Who is who? Identifying the different sub-groups of secondary stakeholders within a community: a case study of the Niger Delta segion of Nigeria

Oluyomi Abayomi Osobajo, David Moore

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The Nigerian oil and gas industry (NOGI) has over time been dominated by the Nigerian government and oil producing companies (OPCs). The influences of the community stakeholder on OPCs in the last three decades have been expressed in diverse ways by different community sub-groups through their concerns and interests, some of which have severely impacted on the NOGI. Community within this context is categorised as a primary stakeholder, while the sub-groups are secondary stakeholders that emerge from within the community. Hence, the success of the NOGI largely depends on the Nigerian government and the oil producing companies, and other players such as Non-Governmental Organisations recognising the community as a key player and having appropriate knowledge of the different sub-groups of secondary stakeholders within the community in order to understand their intentions, behaviour, interests, influences and interrelations. Such knowledge is relevant to the NOGI’s formulation of future oil and gas strategy.
This study commences with an overview of the primary stakeholders (i.e. the Nigerian government, OPC and the community), their respective activities, participation and the link between these stakeholders with a specific focus on the NOGI context. Subsequently, various sub-groups of secondary stakeholders within the community and their respective interest(s) are identified in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-209
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Business Research
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • Stakeholder
  • Community
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Niger Delta Region
  • Nigeria

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Who is who? Identifying the different sub-groups of secondary stakeholders within a community : a case study of the Niger Delta segion of Nigeria. / Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Moore, David.

In: International Business Research, Vol. 10, No. 9, 21.08.2017, p. 188-209.

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