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Relevance of multinationals' involvement in corporate social responsibility practices in Tanzania

Relevance of multinationals' involvement in corporate social responsibility practices in Tanzania This study investigated the relevance of multinationals' involvement in corporate social responsibility practices in Tanzania. The semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were employed for collecting evidences from managers and community members. The findings suggest that multinationals prefer to indulge in contributing to communities in environmental protection, empowerment programs, education, health services and sports. Community members' preferences comprises of water supplies, health services, environmental protection, education facilities, employment, sports, infrastructure development, helping the elderly and construction of market places. Interestingly, the activities most preferred by multinationals and community members are more or less similar with few exceptions which might be caused by differences of locations of stakeholders. In conclusion, being involved in corporate social responsibility in Tanzania is relevant and beneficial to stakeholders as it complements the government's ability to provide goods and services in various dimensions. The study provides a recommendation for policy, managerial issues and future research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Inderscience Publishers

Relevance of multinationals' involvement in corporate social responsibility practices in Tanzania

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
2046-8083
eISSN
2046-8091
DOI
10.1504/AJAAF.2021.116838
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Abstract

This study investigated the relevance of multinationals' involvement in corporate social responsibility practices in Tanzania. The semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were employed for collecting evidences from managers and community members. The findings suggest that multinationals prefer to indulge in contributing to communities in environmental protection, empowerment programs, education, health services and sports. Community members' preferences comprises of water supplies, health services, environmental protection, education facilities, employment, sports, infrastructure development, helping the elderly and construction of market places. Interestingly, the activities most preferred by multinationals and community members are more or less similar with few exceptions which might be caused by differences of locations of stakeholders. In conclusion, being involved in corporate social responsibility in Tanzania is relevant and beneficial to stakeholders as it complements the government's ability to provide goods and services in various dimensions. The study provides a recommendation for policy, managerial issues and future research.

Journal

African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and FinanceInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2021

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