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Corporate Social Responsibility in the extractive industries: Experiences from developing countries

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    This paper introduces a special issue on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the extractive industries: experiences from developing countries’. Drawing upon case study analysis from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the papers in this issue broaden understanding of how multinational mining and oil and gas companies have embraced the CSR challenge and responded to criticisms of their performance in developing countries. This paper provides an introduction to the debate on CSR in the extractive industries in developing countries, reviewing the key issues examined on this subject to date.

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    Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 131-137

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:2:p:131-137

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    Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Mining; oil and gas; Community development; Developing countries;

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    1. Banks, Glenn, 2013. "Little by little, inch by inch: Project expansion assessments in the Papua New Guinea mining industry," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 688-695.
    2. Larsen, Rasmus Kløcker & Mamosso, Christiane Alzouma, 2014. "Aid with Blinkers: Environmental Governance of Uranium Mining in Niger," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 62-76.

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