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Business and Society: Determinants and Experiences of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Zimbabwean Extractive Industries from 2000-2015

Takudzwa Leonard Mathende; Tatenda Goodman Nhapi

Title:
Business and Society: Determinants and Experiences of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Zimbabwean Extractive Industries from 2000-2015
Author(s):
Mathende, Takudzwa Leonard
Nhapi, Tatenda Goodman
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Earth Institute
Volume:
17
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Geographic Area:
Zimbabwe
Publisher:
Columbia University, Library/Information Service, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Abstract:
Although a considerable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) knowledge base exists in Zimbabwe, there have been no comprehensive studies on CSR determinants and community CSR in Zimbabwe since 2000. This article explores the dominant narratives in CSR literature that have contributed to continuous debates in related academia, businesses, and society. Zimbabwe is resource rich, but the majority of the population is still living in abject poverty. Some have questioned whether this is indicative of a Zimbabwean resource curse. Many Zimbabweans believe that the companies benefitting from these resources should finance social programs in the country (NewsDay, 2012). This belief is a result of fiscal challenges that the government of Zimbabwe is grappling with. The article concludes by recommending pathways for sustainable CSR implantation.
Subject(s):
Mineral industries--Finance
Mineral industries--Management
Social responsibility of business
Sustainable development
Climatic changes
Natural resources—Management
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Suggested Citation:
Takudzwa Leonard Mathende, Tatenda Goodman Nhapi, , Business and Society: Determinants and Experiences of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Zimbabwean Extractive Industries from 2000-2015, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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