Challenges of socio-environmental sustainability and New Media Potentials: an empirical evidence from Nigeria

Emeka Oruh, Chima Mordi

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Abstract

In 1987, the Brundtland report - “Our Future” was initiated by the World Commission and has since then revolved to the recent call for “sustainable development goals” (SDGs), which reinforced the need to drive a sustained economic development, improved people’s welfare and environmental wellbeing across the globe, however, as time has proven, this effort has remained largely a shadow of itself. Nigeria presents a typical example of this contention – where corporate-stakeholder’s conflict has become the norm – due to the perceived negligence of the environment and marginalisation of the locals where petroleum resources are explored, hence, alternative and effective measures of engagement is required to address these phenomena. Thus, by relying on empirical evidence drawn from 33 respondents across Nigerian petroleum industry, this study proposes that new social media can be securely integrated by international oil organisations/businesses, to amplify stakeholder’s engagement and socio-environmental sustainability in the country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2018 Conference Proceedings
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
ISBN (Print)978-0-9956413-1-0
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
Event32nd Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info

Conference

Conference32nd Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleBAM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period4/09/186/09/18
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Keywords

  • socio-environmental sustainability
  • petroleum Industry
  • stakeholder engagement
  • new social media

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