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Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Marina Welker

Abstract

What are corporations, and to whom are they responsible? The author draws on two years of research at Newmont Mining Corporation's Denver headquarters and its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Sumbawa, Indonesia, to address these questions. Against the backdrop of an emerging Corporate Social Responsibility movement and changing state dynamics in Indonesia, the book shows how people enact the mining corporation in multiple ways: as an ore producer, employer, patron, promoter of sustainable development, religious sponsor, auditable organization, foreign imperialist, and environmental threat. R ... More

Keywords: corporations, Indonesia, mining corporation, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520282308
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520282308.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Welker, author
Cornell University