POWER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE AND GOVERNMENT POLICY INCONSISTENCY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NIGERIA: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT
This study empirically examined the influence of power supply infrastructure and government policy inconsistencies as external environmental factors on small and medium scale manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The delimitation of the study was on small and medium scale manufacturing firms in Lagos State, Nigeria listed in the Manufacturers‟ Association of Nigeria with a population of 283 firms and a sample size of 148 firms selected using the stratified random sampling technique.
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