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A review of the issues, scope and focus of research areas on microfinance institutions in Nigeria

Zuru, Nasiru Liman and Hashim, Mohd Khairuddin and Ahmad Arshad, Darwina (2015) A review of the issues, scope and focus of research areas on microfinance institutions in Nigeria. In: Conference on Business Management Research II (CBMR II), 22 December 2015, Star City Hotel, Alor Setar, Kedah.

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Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are considered not only as important institutions in the financial system in Nigeria but they also play a significant role in the country’s social as well as economic development.Although the MFIs are known for their social as well economic contributions, as an area of research, these institutions have attracted limited research attention.The literature review suggests that MFIs as a field of study have received minimal theoretical as well as empirical contributions. Based on the literature review and findings of past studies, this paper identifies the research gaps and attempts to provide a research agenda for examining MFIs in Nigeria.The paper specifically emphasizes on the shortcomings of previous studies as well as highlights the issues and areas of research in MFIs that need to be addressed empirically.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-13903-0-6 Organized by: School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfinance, Research, Issues and Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Khairuddin Hashim
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 07:35
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 06:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17093

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