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British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, ISSN: 2278-098X,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 2


The Effect of Globalization on Selected Sectors of the Nigerian Economy: Agriculture, Manufacturing and International Trade


Usenobong F. Akpan1* and Johnson A. Atan1

1Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.

Article Information
(1) Tao Zeng, CGA, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.
(1) Anonymous, Gambia.
(2) Nurulizwa bte Abdul Rashid, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia.
(3) Anonymous, University of Macedonia, Greece.
(4) Sergey A. Surkov, International Institute of Management LINK Zukovsky, Moscow, Russia.
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One of the most contentious debate surrounding globalization relates to its net impact on the economic performance of national economies. This concern is much stronger for developing countries characterized by various degrees of distortions and weak institutions. There is a cloudy picture on whether or not globalization has brought more benefits than risks to African countries. This paper examines the evidence for the Nigerian economy. Rather than just looking at its impact on the country’s growth, we followed a sector specific analysis with focus on agriculture, manufacturing and international trade. Using the error correction framework and utilizing annual time series data for the period 1970-2011, the results indicate that globalization has some positive impact on the selected sectors, although the magnitude and significance of these impacts varied from one sector to another. Overall, the evidence shows that globalization offers Nigeria greater opportunities to improve on its economic performance in the selected sectors. Policy options and critical issues that must however be considered for the country to fully maximize its benefits from the forces of globalization are highlighted in the paper.

Keywords :

Globalization; foreign direct investment; Nigeria; agriculture; manufacturing and trade.

Full Article - PDF    Page 144-156

DOI : 10.9734/BJEMT/2015/18489

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