Finance Research Papers/Topics

Financial Management System of Churches: A Case Study of the Methodist Church Ghana, Tema Diocese.

ABSTRACT The fast-paced nature of the modern world, coupled with the influx of quality information that define and inform people‘s critical attitude and approach to life has inspired the need for even faith based organization to show transparency and accountability in the management of resources committed to their care by members. This research was conducted to assess the financial management system of the Methodist Church Ghana, using the Tema Diocese as a case study; the effectiveness and...

Impact of The Land Administration Project on Land Titling in Ghana. A Case Study of the Greater Accra Lands Commission.

ABSTRACT  Land titling is undoubtedly a crucial step in securing investments, sanitizing and providing some assurance for ownership in the land sector of the Ghanaian economy. However, the institution of formalized systems through registration and titling of lands which is considered a means to solve land conflicting issues has rather proven to be creating more uncertainties. The question remains as to why the nation is still yet to reap the full benefits of the Land reforms we are implement...

Evaluation Of Corporate Social Responsibilities Of Mining Companies In The Wassa – West District

ABSTRACT This study seeks to evaluate the mining companies in Wassa West District’s social responsibilities from the community members and other stakeholders’ perspective. The specific objectives included the identification of the approaches the mining companies are using to respond to the call for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), the mining companies’ contribution to host communities’ health care system, educational development, employment and how stakeholders view the sustai...

Attitude Of Public Sector Workers Towards Voluntary Pension Schemes: A Case Study Of The Upper East Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT A public pension scheme is the only formal scheme that guarantees income security for the aged. In this regard, the voluntary pension scheme is an income supplement, therefore, it is economically prudent for workers to embrace the schemes as an optional insurance to ensure income security and alleviate poverty among individuals to cope with major retirement risks. The purpose of the study was to assess the attitude of public sector workers towards voluntary pension schemes as a way o...

Bank Market Power, Financial Innovation And Economic Growth In Africa

ABSTRACT This thesis has four empirical papers. The first paper examines the determinants of bank market power in Africa. The second paper contains analyses of how financial development and financial innovation lead to economic growth convergence between African countries and the world’s technological leader. The second paper also analyzes whether financial innovation lead to economic growth in six sub-regions in Africa. The third paper examines whether bank market with power promote fina...

Capital Structure And Dividend Payout Of Banks In Ghana

ABSTRACT The study investigated the effect of Capital structure on dividend payout of banks in Ghana. The main objective of the study was to measure the directional relationship between three capital structure variables. The Capital structure variables used were short-term financial leverages, total financial leverage, equity risk exposure and dividend pay-out was measured using the dividend payout ratio. The study design was casual and panel data. Annual data for all the capital structure va...

Assessing The Contributions Of Internal Audit Function To The Financial Administration At The Technical Universities In Ghana

ABSTRACT The aim of the study was to assess the contribution of the internal audit function to the financial administration of technical universities in Ghana. Specifically, the study examined the contributions of the internal audit function to the technical universities of Ghana, evaluated the financial administration of technical universities in Ghana, ascertained the effective and efficient financial administration of the technical universities in Ghana, determined the relationship between...

Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment On Economic Growth In Ghana

ABSTRACT The issue of economic growth has become a great concern for many economies. The growth of economies has been attributed to many factors. To contribute to this subject, the study investigated the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth using evidence from Ghana. It went further to determine which FDI impacted sector has a significant effect on economic growth. Using time series data spanning from 1980 to 2012, Autoregressive Distributed Lagged model (ARDL) is empl...

A Global Reporting Initiative (Gri) Based Analysis Of Corporate Governance Disclosure Reporting On The Websites Of Ghanaian Listed Banks

ABSTRACT The study examined the web-based disclosure practices of governance information among listed banks in Ghana. Based on the G4 sustainability framework produced by the Global reporting Initiative (GRI), the study undertook a content analysis of the corporate websites of the banks considered. Banks included in the study were Access Bank Plc, Agricultural Development Bank, CAL Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, ECO Bank, Republic Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank. The finding of the study sugg...

The Impact Of Monetary And Fiscal Policies On The Lending Rates Of Commercial Banks In Ghana.

ABSTRACT The study set out to examine the effect of monetary policy and fiscal policy on the lending rates of commercial banks in Ghana. The study used secondary data acquired from the Central Banks quarterly report spanning starting 2004 - 2018. Time series data analysis was used. The study found that monetary policy had a significant positive effect on the lending rates of commercial banks. Government expenditure had insignificant effect on the lending rate and lastly inflation also had a p...

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM AND FIRM PERFORMANCE IN GHANA.

ABSTRACT This study reexamines the effect of shareholder activism, as a corporate governance mechanism, on firm performance.  The owners of the firm (the shareholders) employ the managers (the agents) to manage the firm for them but this employment contract has the potential risk of adverse selection and moral hazard. Hence there is the need for the shareholders to be active and monitor the firm. This constitute shareholder activism. But the argument is whether shareholder activism improves ...

The Effect Of Capital Structure On The Financial Performance Of Listed Pharmaceutical, Food And Beverage Companies On The Ghana Stock Exchange

ABSTRACT The study examined the effect of capital structure on the financial performance of pharmaceutical, food and beverage companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange from 2007 to 2016. The performance indicators included Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Asset (ROA), Return on Capital (ROC) and Earnings per Share (EPS) while capital structure proxies were Longterm Debt to Capital Ratio and Short-Term Debt to Capital Ratio controlling for total asset. The study used panel data analysis as...

The Effects Of Working Capital Management On Financial Performance Of Selected Sme’s In The Manufacturing Sector Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The manufacturing firms under the SME sector has and continue to contribute significantly to the national GDP. One challenges faced with SME’s especially in the manufacturing industry is poor finance management coupled with poor working capital management. Firms can’t carry on with their business without working capital even though they have a healthy turnover. Therefore, Firm’s that lack the ability to identify significant working capital management practises will continue to ...

The Determinants Of Net Interest Margin Of Microfinance Institutions (Mfi’s) In Sub-Saharan Africa

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the determinants of net interest margins of Microfinance Institutions (MFI’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) amidst the surge in commercialization and the drive towards sustainability. The study involved 144 microfinance institutions from 27 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa forming an unbalanced panel from 2005 to 2013 drawn from the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) database. The study used the robust fixed effect technique and corrected for p...

Determinants Of Loan Portfolio Size Of Universal Banks In Ghana

ABSTRACT This study examines the determinants of universal banks’ loan portfolio size in Ghana using the system generalize method of moments (GMM) estimator. The study made use of data gathered from Universal banks from 2000 to 2011. It was discovered from the analysis of the study that the determinants of banks portfolio size of universal banks in Ghana are previous periods’ loan size, total investments of the banks, total deposits, credit risk, money supply and the foreign or local owne...


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