Combating environmental irresponsibility of transnational corporations in Africa: an empirical analysis.

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Yusuf, Hakeem O. and Omoteso, Kamil 2015. Combating environmental irresponsibility of transnational corporations in Africa: an empirical analysis. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2015.1119812
AuthorsYusuf, Hakeem O. and Omoteso, Kamil
Abstract

Environmental irresponsibility is one of the most prominent issues confronting host communities of transnational corporations (TNCs) engaged in the 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.

KeywordsTransnational corporations; environmental irresponsibility; stakeholder theory; accountability; legitimacy theory
Year2015
JournalLocal Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1354-9839
1469-6711
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2015.1119812
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623835
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Publication dates15 Dec 2015
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Accepted02 Nov 2015
ContributorsUniversity of Birmingham and Coventry University
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