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Title: Corporate social responsibility in Nigeria: an exploration of the efficacy of legal regulation
Other Titles: Corporate social responsibility in Nigeria
Authors: Anyakudo, Cosmas Uchechukwu
Advisors: Korotana, M
Amao, O
Comparato, G
Jaffey, P
Keywords: Corporate accountability;Emerging economies;Development;Corporate reputation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Brunel University London
Abstract: The social responsibility of corporations has become a topical issue. This is particularly so in relation to the ways and means of achieving harmony and congruency with social expectations. With the growing importance that corporations now place on meeting contemporary demands for extra-commercial engagement placed on them by society, regulating corporate activity in this area has come under intense public and legal scrutiny. In what can be described as a departure from the norm, the use of legislation to mandate and govern corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly perceived as an effective regulatory method in emerging economies. India, Mauritius, Indonesia and the Philippines have adopted legislation with regard to CSR. In Nigeria, however, several attempts at legislating on CSR have failed. This study shows that a multiplicity of factors is responsible for this development. This thesis posits that while the adoption of international CSR standards is encouraged through various international activities, only an autochthonous approach which recognises the peculiarities of the Nigerian state can promote the desired legislative objective on mandating CSR. This study explores the prospects of mandating CSR by legislation in Nigeria and suggests reforms deemed necessary for achieving the objective of mandatory CSR.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London
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