Extending the Continuum of Corporate Diplomacy: Insights for Effective Implementation of the SDGs

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Abstract Denoting several of the “grand challenges” of our times, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for addressing large scale issues through collaborative action. Yet to date, progress on the SDGs has been limited, with effective mechanisms for implementation lacking. In this paper, I argue that corporate diplomacy can act as a tool to support more effective multinational enterprise (MNE) participation and implementation of the SDGs, however, must be reconsidered from a holistic perspective in order to facilitate meaningful change. This paper builds off the continuum of corporate diplomacy proposed by Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Kathleen Rehbein and Timothy Fort, by proposing three possible extensions of proactive corporate diplomacy. By extending existing conceptions of corporate diplomacy to incorporate theoretical perspectives from business and human rights as well as political corporate social responsibility scholarship, this paper aims to contribute to the literature on grand challenges by providing new approaches to improve collaboration.
Authors McDonald, Catherine
Journal or Publication Title Academy of Management Proceedings
Language English
Subjects business studies
Responsibility and Sustainability e.g. SDGs
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 6 July 2022
Publisher Academy of Management
Volume 2022, No. 1
Event Title Creating a Better World Together
Event Location Seattle
Event Dates August 4-10 2022
ISSN 0065-0668
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.16256abstract
Depositing User Catherine McDonald
Date Deposited 24 Nov 2022 13:02
Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 14:03
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/268100


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