An Investigation of Socially Sustainable Behaviour of Local Players in the Supply Chain of Shea Butter in Rural Borgu Nigeria: From a Role Theory Perspective

Sidikat, Shitu and Popoola, Oluwatoyin Muse Johnson (2017) An Investigation of Socially Sustainable Behaviour of Local Players in the Supply Chain of Shea Butter in Rural Borgu Nigeria: From a Role Theory Perspective. Indian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF), 1 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 2590-406X

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Abstract

The Shea butter industry in Nigeria is fragmented, private-driven and less regulated. This paper explores the roles, practices, and behaviour of local supply chain stakeholders who mainly consist of rural women entrepreneurs that engage in Shea nut picking and Shea butter processing. Also, the research examines the local buying agents (LBA) who serve as the middlemen between the rural women and the exporters of Shea butter. This study deploys qualitative research design, guided by the Role theory. The study reveals that the rural women and the local buying agents are the key stakeholders who participate in the agricultural supply chain. Granting the fundamental principle of the sustainable supply chain, the findings indicate that the present active engagement and practices of these local stakeholders do not align with the principles of the sustainable supply chain. The study also exposes that factors such as gender disparity, weak access to financial support, and information asymmetry are major contributors to the present roles, practices, and behaviour of the local actors. The current study, therefore, put forward several recommendations to the Nigerian Government to encourage the construction of sustainable engagement and sustainable supply chain in the rural supply chain network

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shea butter industry, rural women, local buying agents, supply chains, sustainable supply chain, sustainable supply chain network, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 06:37
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 06:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17321

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