Assessment on Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Determinants: A Comparative Study Conducted in Addis Ababa Tannery and Awash Tannery

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Addis Ababa University


The study aimed at studying the existence and practices of different dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Ethiopian Leather Industry by taking Awash and Addis Ababa tanneries as case studies corresponding to the determinants namely labor pressure, consumer demands, community enforcement, sustainability and profitability, social license and nature of the firm. It is relevant to labors, customers, and industries, especially for leather industries to implement CSR concepts and to get benefit from it. In relation to the methodology, simple random sampling technique was used in selecting respondents. The study has been conducted on the basis of the quantitative and qualitative research techniques to assess the nature or practice of CSR and its determinants in the selected two tanneries. 88 and 35 workers in Awash and Addis Ababa tanneries were selected from the total employees of 654 and 275 in each tannery. Data were collected through questionnaire. Moreover, structured and unstructured interview have been also conducted with managers and administrators of the respected companies through open ended questions which are designed to elicit their perception about the nature of CSR in their respected companies. Finally, the data collected through the questionnaires were coded, entered into computer and analyzed and presented in the form of tables using SPSS version 20 Software. Hence, it is through analysis of the direct relationships that insight is developed between the dependent and independent variables. CSR (dependent variable) was found to have a strong positive relationship with labor pressure, consumer demands, community enforcement, sustainability and profitability. This dissertation concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings as well as recommendations for further research in the area.



Corporate Social Responsibility