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Sustainability in the Gold-mining Sector in Ghana: An Empirical Study
This research examines sustainability in the gold mining sector in Ghana. It seeks to understand the practices of large-scale gold mining companies in addressing social and environmental sustainability risks during and after mine closure within an empirical domain lacking institutional and enforcement mechanisms. Based on this, the study requires assessing the effects of stakeholder pressures on the adoption of sustainability practices the companies within Ghana’s institutional environment while understanding the effects of organizational characteristics within an environment of anomie. The study will employ a qualitative research design using a multiple-case study method and an abductive approach to theory development. Findings from this study will be situated within the stakeholder and institutional perspectives.
This research will not only contribute in helping mining companies in Ghana to adequately manage the sustainability challenges associated with their activities but will also promote full sustainability implementation as a strategy to address unsustainable mining trajectories in many developing countries with mineral resources.
I am a PhD candidate from Ghana with 5 years teaching and research experience at the University of Ghana. I have also been a research scholar at North Carolina State University and a guest lecturer at the University of Malmo in Sweden. I choose Massey because of its reputation in business education, the internationally renowned faculty researching into sustainability and CSR issues, and its location in the beautiful city of Auckland.
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Last updated on Tuesday 04 April 2017