Industry Structure and Resource Capabilities as Determinants of Performance Among the Global System for Mobile-Telecommunication Operators in Nigeria.
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This study investigates the relative importance of industry structure and resource capabilities as determinants of performance among the GSM network operators in Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey research design was adopted with the use of primary data, which were gathered with the aid of a questionnaire. The questionnaire was structured to elicit information from respondents. Three hundred and eight-five (385) copies of questionnaire were administered on the respondents using the stratified sampling technique. The strata comprised of the four GSM service providers operating in Nigeria as at when this study was carried out. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression Model were the statistical tools used to test the six formulated hypotheses at 5% level of significance. The findings revealed that: (i) the performance of the GSM network operators in Nigeria depends on industry structure; (ii) the performance of the GSM network operators in Nigeria depends on resource capabilities; (iii) there was significant relationship between industry structure and organisational strategies of the GSM network operators in Nigeria; (iv) there was significant relationship between resource capabilities and organisational strategies of the GSM network operators in Nigeria;(v) there was positive statistical significant relationship between the combination of organisational strategies variables and the performance of the GSM network operators in Nigeria and (vi) the regression co-efficient (Beta) established that resource capabilities factors contributed more to the GSM network operators’ performance than the industry structure factors. The main conclusion from the above-mentioned findings of this study suggested that organisational performance of the GSM network operators in Nigeria is significantly influenced by industry structure and resource capabilities factors Based on the findings, the study recommended that, managers of the four sampled GSM service providers need to understand the relative effectiveness of the different combination of firm’s resource capabilities as these are central considerations on which competitive strategy and advantage can be built.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
Industry Structure , Resource Capabilities , Mobile-Telecommunication , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Business studies
Dakare, O.I (2014), Industry Structure and Resource Capabilities as Determinants of Performance Among the Global System for Mobile-Telecommunication Operators in Nigeria. A Thesis Submitted to University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies Phd Thesis and Dissertation, 196pp.