The Impact of Non-Governmental Organizations on Canadian Mining Companies Operating in Developing Countries: The Case of Bear Creek Mining Corporation in Peru
This article explores the tension that surfaces between economic development and social and environmental impacts in the context of Bear Creek Mining Corporations Santa Ana project, and the host governments unprecedented decision to rescind the companys mining contract in the Puno region of Peru. It uses the Bear Creek case to explore how institutional factors such as NGOs influence Canadian companies operating in developing countries. By conducting in-person interviews with a high-level manager of Bear Creek Mining Corporation and a sub-director of the anti-mining activist NGO CooperAcción, and reviewing secondary sources including journal articles, company public reports, websites and internal documents, mining industry association publications, and government documents, some key insights are raised which pose interesting subjects for future research and support the current social movements and NGO activism literature.
30 Nov -0001
Going Global Grant (funded By MUN International Centre And School Of Graduate Studies)
Strategic Research Theme
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy