NGOs and Corporations: Conflict and Collaboration (Business, by Michael Yaziji, Jonathan Doh

By Michael Yaziji, Jonathan Doh

We are living in a interval marked via the ascendency of enterprises. while, the variety of non-governmental corporations (NGOs) - reminiscent of Amnesty overseas, CARE, Greenpeace, Oxfam, keep the youngsters, and the WWF - has quickly elevated within the final two decades. hence, those very sorts of association are taking part in an more and more very important position in shaping our society, but they typically have very assorted agendas. This publication specializes in the dynamic interactions, either conflictual and collaborative, that exist among agencies and NGOs. It comprises rigorous versions, frameworks, and case reviews to record many of the ways in which NGOs aim businesses via boycotts, proxy campaigns, and different advocacy projects. It additionally explains the rising trend of cross-sectoral alliances and partnerships among organizations and NGOs. This e-book may also help managers, activists, students, and scholars to higher comprehend the character, scope, and evolution of those advanced interactions.

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Adversaries of some NGOs have launched initiatives to reign in and hold accountable increasingly influential NGOs. For example, the American Enterprise Institute, in cooperation with the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, has presented a program initiative called “NGO Watch,” which challenges the actions and statements of many NGOs. Major NGOs have themselves struggled to develop some sort of system of self-regulation to ensure that the whole industry is not tarnished by the actions of a few irresponsible players.

The power of imperfect competition The final form of market failure concerns imperfect competition and the power that it can provide to one actor over another in a transaction. Monopolies and monopsonies – products or services offered by many sellers only sought by one buyer – are the most obvious form of such market failures. Firms in the preferred positions in these imperfect market structures have negotiating power with their transacting partner that they would not have in perfect competition.

Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Considerations (Frankfurt: Campus, 1991), p. 16. ), Policy Networks, p. 17. 17 M. Lindenberg and J. P. Dobel, “The challenges of globalization for Northern international relief and development NGOs,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 28 (4) (1999), 16. 2 The emergence of NGOs in the context of business–government– societal relationships How are we to understand the increasing frequency and impact of interactions between NGOs and corporations? In this chapter, we will investigate the conditions that have favored the significant rise in the number, power and societal influence of NGOs – with a particular focus on advocacy NGOs – in the past two decades.

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