Bettering corporate social responsibility through empowerment and effective engagement practices: an Australian mining perspective

Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. and Alam, Khorshed and Shahiduzzaman, Md. (2014) Bettering corporate social responsibility through empowerment and effective engagement practices: an Australian mining perspective. In: Reclaiming the Societal Dimension: 25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), 19-22 Jun 2014, Sydney, Australia.

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Stakeholder literature has affirmed the importance of stakeholder engagement to CSR, but little research has investigated the saliency of weak stakeholders or the development of relationships between weak stakeholders and businesses. The proposed study investigates how empowerment and engagement can influence CSR practices and outcomes. The case study approach for this proposed study uses a naturalistic and interpretivist paradigm. Qualitative primary data will be collected via focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews with sampled communities, representatives of case companies, and sampled stakeholder institutions. Content analysis will be done on secondary data from sampled companies. The study aims to develop a framework that makes empirical, policy, and theoretical contributions to the discourse on stakeholder salience, corporate-community partnerships and CSR practice.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Made available with the consent of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2015 06:57
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate social responsibility (CSR); stakeholder saliency; empowerment; engagement practices; partnership; mining industry; Surat Basin
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8502 Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources > 850201 Coal Mining and Extraction
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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