Multinational Corporations and Service Provision in Sub-Sahara Africa: Legitimacy and Institutionalization Matter

Cover: Governance - Special Issue

Cover: Governance - Special Issue

Jana Hönke, Christian Thauer – 2014

This article considers attempts by multinational corporations to provide services in areas of limited statehood. Under which conditions are such attempts effective? We make two arguments: First, they must be legitimate to be effective. Second, the institutional design of the firms’ service provision programs is an important factor for their effectiveness. We assess these arguments by analyzing multinationals in the South African car industry fighting HIV/AIDS, and international mining firms in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to improve public security. The analysis demonstrates that under conditions of legitimacy and high degrees of institutionalization firm programs effectively contribute to service provision in areas of limited statehood.

Titel
Multinational Corporations and Service Provision in Sub-Sahara Africa: Legitimacy and Institutionalization Matter
Verlag
Wiley
Schlagwörter
Sub-Sahara Afrika, Multinationale Unternehmen (MNU), Legitimität, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Teilprojekt D2
Datum
2014-01-06
Kennung
ISSN 1468-0491
Erschienen in
Krasner, Stephen/Risse, Thomas (eds.): External Actors, State-Building and Service Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood, Special Issue of Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 27 (4), 697-716.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text