The Handbook of Global Companies brings together original research addressing the latest theories and empirical analysis surrounding the role of global companies in local, national, and international governance. * Offers new insights into the role of global companies in relation to policy and governance at local, national, and international levels * Brings together newly-commissioned research by a global team of established and up-and-coming scholars from the fields of international relations, political science, public policy, and beyond * Considers the environmental and societal responsibilities of global corporations. * Covers topics including the spatial locations of global companies; debate about the power they wield and their role as catalysts in new forms of governance; and the ways in which global companies share authority with the state and international organizations to drive policy processes * Speculates on the broader potential and limitations of global governance
John Mikler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research interests are primarily focused on the role of transnational economic actors, particularly multinational corporations, and the interaction between them and states, international organizations and civil society. He is the author of Greening the Car Industry: Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change (2009), and has published widely in journals including Business and Politics, Regulation and Governance, Global Society, Policy and Society, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, and New Political Economy.