Quotation Wettstein, Florian, Santangelo, Grazia Domenica, Giuliani, Elisa, Stahl, Günter. 2019. International Business and Human Rights: A research agenda. Journal of World Business. 54 (1), 54-65.




The discussion on business responsibilities for human rights is thriving – although, surprisingly, predominantly outside of the International Business (IB) field. This article introduces business and human rights (BHR) as a research area with great potential for IB scholars. IB scholarship has much to offer when it comes to better understanding the relation between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and human rights. BHR, on the other hand, is a field that can no longer be ignored by IB research if the field is to remain at the forefront of scholarship in globalization-related issues concerning MNEs. Therefore, this perspective article aims at providing guidance to IB scholars interested in engaging in BHR research by tracing common themes and overlaps, and outlining a research agenda that addresses some of the research gaps and open questions in both fields.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of World Business
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-A
Language English
Title International Business and Human Rights: A research agenda
Volume 54
Number 1
Year 2019
Page from 54
Page to 65
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.10.004
Open Access N


Stahl, Günter (Details)
Giuliani, Elisa (Università di Pisa, Italy)
Santangelo, Grazia Domenica (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Wettstein, Florian (School of Humanities and Social Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Institute for International Business (Stahl) (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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