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date: 21 October 2020

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This chapter provides an introduction to business and human rights (BHR) as a new research field in the intersection of corporate responsibility and international business and specifically reflects on it through, and relates it to, an emerging economies perspective. It aims at outlining the basic contours of the BHR field, clarifying its underlying rationale, as well as providing an overview of some prevalent issues and delineating it from other related concepts such as, particularly, corporate social responsibility. The chapter concludes with a reflection on some key research trends and themes emerging from the BHR field, which may be of particular relevance to international business and emerging markets scholars.

Keywords: human rights, corporate social responsibility, international business, multinational corporations, emerging economies

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