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The Nigerian Sugar Industry(1960 - 1987)

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  • DR. GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

    (QUANTITATIVE ECONOMIC RESEARCH BUREAU, NIGERIA)

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THE CONCEPT OF AN INDUSTRY IS IMPORTANT FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. HERE, WE DEFINE SUGAR INDUSTRY AS GROUP OF FIRMS PRODUCING SUGAR THAT ARE CLOSE SUBSTITUTES BY THE USE OF IDENTICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND RAW MATERIALS. HOWEVER, SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA WAS STILL IN ITS PIONEERING STAGE. THIS PAPER THEREFORE ARGUES THAT THE STRUCTURE AND ORIENTATION OF NIGERIAN SUGAR INDUSTRY HAVE NOT INDUCED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND THUS A MORE URGENT ATTENTION WAS NEEDED FROM THE POLICY MAKERS AND GOVERNMENT TO CHECK THE OBSERVED UGLY SITUATION.

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  • Dr. Godwin Chukwudum Nwaobi, 2005. "The Nigerian Sugar Industry(1960 - 1987)," Industrial Organization 0501001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0501001
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    Keywords

    NIGERIA; SUGAR; INDUSTRY; PRODUCTION; PRICING POLICY; DISTRIBUTION; TECHNIQUES; MARKET STRUCTURE; GOVERNMENT; INCENTIVES;

    JEL classification:

    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General

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