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Does Electricity Access Relate to Stakeholders’ Satisfaction? Empirical Evidence from Small and Medium Enterprises in North-West, Nigeria

Abubakar Sabo and Olusegun Kazeem Lekan
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Abubakar Sabo: Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
Olusegun Kazeem Lekan: Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria.

Asian Business Research Journal, 2019, vol. 4, issue 1, 35-43

Abstract: Several scholarly studies have been conducted to establish relationships of electricity access to business financial performance. Nonetheless, little is known about energy-stakeholders’ satisfaction relationships. The few studies that do exist on the topic often lack control variable. Thus, this is the motivation behind the present study. Therefore, this paper provides an empirical analysis of the effect of controlling firm characteristics in the energy-stakeholders’ satisfaction relationships. A multiple linear regression model is applied to primary data collected through structured questionnaire in five–point rating scale format to test the hypothesis via SPSS version 23. Results based on cross-sectional survey data from 245 sampled SMEs operating in the city of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto state in manufacturing, hotel & restaurant and wholesale & retail sector show evidence of a strong positive statistically significant relationships between electricity access and SMEs stakeholders’ satisfaction with electricity access t (245) = 9.138, p

Keywords: Electricity access; Stakeholders’ satisfaction; Firm age; Firm size; Leverage; SMEs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.20448/journal.518.2019.41.35.43

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