Abstract for: Manpower Utilisation and Innovation Capability in the Food and Beverage Industry in Southwestern Nigeria

The purpose of this paper is to develop a preliminary system dynamics model that explores the dynamics of human capacity and innovation capability in the Nigerian manufacturing sector. The study involves the identification of relevant factors, the establishment of causal relationships between the factors and the building of a causal loop diagram, and a stock and flow diagram. A preliminary result reveals the key variables and dependence involved in the feedback, causes and impacts of the interaction between human capacity and innovation capability within the Nigerian manufacturing sector.