Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania

Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania

Author: 
Lange, Siri
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2012
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Responsibility: 
Kolstad, Ivar, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of African Business
Source: 
Journal of African Business, Vol 13, No. 2, May-August 2012, pp. 134-144
Abstract: 

Corporate community involvement contributes capital or resources in various forms to a community. However, such involvement may also influence local institutions that determine how well these resources are used, that is, the extent to which they are used to promote the public good rather than being subject to private capture. For community involvement to have a beneficial effect on local development, corporations need to consider their impact on local institutions. Presented in this article are two case studies from Tanzania that illustrate how community involvement activities of two mining firms have resulted in misappropriation of and conflict over corporate community involvement funds. It is argued that corporations need an analytical approach that integrates a differentiated stakeholder approach with institutional theory to contribute to local development in poor communities.

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CITATION: Lange, Siri. Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania . : Taylor & Francis , 2012. Journal of African Business, Vol 13, No. 2, May-August 2012, pp. 134-144 - Available at: http://library.au.int/corporate-community-involvement-and-local-institutions-two-case-studies-mining-industry-tanzania-3