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Multinational Oil Firms' CSR Initiatives in Nigeria: The Need of Rural Farmers in Host Communities

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  • Joseph Ikechukwu Uduji
  • Elda Nduka Okolo‐Obasi

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We examine the impact of multinational oil firms' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on agricultural production using binary logit model equation. The result indicates a significant relationship between CSR and agricultural production in oil host communities in Nigeria. This implies that CSR of a multinational oil firm is a critical factor for increasing participation of rural dwellers in agricultural production. The findings suggest for improved CSR investment of multinational oil firms on subsidized fertilizer, certified seed, crop protection products, farm power and rural transportation infrastructures. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Joseph Ikechukwu Uduji & Elda Nduka Okolo‐Obasi, 2017. "Multinational Oil Firms' CSR Initiatives in Nigeria: The Need of Rural Farmers in Host Communities," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 29(3), pages 308-329, April.
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    • J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General

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