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Book ChapterLocal content and the prospects for economic diversification in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeNatural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Book ChapterApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
From the book: Extractive Industriescommunity development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Book ChapterOil and gas companies and the management of social and environmental impacts and issues: The evolution of the industry's approach
From the book: Extractive IndustriesSocial performance Social investment Corporate social responsibility
Book ChapterProtecting the environment during and after resource extraction
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Environmental enforcement Natural resource contracts
Working PaperWhat are the prospects for Mozambique to diversify its economy on the back of ‘local content’?
In recent years, Mozambique has made international headlines for the significant hydrocarbon deposits found offshore. These have increased the country’s extractive resource endowments, in addition to its mining and onshore natural gas sector...Natural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Journal ArticleThe transmission of socially responsible behaviour through international trade
We investigate the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of domestic Vietnamese firms and their engagement with foreign markets...Corporate social responsibility Spillovers International trade
Working PaperProtecting the environment during and after resource extraction
Natural resources extraction inevitably imposes environmental injuries including diversion of scarce water away from pressing local needs, disruption of fragile ecosystems, and longer-range and often irreparable harm...Extractive industries Environmental enforcement Natural resource contracts
Working PaperApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
Mining is the largest sector of the Zambian economy but, as has been the case elsewhere, the relationship between mining companies and their host communities has been fractious, without a clear path towards sustainability...community development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Working PaperOil and gas companies and the management of social and environmental impacts and issues: The evolution of the industry’s approach
This paper provides an overview of social and environmental management practices in the oil and gas industry...Social performance Social investment Corporate social responsibility
Working PaperThe transmission of socially responsible behaviour through international trade
We investigate the relationship between the corporate social responsibility practices of local domestic firms and their engagement with foreign markets using four waves of panel data on a sample of more than 4,500 manufacturing firms from Vietnam...International trade Social values Corporate social responsibility