Dissertation Abstracts

The Adoption and Infusion of Green Practices by Manufacturing Companies in Ogun State, Nigeria

Author: Oludele M Solaja, postgraduatescholar@gmail.com
Department: Sociology
University: Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria
Supervisor: Dr. Obatunde B. Adetola and Prof. Emeka E. Okafor
Year of completion: In progress
Language of dissertation: English

Keywords: Environment , Green Practices , Manufacturing , Sustainable Development
Areas of Research: Environment and Society , Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management , Social Transformations and Sociology of Development

Abstract

Issues pertaining to environmental degradation and its impact on people’s well-being and social institutions remain a concern to all and sundry. This particular concern necessitates the adoption and infusion of green practices in business and manufacturing companies globally. Unfortunately, recent studies revealed that the rate of adoption and infusion of green practices by manufacturing companies in Ogun State, Nigeria is significantly low and the dysfunctional effect of this phenomenon is increase environmental degradation, resource depletion, loss of livelihood, poverty, and social marginalization in the host communities which will invariably affect development process of Ogun State and Nigeria at large. For this reason, this study set out to examines the adoption and infusion of green practices by manufacturing companies in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study aims to determine the level of awareness of green practices adoption and infusion in Ogun State, Nigeria; identify the factors influencing the adoption of green practices among manufacturing companies in Ogun State, Nigeria; investigate the extent to which these factors affect the infusion of green practices among manufacturing companies in Ogun State, Nigeria; examine the reaction of members of host communities on the adoption and infusion of green practices by the manufacturing firms in Ogun State, Nigeria; and to investigate the benefits and challenges of adoption and infusion of green practices by the manufacturing companies in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study research design is cross sectional and descriptive in nature. The study adopts Diffusion of Innovation Theory (DOI), Technology-Organisation-Environment (TOE) framework and Behaviour Change Theory (BCT) as theoretical guide. Fieldwork will be conducted in Agbara, Ewekoro, Ibese, Magboro and Ota communities of Ogun State, Nigeria where a large concentration of manufacturing industries coexist. A total of 1000 respondents will be used as sample for the study. Selection of respondents will be done through Area-based sampling strategies in which Multi-subject household survey will be used in the first phase and Multistage sampling techniques will be used in the second phase of the study. Primary data will be collected using qualitative and quantitative methods. Key Informant Interview (KIIs) and In-depth Interview (IDIs) will be conducted among community leaders, inhabitants of the study areas, managers of manufacturing industries and government officials in charge of environmental protection to generate qualitative data. Also, questionnaire will be administered to community residents, employees and managers of selected manufacturing companies to collect quantitative data. Likewise, secondary data will be sourced from current and relevant academic publications, official bulletins and reports, online message boards and blogs. Transcribed interviews will be combined with field notes and organized thematically for qualitative content analysis while the quantitative data will be analyzed at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels with the aid of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS v17.0).

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