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CSR and Human Rights Under the Light of a Game Theory Approach

The thesis will demonstrate Bilancini and Boncinelli (2014)’s model of two players with a signal-sending player making an offer of two types, namely high quality and low quality, and sending either high or low signal on the offer; and the signal-receiving player who perceives and processes the signal in either of two elaboration levels, namely high elaboration or low elaboration with the emergence of coarse thinking. Different strategic and psychological behaviors result in expected utilities that define equilibrium states. The game proves to be a suitable model to explain Giuliani (2014)’s definition of low-road, window-dressing and rights-oriented clusters as per CSR adoption and human rights practice. The concept of window-dressing cluster/firm will be analyzed under the model with... »

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May Hong Nguyen

May Hong Nguyen obtained a Master's in Economics at the Pisa University and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy). Before her Master's she studied business in New Delhi (India) and spent a semester on Sustainable Development at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Before resuming her studies, she worked in Vietnam where her professional experiences include business, social development and communications at enterprises, NGOs and diplomatic consulate. May Hong is currently working as sustainability research assistant in Paris for the extra-financial rating agency Vigeo Eiris.