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ICT Access, Social Infrastructural Facilities and the Performance of Informal Micro- and Small- Business Enterprises (MSBEs) in Nigeria

Oluranti, Olurinola Isaiah and Kayode, Bowale Ilesanmi and Oluwatobi, S. A and Ogunrinola, Ifeoluwa I. and Bolarinwa, Michael Kayode (2016) ICT Access, Social Infrastructural Facilities and the Performance of Informal Micro- and Small- Business Enterprises (MSBEs) in Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

This paper examines the roles that access to ICT and improved social infrastructure play on the performance levels of informal micro and small business enterprises in Nigerian. For formal sector organisations, studies have been conducted to verify this, but not much is known with respect to micro and small informal sector businesses. This study therefore intends to bridge this yawning gap by carrying out an analysis of the impact of the access to telephone (a major component of ICTs that is fast finding common usage among informal sector enterprise-owners) among informal micro and small businesses in Nigeria. The study relies on primary data on the informal sector enterprises collected by the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER) in 2014. Basic descriptive statistics in addition to the Ordinary Least Squares Regression model is used in the analyses of the data. Policy measures that will enhance further diffusion of ICT infrastructure among micro and small business to enhance their growth and contributions to income and employment generation are recommended at the end of the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Infrastructural Facilities, ICT, Micro and Small Business Enterprises, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 11:16
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 11:16
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6658

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