SMEs’ Wealth Creation Model of an Emerging Economy

  • Olalekan Usiobaifo ASIKHIA University of South Africa
Keywords: Wealth creation Model, Commercial sector, Industrial sector, Emerging economy, Nigeria.


This article synthesizes the evidence on SMEs’ wealth creation in an emerging economy, paying particular attention to human resource/expertise, technology adoption, innovation and creativity, unit economies, organizational infrastructure and strategy as determinants of SMEs’ wealth creation. A survey of 581 Nigerian SMEs was conducted and the data was analysed and tested using multiple regression and structural equation modelling. The findings revealed Human resource/CEOs expertise as the highest contributory factor to wealth creation within the firm in the industrial and the commercial sectors. The relevant domains were modelled and relevant policy adjustments were suggested.