Nigeria 2011 : an assessment of the investment climate in 26 states

  title={Nigeria 2011 : an assessment of the investment climate in 26 states},
  author={Giuseppe Iarossi and George R. G. Clarke},
This investment climate analysis reviews the experiences of over 3000 surveyed business owners in 26 states of Nigeria about the aspects of the business climate that affect their businesses. It complements a similar study in 2007 that covered 11 other Nigerian states. The survey asks business owners about both their perceptions and the actual costs of selected constraints. The analysis benchmarks Nigeria against comparator countries, and provides detailed data for each state. Nigerian firms… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Investment Climate Impact on Total Factor Productivity of Manufacturing Industries in Nigeria

This study examines the influence of the investment climate on the productivity of manufacturing industries in Nigeria. The study is conducted in two phases: in the first phase, an econometric

Impact of Investment Climate on Total Factor Productivity of Manufacturing Industries in Nigeria

Abstract This study examines the influence of investment climate on productivity of manufacturing industries in Nigeria. The study is conducted in two phases: in the first phase, an econometric

Political risk assessment by multinational corporations in African markets: A Nigerian perspective

Political risk assessment (PRA) is one of the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the competitiveness of multinational corporations (MNCs), yet little is known about its use in

Government policies and entrepreneurship phases in emerging economies: Nigeria and South Africa

This paper introduces entrepreneurship phases in studying the impact of some government policies on entrepreneurial activities. Entrepreneurship and small business development are the heart of many

Agricultural and Resource Economics: International Scientific E-Journal

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that affect food shocks and how vulnerable are people to food shocks using Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State Nigeria as a

Entrepreneurial Motives and Challenges of SMEs Owners in Emerging Economies: Nigeria & South Africa

This paper is a comparative analysis of the peculiarities of entrepreneurial motives and challenges that exist in emerging economies. The paper also emphasizes the fact that knowing what


Nigeria’s economy has grown in size as measured by GDP even surpassing that of South Africa. This growth has been comprised of three major components of Agriculture, Industry and Services. How is

An empirical study on the nature of corruption amongst Nigerian firms: causes, channels and detection

This dissertation discusses the economic issues surrounding corruption at the firm-level in Nigeria with a specific focus on bribery. This involves an analysis of the paying and reporting of bribes

The Impact of Socio-Demographic Factors on Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Lagos State, Nigeria

This study addressed the dearth of information on the salient resources needed for the growth and development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. The study established the

Electricity Outages and Firm Performance Across the Six Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria: The Role of Corruption

This paper provides evidence on the role of corruption in mitigating the effect of electricity outages on firm performance across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. In addition, this study also



Investment Climate and Firm Performance in Developing Economies

Drawing on recently completed firm‐level surveys in Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan, this article investigates the relationship between the investment climate and firm performance. These

Assessing the Impact of the Investment Climate on Productivity Using Firm-Level Data: Methodology and the Cases of Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Developing countries are increasingly concerned about improving country competitiveness and productivity as they face the increasing pressures of globalization and attempt to improve economic growth

Investment climate assessment based on demean Olley and Pakes decompositions: methodology and application to Turkey's investment climate survey

Most empirical studies show strong detrimental evidence that regulatory, and administrative, barriers to entry have on productivity and on firm growth. In this paper we evaluate and measure the total

Productivity and Turnover in the Export Market: Micro-level Evidence from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan (China)

Widespread empirical evidence indicates that exporting producers have higher productivity than non-exporters, although the reasons why are unclear. Some analysts argue that exporters acquire


THIS paper aims to consolidate a growing literature on booming sector economics and the Dutch Disease. The term Dutch Disease refers to the adverse effects on Dutch manufacturing of the natural gas

Technology Strategies For Economic Development In A Fast Changing Global Economy

East Asian development experience provides the basis for understanding which are the essential elements of effective technology strategy and policy, those that are required for the efficacious

Is "Learning-by-Exporting" Important? Micro-Dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico and Morocco

Is there any empirical evidence that firms become more efficient after becoming exporters? Do firms that become exporters generate positive spillovers for domestically-oriented producers in their

Informationally Imperfect Labour Markets and the 'Dutch Disease' Problem

This paper analyzes the "Dutch Disease" as a phenomenon arising from incomplete information in the labor markets of resource-exporting countries. Imperfect observation of labor quality in the

The Dynamics of Productivity in the Telecommunications Equipment Industry

Technological change and deregulation have caused a major restructuring of the telecommunications equipment industry over the last two decades. We estimate the parameters of a production function for