Title: Planning flexibility and corporate entrepreneurship in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria

Authors: O.L. Kuye; B.E.A. Oghojafor; A.A. Sulaimon

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between planning flexibility and corporate entrepreneurship in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. A survey research method was used to generate data from a sample of manufacturing firms in Nigeria on planning flexibility and corporate entrepreneurship variables. Responses from the survey were statistically analysed using descriptive statistics, product moment correlation, regression analysis and Z-test (approximated with the independent sample t-test). The results of the study indicate a statistical significant relationship between planning flexibility and corporate entrepreneurship as well as reveal a significant difference between the entrepreneurship of firms whose planning flexibility are low and those whose planning flexibility are high. The research findings provide insights regarding how the interaction between planning flexibility and corporate entrepreneurship would assist the growth and development of manufacturing sector in Nigeria.

Keywords: Nigeria; planning flexibility; corporate entrepreneurship; manufacturing industry; uncertainty; environmental change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2012.047903

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2012 Vol.5 No.4, pp.323 - 337

Available online: 14 Jul 2012 *

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