Research Papers/Topics in Business Mathematics

Analyzing Expected Returns of a Stock Using the Markov Chain Model and the CAPM

The chances of success of an investor in the stock market depends heavily on the decisions he takes based on his knowledge of the behavior of the stock market. In this study, the behavior of a stock on the Nigerian stock exchange market was studied. The Markov Chain with a threshold to determine movement between states, was used to estimate expected long and short-run returns, and the result was compared to the expected return of the Capital Asset Pricing Model. It was observed that the mea...

Emerging Business Models for Open Source Hardware

The rise of Free and Open Source models for software development has catalyzed the growth of Free and Open Source Hardware (also known as " Libre Hardware "). Libre hardware is gaining significant traction in the scientific hardware community, where there is evidence that open development creates both technically superior and far less expensive scientific equipment than proprietary models. In this article, the evidence is reviewed and a collection of examples of business models is developed t...

BRAND SWITCHING PROBLEMS (Using the 4major GSM providers in Nigeria as case study.

 With respect to the overview and the information provided by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) a research was carried out on the users of the four major network operators in Lagos sub-geographical region. However the objectives of this research was to x-ray the activities of this four major network providers amidst its users determiningThe most acceptable network provider/leading telecom provider with the largest subscriber base.The switching of brands amidst the users and the re...

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