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Poverty elimination in resource-rich developing countries : what have multinational corporations got to do with it?

Ite, Uwem (2005) Poverty elimination in resource-rich developing countries : what have multinational corporations got to do with it? Journal of International Development, 17 (7). pp. 913-929. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

Corporate social responsibility is a two edged-sword. It can be used to address the needs of disadvantaged communities, or to damage the same communities, whether by mistake or design. Based on a critical analysis of the role of both the government and Shell in Nigeria towards poverty alleviation in the Niger Delta, this paper firmly supports the view that even though business and government may share in the responsibility for economic and social development, the primary assignment for business is still wealth creation. The government's main charge is to represent society and to ensure equitable wealth distribution among the various stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 23720
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2009 14:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:27
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/23720

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