Innovation and Internationalization of Nigeria Deposit Money Banks

Moruff Sanjo Oladimeji, Adebiyi Julius Abosede, Benneth Uchenna Eze


The study investigated the effect of service and process innovation on internationalization of Nigeria deposit money banks, using a survey research design. A structured questionnaire was administered to a purposively selected sample of seven hundred and sixty five (765) staff of five international banks; from the population of one thousand six hundred and fifteen (1615) staff of strategy and international operation departments of the ten Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) licensed international banks. Ordinary Least Squares was employed to estimate the regression model and this was done with the aid of STATA 12. The findings revealed that service and process innovation significantly affect bank’s internationalization. It is therefore recommended that banks seeking internationalization should adopt services and processes innovativeness strategy. 


Internationalization, Innovation, International Entry Strategies, Institutional Theory, Joint Venture

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