Finance Research Papers/Topics

EFFECT OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON FIRM VALUE: A CASE STUDY OF LISTED MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN GHANA

ABSTRACT Previous empirical literature demonstrates conflicting results on the effect of capital structure on firm value. Building on extant literature on the effect of capital structure on firm value, this study was undertaken to examine the effect of capital structure on the firm value of manufacturing companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). In particular, the study analyzed the effect of Equity and Long Term Debt as components of capital structure on the firm value of listed ma...

POWER GENERATION AND PERFORMANCE OFMANUFACTURING COMPANIES LISTED ON THE GHANA STOCK EXCHANGE

ABSTRACT Manufacturing companies employ electricity as a key resource input in their production mix. This has generally led to a situation where manufacturing companies subsist heavily on electricity for survival and continuity in business. Against this backdrop, the objective of this study was to examine the effect of power generation on the performance of manufacturing companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. A sample of seven firms was selected for the study using convenience sampling...

TAX COMPLIANCE BEHAVIOURS AMONG SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT This study examined the influence of non-economic factors such as socioeconomic factors and psychological components which have the tendency of influencing tax compliance. The study was based on the Fisher tax compliance model. A partial modification of the model was done by incorporating an important tax compliance determinant – “Tax Knowledge”. The effect of perceived tax fairness, tax knowledge, and tax complexity in tax compliance decisions among a sample of 350 self-employ...

ELECTRONIC BANKING IN RURAL BANKS – EFFECTS ON LIVELIHOODS OF PEOPLE IN BOGOSO

Abstract The main aim of the study was to assess the adoption of electronic banking by Rural and Community Banks and its effect on the livelihood of the people of Bogoso. Over the past decade, electronic business has grown as an emerging industry. In recent years, the banking industry has strived on the emergence of the internet and has taken advantage of it to get competitive advantage over its competitors. A descriptive case study design approach was adopted in the methodology in which seve...

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, NATIONAL CULTURE AND CORPORATE DEBT MATURITY STRUCTURE: EVIDENCE FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

ABSTRACT This study examines the impact of corporate governance and national culture on the debt maturity structure of firms in sub-Saharan Africa. A relatively unexplored area world-wide, the dearth of literature on debt maturity structure in Africa necessitates this study. This study sought to understand the impact that the corporate governance systems of sub-Saharan African firms have on corporate debt maturity on the basis of the argument that the debt maturity structure of a firm could a...

EXCHANGE RATE VOLATILITY AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM THE GHANAIAN EXPORT SECTORS

ABSTRACT This study seeks to examine the effect of exchange rate movements on export sector performance in Ghana. The focus is on the real sector of the economy thus, Agricultural, Industrial and Services Sectors. A quantitative research design is employed. It uses data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) and the sample period spans1984-2016. The Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedastic (GARCH) model is employed in calculating exchange rate volatility. This was after an ...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INNOVATION, PERFORMANCE AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AMONG BANKS IN GHANA

ABSTRACT This study assesses the relationship between innovation, performance and competitive advantage among Ghanaian banks. It uses the subjective way of customer perception to measure innovation, performance and competitive advantage with questions based on theory. The customers involved are mainly retail customers who visit their respective banks. The research is carried out in Accra and encompasses banks listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. A Structural Equation Model (SEM) with resp...

PROFIT EFFICIENCY AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE OF BANKS IN GHANA: A DEA APPROACH

ABSTRACT  Using a nonparametric DEA approach, this study estimates the profit efficiency of 26 banks in Ghana over the period 2000 to 2013.  This is compared to the estimates of two profitability ratios, ROA and ROE. The study then examines the influence of capital structure on the estimated profit efficiency and the extent to which the degree of competition measured by the Boone Indicator and the Herfindahl Hirschman Index influences the capital structure-profit efficiency nexus. The e...

Financial Literacy of Small Business Owners, Financial Records Keeping and Enterprise Performance in the Tarkwa- Nsuaem Municipalilty

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine financial literacy of small business owners, financial records keeping and enterprise performance in the TarkwaNsuaem Municipality of Ghana. Financial literacy level and operating performance of those enterprises as a measure of business economic performance was examined. In addition, the study examined financial records kept by small business owners. It was an explanatory study which employed quantitative methodology and survey strategy. Findi...

ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL INSURANCE TRUST IN GHANA FROM 1995-200

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I hardly know where to start saying thanks to all those who helped me with this thesis. First of all, my profound and heartfelt gratitude goes to my supervisors, Prof. P.E. Bondzi-Simpson and Mr. Edward Marfo-Yiadom. Their valuable contribution, innovation, talent and creative flair are very evident and much appreciated and so is Honourable Sam Quarm for his financial assistance. The greatest thanks of all go to my mom and dad who made it all worthwhile, 'who have supported m...

INFLUENCE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN BIODIVERSITY, ACCRA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of financial management practices on organisational performance of NGOs who are into biodiversity, and are in Accra in the Greater-Accra Region of Ghana. The target population was all permanent staff of NGOs in Accra who are into biodiversity. However, the accessible population was all spending officers including management staff, project coordinators, field officers and finance/account/audit staff of the organisations. The to...

THE IMPACT OF RURAL BANKS IN DEVELOPING SMES IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY (A CASE STUDY OF FIAGYA RURAL BANK)

ABSTRACT The aim of this research was to examine the impact of Fiagya Rural Bank on SMEs profitability and growth. Through the stratified sampling method, a sample size of 156 respondents was selected to examine the impact of Fiagya Rural Bank on SMEs profitability and growth. The research design used in the study was descriptive research type. Data was collected through the administration of questionnaire. It was found out that overdraft and loans were the types of credit facilities availabl...

“ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE OF THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY: A STUDY OF THE OKAISHIE OFFICE, ACCRA”

ABSTRACT The study aimed to identify the dominant organisational cultural type/types, and figure out how these dominating organisational cultural types helped Okaishie Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (ODTRD), to relate to customers and employees of the organisation. A structured questionnaire and interview guide were the data collection instruments employed to gather relevant information from management and staff of the Office. A sample size of eightytwo from a population of eighty-nine...

ASSESSING STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTION ON HEALTHCARE CLAIMS FRAUD CONTROL AT TAKORADI MUTUAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

ABSTRACT The National Health Insurance Scheme is bedevilled with lots of problems. One of such problems is payment of persistent and ever-increasing healthcare claims. This phenomenon, if not properly controlled, may have the futuristic propensity to hamper the smooth running of Takoradi Mutual Health Insurance scheme (TMHIS) in particular and health insurance schemes in the country in general. The main aim of this study was to assess stakeholders’ perception on healthcare claims fraud cont...

TAX COMPLIANCE BEHAVIOUR AMONG SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT This study examined the influence of non-economic factors such as socioeconomic factors and psychological components which have the tendency of influencing tax compliance. The study was based on the Fisher tax compliance model. A partial modification of the model was done by incorporating an important tax compliance determinant – “Tax Knowledge”. The effect of perceived tax fairness, tax knowledge, and tax complexity in tax compliance decisions among a sample of 350 self-employ...


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