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Title International businesses and the challenges of poverty in the developing world : case studies on global responsibilities and practices / edited by Frederick Bird and Stewart W. Herman
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004


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Description xvi, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Series Case studies on global responsibilities and practices
Case studies on global responsibilities and practices.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface vii -- Foreword xi -- Notes on the Contributors xv -- Introduction 1 -- Frederick Bird and Stewart W. Herman -- 1 Ethical Reflections on the Challenges Facing International -- Businesses in Developing Areas 14 -- Frederick Bird -- 2 Wealth and Poverty in the Niger Delta: A Study of the -- Experiences of Shell in Nigeria 34 -- Frederick Bird -- 3 A Political and Economic History of Ghana, 1957-2003 64 -- Bill Buenar Puplampu -- 4 Capacity Building, Asset Development and Corporate Values: -- A Study of Three International Firms in Ghana 75 -- Bill Buenar Puplampu -- 5 A Political and Economic History of Uganda, 1962-2002 98 -- Samuel Sejjaaka -- 6 From Seed to Leaf: British American Tobacco and Supplier -- Relations in Uganda 111 -- Samuel Sejjaaka -- 7 Seeking a Better Connection: Mobile Telecommunications -- Network and Social Responsibility in Uganda 124 -- Ida Mutoigo and Samuel Sejjaaka -- 8 A Short Economic History of Vietnam, 1945-1986 139 -- Stewart W. Herman -- 9 Forming Social Capital from the Bottom Up: The Emergent -- Private Sector in Vietnam, 1986-2002 152 -- Stewart W. Herman -- 10 Developing Social Capital through Human Resources: -- 'Vietsani' and the Future of Western Management 164 -- Stewart W. Herman -- 11 Forestry, Gold Mining and Amerindians: The Troubling -- Example of Samling in Guyana 181 -- Gail Whiteman -- 12 The Raglan Mine and Nunavik Inuit 206 -- Frederick Bird and Robert Nixon -- 13 International Trade as a Vehicle for Reducing Poverty: -- The Body Shop's Community Trade Programme 224 -- Frederick Bird -- Index 238
Summary "This book examines the practices of a number of internationally linked businesses, and asks to what extend these businesses have aided the economic growth and helped to reduce the poverty of developing areas. Each case-study is embedded in historical accounts that review the unique set of prospects and difficulties of each developing area. The book looks at both instructive examples and missed opportunities, cases in which these firms have added to the economic value of developing areas and cases with much more ambiguous outcomes. The book argues that whether international firms have a positive impact on these developing areas depends on the degree to which businesses view their operations as occasions to develop their assets over time or rather to minimize expenses." -- BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social responsibility of business -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Poverty -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Bird, Frederick B. (Frederick Bruce), 1938-
Herman, Stewart W., 1948-
LC no. 2003067264
ISBN 1403921288 :