Working Papers

  • 1-May-2011


    Enhancing the role of the boards of directors of state-owned enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 2

    Board autonomy and competences is one of the key challenges in making state-owned enterprises operate on truly commercial terms. This paper examines the challenges facing SOE boards, relative to private enterprises and vis-à-vis their government owners, based on interviews with a large number of serving Chairs and other key board members.

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  • 1-May-2011


    Competitive neutrality and state-owned enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 1

    This paper examines sources of competitive advantages and incentives for SOE managers, boards and government owners to use them and national approaches to countering these practices. It outlines options available to competition agencies to counter anti-competitive practices by SOEs and to help enhance competitive neutrality.

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  • 16-June-2010

    English, Excel, 597kb

    Foreign State Immunity and Foreign Government Controlled Investors, OECD Working Papers on International Investment, No. 2010/2

    This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.

  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 342kb

    Multilateral Influences on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Working Paper 2005/2

    This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.

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  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 395kb

    Corporate Responsibility Practices of Emerging Market Companies - A Fact-Finding Study - Working Paper 2005/3

    This working paper presents a fact finding study of the corporate responsibility policies and practices of emerging market companies.

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  • 30-September-2003

    English, Excel, 186kb

    2003/2 - Business Approaches to Combating Corrupt Practices

    The international business community's anti-corruption efforts are essential parts of broader systems for fighting corrupt business practices. This paper looks at anti-corruption material published on the websites of companies in UNCTAD’s list of top 100 non-financial multinational...

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  • 1-October-2002

    English, Excel, 145kb

    2002/2 - Managing Working Conditions in the Supply Chain: A Fact-Finding Study of Corporate Practices

    This working paper focuses on one aspect of supply chain management -- corporate policies and management practices with respect to working conditions in their supply chains. It provides new data about company practices of ...

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  • 4-June-2002

    English, Excel, 269kb

    2002/1 - Multinational Enterprises in Situations of Violent Conflict and Widespread Human Rights Abuses

    This report considers the challenges of conducting business responsibly in countries characterised by civil strife and extensive human rights violations. It focuses particularly on extractive industry companies and documents the search for solutions.

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  • 1-December-2001

    English, Excel, 171kb

    2001/5 - The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Other Corporate Responsibility Instruments

    This paper examines the similarities and differences between the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and six other global instruments for corporate responsibility.

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  • 30-November-1999

    English, Excel, 227kb

    1999/2 - Deciphering Codes of Corporate Conduct: A Review of their Contents

    This working paper concentrates on the relevance of the aspirations and commitments set forth in corporate codes in addressing public concerns, focusing in some detail on how these issues are addressed.

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