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Determinants of Nigerian managers’ environmental attitude: Africa’s Ubuntu ethics versus global capitalism

Okereke, C., Vincent, O. and Mordi, C. (2018) Determinants of Nigerian managers’ environmental attitude: Africa’s Ubuntu ethics versus global capitalism. Thunderbird International Business Review, 60 (4). pp. 577-590. ISSN 1520-6874

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We investigate the impact of economic, institutional and ethical pressures on CRS attitude of African managers based on survey from 377 Nigerian executives in the extractive industry. We find that environmental orientation and behaviour are mostly induced by instrumental economic motives, while ethical considerations exert a weak impact. This finding contradicts mainstream CSR literature in Africa which suggests the dominance of culturally-based, altruistic African Ubuntu philosophy. Based on the research finding, we suggest that economic globalization has spurn a transnational capitalist cadre of managers whose values are shaped far more by global capitalist instincts than any putative cultural philosophy.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:75479
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

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