publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

A Story of Law and Incentives: A Comparative Legal Understanding of Corporate Risk and Incentives in Relation to Human Rights Liability

Kaeb, Caroline;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: University of Trento
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
This work examines the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), particularly corporate human rights responsibility, by telling a “story of law and incentives” in way that fosters a comparative legal understanding of corporate risks and motivational drivers. The 2008 financial crisis has shown that trustworthiness on the part of corporations is indispensable for the sustainable well-being of society and corporate success alike. This reality mandates assessing the current legal and economic system and the incentives that it induces for corporations to ensure that the ‘social contract’ is not unconditional anymore, but rather encourages, induces, and event...
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free text keywords: IUS/13 DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE, IUS/02 DIRITTO PRIVATO COMPARATO
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