Kasimba, S. A., & Lujala, P. (2021). Examining Host Communities’ Perceptions on Trust Funds as Corporate Strategies for Community Development in Ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 56(6), 1386–1402. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909620967382
Examining host communities’ perceptions on trust funds as corporate strategies for community development in Ghana
|Author:||Kasimba, Sam A.1; Lujala, Päivi2|
1Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
2Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020102888706
|Publish Date:|| 2020-10-28
Mining companies increasingly adopt trusts, foundations, and funds as part of their efforts to obtain and maintain a social license to operate and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies for community development. Using qualitative methodology, this article examined host communities’ perceptions of two mining company-financed trust funds in Ghana. The interviews revealed that although the community members considered some aspects of the trust funds positively, the trust funds’ overall objectives to promote meaningful participation of local community members and contribute to local development had not been met. Inadequate planning and needs assessments, and inflexibility in externally framed CSR practices that were unfavorable to the operational contexts, were among the key factors undermining the success of the trust funds.
Journal of Asian and African studies
|Pages:||1386 - 1402|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Research Council of Norway under Grant 231757 and the Academy of Finland under Grants 309206 and 314143.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
309206 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
314143 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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