Uwafiokun Idemudia

Department of Social Science

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 320
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33155
Emailidemudia@yorku.ca

Uwafiokun Idemudia is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science. Professor Idemudia’s research interests are in the area of critical development studies, political economy and political ecology approaches to natural resource extraction in developing countries, business and development, issues of governance, transparency and accountability in resource rich African countries. He is also interested in the relationship between development and conflict as well as environmental security. He is at present working on a SSHRC funded research project that seeks to critically examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility and the resource curse in Africa.

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Degrees

PhD Geography , Lancaster University
MA, University of Westminster
BSc, University of Ilorin

Professional Leadership

Reviewer for the following Journal
World Development
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.
Regional Studies
Business and Society
Journal of Business Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Journal
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
International Journal of Regional and Local Studies
Social Responsibility Journal
African Geographical Review
Resource Policy
Journal of Rural and Community Development
Publius: The Journal of Federalism
Business Ethics Quarterly
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

All Publications

Monographs

Idemudia, U. 2007
Corporate Partnerships and Community Development in the Nigerian Oil Industry: Strengths and Limitations, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Programme paper, Markets, Business and Regulation, Paper no.2, Geneva.PP34

Book Chapters

Idemudia, U. (2011) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict in the Niger Delta: Issues and Prospects” In Cyril, O. and Rustad, S. A. (eds.) Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petroviolence, London(United Kingdom: Zed Books), PP167-183

Cragg, W., Idemudia, U., Best, B. (2011) “Confronting Corruption Using Integrity Pacts: The Case of Nigeria” In Burke R.J. and Tomlinson E.C. (eds.) Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Why it occurs and What to do about it (Aldershot: Ashgate), pp. 297-322

Idemudia, U. (2010) “The State and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Niger Delta: Facilitating or Inhibiting?” In Kiikpoye K.A. and George, D. (eds.) Placebo As Medicine: The Poverty of development Intervention and Conflict Resolution Strategies in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (Port Harcourt: Kemuela Publications), pp. 62-93.

Journal Articles

2012 Co-editor with Muthuri, J., and Moon, J., of a special issue of Business and Society entitled “Corporate Innovation and Sustainable Community Development”, 51(3), pp 157

Idemudia, U. (2012) “The Resource Curse and the Decentralization of Oil Revenue: The Case of Nigeria” Journal of Cleaner Production, 35:183-193

Muthuri, J. N., Moon, J., and Idemudia, U. (2012) “Corporate Innovation and Sustainable Community Development in Developing Countries” Business and Society, 51(3) p355-381

Idemudia, U. (2011) “Oil Companies and Sustainable Community Development in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: The Issue of Reciprocal Responsibility and its Implications for Corporate Citizenship Theory and Practice” Sustainable Development (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.538/pdf), p1-11

Idemudia U., (2011) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Developing Countries: Moving the Critical CSR Research Agenda in Africa Forward” Progress in Development Studies, 11(1):1-18. (The top most downloaded article for this journal in 2011)

2010 Co-editor with Beck, M. Canel, E., North, L., Szablowski, D., Zalik, A., of a special edition of Canadian Journal of Development Studies entitled “Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession, and Emerging Claims” 30(1-2): pp 339.

Idemudia U., Cragg, W., Best, B (2010) “The Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing the Integrity Pact as a Strategy for Combating Corruption in Nigeria’s oil Rich Niger Delta Region” Public Administration and Development, 30(4): 277-290.

Idemudia U., (2010)“Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rentier Nigerian State: Rethinking the Role of Government and the Possibility of Corporate Social Development in the Niger Delta” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 30(1-2):131-152.

Canel, E., Idemudia, U., North, L. (2010) “Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession, and Emerging Claims: Introduction” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 30 (1-2): 5-25.

Idemudia, U. (2010) “Rethinking the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Nigerian Oil Conflict: the Limits of CSR” Journal of International Development, 22:833-845.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “The Quest for the Effective Use of Natural Resource Revenues in Africa: Beyond Transparency and the Need for Compatible Cultural Democracy in Nigeria” Africa Today, 56(2):2-24.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “The Changing Phases of the Niger Delta Conflict: Implications for Conflict Escalation and the Return of Peace” Conflict, Security and Development, 9(3):307-331.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Assessing Corporate-Community Involvement Strategies in the Nigerian Oil Industry: An Empirical Analysis” Resource Policy, 34(3):133-141.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Oil Extraction and Poverty Reduction in the Niger Delta: A Critical Examination of Partnership Initiatives” Journal of Business Ethics, 90(1): 91-116.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Host Nation and Transnational Corporations Partnership for Poverty Reduction in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: Diagnosis and Recommendations” Exploration and Production: Oil and Gas Review, 7:128-130

Idemudia, U.(2008)“Conceptualising the CSR and Development Debate: Bridging Existing Analytical Gaps” Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 29: 1-20.Reprinted in Maiti, P. (ed.) 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility: Critique, Policies and Strategies (India: Sharda Publishing House) 65-96.

