Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Nigeria

Osemeke, L., Adegbite, S. & Adegbite, E. (2016), "Corporate social responsibility initiatives in Nigeria", in Key Initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Dimension of CSR in Corporate Entities, pp. 357-375, Springer.

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Louis Osemeke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stephen Akinade Adegbite

Centre for Industrial Research and Development

Emmanuel Adegbite

University of Nottingham

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

In this chapter, we review the important CSR initiatives in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and largest market for goods and services, to articulate the understanding and dynamics of CSR in sub-Saharan Africa. This is important to global CSR research which often neglects cross-national variations and peculiarity in CSR discourse. First, the concept of CSR is examined and contextualised in the developing countries (Nigeria). Next we look at the CSR initiatives in Nigeria, including those by MNCs, Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs), the government, and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs). We also highlighted the key strategies employed by these initiatives, such as the use of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). Lastly, we critically examine the strategic intent of these initiatives, in order to provide recommendations for future initiatives.

Suggested Citation

Osemeke, Louis and Adegbite, Stephen Akinade and Adegbite, Emmanuel, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Nigeria (2016). Osemeke, L., Adegbite, S. & Adegbite, E. (2016), "Corporate social responsibility initiatives in Nigeria", in Key Initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Dimension of CSR in Corporate Entities, pp. 357-375, Springer., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3512804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3512804

Louis Osemeke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stephen Akinade Adegbite

Centre for Industrial Research and Development ( email )

Ile-Ife, Osun 22005
Nigeria
8037865536 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.oauife.edu.ng

Emmanuel Adegbite (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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