Assets, capitals and resources: Frameworks for corporate community development in mining

Owen, John, R. and Kemp, Deanna (2012) Assets, capitals and resources: Frameworks for corporate community development in mining. Business and Society, 51 3: 382-408. doi:10.1177/0007650312446803

Author Owen, John, R.
Kemp, Deanna
Title Assets, capitals and resources: Frameworks for corporate community development in mining
Journal name Business and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-6503
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0007650312446803
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 51
Issue 3
Start page 382
End page 408
Total pages 27
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
1401 Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
Abstract The community mining space remains contested for a range of complex reasons. This inherently difficult discursive space is made most apparent in the context of international development where mining is often viewed as a potential lever in the effort to lift poorer nations out of poverty. In this article, the authors offer a critical review of community development (CD) approaches that are currently being applied by the mining sector. While the authors acknowledge recent positive developments in this domain, there remains a good deal of scope for improving the internal standing of, and the external influence over, CD practice in mining. Drawing on the contemporary CD literature, the authors assert “assets” as one possible heurism for enhancing this discursive space by highlighting the ways in which community and company representatives may be able to participate more actively in dialogical processes—both between and within company and community—where development discourse is not prefigured or biased against participating parties.
Keyword Sustainable development
Corporate social responsibility
Community development
Organizational change
Assets-Based Community Development (ABCD)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
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Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
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Created: Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 21:36:34 EST by John Owen on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining