LSE Workshop 2015


Transnational Business Governance Interactions:
Future Directions

LSE Workshop 2015 | London School of Economics, UK | September 23, 2015

The LSE Workshop 2015, chaired by Julia Black, brought together 10 scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and a practitioner to discuss promising directions for transnational business governance interactions research. The discussions specifically addressed possible future directions for the TBGI research project.

The workshop was led off with an introduction and summary of the TBGI project to date, including a description of the novel TBGI Analytical Framework that the project leaders had previously proposed. The majority of the workshop focused on two facilitated discussions. First, participants considered possible mechanisms and pathways of interactions within TBGI. Second, participants considered indicators and impacts of interactions on capacities and performance. Participants’ research backgrounds included a variety of topics, ranging from world trade law to private international law, sports, anti-corruption and biotechnology. Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of the TBGI field, the participants were able to provide broad recommendations for future areas of expansion for the research project. As a conclusion to the workshop, the focus shifted from the project leaders to the participants, who were asked to provide recommendations on where to go next with the TBGI research project.


  • Stepan Wood, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Kenneth Abbott, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law & School of Politics and Global Studies
  • Julia Black, London School of Economics
  • Burkard Eberlein, York University, Schulich School of Business
  • Errol Meidinger, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law



  • Andrew Lang, London School of Economics, Law Department, London, UK
  • Harm Schepel, Kent Law School, Brussels School of International Studies, Brussels, Belgium
  • Karen Yeung, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, London, UK
  • Vidya Rangan, Manager, Impacts, ISEAL Alliance, London, UK
  • Rebecca Schmidt, TBGI Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Jacco Bomhoff, London School of Economics, Law Department, London, UK