The Status of Entrepreneurship Support Agencies (ESAs) in Lagos State, Nigeria

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Business Administration, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

2 Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

3 Department of Banking and Finance, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to appraise theoretically and empirically the status of ESAs in Nigeria. Government agencies, organized private sector, industrial associations and international institutions constitute ESAs in Nigeria and have been in the forefront of MSMEs’ development, through enabling environment. The study used a qualitative multiple case study by purposively contacting 56 SME operators in Matori, Lagos Industrial Centre for interview. Data were gathered from 30 firms that agreed to participate through structured interview and relevant documents. The content analysis of available information reveals the interaction of SMEs with regulatory agencies for certification. However, a performance appraisal of ESAs indicates that these agencies have been ineffective due to poor implementation resulting from challenges such as bureaucratic bottleneck, high costs of services, corruption, lack of infrastructure and inadequate staffing to mention just a few. The paper, therefore, recommends a change in value system, empowerment of ESAs, availability of MSMEs’ databases, effective communication and publicity, and consolidation of existing ESAs with duplicating roles for ESAs to be relevant in MSMEs’ development

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Article Title [Persian]

موقعیت شرکت‌های حامی کارآفرینی در ایالت لاگوس نیجریه

Authors [Persian]

  • لاوال عبدالعزیز ابویه 1
  • اکینگباد ویدی ادینیه 2
  • ویلیامزباباتنده مصطفی 3
1 گروه مدیریت کسب وکار، پلی تکنیک ایالت لاگوس، ایکوردو، لاگوس، نیجریه
2 گروه مدیریت کسب وکار، دانشگاه ایالت لاگوس، اوجو، نیجریه
3 گروه مالی و بانکداری، پلی تکنیک ایالت لاگوس، ایکوردو،لاگوس، نیجریه
Abstract [Persian]

این پژوهش به دنبال ارزیابی نظری و تجربی موقعیت شرکت­های حامی کارآفرینی در نیجریه است. بسیاری از نمایندگان دولتی، بخش خصوصی، رابطان صنعتی و موسسات بین المللی در نیجریه شرکت­های حامی کارآفرینی را تأسیس می کنند و برای گسترش موسسات متوسط، کوچک و خرد بواسطه محیطی پویا و توانمند پا­پیش گذاشته اند.در این پژوهش با استفاده از مطالعه موردی چندگانه کیفیبرای مصاحبه ساختاریافته هدفمند با 56 متصدی موسسه متوسط و کوچک در مرکز صنعتی ماتوری لاگوس نیجریه مکاتبه شده­است که 30 موسسه برای مشارکت اعلام موافقت کرده اند. تحلیل محتوای اطلاعات در دسترس نشان می­دهد که موسسات کوچک و متوسطبااین شرکت­های حامی تعامل می­کنند ولی با این وجود، ارزیابی­های عملکردی این شرکت­ها نشان از ناکارامدی ناشی از اجرای ضعیف بواسطه چالش­هایی مثل بوروکراسی خشک، هزینه خدمات بالا، فساد، فقدان زیرساخت و ناکافی بودن کارکنان دارد. بنابراین این پژوهش پیشنهاد تغییر در نظام ارزشی، توانمندسازی شرکت­های حامی کارآفرینی، دسترسی پایگاه داده موسسات کوچک، متوسط و خرد، ارتباطات و روابط عمومی موثر و تثبیت نقش حامیان موجود در گسترش موسسات متوسط، کوچک و خرد را ارائه می­دهد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • کارآفرینی
  • موسسات خرد
  • کوچک و متوسط
  • شرکت‌های حامی کارآفرینی
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