Engaging Community Stakeholders for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Mining: An Exploratory Study
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This study investigates the role of effective stakeholder engagement for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in mining using the case of the Hunter Valley region in Australia. In order to achieve this, we conducted focus group interviews with key stakeholders in the local community including mining companies, government agencies, local community groups and non-government organisations to explore the factors influencing CSR related conflicts among key stakeholders in the region. We find that both unified application of regulatory arrangements in addition to participatory stakeholder communication are crucial to resolving CSR related conflicts among key stakeholders at the local community level. The findings of this study have significant implications for policy-makers, industry executives and civil society in general as it suggests the direction necessary for the effective resolution of conflicts between communities and the mining industry.
British Academy of Management 2014
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Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement