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Unified Journal of Educational Research And General Studies

June 2016 Vol 2(1), pp. 001-018

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Original Research Article

The Influence of Decision Making Process in the Nigerian Leadership and Management Operations

Nichodemus Obioma Ejimabo

School of Business and Education Wayland Baptist University Alaska, USA

Corresponding Author's Email: nickejimsmith@yahoo.com

Accepted 25th May, 2016.


This study explores Nigeria, which is the giant of Africa and most populated country in Africa, has been impacted by ineffectiveness and poor decision making in the area of leadership and management operations. The purpose of this study was focused on identifying the factors influencing success in decision making among Nigerian leaders and policy makers in their current leadership situations. The qualitative critical ethnographic approach was used in order to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges impacting effectiveness, and success among leaders in their decision making activities. The author being committed and determined to discovering a pattern of meaning through experience, systemic thinking, assessment, and creative analysis used the Northouse’s leadership approach to understand the leadership decision making in the current Nigerian leadership situation. Approximately, 800 past and current leaders in the government operations of Nigeria participated in the study. Data was collected through structured interviews, focus groups, and surveys (which was used solely to support the study). The results that emerged from the data indicated that there is a great need for change and improvement in decision making process among their leaders.

Keywords:Leadership, Management, Decision-making, Culture, Growth, Political influence.

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Nichodemus Obioma Ejimabo.The Influence of Decision Making Process in the Nigerian Leadership and Management Operations. Unified Journal of Educational Research and General Studies. 2(1) 2016 pp. 001-018.

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