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A strategy of survival during Nigeria’s economic downturn: The benefits and challenges of contractors accepting labor-only work

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This research paper concentrates on the reasons why the labor-only procurement of construction services is being commonly used in Nigeria. Adopting a survival strategy for hard economic times of accepting labor-only work benefits small- and medium-sized contractors by providing quick sources of cash flow and by allowing them to build more client relationships, while small private clients benefit from cost savings and from controlling material quality.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives, strategists, and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2019), "A strategy of survival during Nigeria’s economic downturn: The benefits and challenges of contractors accepting labor-only work", Strategic Direction, Vol. 35 No. 8, pp. 19-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-05-2019-0092

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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