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dc.contributor.authorObara, Louise Jayneen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T11:09:59Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T11:09:59Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-25
dc.identifier.citationObara, L. J. (2017) What Does This Mean?: How UK Companies Make Sense of Human Rights. Business and Human Rights Journal, 2(2), pp. 249-273.en
dc.identifier.issn2057-0198
dc.identifier.issn2057-0201
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15077
dc.description.abstractHow do companies understand and talk about human rights? Do they consider human rights a moral, legal or political construct? What type of responsibility do they assume in respect of human rights (e.g. direct/indirect, narrow/broad)? Is the language and label of human rights used within day-to-day practice? This article attempts to address these questions by drawing on empirical data collected as part of an in-depth, qualitative study on the development of human rights within 22 UK companies. Through an analysis based on sensemaking, the paper explores the meaning of human rights, the grounds used to justify corporate responsibility, and the human rights terminology and labels employed within the corporate setting. It then analyses what this understanding and discourse means for the debate about the role of private entities for the protection of human rights.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectBusiness and Human Rightsen
dc.subjectSensemakingen
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectUK Companiesen
dc.titleWhat Does This Mean?: How UK Companies Make Sense of Human Rightsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1017/bhj.2017.7
dc.researchgroupCentre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Responsibilityen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)en
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2017-05-25en
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