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Macro-Structural Obstacles to Firm Performance : Evidence from 2,640 Firms in Nigeria / Amr Hosny.

Author/Creator:
Hosny, Amr.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2020.
Series:
IMF eLibrary
IMF Working Papers; Working Paper ; No. 20/62
IMF Working Papers
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (21 pages)
Summary:
A recent World Bank enterprise survey identified access to finance as the top constraint to Doing Business in Nigeria. In this context, the objective of this paper is two-fold: (i) study firm characteristics associated with more access to finance and export diversification; and (ii) quantify the impact of these structural obstacles on firm performance. Results suggest that (i) larger and export-oriented firms are about 40 percentage points less likely to report access to finance as a business obstacle, while firms perceiving access to finance as a constraint are, on average, about 10-40 percentage points less likely to be export-oriented diversified firms; and (ii) better access to finance and export diversification can help firm employment -as much as 80 percent higher- and capacity utilization. Results are largely robust to different specifications and estimation methods.
Notes:
Part of the IMF eLibrary collection.
Description based on print version record.
Other format:
Print Version: Hosny, Amr Macro-Structural Obstacles to Firm Performance: Evidence from 2,640 Firms in Nigeria
ISBN:
1513545361 :
9781513545363
ISSN:
1018-5941
Publisher Number:
10.5089/9781513545363.001 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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