IMPEDIMENTS TO COMMUNITY CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ENUGU, NIGERIA

Journal of Applied Sciences and Development [JASD]

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Title IMPEDIMENTS TO COMMUNITY CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ENUGU, NIGERIA
 
Creator Eneh, Onyenekenwa Cyprian
 
Description Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a principal means of achievingsustainable industrial diversification and equitable development indeveloping countries, including Nigeria. SMEs may lack in communitycorporate involvement, since reports allude to hostile environment forSMEs in Nigeria, especially regarding ignorance, poor human capital andpoor business environment. This study investigated the knowledge of CSRpractices of SME operators and community corporate involvements ofSMEs in Enugu. The guideline of a regulatory agency was used to select 9SMEs operating in 6 communities in Enugu. Separarte questionnaireswere administered to SME operators and town unions presidents.Average mean score technique was used to analyze the likert-scale dataand to test the null hypotheses. Findings showed that SME operators aremajorly ignorant of CSR practices. SMEs maximize profit for theirowners without considering the interests of the host community. They donot look beyond profit to consider the interests of the host community, nor to take responsibility for the impact of the organization’s activities oncustomers, employees and the environment. All SMEs do for hostcommunity is to offer a few job opportunities to indigenes. They do notsponsor any development project for the host community, nor discuss withindigenes the strategy for sustainable development of the host community,but occasionally make philanthropic cash donations to individual, familyand community activities in the host community. They leave the provisionof social services for host community to government and charityorganizations. It is recommended that non-governmntal organizationsshould explore avenues to enlighten SME operators and host communitieson CSR practicies and CCI, as well as their mutual benefits to both theorgnization and host community.
 
Publisher WELFARE AND INDUSTRIAL PROMOTIONS (WIPRO) INTERNATIONAL
 
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Date 2016-12-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jasdevr.org/ej/index.php/jasd/article/view/20
 
Source Journal of Applied Sciences and Development (JASD); Vol 4, No 1 & 2 (2013)
2536-6939
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jasdevr.org/ej/index.php/jasd/article/view/20/19
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Journal of Applied Sciences and Development (JASD)
 

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