Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices and the Challenge of Taking Ownership: A Case Study of Frustrations of Shell Petroleum Development Company in Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria.
The paper examines the challenge of taking ownership by stakeholders as standard operational baseline for effective and sustainable CSR practices. It highlights the preponderance of incorporating stakeholders into mainstream activities in a professional that entails pro-active stakeholders participation and involvement by multinational corporations in order to maximize inherent benefits of CSR programs. Using the experience of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria as a case-study, the paper analyses the danger and the attendant frustrations that are sure to erupt when companies deliberately or inadvertently refused to handle CSR initiatives without eliciting required supports of critical stakeholder like host community based on standard taking ownership model towards sustainable CSR practices.
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