Between Corruption and Development: The Political Economy of State Robbery in Nigeria

  title={Between Corruption and Development: The Political Economy of State Robbery in Nigeria},
  author={Daniel E. Agbiboa},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
The study is based on the hypothesis that there is a link between corruption and underdevelopment and that corruption is responsible for the shortcomings and poor performance of the Nigerian political economy. In addition to examining the historical trajectory of corruption in Nigeria, this paper delves into the underlying causes of corruption as well as its cumulative impact on national development in the country. Lastly, the paper assesses some public and private sector initiatives that have… 

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    SSRN Electronic Journal
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