Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria

Authors: Amaeshi, Kenneth M.; Adi, Bongo C.; Ogbechie, Chris; Amao, Olufemi O.

Source: Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Volume 2006, Number 24, December 2006 , pp. 83-99(17)

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Drawing empirical evidence from indigenous firms, this study explores the meaning and practice of CSR in Nigeria. It was found that indigenous firms perceive and practise CSR as corporate philanthropy aimed at addressing socioeconomic development challenges in Nigeria. This finding suggests that CSR is a localised and socially embedded construct, as the waves, issues and modes of CSR practices identified among indigenous firms in Nigeria reflect the firms responses to their socioeconomic context. It is anticipated that this paper will add to the body of knowledge on CSR, especially as it relates to Africa, which has a relative dearth of literature on CSR, and provide some insights to multinational firms operating in Nigeria.
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