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dc.contributor.authorKatsos, John
dc.contributor.authorAlkafaji, Yass
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T06:19:33Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T06:19:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.citationKatsos, John, Yass AlKafaji. "Business in War Zones: How Companies Promote Peace in Iraq." Journal of Business Ethics (August, 2017):en_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-0697
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11073/16327
dc.description.abstractThe private sector is vital to building and sustaining peace. These efforts are often recognized as “Business for Peace” or “Peace through Commerce.” Academic research on Business for Peace is almost twenty years old and tends to be theoretical. This paper is the first to present qualitative findings on businesses operating in an active violent conflict such as the case of Iraq. Companies in Iraq operate under the constant threat of violence and yet many still try to enhance peace through operations. We interviewed more than 40 participants who were business owners, managers, government officials, and international policymakers who were active in the Iraqi theater. We discuss our findings that relate to the perception of company activities as peace enhancing into four categories: capacity building, rule of law, social cohesion, and local engagement. Our findings support the existing business and peace categories of rule of law and social cohesion. Our findings also suggest that current theory may be missing capacity building and local engagement as important business activities to promote peace. We conclude by noting the limitations of the paper and the need for more qualitative research.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3513-7en_US
dc.subjectPeace through commerceen_US
dc.subjectPeacebuildingen_US
dc.subjectBusiness for peaceen_US
dc.subjectIraqen_US
dc.subjectISISen_US
dc.titleBusiness in War Zones: How Companies Promote Peace in Iraqen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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