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The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere?

Grahame F. Thompson


Modern constitutions are relatively recent instruments of rule and are closely associated with the formation of national states from the eighteenth century onwards. So what is this term doing in respect to global business practices and corporate affairs? This question is the one the book sets out to explore. The argument is that with the advent of globalization — where corporate organizations and the commercial relations that accompany them are argued to have become increasingly transnational — the locus of powers, authorities, and responsibilities has shifted to the global level. The nation-s ... More

Keywords: business organization, commercial constitutionalization, global governance, international juridicalization, global corporate citizenship, international rule of law, public law, administrative law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594832
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grahame F. Thompson, author
Professor, Copenhagen Business School and the Open University