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Sustaining cultural tourism through higher female participation in Nigeria: the role of corporate social responsibility in oil host communities

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  • Joseph I. Uduji

    (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)

  • Elda N. Okolo-Obasi

    (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)

  • Simplice A. Asongu

    (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Abstract

This paper adds to the gender discourse in sustainable African tourism development from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective. Specifically, we examine the impact of CSR on the development of rural women in cultural tourism. A total of 600 rural women were sampled across the Niger Delta. Results from the use of a logit model indicate a significant relationship between CSR and cultural tourism development in oil host communities in Nigeria. This implies that CSR of a multinational oil company (MOC) is a critical factor for sustaining cultural tourism. The findings suggest increased female participation in General Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) interventions of MOC and the need to pay close attention to which extent the participation of rural women in the GMoU projects may be limited by cultural and traditional obstacles.

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  • Joseph I. Uduji & Elda N. Okolo-Obasi & Simplice A. Asongu, 2019. "Sustaining cultural tourism through higher female participation in Nigeria: the role of corporate social responsibility in oil host communities," Working Papers 19/042, European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS).
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    Keywords

    Gender inequality; sustainable cultural tourism; corporate social responsibility; multinational oil companies; logit model; Nigeria;
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    JEL classification:

    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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