Internal and External Factors Affecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts of AGIP in Oil-bearing Communities of South-South Nigeria

2014 Journal of Educational and Social Research  
The modern thinking in organizational literature is based on corporate participation in the development process of host communities. Therefore, to assess the efforts that Agip has made so far in this direction, a study was initiated in 2013, by the authors. The aim was to interrogate the specific internal and external challenges of Agip in the discharge of its CSR role in some communities where it has its oil installations in the South-South region of Nigeria. To achieve this aim, a survey was
more » ... aim, a survey was conducted in purposively selected communities which host Agip's oil installations with the employment of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Results revealed that, Agip's CSR efforts are being impeded by both internal and external factors. Issues relating to Agip's approach towards project abandonment, job creation and divide and rule tactics, for instance, have dwindled community rating of Agip CSR efforts in the region. This paper therefore concludes by suggesting that, stakeholder's synergy is needed not only in surmounting these challenges but also in creating a formidable platform for the sustainable community development of the oil bearing communities of this region who most times bear the burden of oil exploration, exploitation and transportation. 466 Why would Agip give surveillance of facility to one contractor? It short change the youth who are jobless. Vigilante can help to provide certain alleviation for the young people, we have discussed these issues over and over with the company, and they seem not to listen. Source: IDI conducted by the authors
doi:10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n3p459 fatcat:ipl5ltx6k5bgjjg5mpkxd3xl7a