Distinguished Personality Series: Courts are for the rich and we don't rely on contracts

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Presented @The West African Transitional Justice Centre

This study reveals how Nigerian entrepreneurs take advantage of institutional-based trust to enforce trade agreements in the absence of formal institutional trust. The results facilitate a better understanding of how a range of indigenous institutional forms reduce the room for opportunism and serve to promote trust across entrepreneurs. The study contributes to the field of entrepreneurship concerning small and medium-sized enterprises, by examining issues in relation to economic-institutional contexts that have been largely neglected.
Period1 Apr 2021
Held atThe West African Transitional Justice Centre
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • trust
  • institutions
  • culture
  • networks
  • SMEs