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Public Enterprises Management and Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria

Public Enterprises Management and Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria

Published December 20, 2015

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In an effort to accelerate the pace of development, the Nigerian Government decided to directly invest in all strategic areas of economic activities which resulted in the establishment of many public enterprises. Some of the institutions were established for among other reasons to stimulate entrepreneurial development. This paper, therefore, attempts to examine how the establishment of these institutions has stimulated the entrepreneurial development in the country. Data were generated largely through secondary sources. A conclusion was drawn that pervasive involvement of government in economic activities has not helped to inculcate entrepreneurial skills in Nigerians.




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