Working Papers


  • 14-March-2003

    English, Excel, 194kb

    2003/1 - Incentives-based Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Brazil

    The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.

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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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  • 2-December-2001

    English, Excel, 240kb

    2001/6 - Codes of Corporate Conduct: Expanded Review of their Contents

    Public concerns about globalisation are growing. Many firms are responding to these concerns, often by issuing statements of ethics or values that cover various facets of corporate conduct.

  • 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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  • 18-February-2001

    English, Excel, 177kb

    2001/4 - Public policy and voluntary initiatives: What roles have governments played?

    This paper explores the many ways OECD governments have shaped private corporate initiatives.

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  • 17-February-2001

    English, Excel, 171kb

    2001/3 - Making Codes of Corporate Conduct Work: Management Control Systems and Corporate Responsibility

    This paper describes the management tools companies use to make good on the commitments set forth in their codes of conduct.

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  • 16-February-2001

    English, Excel, 181kb

    2001/2 - Corporate Responsibility: Results of a fact-finding mission on private initiatives

    This paper summarises the results of a fact-finding mission to which looked at private initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility -- that is, at what companies do to promote legal and ethical compliance.

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  • 15-February-2001

    English, Excel, 247kb

    2001/1 - Private Initiatives for Corporate Responsibility: An Analysis

    This paper analyses the results of a fact-finding project on business approaches to corporate responsibility. In so doing, it places the corporate responsibility in its broader governance setting, recognising...

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  • 2-December-2000

    English, Excel, 279kb

    2000/5 - Recent Trends, Policies and Challenges in South East European Countries

    This study was prepared by Dr Gabor Hunya for an OECD Conference on "FDI in South East Europe - Implementing Best Policy Practices" which was held in Vienna on 8-9 November 2000 under the SEE Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth.

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