International Businesses And The Challenges Of Poverty In The Developing World

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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.

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Meet the Author

Frederick Bird holds the Concordia University (Montreal) Research Chair in Comparative Ethics. He teaches Comparative Ethics in the Department of Religion at Concordia University.

Stewart Herman teaches in the religion department at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—F.Bird & S.Herman
• Ethical Reflections on the Challenges Facing International Businesses in Developing Areas—F.Bird
• Wealth and Poverty in the Niger Delta: A Study of the Experiences of Shell in Nigeria—F.Bird
• A Political and Economic History of Ghana, 1957-2003—B.B.Puplampu
• Capacity Building, Asset Development and Corporate Values: A Study of Three International Firms in Ghana—B.B.Puplampu
• A Political and Economic History of Uganda, 1962-2002—S.Sejjaaka
• From Seed to Leaf: British American Tobacco and Supplier Relations in Uganda—S.Sejjaaka
• Seeking a Better Connection: Mobile Telecommunications Network and Social Responsibility in Uganda—I.Mutoigo & S.Sejjaaka
• A Short Economic History of Vietnam, 1945-1985—S.Herman
• Forming Social Capital from the Bottom Up: The Emergent Private Sector in Vietnam, 1986-2002—S.Herman
• Developing Social Capital through Human Resources: 'Vietsani' and the Future of Western Management—S.Herman
• Forestry, Gold Mining and Amerindians: The Troubling Example of Samling in Guyana—G.Whiteman
• Collaboration and Cultural Difference: The Raglan Mine and Nunavik Inuit—F.Bird & R.Nixon
• International Trade as a Vehicle for Reducing Poverty: The Body Shop's Community Trade Programme—F.Bird

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