The quest for CSR: Mapping responsible and irresponsible practices in an intra-organizational context in Ghana’s gold mining industry

Pereira, Vijay and Tuffour, James and Patnaik, Swetketu and Temouri, Yama and Malik, Ashish and Singh, Sanjay (2021) The quest for CSR: Mapping responsible and irresponsible practices in an intra-organizational context in Ghana’s gold mining industry. Journal of Business Research, 135. pp. 268-281. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

This paper explores the positive and negative social impact of business relationships in the Ghanian gold mining industry. We adopted an in-depth longitudinal case study approach to explore the responsible and irresponsible behaviour of dominant stakeholders in Ghana’s mining sector. Exploiting unique primary data collected from various stakeholders allowed us to identify and map the evolution of CSR behaviour through the theory of planned behaviour over three distinct time periods since Ghana’s independence of 1957. Findings from our study suggest that the state and multinational enterprises as key stakeholders in the network of business relationship played a critical role in paving the way for the indigenous people to participate more fully in the mining business. We argue that local participation in the industry’s activities has direct social impact, but there is further need to explore the dynamics underpinning a network of relationship.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gold mining, CSR, Responsible practices, Irresponsible practices, Small scale mining, Social value
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:50
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706694

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