Assessment on practices and determinants of corporate social Responsibility in Ethiopian leather industry: A comparative study conducted in Abyssinia tannery PLC. and blue Nile tannery S.C.

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Addis Ababa University


The study aimed at studying the existence and practices of different dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and determinants in Ethiopian Leather Industry by taking Abyssinia and Blue Nile tanneries. The study uses field survey as a methodology and Eightyeight and thirty-five workers in Abyssinia and Blue Nile tanneries selected through Simple random sampling techniques from the total employees of six hundred and two hundred seventy five in each tannery. Data collected through mainly questionnaire, interview and Observation. Finally, the data collected through the questionnaires has coded, entered into computer, analyzed, and presented in the form of tables using SPSS version Software and integrated with interview and observation results. On the other hand, to identify direct relationship of determinants of CSR practices in both companies the researcher use logistic regression analysis’s methodology. Findings of the study has shown that , In determining types of CSR Practices in both tanneries operating in leather industry , Abyssinia Tannery is better than Blue Nile Tannery in the cases of labor handling, consumer protection, environmental protection and human rights. In contrast, Blue Nile Tannery is better in terms of community welfare, and transparency and anticorruption. Regardless of the comparison, both companies are well in CSR practices. Regarding the determinants of CSR practices it is through analysis of the direct relationships that insight is developed between the dependent and independent variables. CSR (dependent variable) has a strong positive relationship with labor pressure, consumer demands, community enforcement, sustainability and profitability. This thesis concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings as well as recommendations for further research in the area.


A Thesis Submitted to School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters in Management (MSC).


Leather industry, Social Responsibility