Combating environmental irresponsibility of TNCs in Africa: an empirical analysis
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- Coventry University
Environmental irresponsibility is one of the most prominent issues confronting host communities of transnational corporations (TNCs) engaged in production of economic goods and, sometimes, services. Drawing mainly on stakeholder theory, combined with legitimacy theory, this article addresses how host communities in Africa combat the challenge of environmental irresponsibility of TNCs. To illustrate the dimensions and dynamics of the challenge, this paper examines the experience of despoliation of Ogoniland by the oil giant, Shell, in Nigeria. The analysis draws attention to the significance of the role of individuals and civil society groups in securing accountability of one of the most formidable fronts of economic globalisation. The analysis is particularly relevant to the experience of environmental irresponsibility in the context of weak governance structures.
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|Journal||Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability|
|Early online date||15 Dec 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2016|
- transnational corporations, legitimacy theory, environmental irresponsibility, stakeholder theory, accountability