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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Hugh
dc.contributor.advisorMcBride, Jo
dc.contributor.authorEnuoh, Rebecca O.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-02T10:56:23Z
dc.date.available2018-05-02T10:56:23Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15741
dc.description.abstractCorporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a subject of increasing interest among academics and business practitioners globally. This thesis contributes to the discourse on CSR in the context of the Nigerian oil industry with regard to corporate-community relations. Specifically, the thesis constitutes a critique of CSR initiatives by multinational oil companies (MOC) operating in the Niger Delta region and their impact on the traditional livelihoods of local communities. The research attempts to understand the link between CSR and Psychological contract from the perspective of both the host communities and the MOCs. This thesis examines community perceptions, expectations and seeks to interpret the relationship between the host communities and the MOCs. The study provides empirical data through the use of twenty-eight semi-structured interviews and three focus groups. This is significant given that most of the research conducted into CSR in this region has been limited to descriptive and extensive theoretical explanations. Findings from the research suggest that the relationship between the host communities and the MOC is a very complex one and that the impact of the MOCs activities can be interpreted from the host communities’ negative actions. The thesis makes an important contribution to the emerging literature on social license to operate (SLO) and in what manner the local communities seek to enforce it. It also offers an alternative approach to CSR based on need assessment and stakeholder involvement rather than corporate obligations and expectations from society in general.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Cross River State government in Nigeria, and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectHost communitiesen_US
dc.subjectNiger Deltaen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectStakeholder theoryen_US
dc.subjectPsychological contracten_US
dc.subjectCorporate social performanceen_US
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectCrisisen_US
dc.subjectCorporate social responsibility (CSR)en_US
dc.subjectMultinational oil company (MOC)en_US
dc.titleCorporate Social Responsibility, Multinational Oil Companies and Local Communities in the Niger Delta; Exploring Relations, Contracts and Responsibilitiesen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Management and Lawen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2016
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T03:16:50Z


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