Andrew Mzembe

Andrew Mzembe
Breda University of Applied Sciences · Academy of Hotel and Facility Management

PhD

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December 2015 - February 2019
Breda University of Applied Sciences
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an important consideration in tourism and hospitality management, yet extensive empirical studies on how it is implemented in developing country’s context are lacking. Using qualitative methodology, this article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring CSR practices among hotels and accommodation providers...
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The adoption of sustainability standards within organizations represents one of the most significant challenges that firms face. This qualitative based study draws on the core-periphery thesis of organizational change and the resource-based view of the firm to explore the three adoption architectures firms can use to integrate green certification s...
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This article examines internal organizational factors and external antecedents of sustainable value creation by small medium enterprises (SMEs) and constructs a framework that integrates, at both levels, the theories of psychological distance and construal level from the field of psychology. This research provides an explanation as to why sustainab...
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Drawing on club theory, this study examines the challenges and opportunities facing a sustainability certification program, the Green Key scheme, in terms of its recruitment and retention of members within the Dutch tourism and hospitality industry. Extant literature on sustainability certification in this industry tends to focus narrowly on motiva...
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The EU-28's food service sector generates excessive amounts of food waste. This notwithstanding, no comparative, cross-national research has ever been undertaken to understand how food waste is managed in restaurants across the EU-28. This study contributes to knowledge by presenting a first attempt to conduct a comparative analysis of restaurant f...
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Whereas social entrepreneurs in developed economies operate in the predictable and supportive institutional environment, their counterparts in the developing world often face hostile institutional conditions. This paper sheds some light on how social ventures that operate within the Malawian tourism and hospitality industry use institutional bricol...
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The implementation of sustainability agendas in the tourism and hospitality industry in developing countries has received little scholarly attention. Working to fill this gap, this paper provides a holistic analysis of the drivers of, and barriers to, sustainability initiatives in the Malawian hospitality industry. Drawing insights from the resourc...
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There is a growing consensus that the conceptualisation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is overtly focused on developed countries. However, little is known about how CSR is understood and interpreted in the developing countries where CSR is crucially required. Using an exploratory case study of Eastern Produce Malawi Limited, a subsidiary...
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In recent times, there have been an increase in the concerns about the effectiveness of the traditional business models in achieving sustainable value creation within the global supply chains. The recent scandals suggest the dominant form of maintaining their supply chain’s integrity which largely places some form of liability on the upstream suppl...
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Efforts to understand the background to perceptions and manifestation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the developing world need to focus on establishing their link with socio-economic governance challenges and societal expectations and cultural traditions. This signifies a departure from a western centric understanding of CSR but also a...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Malawi is becoming a significant issue not only because of the complexity of the social, economic and political environment in which companies operate, but also because of the social and environmental impacts which business operations have on the wider Malawian society. In this chapter, it is shown that the...
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Using a case study of the tea producer Eastern Produce Malawi, this research investigates which factors which influence companies upstream in the global supply chains to adopt a corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda. Although external pressures, such as demands from Western consumers or international organizations and their related initiativ...
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While there has been a growing body of research focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in developing economies, few studies have examined the factors shaping the CSR agenda in sub-Saharan countries. Using qualitative data obtained through semi-structured interviews with management and stakeholders, this paper examines the driver...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important concern in the mining sector in recent years but has been overlooked heavily in the context of developing countries. This article helps to bridge this gap by exploring management and stakeholders’ perceptions of a Malawian-based Australian multinational mining company's CSR strategy. The...
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In recent years, stakeholder engagement has increasingly become a catchphrase in response to calls for corporate accountability to their stakeholders in the developing countries. However, the processes and practices companies pursue to engage stakeholders tend to conspicuously be variable depending on whether one draws on the instrumental and descr...
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A study was carried out to evaluate the possible effects of livestock grazing on vegetation biodiversity and biomass production in damboland (seasonally wetland) ecosystem in Diamphwe and upper Lilongwe catchments, South-West of Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division (LADD). Most of the livestock grazing, dimba (crop field in seasonally wetland...

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