TITLE

Oil Companies Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict Resolution for Sustainable Community Development in Rivers State, Nigeria

AUTHOR(S)
Adekola, G.; Uzoagu, I. F.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Social Sciences & Education;Jan2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study discusses the Corporate Social Responsibilities of oil companies as instrument for conflict resolution towards sustainable community development in their host communities in Rivers state Nigeria. Two major oil companies (SPDC and NAOC) were involved in the study. Seven hundred and thirty-one individual were randomly selected to participate in the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire designed on a 4-point modified Likert Rating Scale. The instrument recorded reliability co-efficient of 0.79 before it was administered on the respondents through the help of four trained research assistants. Findings from the study revealed that CSRs of SPDC is not well felt in her host communities and that NAOC has a slightly better CSR efforts in her host communities. The study also revealed that oil companies in Rivers state are not making maximum use of CSR to promote sustainable community development in their host communities. Based on these findings, it is concluded that oil companies in Nigeria are shying away from the use of CSR to promote sustainable community development in their host communities. The study also concludes that selective community development projects by the oil companies only when there is conflict to be resolved or agitation to douse is not a good approach that can achieve sustainable community development in the oil producing communities. The authors therefore recommend among others, that government should put machineries in place to have a holistic review of the CSR policy of the oil companies in Nigeria.
ACCESSION #
70492298

 

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