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Can social license theory explain the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community Engagement (CE)? The new Ghanaian petrochemical industry context

Corporations are currently anticipated to engage communities via corporate responsibilities that are far from legal compulsion and profit intent to attracting goodwill. This originated CSR where corporate sponsorships are directed to interest communities for social acceptance. This study explores how social license theory can be extended in the new Ghanaian petrochemical industry context to improve corporate social engagement. Using interviews as the method of data collection, the purposive sampling method obtained 20 useable responses for this qualitative study. The study found that the Ghanaian oil companies are financially oriented with very little CSR intent as they take advantage of the CSR illiteracy of the community. What communities can do to supporting the social license process was also a prominent empirical question suggested for answers.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Editor

Dalziel P

Start Page

36

End Page

46

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

05/12/2018

Finish Date

07/12/2018

Location

Canberra, Australia

Publisher

Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit

Place of Publication

Lincoln, New Zealand

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

42nd Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International. Conference (ANZRSAI 2018)