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PROJECT TOPIC :SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC 9TH MILE CORNER UDI ENUGU STATE)

PROJECT TOPIC :SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC 9TH MILE CORNER UDI ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACT

A business organization, characterized by a turbulent business environment, rapidly changing global scenario, stiff competition, have emerged, and created together challenges for business organization in Nigeria in particular and the whole world at large. The need for organizations to grow and survive in this ever-charging business environment becomes of paramount interest to business mangers to provide certain services in their localities without economic objective- profit aim.

This research work was carried out generally to find out the impact of social responsibility on business organizations. Because, hitherto, it was observed that most business organization loose their goods-will and their existence due to lack of social responsibility. It is therefore pertinent to find how social responsibility affect business and find strategies for coping with this social problem.  This research work however consist of five chapters. The first  contains an introduction and a historical background of the study corner Enugu state.  In chapter two, literatures relevant to this study were reviewed. In this regard, information was collected from both primary and secondary sources.

Chapter three contains the research method. Basically, property unstructured interview was carried out to compliment the questionnaire which was carefully designed and administered to the respondents. In chapter four, the data collected, through the questionnaire, was interpreted and analyzed. The analysis was done in a tabular form, which contained the number of response and percentage response to the questionnaire questions.

The final chapter-fire disclose the findings made in this research work. Recommendations were also made in this chapter.  The recommendations were aimed at providing practical, feasible and cost effective solutions to the problem of social responsibility in business organizations. And also provide adequate knowledge and information required for managers to keep their organizations on top and ahead of social engagement.

In conclusion, a summary the work was made to help business managers to continue to lead in social responsibility.

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY

The society can be referred to as system where there are three key players, government, consumers, firms other things being equal. The government being the umpire, if the government controls the system in favour of the firms, more firms will be born than die and more consumers will die than be born. As the consumer became increasingly scared. Things began to go badly for the firms. If the condition persistently continues, more firms will die than be born.

As the years pass by and the system was controlled in favour of the consumers, things really began to look good for the consumers at the expense of the firms. This interchange will continue until the government plays a neutral role in the system and that will bring the system to a balance.

No commercial organisation supplying goods and/or services will be able to survive let alone thrive, unless it has customers who are willing to pay for those goods and/or services it provides.

The evolution of business history as an academic discipline began at Harvard Business School U.S.A (United States of America) in 1920’s and ascribed to Dean Donham (Warner 1996:350), Donham Sought both to develop a research area. Which would examine critically the history of firms, and to apply the lessons learnt from this to the current challenge faced by business.

Business and society study all the interfaces between business organizations and the wider communication in which they are set. While traditionally it was not considered part of business management to influence the operation of these interfaces, in the modern world managers must be active in these wider areas as they are within their own firms.

This entry explores these interfaces, examining the role of managers in advertising, marketing, research and public relations, the application of business ethics, concern for the physical environment, the use of technological changes and their impact on industrial relations, the awareness of political changes with new laws and new taxes and a recognition of demographic changes having implications for the firm’s activities. Each has a contributory influence on the general social awareness which modern managers require.

Traditional theory sees a firms strictly as profit maximizing organisation. That is, it views profit maximization as the firm’s sole objective. Business enterprise felt public power in determining the survival of the firm. Firms are trying to respond to social programmes, which are both internal and external to the organisation. These special programmes are called social responsibilities of business.

Social responsibility requires business organizations to consider their acts within the framework of the whole social system. This implies that business organizations are responsible for the effect of their acts anywhere in the system. It is an important part in the modern business administration in the sense that, management consider social effects as well as economic effects in its decisions. This affects all sizes of business regardless of their location.

Business does not exist in isolation, vaccum or empty space. It has environment in which it operate and this environment is not statistic in nature. This environment is the aggregate of the demographic, social, cultural, economic, political and technological conditions that influence an organization. The environment provides resources and limitations and determines opportunities open to and threats that can be faced by business organizations: however, business executives should realize that a healthy environment is the bed rock for survival and growth of any enterprise.

Social irresponsibility on the other hand is the failure of business organizations to pursue those policies to make those decisions or to follow those lines of action, which are desirable in terms of the objectives, and values of the society.

This research work is intended to study social responsibility in the area of social amenities and to examine whether Nigerian Bottling Company is socially responsible within it environment.

  • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC.

