Exploring the Psychological Influence of Perceived Negative Foreign Factors on Organisational Performance and National Development
This paper critically examined the psychological influence of perceived negative foreign factors which were those obstacles brought to Nigeria and Nigerians since our first contact with the European colonialists. The obstacles have constituted formidable barriers to indigenous organisational performance and national development in Nigeria. Some of the foreign factors perceived to have paralysed, jeopardised and destroyed the economic fabric of Nigeria include colonialism, neo-colonialism, imported technology, debt trap peonage and a host of others. The consequences of these factors on workers’ performance in Nigerian organisations, its effect on national development and the strategies for solving the problems were treated in this paper.
Key Words: European colonialists, foreign factors, psychological influence, indigenous organisational performance, national development