Idemudia, U. (2007) “Community Perceptions and Expectations: Reinventing the Wheels of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in the Nigerian oil Industry” Business and Society Review, 112(3):369-405.

Idemudia, U. and Ite, E. U. (2006) “Demystifying the Niger Delta Conflict: Towards an Integrated Explanation” Review of African Political Economy, 33(109):391-406.

Idemudia, U. and Ite, E. U.(2006) “Corporate-Community Relations in Nigeria’s Oil Industry: Challenges and Imperatives” Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Journal, 13(4):194-206. Reprinted in Maiti, P. (ed.) 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility: Critique, Policies and Strategies (India: Sharda Publishing House) 44-64. And in Cragg, W. and Schwartz, M.S. (eds.) .2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Ashgate publishers, Aldershot: 459-470.

Conference Papers

November (2012) Oil and Gas Development Commissions and the Resource Curse in Nigeria: Medicine or Placebo, The 55th Annual African Studies Association, Research Frontier in the Study of Africa, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, November 29-December 1, Philadelphia, USA.

*November 2011, A Critical Analysis of the dynamics of Corporate-community relations in Nigeria’s oil Rich Niger Delta and its implications for the Role of Business as Peacemakers in Africa’s Fragile-Rentier states, Money Makers as Peace Makers? The Role of Business in Conflict Zones, November 13-15 Basel, Switzerland

* July 2011, Discusssant, Confronting the Challenges of Development, Environmental Management and Peace Building in the Niger Delta: Beyond the Amnesty, University of Benin, July 28-29, Benin, Nigeria

*May 2011, The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Corruption in Nigeria: Rethinking the links between Transparency and Accountability, 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research, Rutgers University, May 19-20, Newark, USA

March 2011, Corporate Citizenship as a Site of Contestation: Implications of the Nigerian Experience for Corporate Citizenship Theory and Practice, the 52nd ISA Annual Convention in Montreal, March16-19, Quebec, Canada

*May 2010, Re-engaging Corporate Citizenship and Community Development in Africa: The Implications of the Nigerian experiences for CC Theory and Practice, the Dynamics of Citizenship in the Post-Political World International Conference, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, May 26-28, Sweden

September 2009, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Niger Delta Conflict: Diagnosis and Recommendation, the 8th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, University of South Africa, Social Responsibility Network, September 8-10, Cape Town

June 2009, Corporate Social Responsibility as a vehicle for Conflict Management in the Niger Delta: Medicine or Placebo, the European Business Ethics Network, Conflict in the World of Business Ethics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, June 15h-17, Isreal

*May 2008, Accountability Mechanisms and Human Rights, The Ethics of Resource Extraction Workshop, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, University of British of Columbia, May 30-31, Vancouver, BC

March 2008, A critical Examination of Partnership and Poverty Reduction in the Oil Industry in Nigeria, Symposium on the Social and Environmental Implications of the Extractive industries in the Global South, March 19, York University, (Invited Talk)

*September 2007, Efficiency of Oil Multinational-driven Development Projects in the Niger Delta: A Critical Assessment, Expert Group meeting on the Use of non-renewable resources revenue for sustainable local development: Challenges and Opportunities for developing countries, Department of Economic Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, September 21, United Nations

*August 2006, Corporate Partnerships and Community Development in the Nigerian Oil Industry: Strengths and Limitations. A paper presented at the Copenhagen Business School/United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)/Research Network for Environment and Development (ReNED) workshop on Public –Private Partnership for Sustainable Development, August 14-16, Copenhagen

June 2005, Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Nigeria’s oil industry: A paper presented for the 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 6-8 Helsinki, Finland.

Forthcoming

Idemudia, U. (2013) “CSR and Poverty” In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi , N., Zu, L. and Das Gupta, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility ( Verlag Berlin Heidelber: Springer)1-7

Idemudia, U. (2013) “CSR in Africa” In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi , N., Zu, L. and Das Gupta, A.(eds) Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility ( Verlag Berlin Heidelber: Springer)

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC2480 6.0  Introduction to African Studies LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC3480 6.0  Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC3481 6.0  An Introduction to African Diasporas: Identities and Practices SEMR  


Uwafiokun Idemudia is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science. Professor Idemudia’s research interests are in the area of critical development studies, political economy and political ecology approaches to natural resource extraction in developing countries, business and development, issues of governance, transparency and accountability in resource rich African countries. He is also interested in the relationship between development and conflict as well as environmental security. He is at present working on a SSHRC funded research project that seeks to critically examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility and the resource curse in Africa.

