Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria: Western Mimicry or Indigenous Influences?

21 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2006

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Kenneth Amaeshi

University of Edinburgh Business School; Cranfield University - School of Management

A.B. C. Adi

Lagos Business School; University of Tsukuba

Chris Ogbechie

Pan-Atlantic University - Lagos Business School

Olufemi O. Amao

University of Sussex Law School; Brunel University London - Brunel Law School

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Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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 socio-economic development challenges in Nigeria. This finding confirms that CSR is a localised and socially embedded construct, as the 'waves', 'issues' and 'modes' of CSR practices identified amongst indigenous firms in Nigeria reflect the firms' responses to their socio-economic 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 relatively dearth of literature on CSR; and provide some insights to multinational firms operating in Nigeria.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Socio-legal business context, Developing countries, Africa, Nigeria

JEL Classification: M10, M19, Z00, P10

Suggested Citation

Amaeshi, Kenneth and Adi, Bongo C. and Ogbechie, Chris and Amao, Olufemi O., Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria: Western Mimicry or Indigenous Influences? (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896500 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.896500

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Bongo C. Adi

Lagos Business School ( email )

Pan-Atlantic University
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Lagos, Lagos State
Nigeria

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University of Tsukuba ( email )

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Japan

Chris Ogbechie

Pan-Atlantic University - Lagos Business School ( email )

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Lagos
Nigeria

Olufemi O. Amao

University of Sussex Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

Brunel University London - Brunel Law School ( email )

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