Nigerian Bottling Company was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name “Bottling Company” was suggested by Dr. Pemberton’s bookkeeper Frank Robinson. He penned the name coca-cola in the flowing script that is famous today.

Bottling Company was first soda fountain in Jacob’s pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable. During the first year, sales of Beer averaged nine drinks a day, adding up to total sales for that year of $50. since the year’s expenses were just over $70, Dr. Pemberton, took a loss. Today, products of the Nigerian Bottling Company are consumed at the rate of more than one billion drinks per day.

PROJECT TOPIC :SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC 9TH MILE CORNER UDI ENUGU STATE)

Up until Robert Woodruff’s election as president, the Nigerian Bottling Company’s business outside the united state was somewhat limited. During a trip to Europe, Asa Candler’s eldest son, Charles Howard Candler, has prevented the drink to a London soda fountain owner, who responded by sending an order for five gallons of syrup back to Atlanta occasional shipments also went out to Germany, Jamaico and Paname in those early years, and by 1906, the first overseas bottling plants had been established in panama and cuba. Efforts to make the company’s product available worldwide were stepped up under wooduff’s leadership.

In 1926, with only nine bottlers of beer outside the united states and Canada, woodruff established the foreign department. By 1930, the foreign department had been renamed the beer export corporation. Overseas sales climbed steadily, and by 1940, coca-cola bottlers were operating in more than 45 countries.

On January 29. 1897 the bottling company was incorporated as a Georiga corporation. Authorized capital stock is $100.000.

  • STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

In the early 1900s, the mission of business organization was primarily utilitarian. But within the past few decades, business organizations have moved away from the traditional utilitarian model to take a more proactive stance with respect to contributing to social responsibilities (Okafor et al 2002: 222).

Corporate enterprise has grown in size. The level of educations has significantly increased and people now ask a lot of questions about their rights, privileges and responsibilities. Related to this the fact that the awareness of the social impact of business activities on the society as a whole is enormous both directly and indirectly (Aluko et al, 1998:157).

Based on the above assertion is some area, we usually hear of some communities revolting against the companies that are operating in their area. For instance, when Enugu Vegetable Oil (AVOP) was in operation, Nachi people revolted against the company saying that it was not being of any help to the community.

Again, in the year 2002, we heard that Ngwo people of udi L.G.A in Enugu State stopped production at coca-cola company at 9th mile because of social irresponsibility.

With the increasing awareness of consumer, and environmental concerns are now leading to conflicts between the companies and environment in which they operate as oil companies and citizens clamoring for less pollution and more amenities from oil companies.

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

Based on the problem highlighted above, the following objectives have been selected to give focus to the research effort.

  1. To study and identify the social activities of Nigeria Bottling Company Plc and determine how it fits into the doctrine of social responsibility.
  2. To determine the basic objective for undertaking these social responsibility.
  3. To identify what financial implication it takes embarking on social activities by organizations.
  4. To suggest ways of improving on social responsibility.
    • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

It is hoped that this study when completed will contribute to existing literature on effects of social responsibility and therefore will serve as reference material for students who may wish to explore the subject matter further. It is also hoped that the study might help the organization to reassess its activities on the areas of social responsibility and in addition, all mentioned and determined problems and solutions will be critically reviewed to serve as possible recommendation.

  • SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY.

This research study intends to consider or rather to assess the extent of social responsibility as it concern as the Nigerian Bottling Company at 9th Mile Corner Enugu State.

Lawrence C. Okafor and Ama A. Udu (2002: 16) For the purpose of the study, social responsibility might be defined as a concept that involves all the activities of organization in which their limited resources are expended, appear less economically attractive and viable, but are socially desirable by members of the society. Examples include awarding scholarships, financial support for charities, tarring of roads, sinking boreholes and so on.

LIMITATION:

In Nigerian, to carry out a research is usually fraught with some difficulties, mostly due to ignorance, dishonesty, lack of trust and a host of other problems like:

  1. Finance (b) Time factor  c. Scarcity of library materials.

The study is focused mainly on social responsibility of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc 9th Mile Corner Enugu State. This includes aspects on waste management, pollution control, education, employees welfare etc.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

  1. What are the social activities of Nigerian Bottling Company?
  2. What are the objectives for undertaking the social responsibility?
  3. What are the financial implications of embarking on social activities by organisations?

PROJECT TOPIC :SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC 9TH MILE CORNER UDI ENUGU STATE)

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