Degrees

PhD Geography , Lancaster University
MA, University of Westminster
BSc, University of Ilorin

Professional Leadership

Reviewer for the following Journal
World Development
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.
Regional Studies
Business and Society
Journal of Business Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Journal
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
International Journal of Regional and Local Studies
Social Responsibility Journal
African Geographical Review
Resource Policy
Journal of Rural and Community Development
Publius: The Journal of Federalism
Business Ethics Quarterly
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

All Publications

Monographs

Idemudia, U. 2007
Corporate Partnerships and Community Development in the Nigerian Oil Industry: Strengths and Limitations, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Programme paper, Markets, Business and Regulation, Paper no.2, Geneva.PP34

Book Chapters

Idemudia, U. (2011) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict in the Niger Delta: Issues and Prospects” In Cyril, O. and Rustad, S. A. (eds.) Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petroviolence, London(United Kingdom: Zed Books), PP167-183

Cragg, W., Idemudia, U., Best, B. (2011) “Confronting Corruption Using Integrity Pacts: The Case of Nigeria” In Burke R.J. and Tomlinson E.C. (eds.) Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Why it occurs and What to do about it (Aldershot: Ashgate), pp. 297-322

Idemudia, U. (2010) “The State and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Niger Delta: Facilitating or Inhibiting?” In Kiikpoye K.A. and George, D. (eds.) Placebo As Medicine: The Poverty of development Intervention and Conflict Resolution Strategies in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (Port Harcourt: Kemuela Publications), pp. 62-93.

Journal Articles

2012 Co-editor with Muthuri, J., and Moon, J., of a special issue of Business and Society entitled “Corporate Innovation and Sustainable Community Development”, 51(3), pp 157

Idemudia, U. (2012) “The Resource Curse and the Decentralization of Oil Revenue: The Case of Nigeria” Journal of Cleaner Production, 35:183-193

Muthuri, J. N., Moon, J., and Idemudia, U. (2012) “Corporate Innovation and Sustainable Community Development in Developing Countries” Business and Society, 51(3) p355-381

Idemudia, U. (2011) “Oil Companies and Sustainable Community Development in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: The Issue of Reciprocal Responsibility and its Implications for Corporate Citizenship Theory and Practice” Sustainable Development (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.538/pdf), p1-11

Idemudia U., (2011) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Developing Countries: Moving the Critical CSR Research Agenda in Africa Forward” Progress in Development Studies, 11(1):1-18. (The top most downloaded article for this journal in 2011)

2010 Co-editor with Beck, M. Canel, E., North, L., Szablowski, D., Zalik, A., of a special edition of Canadian Journal of Development Studies entitled “Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession, and Emerging Claims” 30(1-2): pp 339.

Idemudia U., Cragg, W., Best, B (2010) “The Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing the Integrity Pact as a Strategy for Combating Corruption in Nigeria’s oil Rich Niger Delta Region” Public Administration and Development, 30(4): 277-290.

Idemudia U., (2010)“Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rentier Nigerian State: Rethinking the Role of Government and the Possibility of Corporate Social Development in the Niger Delta” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 30(1-2):131-152.

Canel, E., Idemudia, U., North, L. (2010) “Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession, and Emerging Claims: Introduction” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 30 (1-2): 5-25.

Idemudia, U. (2010) “Rethinking the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Nigerian Oil Conflict: the Limits of CSR” Journal of International Development, 22:833-845.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “The Quest for the Effective Use of Natural Resource Revenues in Africa: Beyond Transparency and the Need for Compatible Cultural Democracy in Nigeria” Africa Today, 56(2):2-24.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “The Changing Phases of the Niger Delta Conflict: Implications for Conflict Escalation and the Return of Peace” Conflict, Security and Development, 9(3):307-331.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Assessing Corporate-Community Involvement Strategies in the Nigerian Oil Industry: An Empirical Analysis” Resource Policy, 34(3):133-141.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Oil Extraction and Poverty Reduction in the Niger Delta: A Critical Examination of Partnership Initiatives” Journal of Business Ethics, 90(1): 91-116.

