Inter-Regional Structure of Marketing and Linkages among Small Scale Industries in Ondo State Nigeria

Fatusin Afolabi Francis


Industrial development not only entails quantitative growth of industries but a well linked industrial structure where an output of one firm is an input of the other. This study investigated marketing and inter- regional linkage pattern among small scale industries in Ondo state. Relying on questionnaire which was administered on 353 proprietors out of existing 1411 randomly, the study discovered substantial local sourcing of raw materials, sourced directly or from other small enterprises varying from 44% in Ondo North, 46% in Ondo Central, and 45.5% Ondo South .The study also discovered that over 92.5% of enterprises in this category were informal agro processing enterprises. Moreover 46% of small scale industries products were consumed within the state while 41% of the existing 116 enterprises that sourced their inputs from small scale industries around were agro based firms. The study concluded by suggesting improved support for agro enterprise with best potentials for linkage creation in Ondo state.

Keywords: Small scale industries, Industrial linkage, Regional development, Marketing, Industrialization.


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