Combating Environmental Irresponsibility of TNCs in Africa: An Empirical Analysis

Hakeem O. Yusuf, Kamil Omoteso

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Abstract

Environmental irresponsibility is one of the most prominent issues confronting host communities of transnational corporations (TNCs) engaged in 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1372 - 1386
Number of pages15
JournalLocal Environment The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
Volume21
Issue number11
Early online date15 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • transnational corporations
  • environmental irresponsibility
  • stakeholder theory
  • accountability
  • legitimacy theory

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