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Natural Resource Governance: Does Social Media Matter?

Oasis Kodila-Tedika ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this paper we study the relationship between communication and ”transparency of information” and governance by exploring the link between social media and natural resource governance. Using a cross-country analysis, we document a robust and statistically significant positive relationship between Facebook penetration (a proxy for social media) and natural resource governance. It follows that countries with higher facebook penetration levels enjoy natural resource governance of better quality than countries with low levels of facebook penetration. The positive effect of facebook is robust to controlling for other determinants of institutional quality, additional controls, outliers, inter alia.

Keywords: Natural Resources; Rents; Institutions; Governance; Social Media; Facebook; Internet; Transparency of information (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D73 D8 G14 H11 O1 P26 P48 Q34 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-02-24
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