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TBGI Working Paper 38

Transnational Business Governance Interactions, Regulatory Quality and Marginalized Actors: An Introduction

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Stepan Wood, Errol Meidinger, Burkard Eberlein, Rebecca Schmidt and Kenneth W. Abbott

April 2019


This working paper is a draft version of the introductory chapter of a forthcoming edited volume that investigates the circumstances in which transnational business governance interactions (TBGIs)—the myriad overlaps, intersections, conflicts, collisions and synergies amongst the actors and institutions involved in transnational regulation of business activity—can be harnessed to enhance the quality of transnational regulation and advance the interests of marginalized actors. This chapter introduces the concept of transnational business governance interactions (TBGIs), summarizes the TBGI analytical framework and defines regulatory quality and marginalized actors. It proposes to investigate the relationship between TBGIs, regulatory quality and marginalized actors at three levels: regulatory capacities, outputs and outcomes. The chapter presents the plan of the book and summarizes the key messages of the chapters.


Transnational business governance interactions, regulatory quality, marginalized actors, capacity, outputs, outcomes, TBGIs