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The Open Corporation
Effective Self-regulation and Democracy


  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521152884

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  • The Open Corporation, originally published in 2002, set out a blueprint for effective corporate self-regulation, offering practical strategies for managers, stakeholders and regulators to build successful self-regulation management systems. Christine Parker examined the conditions under which corporate self-regulation of social and legal responsibilities were likely to be effective, covering a wide range of areas - from consumer protection to sexual harassment to environmental compliance. Focusing on the features that make self-regulation or compliance management systems effective, Parker argued that law and regulators needed to focus much more on 'meta-regulating' corporate self-regulation if democratic control over corporate action was to be established.

    • Equips corporate compliance practitioners and regulators with skills for managing internal corporate compliance and self-regulation programs
    • Practical proposals for reforming law and regulatory strategy to improve democratic control of corporate action
    • Innovative connection between corporate social responsibility and deliberative democratic theory
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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521152884
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    1. Introduction: corporate self-regulation in the new regulatory state
    2. The potential for self-regulation
    3. Motivating top management commitment to self-regulation
    4. Cultivating self-regulation leadership
    5. Self-regulating methodology and social harmony
    6. The pathologies of self-regulation
    7. Model corporate citizens: the role of self-regulation professionals
    8. The three strategies of 'permeability' in the open corporation
    9. Meta-regulation: the regulation of self-regulation
    10. Conclusion

  • Author

    Christine Parker, University of Melbourne

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