Private initiatives for corporate responsibility have been a major development in international management over the last twenty years. The initiatives include issuance of codes of business conduct, implementation of management systems and broader efforts to improve business accountability. Yet, there is little agreement about what these initiatives mean or how effective they are. The OECD project on corporate responsibility seeks to
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994. Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
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The CIME has just completed a major study of private initiatives for corporate responsibility using databases covering over two thousand organisations based in thirty countries. Voluntary initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility are a significant trend in international business in recent years. This report to Ministers outlines the key findings of the study.
Since 1993, the OECD has published Investment Guides for a number of economies in transition. These Guides identify areas of opportunity for (potential) foreign investors, provide information on the historical, political, economic, financial and ...
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December 2000. Because of its size, China's "open door policy" launched twenty years ago constitutes a unique and vast laboratory for the study of major structural changes in China and the world economy.
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July 2000. This working paper on FDI in Lithuania, and the evolution of the underlying institutional framework, examines the main policy changes made to create a hospitable business environment in the country.
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This presentation was made at a Conference on Fiscal Incentives and Competition for Foreign Direct Investment in the Baltic States which took place in Vilnius on 30 May 2000.
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September 1999. This paper provides an analytical summary of the discussions on Corporate Responsibilities and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises ...
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17 May 1999. This document provides a broad indication of the issues to be addressed in the Review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.