SMES/ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE BUSINESSES IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED SMEs IN UYO)

The environment does not necessarily mean visible and physical surroundings but, it connotes total forces, factors and influences that surround and impact business organizations as a separate entity. This means that business organizations must envision, analyze, understand and interact with those forces that influence its objectives, goals and operations in order to succeed.The neoclassical environment …

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AN ANALYSIS OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES IN SMALL TOWNS IN ABA: A CASE STUDY OF IKOT EKPENE TOWN AKWA IBOM STATE

Introduction A closer assessment of small towns in any part of the globe reveals that they play a key role in ensuring qualitative economic growth through the reduction of poverty and income inequality to a minimal level. The growth rate experienced in this towns is expected to create jobs in every sphere of the economy …

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Nigeria is bedeviled by a myriad of problems which, despite her oil wealth, inhibit her development and even threaten her continued existence as a sovereign state. Nigeria’s socio-political and economic circumstances give the significant indication that many of her problems stem from an origin of artificial colonial construct which lumped together a variety of separate peoples. Fragmentation of the nation is seen as a distinct possibility unless its citizens can be induced …

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IMPACT OF KEKE NAPEP AS POVERTY ALLEVIATION STRATEGY

CHAPTER ONE 1.1    INTRODUCTION Poverty, as of its multidimensional nature, does not lend itself to easy definition.  Poverty is also a relative concept involving the individual perception of his/her social standing inrelation to others in a given society. Such idea informs the stand of those economists who believe that poverty cannot be measured.  Okoh, (1998). However, different researchers have tried to define poverty. For instance, Ravallion andBidani (1994) refer to poverty …

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PURCHASING PROBLEMS OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1,1 INTRODUCTIONThis work was on the purchasing problems of small scale indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Nigeria (a case study of Encristo Pharmaceutical industry Nigeria limited Enugu).The researcher set out which the following objectives:To find out if quality of products is a problem of Encristo Encristo Pharmaceutical industry.To find out the inadequate capital …

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EFFECTS OF SMALL SCALE BUSINESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIAN ECONOMY

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION  1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Most of the world renowned companies and organizations started as a small scale business with skills and efforts they grew up to the conglomerated and multinational companies of today.Small scale business occupies a unique position in the economy of any nature and they are the bedrock …

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NEED FOR EFFICIENT STOCK CONTROL IN A SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUNDStores management is very closely linked with production and distribution and is a much neglected area of business study. Yet the stores function is a vital part of all industrial organization, public and private utility organization; and armed services, and it must be designed to suit the particular needs of the …

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AN ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN TECHNOLOGICAL AND NON-TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The phenomenon of business ownership in Nigeria dates back to pre and post-colonial era and involved commercial activities such as wholesale and retail trading of which women were predominant. There were also enterprises such as weaving, fishing, food processing, agricultural production, fashion design, etc. which  were much more predominant …

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THE ROLE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISE IN THE SOCIAL-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RURAL AREAS

Small scale enterprise has potential for promoting the economy in a developing country like Nigeria. Thus, in the second development plan (1964-1974), both all the state and local government in Nigeria were to actually support and promote the development of the small scale enterprises. Osoba (1985:4), cited that in 1946 marked the first ever plan …

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PROBLEMS OF FINANCIAL SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYFinance has been identified as one of the major factors for the development of small scale industries in Nigeria for the establishment of small scale business in Nigeria, the first factor to consider is the socialability and source of fund for setting up the industry. Small scale business is …

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