Title: Exploring the ineffectiveness of government policy on entrepreneurship in Nigeria

Authors: Esuh Ossai-Igwe Lucky

Addresses: Department of Entrepreneurship, School of Business Management (SBM), College of Business, Univeristi Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Abstract: Entrepreneurship plays a major role in economic development, but some government policies have remained ineffective despite their attempt to encourage entrepreneurship. Calling for a shift in paradigm, this article examines the ineffectiveness of government policy on entrepreneurship with particular reference to Nigeria. It identifies policy implementation as a major causal variable explaining failure.

Keywords: entrepreneurship policy; policy effectiveness; government policy; Nigeria; policy implementation; policy failure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.055487

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2013 Vol.19 No.4, pp.471 - 487

Available online: 30 Jul 2013 *

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