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Title: Dubious trade and corporate connections: Moral imperative versus academic silence.
Authors: Thomas, Amos Owen
Keywords: Dubious trades
Dark trades
Trade, Dark
Conferences and workshops
EABIS Annual Colloquium, 2010, St. Petersburg
European Academy of Business in Society Annual Colloquium, 2010, St. Petersburg
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Thomas, A. O. (2010). Dubious trade and corporate connections: Moral imperative versus academic silence. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Colloquium of EABIS, the European Academy of Business in Society, 21-22 September 2010, St. Petersberg, Russia.
Abstract: Advocacy against the dark side of trade comes to us via investigative journalism by the mainstream news media, rather than the business media. Formal research on these dubious trades is lacking and what little is done is primarily by non-government organisations {NGOs) and intergovernmental organisations (IGOs), not academic institutions. Within academia, research on the phenomenon is published primarily by researchers from the humanities and social sciences, even the physical sciences, rather than those in business and management disciplines, with the possible exception of economists who have done some amoral research on the arms trade. Utilising limited secondary data on the extent of the trade and its consequences, this paper aims to make the case for why corporations cannot ignore such matters of global socio-economic justice.
Description: Paper presented at a conference.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10628/272
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