Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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This Article focuses on the impact that the organizational structure of a corporation can have on fostering a peaceful outside world. In this Article, the Authors argue that if an organization is structured to meet the needs of its employees and also cares about its employees and their needs, then the employees will behave civilly and respectfully. Furthermore, the Authors argue that the organization structured in such fashion will then be conducive for healthy organizational growth and positive conflict resolution. The Article posits that families, schools, religious organizations, social groups, and business organizations all have the potential of contributing to a more-peaceful society by creating "rules of the game" that require and intentionally facilitate respectful, civil, and peaceful behaviors of their members. The Article concludes that a respectful way of working together will often spill over into behavior outside of the organization, which will facilitate positive change toward a peaceful world.