Abstract: The study investigated the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility functions of PAMOL (Nigeria) Limited and the community development (felt) needs of its host communities in Cross River State, Nigeria. A total of 342 respondents comprising 192 males and 150 females were randomly selected from 16 communities in Odukpani and Calabar Municipal Local Government Areas of the State which make up the host communities. Both descriptive and inferential statistical tools were employed in the analysis of data that were collected. The findings show that the Corporate Social Responsibility functions carried out by PAMOL in the area include employment, building and equipping of town halls and class room blocks, HIV/AIDS awareness/prevention campaign, etc. while the host communitiesí development needs are construction and maintenance of community roads, employment of indigenes, provision of healthcare facilities and potable water, educational advancement by granting of scholarships to indigent students as well as electricity supply. Further results indicate that the Corporate Social Responsibility functions of PAMOL have no significant relationship with the felt needs of its host communities in Cross River State. This suggests that perhaps PAMOL did not carryout a proper need assessment before embarking on the projects. Based on the findings, the study surmises that there is need for PAMOL to adapt its Corporate Social Responsibility functions to the felt needs of host communities in order to prevent restiveness by aggrieved parties, as well as ensure sustainability in their operations in the area.
H.M. Ndifon , R.O. Echua and N.M. Nkang , 2007. Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development: A Case Study of Pamol (Nigeria) Limited, Cross River State, Nigeria . The Social Sciences, 2: 394-398.