This paper presents one of the first comprehensive analyses of Nigeria’s future readiness and attractiveness as a potential destination for IT-enabled services offshoring. The paper examines existing literature on IT services offshoring to Africa, and presents results from in-depth evaluation of seven important location selection criteria. The study indicates that while Nigeria appears to be making progress in many areas, the country is neither yet ready nor attractive as an offshoring destination. Nevertheless, the analysis suggests that Nigeria might already be on the path to attaining readiness in the future. However, significant hurdles will need to be surmounted if Nigeria is to become fully attractive for offshoring. The study further reinforces beliefs that Nigeria has the potential to take its own share of the global offshoring market, and concludes that bringing IT services to Nigeria is all about seeking opportunities while muddling through manageable risks
Omoju, Joshua O.
"IT Services Offshoring to Africa: Assessing the Attractiveness and Readiness of Nigeria,"
The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ajis/vol9/iss2/2