Jacob Taarup-Esbensen is a Ph.D.-fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and at Zealand Institute of Business and Technology. He has a background in management in the field of Risk management, Quality assurance and Logistics, having worked ten years for a major global freight forwarder, before entering academia. His research centres on how mining multinationals manage local community risks in Armenia, working with international business, communication and theories on risk. Community risk as an independent variable, by focusing on how mining multinationals manage and mitigate these very localised and previous undescribed risks, within the Internationalisation literature.
Lecture: MNE Community risk management strategies in Armenian mining
The presentation will focus on how mining Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) operating in Armenia are handling local community risks in the areas where they operate. We know, from previous research, that the primary reason why mining operations cease are due to local community grievances. And that this can result in the disruption of production, in some cases linked directly to the local community and in others in cooperation with national and international actors. Taking my outset in the international business literature and the context of Armenia, I show how mining MNEs entering the country, deploy strategies in order to reduce risks of local communities taking actions that can jeopardize its operation. The findings add to the International Business literature, by showing that a strategic focus on local communities can mitigate the more resource intensive financial, political and cultural risks.
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EY Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School
Arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start