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Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
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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 Viet Nam...International trade Social values Corporate social responsibility