‘We have no Government’: trust and indigenous institutions shaping exporting Nigerian SME networks

Kingsley Obi Omeihe, Veronika Gustafsson, Isaac O. Amoako, Mohammad Saud Khan

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Abstract

This paper aims to examine trust in contexts where the formal institutional environment is perceived to be weak and ineffective. SME networks have become a crucial ingredient in growing businesses as it reduces the risks of international entrepreneurship. Recognising the importance of new opportunities for SMEs, this study explores how entrepreneurs draw on normative and cultural cognitive elements to build network relationships.The research
problem stems from the fact that informal SMEs have received very little attention in academic research. The study therefore has practical implications for enhancing small
business performance and contributes to the ongoing theoretical understanding of trust and network relationships in an African context.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2017
Event2nd Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), University of West of Scotland, Paisley Campus - Paisley Camus, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

Conference

Conference2nd Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), University of West of Scotland, Paisley Campus
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period6/04/177/04/17

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Exporting
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Government
Network relationships
International entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs
Small business
Academic research
Africa
Institutional environment

Keywords

  • trust
  • SMEs
  • culture
  • networks
  • internationalisation

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Omeihe, K. O., Gustafsson, V., Amoako, I. O., & Khan, M. S. (2017). ‘We have no Government’: trust and indigenous institutions shaping exporting Nigerian SME networks. Paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), University of West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley, United Kingdom.
Omeihe, Kingsley Obi ; Gustafsson, Veronika ; Amoako, Isaac O. ; Khan, Mohammad Saud. / ‘We have no Government’ : trust and indigenous institutions shaping exporting Nigerian SME networks. Paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), University of West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley, United Kingdom.
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2017. Paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), University of West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley, United Kingdom.

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