Social Responsibility of Transnational Corporations and the Emergence of a (Social) Law of Globalisation.

Social Responsibility of Transnational Corporations and the Emergence of a (Social) Law of Globalisation.
MOND
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine
- CNRS / Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV – UMR 5514 COMPTRASEC – Bordeaux - Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV – IRGO – Département de Sciences de gestion – Bordeaux - Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV – GRETA – Département de Sciences économiques – Bordeaux - Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV – CRDEI – Département de Droit - Bordeaux - Université Toulouse Le Mirail – CERTOP UMR CNRS 5044– Toulouse - Hamburger Univeristät für Wiertschaft und Politik (HWP) - Allemagne - Johann Wolgang Goethe-Universität – Francfort – Allemagne - Universidad Castilla-La-Mancha (UCLM) – Albacete – Espagne - Universita Degli Studi di Trento (UNITN) – Trento – Italie - Universita Degli Studi di Verona – Verone – Italie
48 months - September 2008-September 2012

The objective of this research project is twofold. First, it is to demonstrate that fragments of this law are currently under gestation or even appearing in the international public institutions (UN-ILO-OECD-EU) and also, more unexpectedly, in transnational corporations. Second, these fragments come from bodies and players that have restructured themselves on the world stage (international Trade Union organisations) to respond to the challenges raised by economic globalisation. The research project will therefore concern the standards and the players who are making use of the social responsibility of transnational corporations (in the absence of legal responsibility) to make their contribution to the emergence of a social law of globalisation.

To examine these three research hypotheses, our work will be organised around three directions (themes) :
- First research theme: Implementation of transnational corporate standards and the emergence of a social law of globalisation
- Second research theme: International standards and the emergence of a social law of globalisation
- Third research theme: Social players and the emergence of a social law of globalisation