While forestry, mining and other forms of natural resource development can provide developing countries with economic benefits, such projects can also carry significant social, environmental and economic costs to local indigenous peoples.
This case study examines the direct and indirect impacts of the Barama Company Limited on local Amerindians in Guyana, South America, and explores what the company could have done differently in order to reduce negative out-comes for local Indigenous peoples. The case study followed an iterative research design and includes qualitative field data from 2000 as well as extensive document analysis.

doi.org/10.1057/9780230522503_12, hdl.handle.net/1765/94370
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Whiteman, G. (2016). Forestry, gold mining and Amerindians: The troubling example of samling in Guyana. In International Businesses and the Challenges of Poverty in the Developing World: Case Studies on Global Responsibilities and Practices (pp. 181–205). doi:10.1057/9780230522503_12