ITIZENSHIP PARTICIPATION AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY (CSR);the role of multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria

PhD RESEARCH PROPOSAL



TITLE:
CITIZENSHIP PARTICIPATION AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY (CSR);
THE ROLE OF MULTINATIONAL OIL COMPANIES
IN THE NIGER DELTA AREA OF NIGERIA







CONTENTS

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Background & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & ..

Objective & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & ..& & & & & & .& ..

Scope & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & .& & & & & & & .

Methodology and Approach ..& & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & .&

Facilities & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & &

Budget& & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & &

Deliverables and Programme Schedule & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & ..

References & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & .





BACKGROUND
Describe current state of the art. Why is this research needed? Outline previous work in this field (i.e. literature search). How would the results of the proposed research fill this need and be beneficial?


OBJECTIVE (s)

The objectives of this research project is to ascertain the following;

1. Effectiveness of CSR programmes on host communities in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria

2. Is CSR a case of smokescreen to enable  business as usual practices in a developing economy like
Nigeria.

3. Corporate stakeholders engagementwho counts most and why?

4. Beyond philanthropy and brandingIs CSR aligned with Corporate Strategies and Does it Matter?



SCOPE
Following tasks will be undertaken as a part of the proposed research-

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3, etc.


METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH
This section needs to answer self-imposed questions and should reflect that the student has good understanding of the problem and of the barriers in the path. Some of the questions that should be answered include-

(a) (a) What are the constraints (if any)?
(b) (b) What are the technical challenges and uncertainties?
(c) (c) What are the different approaches to this problem?
(d) (d) What is your preferred approach and why?

Explain your methodology to conduct the research and to obtain the stated objectives.


FACILITIES TO BE USED
Explain the facilities to be used.
(a) (a) Is all the necessary hardware/software in place?
(b) (b) if not, how will it be acquired and how long will it take to put everything in place?
(c) (c) Does it have any resource implication? (This must be prepared in view of the Budget below.)



BUDGET(SELF FUNDED)
(a) (a) What is the total budget for the project?
(b) (b) Have the funds been already acquired?
(c) (c) If not, where is the money coming from?
(d) (d) How long will it delay the process?
(e) (e) Will it impact the thesis work and/or are there other remedies to the problem?


DELIVERABLES AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Month from the Start of the research (PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS A 3 YEARS RESEARCH PROGRAMME)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Task 1 x x x

Task 2 x x x x

Task 3 x x x


Itemize the list of deliverables with specific dates so that you can make concerted effort to achieve them.



REFERENCES

List of all the references here.



NB:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE GUIDELINE IS NOT AN EXAUSTIVE LIST BUT A GUIDE.
YOUR INPUT IS VERY MUCH NEEDED FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS PhD RESEARCH PROPOSAL. 750 words

THANKS.