The research variables of primary interest in this study are based on the

The research variables of primary interest in this

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industry from the strategic management perspective. The research variables of primary interest in this study are based on the contingency theory framework. These research variables include; business practices, business strategy, competition and their relationships to the performance of MFIs. The research questions of the study are as follows: 1) What business practices do the MFIs in Nigeria adopt? 2) What are the business strategies implemented by the MFIs in Nigeria? 3) How intensified is competition in the microfinance industry in Nigeria? 4) Are there any relationships between the business practices and organizational performance of MFIs in Nigeria? 5) Do the business strategies of the MFIs moderate the relationships between business practices and their organizational performance? 6) Does competition moderate the relationships between business practices and their organizational performance?
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More specifically, this study attempted to answer the above research questions through the following objectives: 1) To determine the business practices adopted by the MFIs in Nigeria. 2) To establish the business strategies implemented by the MFIs in Nigeria. 3) To determine intensity of competition in the microfinance industry in Nigeria. 4) To establish the relationships between business practices and performance of MFIs in Nigeria. 5) To determine moderating effects of business strategy on the relationships between business practices and performance of MFIs 6) To examine the moderating effects of competition on the relationships between business practices and performance of MFIs.
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