Stakeholders’ integration to Social responsibility: Its Implication on Youth Self Employment
Keywords:adaptation, interaction, knowledge, social responsibility, stakeholder integration
This study was conducted to determine the level of stakeholders’ integration, and to validate its roles, and their social responsibilities to the local community in Ethiopia. The purpose of the study was to enhance better understandings about stakeholders’ engagements in the implementation of the Youth Revolving Fund to the local development process. Primary data were collected from 224 youths, and they were analyzed using descriptive and hierarchical regression. The fnding of the study revealed that the overall level of stakeholders’ integration to promote youth self-employment was at an average level. Despite this, there were differences in the youths’ knowledge, interaction, and adaptation to stakeholders. As a result, a high level of stakeholders’ integration provides a good opportunity to carry out social responsibilities. Hence, the study concludes that the stakeholders’ integration in the implementation of the Youth Revolving Fund is optimum, and as a result, youths require knowledge, positive attitude, and willingness to change. Thus, local stakeholders should have commitments to support youth self-employment projects in the long-term, and the initiatives to support youth selfemployment should come from the local stakeholders.