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Prince Amoah

Doctor of Philosophy, (Management)
Study Completed: 2021
Massey Business School


Thesis Title
Sustainability in the Mining Sector of Ghana: An Empirical Study

Mining presents critical sustainability challenges and risks to the environment and sustainable social development. However, the mechanisms for addressing social and environmental sustainability challenges associated with solid minerals extraction have not been fully examined in developing countries. The mining sector’s sustainability issues and the need to explore its identity, guiding logics, change processes, and liabilities defined the goal of this study. Mr Amoah examined the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable practices in the mining sector, focusing on social and environmental sustainability mechanisms, analysed in the context of the broader institutional landscape. He found that multiple and contradictory logics within various institutional arrangements undermine social and environmental sustainability implementation.

Professor Gabriel Eweje
Associate Professor Ralph Bathurst