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|Title: ||Turning potential collision into cooperation in Ghana’s oil industry|
|Authors: ||Amponsah-Tawiah, K.|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2016|
|Publisher: ||University of Ghana|
|Abstract: ||Purpose – This paper aims to examine the potential impact of the presence of oil resource on the
Ghanaian society. Specifically, the paper investigates the relationship between key stakeholders in the
oil sector, how stakeholder interactions create the potential for collision and advances measures aimed
at turning possible collision into cooperation.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a literature review-based approach, drawing on
existing literature in a number of areas including corporate social responsibility (CSR), oil and gas
industry in Ghana and Nigeria as well as communication.
Findings – The paper advances that expectations of stakeholders as regards oil being a panacea to all
their problems must be managed to avoid possible collision. Additionally, Ghana’s oil industry must
identify and engage all stakeholders in planning suitable and sustainable CSR programmes for
economic development, thus fostering a friendly environment for oil companies. Transparency and
accountability are also needed to promote cooperation rather than collision among stakeholders in
Ghana’s oil industry.
Originality/value – This paper raises and brings to the fore critical issues that can lead to potential
collisions in the oil and gas industry in Ghana if not well-managed, and thus an innovative work in that
Keywords Cooperation, Collision, Oil, Stakeholder engagement, Ghana, Nigeria
Paper type Conceptual paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM)|
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