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Local content and struggling suppliers: a network analysis of Nigerian oil and gas industry
University of Stavanger, Norway.
University of Lagos, Nigeria.
University of Vaasa, Finland.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5182-5203
2012 (English)In: African Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1993-8233, Vol. 6, no 15, 5399-5413 p., 7951B7E23428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study investigates how local content can be enhanced in the oil and gas industry in a developing country  like  Nigeria.  The  empirical  base  was  18  in-depth  interviews  of  professionals  directly  or indirectly  related to  the  Nigerian oil  and gas  industry. The interviews  revealed  barriers  for  indigenous companies   in   accessing   the   industry.   These   were   related   to   three   major   capabilities;   capital, competence and delivery possibilities. It is suggested that the barriers can be solved by recognition of the interdependencies between actors associated with these capabilities. The actors include in addition to  the  foreign  companies  and  the  indigenous  companies,  educational  institutions,  legal  system, educational  and  R  and  D  institutions,  financial  institutions,  industrial  regulators  and  providers  of infrastructure. The paper suggest framework for understanding the oil industrial network of Nigeria. The findings  have  implications  for  local  content  in  all  developing  nations  having  a  significant  natural resource extraction industry

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2012. Vol. 6, no 15, 5399-5413 p., 7951B7E23428
Keyword [en]
Local Content, Business Networks, African Business
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30792DOI: 10.5897/AJBM11.2538OAI: diva2:668097
Available from: 2013-11-28 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2015-05-08Bibliographically approved

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