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International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) Volume 1, Issue 1

Book Description

Governments, corporations, individuals, and civic society play essential roles for worldwide growth and development. Management of resources for socioeconomic development of society requires design, development, and implementation of value driven civic engagement processes, practices, and frameworks. These initiatives create an environment of public accountability to distribute benefits of development for the overall benefit of society. The International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) compiles theoretical and empirical works that significantly contribute to the unexplored field of how bringing social change through civic engagement can enlarge public welfare activities.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Innovation by Necessity vs. by Will: Economic Implications for the Society in the Second Knowledge Era
  • Citizens and Mobile Government Adoption: A Comparison of Activities and Uses
  • CSR as a Strategic Management Tool: Expectations and Realities of Two MNCs in Nigeria
  • Can Sex Workers Claim Human Rights In India?
  • Web Platform for Public E-Participation Management: A Case Study

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Innovation by Necessity vs. by Will:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INNOVATION BOOSTS THE ECONOMY OF COUNTRIES
    4. THE ROLE OF ENTERPRISES
    5. PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE VS. PERCEIVED OBSOLESCENCE
    6. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS
    7. INNOVATION BY NEED VS. BY WILL
    8. INNOVATION ORIENTED TO THE WELFARE OF SOCIETY
    9. ELIMINATING INEQUALITY VS. CREATING INEQUALITY
    10. SOME POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS
    11. FINAL REMARKS
    12. REFERENCES
  5. Citizens and Mobile Government Adoption:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPARING MOBILE GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. DATA AND RESEARCH METHODS
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  6. CSR as a Strategic Management Tool:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS CSR?
    4. STAKEHOLDERS: WHO ARE THEY?
    5. STAKEHOLDERS’ THEORY
    6. CSR AS A TOOL FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    7. MINERAL RESOURCES IN NIGERIA
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. DATA COLLECTION METHODS
    10. FINDINGS
    11. CSR PRACTICES OF COCA COLA AND SHELL IN NIGERIA
    12. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CSR ACTIVITIES OF SHELL AND COCA COLA IN NIGERIA
    13. UNFORESEEN DANGERS IN THE SACKCLOTH OF CSR
    14. STAKEHOLDERS AND CSR FROM A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
    15. ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS
    16. LAWS AND REGULATIONS
    17. FUTURE RESEARCH
    18. REFERENCE
  7. Can Sex Workers Claim Human Rights In India?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROBLEMS OF SEX WORKERS
    4. LAW RELATED TO SEX TRADE
    5. SEX WORKERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
    6. CASE STUDY
    7. SUMMARIZATION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  8. Web Platform for Public E-Participation Management:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-PARTICIPATION AND E-DEMOCRACY
    4. CASE STUDY
    5. E-PARTICIPATION PLATFORM
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  9. Call For Articles