International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Studies

Volume 6, Number 1 (2019) pp 77-86 doi 10.20448/802.61.77.86 | Research Articles

 

Effects of Investment Climate on Entrepreneurial Growth in Abuja, Nigeria

Ofobruku, Sylvester Abomeh 1

Nwakoby, Nkiru Peace 2 

Omale, Musa Ileanaju 3

Okoye, Nwamake Janefrances 2 


1 Faculty of Humanities Social and Management Sciences. Edwin Clark University, Delta State, Nigeria.
2 Department of Entrepreneurship studies, Faculty of Management Sciences. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
3 Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Abstract

Currently, investment on SMEs in Abuja, Nigeria trailed behind that of many African cities. This study investigated the effect of investment climate on entrepreneurial growth in Abuja, Nigeria. The study focused specifically on the small and medium scale entrepreneurs within the six area councils in Abuja. The study adopted the survey method, involving the use of questionnaires as the major method for the generation of data. The data collected were analysed using regression as a statistical technique. The findings of the study revealed that government financial policy, such as interest rate significantly affects entrepreneurial growth in Abuja. Similarly, inadequate infrastructures were also observed to have significantly hindered entrepreneurial growth. The empirical findings led to the recommendation that for Nigeria’s investment climate to be favourable for entrepreneurs, financial policy and infrastructures development must be made conducive for local and foreign investors.

Keywords

Financial policy Infrastructural growth Investment climate Small and medium business Nigeria.

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