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A conceptual framework for analysing compensation for expropriation of customary property rights

Lucky Kabanga (Department of The Built Environment, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Mzuzu University, Mzuzu, Malawi)
Manya Mainza Mooya (Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Property Management

ISSN: 0263-7472

Article publication date: 28 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper develops a conceptual framework that is applicable in various compensation settings vis-a-vis relevant legal frameworks, compensation processes and practices, compensation outcomes and adequacy of resultant compensation by using a common evaluative framework, to address the lack of such a conceptual framework in the compensation literature. Also, by developing a new conceptual framework, this paper provides a platform and an analytical tool for anchoring and analysing future research on compensation for expropriation of various property rights.

Design/methodology/approach

This conceptual paper is based on original thought and review of literature on compensation for expropriation.

Findings

A critical analysis of existing literature on compensation for expropriation of customary properties reveals that most studies are inadequately informed by relevant compensation theories and that each study uses its own tailor-made analytical framework. This entails that there is no general conceptual framework for anchoring new studies in compensation and aid in extrapolating their results to similar populations and contexts.

Originality/value

This paper makes novel contribution to knowledge by developing a new conceptual framework for analysing compensation for expropriation of customary property rights, which is not there currently. Essentially, by developing the new conceptual framework, this paper provides a basis for anchoring new research works in compensation and their analyses, thereby making a further contribution to knowledge.

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Citation

Kabanga, L. and Mooya, M.M. (2022), "A conceptual framework for analysing compensation for expropriation of customary property rights", Property Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/PM-05-2022-0032

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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