This research project concerned the study of an appraisal of
business social responsibility practiced by corporate organization.
A case study of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company
(ANAMMCO). Investigation were made the money to support it should be
Since the study is aimed at appraising social responsibility
practice, by corporate organization.
The main instruments used for the collection of data were
questionnaires for primary data both structured and unstructured questions.
Materials from libraries, company records and other research units
served as a source of secondary data.
The research ensured that the questionnaire possessed to a large
extent the characteristics necessary and adequate for the purpose of validity
and reliability. This tool the form of pilot study to test the usefulness
of the instrument. In my recommendations, the researcher emphasized that
no matter how minute social responsibility is, corporate organizations should
carry it out in order to improve the environment of the community in which the
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Objectives of the study
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Research questions
1.6 Scope and Limitation
2.0 Review of related literature
2.1 The evolution of the
concept of social responsibility
2.2 Controversy over the concept of social
2.3 The case against social responsibility
2.4 The case for social responsibility
2.5 Neglect of social responsibility by Nigerian
2.6 Company records on the performance of social
for a period of five years
2.7 Summary of literature review
3.0 Research design and
3.1 Research method
3.2 Method and source of data
3.3 Population for the study
3.4 Determination of sample size
3.5 Method of investigation
3.6 The validity and reliability of measuring
3.7 Method of data analysis
4.0 Presentation, analysis and
interpretation of data
3.0 Summary of findings, conclusion and
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In the early 1900’s the mission of business firm was exclusively
economic. Today, partly due to interdependencies of many groups in on
society, the social involvement of business has increased.
There is a question as to what
the social responsibility of business really is. Moreover, the same
question originally asked of business is now being addressed with increasing
frequency to the people in government, universities, non-profit organization,
charitable organizations and even churches.
Thus: we talk about the social responsibility and social responsiveness of all
organisaiton although the focus of our study is on corporate organisaiton.
Society awakened and vocal with respect to the urgency of social problems is
asking managers particularly those at the top, what they are doing to discharge
their social responsibilities and why they are not doing more.
The concept of social
responsibility is not new, although the idea was already considered in the
early part of the twentieth century. The modern discussion of social
responsibility got a major impetus with the book social responsibility of
business men by Howard R. Bowen, who suggested that business should consider
the social implications of their decisions. The concept of social responsibility
refers to the firm’s consideration of and responses to the issues beyond the
narrow economic, technical and legal requirement of the firm. It is the
firm’s obligation to evaluate in its decision making process the effect of its
decision on the external social systems in a manner that should accomplish
social benefits along with the traditional economic gains which the firms seek.
In the recent years, the
concept of social responsibility of business managers have become a popular
subject for discussion and debate within both business and academic
circle. The distinct phase namely:
Profit maximization management
Quality of life management
The phase one (profit maximization
management) believes that business managers have one objective which is to
maximize profit. Legal framework with the environment of the firms
operation was the only constrain. The origin of the view may be found in
Adam Smith’s wealth of the nations. The trusteeship managers recognize
the interest of the other groups. They are profit satisfiers that is they
balance the profit of the owners and the organization with the wages for
employees, taxes for the government, interest for the creditors and so forth.
The quality of life manage
agrees that selfish and group interest are important, but the society is good
for the company. He agrees that profit is essential for the firm, but
that profit is not the end of objective of the firm. As far as money and
wealth are concerned, his set of values would tell him that money is important
but people are more important than money.
In today’s business world,
there are people who subscribe for the three phases of social responsibility
concept. Perhaps the majority of the business managers today adhere to
phase two concept of social responsibility. Those businessmen emphasize
on good wages and working condition and forthright in dealing with their
customers and suppliers. A growing number of academicians and business
executive appear to be accepting the phase two concept of social
OF THE PROBLEM
Oil spillage in some of the oil producing states is alarming and
some pollution caused by industries in on country is on high rate in 1980s and
early 1990. the problems of communities where the oil operate bring these
problems constructively to the attention of the companies with which they have
developed a regular forum for meetings.
These companies have created
ecological disaster, gas flowing in the communities.
Therefore, the problem to be
looked into in this research is that corporate organizations do not bother
about their social responsibility to the environment where they operate.
Furthermore, poverty, lack of
essential facilities and unemployment are increasing in alarming proportion, as
a result of this, the need and expectations of the society are not by the
business organizations. Also, it seems that the government provides the
essential facilities needed by the society.
OF THE STUDY
The corporate organizations naturally have their own mix and
different emphasis. The overall objectives of every organisation
survival, growth, profit, economic contributions and social obligation.
It is a known fact that firms in Nigeria lay more emphasis on profit
There have been many articles written by Nigerians urging Nigeria
companies to be socially responsible. In other words they urge that these
companies be more concerned with social issues than they are now.
However, these articles have largely ignored the situational
nature of Nigeria business organisaiton. The general small size and
economic development of the nation. It is therefore the objective of this
a. Enrich the literature of social responsibility
b. To examine the general attitude of ANAMMCO
towards social responsibility.
c. To examine the consequences of company ignoring its
d. To examine the problem which hinder the
performance of social responsibility by ANAMMCO.
e. To make recommendations
OF THE STUDY
The study is important because, it will not only examine the
attitude of business organizational towards the issues of social
responsibility. It will also help these organisation in policy making
decision in order to eliminate the negative effects and consequences of these
attitude in the discharge of social responsibility.
Organizations must not assume
tasks for which they lack competence.
It will be of immense benefit to the people who want to research more on this
topic example students etc.
Another significance role of this
research is finding ways to improve relationship between the company and the
society in which it operates.
It enables managers of
different organizations to know actually what social responsibility is all
about and it will help them to know the difference between social problem and
In the case of the present – economic condition, how can a
business organisation carryout a successful social responsibility? This
study intends to provide answers to these questions.
Could business organization carryout a successful social responsibility
Should social responsibility be legalized?
In what form should social responsibility be?
Where should funds for carrying out these social programme come from?
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