ISBN-10: 0521818907)

DOI: 10.2277/0521818907

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published August 2002

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The Open Corporation, originally published in 2002, set out a blueprint for effective corporate self-regulation, offering practical strategies for managers, stakeholders and regulators to build successful self-regulation management systems. Christine Parker examined the conditions under which corporate self-regulation of social and legal responsibilities were likely to be effective, covering a wide range of areas - from consumer protection to sexual harassment to environmental compliance. Focusing on the features that make self-regulation or compliance management systems effective, Parker argued that law and regulators needed to focus much more on 'meta-regulating' corporate self-regulation if democratic control over corporate action was to be established.

• Equips corporate compliance practitioners and regulators with skills for managing internal corporate compliance and self-regulation programs • Practical proposals for reforming law and regulatory strategy to improve democratic control of corporate action • Innovative connection between corporate social responsibility and deliberative democratic theory


List of tables and figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: corporate self-regulation in the new regulatory state; 2. The potential for self-regulation; 3. Motivating top management commitment to self-regulation; 4. Cultivating self-regulation leadership; 5. Self-regulating methodology and social harmony; 6. The pathologies of self-regulation; 7. Model corporate citizens: the role of self-regulation professionals; 8. The three strategies of 'permeability' in the open corporation; 9. Meta-regulation: the regulation of self-regulation; 10. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

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