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Cheng Li and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra investigated the relationship between misconduct by multinationals' foreign suppliers and subsidiaries and the multinationals' corporate social responsibility (CSR). They explain and find that multinationals whose foreign suppliers or subsidiaries experienced major environmental, social, and governance (ESG) breaches improved their CSR performance after the incident when compared to multinationals without such breaches. Additionally, these responses by multinationals to supplier and subsidiary misbehavior are more robust for multinationals from home countries with CSR mandates. Finally, they found that while major subsidiary misbehavior led to higher internal CSR performance, major supplier misbehavior resulted in higher external CSR performance. The findings provide valuable insights for managers of multinationals dealing with the challenges of managing misbehavior in far-flung suppliers and subsidiaries. They need not only to solve the particular misbehavior, but also implement multinational-wide initiatives to compensate for the breach in the social contract with stakeholders

Companies that invest in robust remote work policies are better insulated from the business impact of natural disasters, according to research from John Bai and his collaborators published in the Harvard Business Review.

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Alan McKim, MBA'88 and D'Amore-McKim School of Business namesake, offers honest advice to first-year students in the Full-Time MBA Career Management class.

Brecker Ferguson, a third-year student in Business Administration and Environment & Sustainability Sciences at Northeastern University, shares his takeaways about the role of emerging economies in global trade after attending the 2023 World Trade Organization Public Forum.

Radhika Barot, a fourth-year student in Economics and Mathematics at Northeastern University, shares his takeaways about the role of emerging economies in the transition to sustainable trade after attending the 2023 World Trade Organization Public Forum.

Ruth V. Aguilera and her co-author urge organizations to take a new approach to corporate governance in the face of existential risks posed by the strain of planetary resources in their study, which received the Journal of Management Studies 2022 Best Paper Award.

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In 1972, Nairobi, Kenya became the first developing country to host the headquarters of a UN organization, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP's presence in Nairobi has increased Kenya's global governance stature. However, it has not fulfilled the promise of promoting greater input from developing countries. The location has posed challenges to UNEP, including security concerns, recruitment and retention of staff, communication and infrastructure difficulties, and the need for resources. Professor Ivanova's recent book about UNEP's first 50 years identifies practical ways for improving its effectiveness as a premier multilateral institution for addressing the grand environmental challenges of our time.

The 2022 Frontiers in International Business Conference, hosted by the Darla Moore School of Business in Charleston, South Carolina, featured a keynote talk and numerous session presentations by notable D'Amore-McKim faculty and one rising star undergraduate student.

From a global social entrepreneurship course, Natasha Ibori was inspired to build her venture, Uwana Energy, an Innovator Award winner.

The DATA initiative and Schneider Electric co-presented the second annual DATA forum