Theorizing MNE-NGO conflicts in state-capitalist contexts: Insights from the Greenpeace, Gazprom and the Russian state dispute in the Arctic

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  • National Research University Higher School of Economics

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This paper theorizes development of MNE-NGO-state conflicts in state-capitalist contexts. We draw on longitudinal data from the Arctic oil drilling dispute between environmental NGOs headed by Greenpeace, and Gazprom, the Russian energy giant. We propose a theory that introduces two concepts: shadow-boxing and homeostasis. In shadow-boxing, escalation of visible action by NGOs is met with a seemingly separate but concerted response by the MNE and state bodies. In homeostasis, the contested corporate activity continues undisturbed after the escalated conflict. Beyond state capitalism, these concepts have explanatory power in settings where the corporations and the state are intertwined in various ways.

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Artikkeli101068
JulkaisuJournal of World Business
Vuosikerta55
Numero3
TilaJulkaistu - huhtikuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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