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An Investigation of the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Addressing the Environmental Issues in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: A Case of Multinational Oil Companies (MNOCs)

Kalu, Nge Agbagha (2020) An Investigation of the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Addressing the Environmental Issues in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: A Case of Multinational Oil Companies (MNOCs). Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study interrogates the effectiveness of social and economic (philanthropic) aspects of CSR activities in addressing the issues of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It also explores the attitude of the multi - national oil companies (MNOCs) towards the environmental protection and preservation activities in the Niger Delta region. To succeed in its aim, the dissertation employs a quantitative research method and draws on a non probability convenience sampling approach. Its analysis is based on 80 responses from the various stakeholders with a response rate of 80%. The study shows that MNOCs' CSR efforts were mainly philanthropic activities with no bearing to redressing the environmental degradation in the region. The findings also indicate that those CSR efforts were at divergent with the aspirations of the host communities and failed to satisfy their expectations. The dissertation reveals that MNOCs environmental activities are confined within the legal limits and failed to go beyond them.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Multi-National Oil Companies, Environmental CSR activities, Host Communities

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Large Industry. Corporations. > Corporate Governance
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 10:17
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4605

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