The influence of environmental pollution and drought on the satisfaction with life of entrepreneurs in Zambia's mining sector

Choongo, Progress, Eijdenberg, Emiel L., Lungu, John, Chabala, Mwansa, Taylor, Thomas K., and Masurel, Enno (2020) The influence of environmental pollution and drought on the satisfaction with life of entrepreneurs in Zambia's mining sector. In: Chaiechi, Taha, (ed.) Economic Effects of Natural Disasters: theoretical foundations, methods, and tools. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 147-160.

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Following contemporary trends of entrepreneurship research, measures of entrepreneurship, in terms of corporate social responsibility in relation to business performance (as an indicator of welfare, which is monetary well-being), has been investigated abundantly in developing countries. However, the consequences of climate change and natural disasters, such as environmental pollution and drought, have hardly been studied on the satisfaction with life (i.e., well-being) of entrepreneurs in developing countries. Therefore based on questionnaires administered to 132 entrepreneurs in the mining sector of the Copperbelt Province and North-Western Province of Zambia (i.e., the developing country context of this study), this chapter shows that environmental pollution and drought have a negative effect on satisfaction with life. Moreover, environmental pollution and drought have negative effects on both business' profitability and decision-making. The results involve contributions to the existing literature and practical suggestions for entrepreneurs, policymakers, and educators.

Item ID: 64862
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-817465-4
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 01:37
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961007 Natural Hazards in Mining Environments @ 50%
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