Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Educational Problems of Muslims in India

Education gives you wings! If you want to fly high in 21st century you must be highly educated and this applies to individuals as well as to all communities. Though the overall literacy rate of India has improved over past few years , its largest minority is still struggling to make its presence felt in the educational field. Here I try to find out various reasons for educational backwardness of Muslims in India and the role played by the State and the community to improve the level of educat...

Children’s Awareness Of Their Rights In Ghana: The Case Of Junior High School Students In Aburi And Pokrom

With the promulgation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1989, children are now recognised as active actors and subjects of human rights. The UNCRC mandates all Signatory States to educate their citizenry, including children about children's rights. Ghana is on record for being the first country to ratify the UNCRC and has since harmonised its national laws with the UNCRC. Yet, little is known about the extent to which children in G...

Service Guarantees In The Ghanaian Courier Industry

This study investigated how courier industries in Ghana apply service guarantees to their operations in serving customers. It explores what internal mechanisms (processes), couriers have in place as service guarantee policies when there is service failure. The fact that service is performed and consumed in real time is intangible and has the consistent dyadic interaction between its representatives and customers, gives rise to its failure prone nature. This study adop...

Home Away From Home: The Emerging Forms Of Aged Care In The Urban Centres Of The Greater Accra Region Of Ghana

Population ageing is occurring in almost all the countries of the world (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013, 2015). This numerical increase of older persons is a result of a demographic transition resulting from decreasing fertility and mortality, improved nutrition, reduction in infectious and parasitic diseases, as well as improvement in health care, education, and income (Mba, 2010a; Ghana Statistical Service, 2013; de-Graft Aikins et a...

A Comparative Study Of The Adoption And Implementation Of Medium Term Expenditure Framework By Ghana And Nigeria

Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) has replaced the traditional annual approach to budgeting in most Sub-Saharan African countries. Ghana and Nigeria adopted and implemented it in 1996 and 2009 respectively. However, its implementation in the Sub-Saharan African region is not as smooth as theorised. This suggests a comparative study to reveal the bottlenecks in the implementation process of MTEF in countries in the region. This study is built on the political ec...

Youth Unemployment In Ghana.Does Reservation Wage Matter?

Unemployment is often cited as one of the macro-economic indicators measuring the strength and growth of an economy. Given that the youth are three times more likely to be unemployed, it is only prudent that in addressing issues of unemployment, programs, and policies are structured to address youth unemployment. In an attempt to better understand the dynamics of youth unemployment this study takes a brief look at the patterns of unemployment in Sub Saharan Africa, p...

An Evaluation Of Donor Funds To Stakeholders In The Fight Against Modern Slavery. A Case Study Of Lake Volta

Stakeholders in the fight against modern slavery play a vital role in the socio-economic development of Ghana. Despite stakeholder’s important role in the fight against modern slavery, donors have been a major contributing force in the fight. This study identifies and discusses the funds received by stakeholders in the course of eliminating modern day slavery. The analysis first reviews the sources of funds for stakeholders by focusing on both external and internal ...

The Influence Of Organisational Culture And Organisational Climate On Organisational Effectiveness In Ghana

The study investigated the influence of organisational culture and climate on organisational effectiveness using a sample of manufacturing organisations in Ghana. Using a correlational research design, data were collected from 274 participants of three manufacturing organisations using reliable research questionnaires. Standard multiple regression and hierarchical regression analyses were conducted on the data. The results showed that, organisational culture was signi...

The Role Of Junior Auditors In Small Accounting Firms In The Accra Metropolis

The surge of importance and concern given to the role of auditors is apparent since the scandals of Enron and World Com. These scandals are not only prevalent in the United States but also in developing countries like Ghana. The main aim of the study was to examine the role of junior auditors in small accounting firms in the Accra Metropolis. The study was conducted using qualitative research design. The study adopted purposive sampling technique for the selection of ...

TAX STRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN GHANA

ABSTRACT Taxation is not only a major economic policy tool but also a means to encourage positive social behaviour and discourage negative social behaviour. Unfortunately, in Ghana, taxation is almost reduced to a tool for winning political power. Majority of the time, political discourse and economic policy discourse on taxation is at best anecdotal. The objective of this study is to investigate and provide empirical evidence on the relation between tax structure and growth in Gh...

The Impact Of Monetary Policy Measures On Bank Credit From 1980 – 2003

ABSTRACT  The study is an investigation into the impact of monetary policy measures on bank credit, covering the period, 1980 – 2003. Specifically, we examined the influence of each of the following instruments namely, liquidity ratio, interest rate, cash reserve requirement, minimum rediscount rate and treasury bill on bank credit.   Two major statistical tools were adopted, while a time-series analysis was conducted to observe the movement of these named variables...

Corporate Governance And Internal Audit: A Case Study Of Mmdas In Volta Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study sought to examine the effect of Internal Audit on Corporate Government at Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). Five (5) Municipal and District Assemblies from the Volta Region were selected as a case study. Five (5) respondents which includes the Finance Officer, Budget Officer, Audit Committee member, Administrator and a Director further sample from each of these selected Municipal and District Assemblies. It was found from the study that,...

The Impact Of Monetary Policy On Bank Performance; 1980 -2006

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of monetary policy on bank performance, covering the period, 1980-2006. While bank performance was measured through the total external assets of all commercial banks in Nigeria, the cash reserve ratio, liquidity ratio, interest rate, minimum rediscount   rate   and   treasury bills  rate,  represented instruments of monetary policy.  Adopting the multiple regression model, the...

Branding And Customer Loyalty In The Ghanaian Banking Industry: The Mediating Role Of Brand Image

ABSTRACT Branding is a global phenomenon that has pervaded many industries. Researchers have confirmed that globally firms spend millions of dollars on branding activities. However, of the many studies that have been conducted on branding, there exists no study that directly examines the relationship between branding and loyalty. Furthermore, a common perception is that branding will automatically result in customer loyalty. This study sought to disprove that notion by stating tha...

Youth Unemployment In Ghana.Does Reservation Wage Matter?

ABSTRACT Unemployment is often cited as one of the macro-economic indicators measuring the strength and growth of an economy. Given that the youth are three times more likely to be unemployed, it is only prudent that in addressing issues of unemployment, programs, and policies are structured to address youth unemployment. In an attempt to better understand the dynamics of youth unemployment this study takes a brief look at the patterns of unemployment in SubSaharan Africa, particula...


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