This book provides a detailed study of how manufacturing and processing industries have developed in the largest country of West Africa. Three chapters devoted to import substitution examine the interaction of growing consumer demand and the market strategy objectives of foreign merchant firms which produced the sudden spurt of industrialization in the late 1950s. It is shown that conventional government promotion policies played an insignificant role in triggering industrial development. Subsequent chapters present analyses of Nigeria's processing industries, applied industrial research, labour supply and productivity, technical education, industrial relations and indigenous entrepreneurial performance. The study goes beyond questions of efficiency in allocating resources, to underlying organizational and institutional factors. Professor Kilby concludes by isolating key problems in the industrialization process and by suggesting an optimum development strategy.
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- Date Published: October 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521084017
- length: 420 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Growth of the Nigerian Economy 1900–1966
2. The Market
3. From Trade to Manufacture: The Mechanics of Import Substitution
4. Import Substitution: Case Studies and Policy Implications
5. Utilizing Domestic Resources: Processing for Export
6. Utilizing Domestic Resources: Applied Industrial Research
7. The Supply of Labour
8. Education and Skill Formation
9. Industrial Relations and Wage Determination: Failure of the Anglo-Saxon Model
10. Indigenous Enterprise
11. Conclusion: A Strategy for Industrialization.
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