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TBGI Working Paper 39

Harnessing TBGIs for Regulatory Quality and Marginalized Actors

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

April 2019


This working paper is a draft version of the concluding chapter of a forthcoming edited volume on harnessing TBGIs to improve regulatory quality and advance marginalized actors. The chapters of the book paint a mixed and not particularly optimistic picture of the prospects for harnessing 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—to improve the quality of transnational regulation and advance marginalized interests. This chapter synthesizes key findings about the impact of TBGIs of regulatory quality and marginalized actors, explores the implications of these findings for identifying and shaping TBGIs that foster regulatory quality or advance marginalized interests, and presents concluding reflections on lessons learned and future research directions.


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