Provided by Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Guiding questions: How does globalization change the relationship between governments and businesses? What role does business play in global governance? Why is the political issue of peace a business concern?
Oetzel, J., Westermann-Behaylo, M., Koerber, C., Fort, T. L., & Rivera, J. (2009). Business and peace: Sketching the terrain. Journal of Business Ethics, 89(4), 351-373. PDF
Banks, H. (2016). The business of peace: Coca-Cola’s contribution to stability, growth, and optimism. Business Horizons, 59(5), 455-461. PDF
Contemporary news article
Gilchrist, K. (2022). ‘Under the counter diplomacy’: Why sanctioned oligarch Roman Abramovich is brokering peace in Ukraine. CNBC, April 1.
Respond to the following question (500 words): What arguments speak for, and which arguments speak against businesses being involved in global governance peacebuilding efforts in war and areas of conflict?
Joseph, J., Katsos, J. E., & Van Buren, H. J. (2022). Entrepreneurship and peacebuilding: A review and synthesis. Business & Society, doi.org/10.1177/00076503221084638. PDF
Elke Schüßler, Johannes Kepler University Linz talks with Jan Pospisil, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Vienna and Research Director at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution