Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Holistic management: A conceptual framework in evolving sustainable corporate social responsibility
by Eserifa, Oyin-Emi, D.B.A., Argosy University/Phoenix, 2011, 153; 3569177
Abstract (Summary)

This research study examined the ecological damage in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria for the past over 50 years, which has resulted from oil exploration activities. It presents a detail review and analysis and a partial solution to the crisis that has metamorphosed from the neglect and abject environmental destruction the Niger Delta of Nigeria. The toll of environmental damage brought to the indigenes of the Niger Delta was investigated as well as the clamor of the indigenes against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria. The study’s objective was to identify the gap that exists between corporate social responsibility programs (CSR) of SPDC and the needs and aspirations of the indigenes of the oil producing communities of the Niger Delta and the reason that the Niger Delta has become unfriendly with the SPDC. The research unveils this gap as the absence of holistic management and suggests how a holistic concept in management could significantly add to the solution of the existing conflict between the indigenes and SPDC. The researcher conducted a qualitative research that focused on stakeholders’ perceptions, which succinctly sifted the reasons for the consequential unrest in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. In order to address the prevailing problems, the researcher used descriptions, interpretations and transparency techniques for the purpose, analysis, and conclusions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marcum, Chris
Commitee: Duru, Chika Ebenezer, White, Claudia
School: Argosy University/Phoenix
Department: Business Administration
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 74/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Management, Environmental Studies, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, Environmental damage, Niger Delta, Oil exploration
Publication Number: 3569177
ISBN: 9781303044304
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