International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of The Existence of Forest Concessionaire (PT Gunung Gajah Abadi) to Local Community, East Kalimantan, Indonesia (A Case Study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Implementationin Kongbeng Sub- District and Muara Wahau Sub-District)
Dr. Rujehan, Dr. Ndan Imang

The existence of forest concessionaire could provide positive impacts and negative impacts on forest communities. The positive impact that might be obtained by the society is opportunities to work in the forest concessionaire and to establish business, while the negative impact that may occur is the presence of uncontrolled population growth that led to otherpossible negative impacts. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of socio-economic conditions of the existence of forest concessionaire (PT Gunung Gajah Abadi) to local community. The research was conducted in Miau Baru Village and Makmur Jaya Village in Kongbeng Sub-District and Nehas Liah BingVillage in Muara Wahau Sub-District, East Kutai District, and East Kalimantan Province. A total of thirty respondents from each village was selected randomly, so that the total number of respondents who had been interviewed was ninety. The results show that the socio-economic impacts increase revenues of local community as the results of working in the company and expand business opportunities due to the availability of infrastructure provided by the company.

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