Exploring power imbalance and stakeholder social responsibility within the Nigerian oil and gas industry

Alim Abubakre, D Baden, I. A. Harwood

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Abstract

This paper adopts a societal view of stakeholder theory and considers the firm as a stakeholder in the upstream sector of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Key themes emerging from 75 interviews with industry stakeholders were ‘historical hangover’ and ‘stakeholder social ir/responsibility’. Historical hangover articulates how historical legacies of the multinational oil companies’ (MNOCs) home countries strengthen the influence of MNOCs in Nigeria; leading to a power imbalance between MNOCs and other stakeholders such as local communities. The power imbalance also arises as a consequence of the developing country context which lacks the regulatory framework present in more developed countries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2019 - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3502

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleBAM2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period3/09/195/09/19
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