International Businesses and the Challenges of Poverty in the Developing World

Case Studies on Global Responsibilities and Practices

Editors: Bird, F., Herman, S. (Eds.)

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We live in a globally interconnected but economically divided world where internationally linked businesses can play a significant role in helping and/or obstructing the development of impoverished countries. Through a series of case studies, this volume examines what can be learned, both positively and critically, from the experiences of selected internationally connected firms in Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Vietnam, Guyana, and the Nunavik region of northern Canada. This book begins with a set of reflections on the strategies firms might adopt so that they develop both their own assets as well as those of the areas in which they operate. A team of more than two dozen researchers from the developed and developing countries conducted the research on which the essays on this and subsequent volumes are based. Dr Frederick Bird from Concordia University in Montreal directed the overall research project.

About the authors

IDA MUTOIGO is Team Leader for East and Southern Africa for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee ROBERT NIXON is a Partner in Universalia Management Group BILL BUENAR PUPLAMPU is Senior Lecturer at the School of Administration, University of Ghana SAMUEL SEJJAAKA is a Senior Lecturer at the Makerere University Business School, Uganda GAIL WHITEMAN is Assistant Professor of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Bird, Frederick (et al.)

  • Ethical Reflections on the Challenges Facing International Businesses in Developing Areas

    Pages 14-33

    Bird, Frederick

  • Wealth and Poverty in the Niger Delta: A Study of the Experiences of Shell in Nigeria

    Pages 34-63

    Bird, Frederick

  • A Political and Economic History of Ghana, 1957–2003

    Pages 64-74

    Puplampu, Bill Buenar

  • Capacity Building, Asset Development and Corporate Values: A Study of Three International Firms in Ghana

    Pages 75-97

    Puplampu, Bill Buenar

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Businesses and the Challenges of Poverty in the Developing World
Book Subtitle
Case Studies on Global Responsibilities and Practices
Editors
  • F. Bird
  • S. Herman
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52250-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230522503
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-2128-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51533-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 247
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