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The Resource Business and governance in South Africa : racing to the top?, edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Christian Thauer, (electronic book)

Business and governance in South Africa : racing to the top?, edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Christian Thauer, (electronic book)

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Business and governance in South Africa : racing to the top?
Title
Business and governance in South Africa
Title remainder
racing to the top?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Christian Thauer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The authors identify conditions under which firms seek higher rather than lower regulation in a context of weak regulatory capacities by engaging in self-regulation or partnering up with the government and/or NGOs. They analyse how firms in the automotive, food, textile, and mining sectors fight environmental pollution and HIV/AIDS.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC905
LC item number
.B6667 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Borzel, Tanja A
  • Thauer, Christian
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  • Commercial law
  • Industries
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Pollution
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Mineral industries
  • Food industry and trade
  • Textile industry
Summary expansion
Under which conditions do companies engage in the provision of collective goods and services if the state lacks the capacity to do so? To what extent do multinational firms engage in a 'race to the top' fostering rather than undermining regulation? The empirical analyses in the individual chapters look at business responses to some of South Africa's most pertinent governance challenges, HIV/AIDS and environmental pollution. The contributors look at firms in four industry sectors: the automotive industry, the mining industry, the food and beverage industry and the textile industry. These four sectors comprise a significant number of foreign as well as local companies, with or without brand name, which cater to different market segments within South Africa, differ in size and are exposed to varying pressure from NGOs and foreign competitors
Label
Business and governance in South Africa : racing to the top?, edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Christian Thauer, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-264) and index
Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Business and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood-- Tanja A. Borzel 2. Business, Governance and Government in South Africa. The Legacy of Apartheid-- Jana Honke, Nicole Kranz, Anna Kristin Muller-Debus and Christian R. Thauer PART II: FIGHTING HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA 3. HIV/AIDS in South Africa-- Anna Kristin Mueller-Debus & Christian R. Thauer 4. Coping with Uncertainty. The Automotive Industry and the Governance of HIV/AIDS in South Africa-- Christian R. Thauer 5. Between Cause and Cure. The Mining Industry and HIV/AIDS Governance in South Africa-- Jana Honke 6. Beyond Customer Care. Does HIV/AIDS Matter to the South African Food and Beverage Sector?-- Nicole Kranz 7. Stuck in the Shadow of Anarchy. HIV/AIDS Governance and the Textile Sector in South Africa-- Anna Kristin Muller-Debus PART III: FIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA 8. Environmental Policy in South Africa-- Nicole Kranz & Jana Honke 9. Upgrading the Periphery? The Contribution of Car Companies to Environmental Governance in South Africa-- Christian R. Thauer 10. Cleaning up their act, or more? Mining companies and environmental protection in South Africa-- Jana Honke and Nicole Kranz 11. Securing the Production Basis: Environmental Governance in the Food and Beverage Sector-- Nicole Kranz 12 . A Race to the Bottom? Environmental Protection and the Textile Industry-- Anna Kristin Muller-Debus PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 13. Racing to the Top?-- Tanja A. Borzel, Christian R. Thauer and Jana Honke
Control code
9781137317810
Extent
xiv, 274 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137237590
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Business and governance in South Africa : racing to the top?, edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Christian Thauer, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-264) and index
Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Business and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood-- Tanja A. Borzel 2. Business, Governance and Government in South Africa. The Legacy of Apartheid-- Jana Honke, Nicole Kranz, Anna Kristin Muller-Debus and Christian R. Thauer PART II: FIGHTING HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA 3. HIV/AIDS in South Africa-- Anna Kristin Mueller-Debus & Christian R. Thauer 4. Coping with Uncertainty. The Automotive Industry and the Governance of HIV/AIDS in South Africa-- Christian R. Thauer 5. Between Cause and Cure. The Mining Industry and HIV/AIDS Governance in South Africa-- Jana Honke 6. Beyond Customer Care. Does HIV/AIDS Matter to the South African Food and Beverage Sector?-- Nicole Kranz 7. Stuck in the Shadow of Anarchy. HIV/AIDS Governance and the Textile Sector in South Africa-- Anna Kristin Muller-Debus PART III: FIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA 8. Environmental Policy in South Africa-- Nicole Kranz & Jana Honke 9. Upgrading the Periphery? The Contribution of Car Companies to Environmental Governance in South Africa-- Christian R. Thauer 10. Cleaning up their act, or more? Mining companies and environmental protection in South Africa-- Jana Honke and Nicole Kranz 11. Securing the Production Basis: Environmental Governance in the Food and Beverage Sector-- Nicole Kranz 12 . A Race to the Bottom? Environmental Protection and the Textile Industry-- Anna Kristin Muller-Debus PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 13. Racing to the Top?-- Tanja A. Borzel, Christian R. Thauer and Jana Honke
Control code
9781137317810
Extent
xiv, 274 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137237590
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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