Idemudia, U. (2009) “Host Nation and Transnational Corporations Partnership for Poverty Reduction in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: Diagnosis and Recommendations” Exploration and Production: Oil and Gas Review, 7:128-130

Idemudia, U.(2008)“Conceptualising the CSR and Development Debate: Bridging Existing Analytical Gaps” Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 29: 1-20.Reprinted in Maiti, P. (ed.) 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility: Critique, Policies and Strategies (India: Sharda Publishing House) 65-96.

Idemudia, U. (2007) “Community Perceptions and Expectations: Reinventing the Wheels of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in the Nigerian oil Industry” Business and Society Review, 112(3):369-405.

Idemudia, U. and Ite, E. U. (2006) “Demystifying the Niger Delta Conflict: Towards an Integrated Explanation” Review of African Political Economy, 33(109):391-406.

Idemudia, U. and Ite, E. U.(2006) “Corporate-Community Relations in Nigeria’s Oil Industry: Challenges and Imperatives” Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Journal, 13(4):194-206. Reprinted in Maiti, P. (ed.) 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility: Critique, Policies and Strategies (India: Sharda Publishing House) 44-64. And in Cragg, W. and Schwartz, M.S. (eds.) .2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Ashgate publishers, Aldershot: 459-470.

Conference Papers

November (2012) Oil and Gas Development Commissions and the Resource Curse in Nigeria: Medicine or Placebo, The 55th Annual African Studies Association, Research Frontier in the Study of Africa, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, November 29-December 1, Philadelphia, USA.

*November 2011, A Critical Analysis of the dynamics of Corporate-community relations in Nigeria’s oil Rich Niger Delta and its implications for the Role of Business as Peacemakers in Africa’s Fragile-Rentier states, Money Makers as Peace Makers? The Role of Business in Conflict Zones, November 13-15 Basel, Switzerland

* July 2011, Discusssant, Confronting the Challenges of Development, Environmental Management and Peace Building in the Niger Delta: Beyond the Amnesty, University of Benin, July 28-29, Benin, Nigeria

*May 2011, The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Corruption in Nigeria: Rethinking the links between Transparency and Accountability, 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research, Rutgers University, May 19-20, Newark, USA

March 2011, Corporate Citizenship as a Site of Contestation: Implications of the Nigerian Experience for Corporate Citizenship Theory and Practice, the 52nd ISA Annual Convention in Montreal, March16-19, Quebec, Canada

*May 2010, Re-engaging Corporate Citizenship and Community Development in Africa: The Implications of the Nigerian experiences for CC Theory and Practice, the Dynamics of Citizenship in the Post-Political World International Conference, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, May 26-28, Sweden

September 2009, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Niger Delta Conflict: Diagnosis and Recommendation, the 8th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, University of South Africa, Social Responsibility Network, September 8-10, Cape Town

June 2009, Corporate Social Responsibility as a vehicle for Conflict Management in the Niger Delta: Medicine or Placebo, the European Business Ethics Network, Conflict in the World of Business Ethics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, June 15h-17, Isreal

*May 2008, Accountability Mechanisms and Human Rights, The Ethics of Resource Extraction Workshop, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, University of British of Columbia, May 30-31, Vancouver, BC

March 2008, A critical Examination of Partnership and Poverty Reduction in the Oil Industry in Nigeria, Symposium on the Social and Environmental Implications of the Extractive industries in the Global South, March 19, York University, (Invited Talk)

*September 2007, Efficiency of Oil Multinational-driven Development Projects in the Niger Delta: A Critical Assessment, Expert Group meeting on the Use of non-renewable resources revenue for sustainable local development: Challenges and Opportunities for developing countries, Department of Economic Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, September 21, United Nations

*August 2006, Corporate Partnerships and Community Development in the Nigerian Oil Industry: Strengths and Limitations. A paper presented at the Copenhagen Business School/United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)/Research Network for Environment and Development (ReNED) workshop on Public –Private Partnership for Sustainable Development, August 14-16, Copenhagen

June 2005, Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Nigeria’s oil industry: A paper presented for the 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 6-8 Helsinki, Finland.

Forthcoming

Idemudia, U. (2013) “CSR and Poverty” In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi , N., Zu, L. and Das Gupta, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility ( Verlag Berlin Heidelber: Springer)1-7

Idemudia, U. (2013) “CSR in Africa” In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi , N., Zu, L. and Das Gupta, A.(eds) Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility ( Verlag Berlin Heidelber: Springer)


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC2480 6.0  Introduction to African Studies LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC3480 6.0  Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC3481 6.0  An Introduction to African Diasporas: Identities and Practices SEMR