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An Examination of the Impact of Globalization On the Productivity of Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria.

Aderibigbe, Adebimpe Rita (2020) An Examination of the Impact of Globalization On the Productivity of Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose – The main aim of this study is to examine the effects of globalization on the productivity of manufacturing firms in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach – Convenience and clustered sampling method has been used for this study. High ranked employees of manufacturing firms in Nigeria were used for the purpose of this study due to their experience and expected knowledge about the said topic. This research made use of a mono quantitative method, an epistemological philosophy, deductive approach and the use of survey for data collection. A total of 150 questionnaires were administered to high ranked employees of manufacturing firms in Nigeria and a total of 83 questionnaires were completed. The data from these respondents have been analyzed by the use of standard statistical techniques (Multiple regression using statistical package for social sciences) to establish a relationship amongst the independent and dependent variables.

Findings – The value of the f-statistics was 1815.744 with a p-value of 0.000 (> the 0.05 significant level) which shows that the impact of the independent variables (Technology development, Trade liberalization, Capital flow, Global competition) combined on the dependent variable (manufacturing productivity) are statistically significant.

Research limitations/Implications – The productivity of the manufacturing industry is a pertinent factor for industrial growth of many nations in this era of globalization and this paper focuses on this subject. This work examines the manufacturing sector in Nigeria and although this work is focused on only Nigeria and manufacturing firms; the findings from this research have substantial policy implications. The results of this paper will be useful for business executives, policy makers as well as academics for further research.

Originality/Value – This research addresses the salient issue of globalization and it produces quantitative proof of the impact trade liberalization, technology development, capital flow and global competition has on the productivity of manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The results from this study add to the present knowledge of study on globalization and manufacturing productivity. These findings could serve as a basis for further academic research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Globalisation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Manufacturing Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 10:44
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 10:44
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4715

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