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An empirical study of the factors influencing Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria (1980-2010)§

Ige, A. Kolapo and Adeyeye, Olufemi J. and Aina, Olusola (2011) An empirical study of the factors influencing Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria (1980-2010)§. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 423-439. ISSN 2220-9425

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The study examined empirically the factors that influence industrial conflicts in Nigeria during the period 1980-2010. Earlier studies have isolated the economic and non-economic determinants of conflict in developing countries but the impacts of the identified factors have not been estimated The work attempted to bridge the gaps that exist between the theoretical and empirical analyses. The study employed simultaneous equation model techniques (SEMT) in which strikes and wage rates were made endogenous .As a descriptive study which made use of three research questions and three hypotheses, 400 staff across six selected companies in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, after stratification, were chosen randomly through simple random techniques. Secondary data were obtained from the Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Lagos and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Lagos. Results show that changes in wage rate, price expectation and union membership concentration influence industrial conflicts in Nigeria. Also the simultaneous equation model revealed that wages were significantly affected by strikes activity. Strike activities were not affected by wages only during the period under study

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industry, conflict, trade union, bargaining, contract, employer/employee
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 11:48

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