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Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Case of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project

Lekunze, Ransom LU (2007)
Abstract
As society today increasingly understands the impact of transnational corporate operations, an increasing recognition on the part of corporations of their responsibility for social and environmental well being of people in poor countries appears. The norm - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) grew out of such logic. The present study explores the extent to which CSR can be expected to contribute to economic development of oil-rich communities, in this case Chad and Cameroon. The core question posed is, does CSR have the potential to bring developmental gains of a positive character to these oil-rich countries? In answering the question, the study seeks to achieve a better understanding of the strategies by which oil corporations today... (More)
As society today increasingly understands the impact of transnational corporate operations, an increasing recognition on the part of corporations of their responsibility for social and environmental well being of people in poor countries appears. The norm - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) grew out of such logic. The present study explores the extent to which CSR can be expected to contribute to economic development of oil-rich communities, in this case Chad and Cameroon. The core question posed is, does CSR have the potential to bring developmental gains of a positive character to these oil-rich countries? In answering the question, the study seeks to achieve a better understanding of the strategies by which oil corporations today endeavour to live up to the demands society currently places on them. Knowledge of the social reality of interest is obtained for the thesis through a case study conducted, and on a qualitative methodological approach employed. (Less)
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  • PhD Espling, Margareta, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, G√∂teborgs Universitet
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Thesis
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published
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keywords
Social geography, Development Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Ethics, Socialgeografi
pages
199 pages
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Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University
defense location
Geocentrum I (Room 111) Solvegatan 10, SE-223 62, Lund Sweden
defense date
2007-09-14 10:15
ISSN
0346-6787
ISBN
978-91-976521-0-0
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {As society today increasingly understands the impact of transnational corporate operations, an increasing recognition on the part of corporations of their responsibility for social and environmental well being of people in poor countries appears. The norm - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) grew out of such logic. The present study explores the extent to which CSR can be expected to contribute to economic development of oil-rich communities, in this case Chad and Cameroon. The core question posed is, does CSR have the potential to bring developmental gains of a positive character to these oil-rich countries? In answering the question, the study seeks to achieve a better understanding of the strategies by which oil corporations today endeavour to live up to the demands society currently places on them. Knowledge of the social reality of interest is obtained for the thesis through a case study conducted, and on a qualitative methodological approach employed.},
  author       = {Lekunze, Ransom},
  isbn         = {978-91-976521-0-0},
  issn         = {0346-6787},
  keyword      = {Social geography,Development Ethics,Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),Business Ethics,Socialgeografi},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {199},
  publisher    = {Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Case of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project},
  year         = {2007},
}