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ERIC Number: EJ811346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Transnational Corporations in Education: Filling the Governance Gap through New Social Norms and Market Multilateralism?
Bhanji, Zahra
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v6 n1 p55-73 2008
This paper explores the rising presence of transnational corporations (TNCs) in education and their mobilisation of global corporate social discourses to legitimise their private authority in education. The rising presence of TNCs is explored in the paper in two parts. First, through a taxonomy of global corporate social engagement (GCSE) activities and second, through a case study of the World Economic Forum's corporate citizenship initiatives as a new form of "market" multilateralism in education. Lastly, I critique the GCSE efforts of TNCs working in education and discuss the implications of their seemingly "to do good" activities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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