Customer service in financial, communications and business service companies in Nigeria: Impressions of Lagos industry executives
AdvisorGaunt, Philip; Ballard-Reisch, Deborah
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Utah, Chigozirim (2010). Customer service in financial, communications and business service companies in Nigeria: Impressions of Lagos industry executives. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 59-60
Nigeria is the eighth largest oil producer in the world, and the largest in Africa. Yet, instead of transforming the country into one of the most prosperous in the continent, Nigeria's abundant natural resources have enriched a small minority while the vast majority remains impoverished. Violence and instability in the oil-rich Niger-Delta region coupled with the capriciousness of oil prices has stimulated the nation's quest for economic diversification. Service sector growth is particularly promising. Increased privatization, foreign investment and globalization have stimulated growth in service companies. This study explores customer service in service companies located in Lagos, Nigeria and how customer service practices are evolving in response to changes in the service economy.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences