Working Papers


  • 29-September-2004

    English, Excel, 219kb

    2004/2 - Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment in International Investment Law

    This document aims to enhance understanding of investment protection provisions in international investment agreements. It provides a factual survey of jurisprudence and related literature on MFN treaty clauses in investment agreements.

  • 19-May-2004

    English, Excel, 205kb

    2004/1 - Relationships between International Investment Agreements

    International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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