T12P06 - Corporate Power and Developing Countries

Topic : Policy, Business and Interest Groups

Panel Chair : Jaroslaw Filip Czub - jaroslaw.czub@jfc.edu.pl

Panel Second Chair : Nirvia Ravena de Sousa - niravena@uol.com.br

Panel Third Chair : Karsten Ronit - KR@ifs.ku.dk

Objectives and Scientific Relevance of the panel

Quite a challenge for business in developing countries in the area of public policy is a blockage resulting from the deficit and complexity of regulations. It is worth emphasizing that more and more interest groups in and beyond business is trying to influence on the conditions of citizens and firms. In order to improve the lives of people in developing countries, different interest groups should have a real impact on changing public policy and regulation. Until we offset the difficulties that have an impact on legislative changes in developing countries economic and social progress will be halted in the different fields. Consequently, this process may lead to the inhibition of the economy and will have a negative impact on the lives of citizens in these countries.

 

Strategic, overarching aim of the research will be an analysis on the possibility of conducting lobbying by interest groups in the developing countries and their impact on public policy. The lobbying activity is a process of constant interaction between interest groups and political institutions to reach an agreement on the control of certain variables in public policy fields. Furthermore, lobbying in the developing countries is a dynamic variable and depends on the one hand on the processes taking place at international levels and on the other hand on legislative changes in individual countries.

 

The aim of this panel is to engage in a discussion on the actions taken by business and that that affect the lives of citizens and firms through various public policies. This panel seeks to study the influence of business in relation to: the differences of corporate strategies in developing countries, and the variation in patterns of institutional path dependence and styles of regulation. The panel aims for an in-depth examination to be undertaken on the impact of business on public policy.

Call for papers

Quite a challenge for business in developing countries in the area of public policy is a blockage resulting from the deficit and complexity of regulations. It is worth emphasizing that more and more interest groups in and beyond business is trying to exert influence on the lives of citizens and firms. Until we offset the difficulties that have an impact on legislative changes in developing countries economic and social progress will be halted in the different fields. What consequently can have this process to the inhibition of development of economy and how will have impact on the lives of citizens in these countries? Strategic, overarching aim of the research will be legal analysis on the possibility of conducting lobbying by interest groups in the developing countries and their impact on the results achieved in the context of the interests protected by the various interest groups having an impact on civil society in the public policy sphere. Recognizing this, all papers should address the question of how strong is business lobbying in the developing countries in public policy. The aim of this panel is to lead a discussion on the actions taken by business that affect the lives of citizens and firms through various public policies. This panel seeks to study the influence of business in relation to: the differences of corporate strategies in developing countries, and the variation in, patterns of institutional path dependence and styles of regulation. The panel aims therefore for an in-depth examination to be undertaken on the impact business on public policy. The panel welcomes the following kind of paper proposals. 1. The role of business and other interest groups, 2. The role of business in specific areas of public policy, 3. The relationship between domestic and international processes.

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