What is it about?

I investigate the management practices of mining multinationals in Armenien with the aim of identifying specific practices and approaches that the companies use to control community risk. My findings show that they do this systematically and have a high succesrate in managing the local population by being regarded as trustworthy and thereby legitimate.

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Why is it important?

The research shows how mining companies strategies and control for community risk. They are not always succesful but in most cases they will mitigate and have a lower risk exposure in what is regarded as a high risk industry. There are only a few studies that take a company perspective on social risks but this study explores the machine room of community risk management in multinational mining companies.

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I think the work is important because it provides insights to stakeholders on how these companies operate. It does so with real insights into the mining industry and from a management perspective.

Jacob Taarup-Esbensen
University College Copenhagen

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This page is a summary of: Communities as a risk in mining: managing community legitimacy, Journal of Risk Research, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2019.1628095.
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