THE RELEVANCE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA

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THE RELEVANCE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA (A Case Study of Card Centre Nigeria Limited )

ABSTRACT

This research project examine the relevance of Information Technology to the Management of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria with reference to Card Centre Nigeria Limited.

The research design took both an inferential and a descriptive approach.  A sample size of fifty (50) was drawn from the population. A hundred questionnaires were distributed randomly to stratified groups among the staff of De-United Food Industries Plc. A 5 – point likert scale was developed and validated to collect information from the respondents.

The data collected was analyzed with basic descriptive statistics such as frequency and simple percentages. Chi­-square analysis was also made. The core findings from the results obtained show that that Information Technology play significant role   in the activities and operations of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), that Information Technology has impacted positively on the       managerial practice of SMEs and that Information Technology has improved the performance of SMEs.

Conclusion was draw from the summary of the result. Various remarks and recommendations were proffered to the organization of study.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1      Background to the Study

1.2      Statement of the Problem

1.3      Objectives of the Study

1.4      Research Questions

1.5      Research Hypotheses

1.6      Significance of the Study

1.7      Scope of the Study

1.8      Definition of Key Terms

References

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1      Introduction

2.2      Definitions of Small and Medium Scale Enterprise

2.3      Meaning and Evolution of Information Technology

2.4      The Role of Information Technology in Small And Medium Scale Enterprises

2.5      Theoretical Framework

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1      Introduction

3.2      Research Design

3.3      Population of Study

3.4      Sampling Procedure

3.5      Research Instrument

3.5      Research Instrument

3.6      Validation of Research Instrument and Testing

3.7      Data Analysis Technique

 

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1      Preamble

4.2      Brief Profile of Card Centre Nigeria Limited

4.3      Presentation of Bio-Data of Respondents

4.4      Hypotheses Testing Hypotheses

4.5      Interpretation and Analysis of Results

 

CHAPTER FIVE:  SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1      Summary

5.2      Conclusion

5.3      Recommendations

References

Appendix: Questionnaire

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

 

1.1      BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

The dynamic role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries as engines through which the growth objectives of developing countries can be achieved has long been recognized and stated in the literature. The advantages claimed for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are various, including: the encouragement of entrepreneurship (Olorunshola, 2003); the greater likelihood that SMEs will utilise labour intensive technologies (Salami, 2003) and thus have an immediate impact on employment generation (Udechukwu, 2003, Ogujiuba et. al., 2004, Henriques and Klock 1999); they can usually be established rapidly and put into operation to produce quick returns; SMEs development can encourage the process of both inter- and intra-regional decentralization (Ogujiuba et. al., 2004); and, they may well become a countervailing force against the economic power of larger enterprises (Salami, 2003). More generally the development of SMEs is seen as accelerating the achievement of wider economic and socio-economic objectives, including poverty alleviation (Udechukwu, 2003).

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