Multinationals, Capital Export, and the Inclusive Development Debate in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Insight

In this paper for The European Journal of Development Research, the authors employed a blend of multiple and historical case study design, and a mix of institutional, behavioral, resource-based, and multinational theories, to examine the nature of multinational companies’ (MNC) engagements in local economic development and capital export practices in an African context. For the Nigerian case they analysed FrieslandCampina, Nigerian Breweries Plc. and Dangote Cement.

The original research leading to this article emanated from a wider project on increasing the value of Dutch multinationals for national economies: a comparative study of Kenya and Nigeria. The project was part of the research agenda of the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies (2014-2017). 

Read the full article.

This article appeared in The European Journal of Development Research (2022). ISSN: 0975-8811 (print) or 1749-9728 (electronic).

Author(s) / editor(s)

Ezeoha, Akinyoade, Amobi, Ekumankama, Kamau, Kazimierczuk ao

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Akinyinka Akinyoade's research activities are on population health and development, with special attention on fertility dynamics in West Africa, migration and decentralisation.

Agnieszka Kazimierczuk worked as a PhD candidate and junior researcher in the framework of the NWO-funded project Dutch Multinational Businesses, Dutch Government and the Promotion of Productive Employment in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Comparative Study of Kenya and Nigeria of the INCLUDE research programme.

Chibuike Uche is the chairholder of the Stephen Ellis Chair for the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa.

Full text, catalogue, and publisher website