Costs of company-community conflict in the extractive sector

Davis, Rachel and Franks, Daniel M. (2014) Costs of company-community conflict in the extractive sector. Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Report 66, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI), Harvard Kennedy School; Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), The University of Queensland, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Author Davis, Rachel
Franks, Daniel M.
Title Costs of company-community conflict in the extractive sector
School, Department or Centre Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI), Harvard Kennedy School; Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), The University of Queensland
Institution Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Report Number 66
Series Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Report
Publication date 2014-05-12
Start page 1
End page 54
Total pages 56
Publisher CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Over the past decade, high mineral and energy commodity prices have driven expansion of the extractive sector. Mineral and energy developments profoundly transform environments, communities and economies – and can often generate social conflict. This study seeks to answer the question: if the costs of conflict experienced by companies in the extractive industry were better understood, would relationships between companies and local communities receive greater priority and attention? Through in-depth interviews and empirical case analysis, the study explores the value at stake when companies in the extractive sector experience conflict with local communities...
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes An earlier version of this research, with a more limited dataset, was presented at the First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining, 19-21 October 2011, Santiago, Chile.

Document type: Department Technical Report
Collection: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
 
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Created: Sat, 10 May 2014, 07:05:55 EST by Dr Daniel Franks on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining