Nigerian oil and gas industry local content development: A stakeholder analysis

Glauco De Vita, O. Lagoke, S. Adesola

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Abstract

This paper undertakes the first stakeholder analysis of the Nigerian oil and gas industry local content development (LCD) policy to gain a better understanding of the extent of stakeholders’ interactions and how such interactions align to conditions conducive to local content development. Drawing from policy documents and semi-structured interviews, 15 stakeholder groups are identified, and seven of them categorized as key “players.” A social network analysis then reveals that (i) a significant proportion of relationships between key players are unidirectional; (ii) a marginal role is played by higher education institutions within the network; (iii) it is international oil companies rather than indigenous operators that exhibit “global centrality” within the industry network, with the former stakeholder group pivotally determining industry activities. Our findings provide a valuable first step toward the development of a polycentric framework for the appraisal of the Nigerian local content development policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-79
JournalPublic Policy and Administration
Volume31
Issue number1
Early online date5 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Local content development
  • Nigeria
  • oil and gas industry
  • social network analysis
  • stakeholder analysis
  • stakeholder theory

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