Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Good corporate governance practices for business sustainability (Case study of selected MSMEs)

This research study is an attempt at exploring the practice of good corporate governance among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and how it impacts on business sustainability. The factors or variables considered within the context of this study were stakeholder relationship, transparency and accountability in management, and the level of awareness of corporate governance. The study reviewed various sources including mostly online journal papers, articles, textbooks, white paper publi...

The assessment of the influence of foreign direct investment and domestic investment on the economic growth of Nigeria (1981-2015)

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the influence of Foreign Direct investment (FDI) and Domestic investment (DI) on the economic growth of Nigeria. The study employed Augmented Dickey-Fuller test to test for time series property of the data. Johansen co-integration was also examined and consequently error correction model was employed. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method was used in the data analysis. Findings show that indeed FDI impacts significantly on economic development. It w...

Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques: The Impact on Fraud Detection and Prevention Among Deposit Money Banks (DMBS) in Nigeria

ABSTRACTFraudulent practices in Nigerian Deposit Money Banks (DMBS)  have led to increased losses and collapse of deposit banks, hence the need to use digital forensics services to detect and prevent such fraudulent activities. The banking industry is a very important institution with many internal controls in order to overcome the fraudulent practices. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of digital forensics services on fraud detection and prevention among deposit money ba...

POPULATION, FOOD SECURITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Population growth and its interaction with food security and economic growth is the crux of the matter in this study. It has been documented that Nigeria is experiencing very high population growth rate due to aggravating high birth rate and plummeting death rate. The extent to which population growths affect food security and economic growth was therefore examined. Using time series data pooled from 1981 to 2016, tested for stationarity, co-integrated and corrected for error, the stud...

The effect of some macroeconomic variables on stock market price

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of some macroeconomic variables on stock market price in Ghana. The study employed yearly data spanning the period of January 1990 to December 2016. Unit root test was performed using Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test (ADF) and Philips-Perron test (PP), Cointegration was also applied. The macroeconomic variables considered were Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Exchange Rate (EXR), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Money Supply (M2) and Inflation...

Forensic Accounting as a tool for fraud detection and prevention

ABSTRACTThis study examines forensic accounting as a tool for fraud detection and prevention in the Public Sector. In conducting the study, hypotheses were stated and questionnaires were drawn in line with the hypotheses for testing. The study utilized primary source of data collection. A total of 132 questionnaires were retrieved from staff of Nigerian Film Corporation, Jos. Analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics, chi-square. The null hypotheses were rejected indicat...

Marketing of Financial Services

  Abstract Marketing as associated to banking is to explain a suitable promise to a customer through a variety of products and services and also to confirm operative distribution through satisfaction. The need for marketing of financial services cannot be over emphasized because it is vital, as it has helped firms such as banks and non-banks that engages in operational service delivery to maximize profit. The marketing tactic includes forestalling, classifying, responding an...

The Yoruba Ethnic Group

The Yoruba are one of the largest African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. They are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and culture. Within Nigeria, the Yoruba dominate the western part of the country. Yoruba mythology holds that all Yoruba people descended from a hero called Odua or Oduduwa 

Ontology and Epistemology of Islamic Philosophers

Islamic philosophy refers to philosophy produced in an Islamic society. Islamic philosophy is a generic term that can be defined and used in different ways. In its broadest sense it means the world view of Islam, as derived from the Islamic texts concerning the creation of the universe and the will of the Creator

Colonial Origin of the Nigerian Armed Forces Beginning from the West African Frontier Forces

The history of English-speaking West Africa in the second half of the 19th century was to a great extent interwoven with European military developments on the West Coast. This does not mean that up till this time the military had been absent as a driving force in the history of West Africa, for the use of the army by European powers in West Africa, whether for "holding operations", for provisioning ships en route to the cape coast; for the defence of static defensive works, for garriso...

Practicable Solutions to the Problems of Ethnicity and Regionalism in Nigeria

Ethnicity is a popular cliché used to describe or analyze various forms of anomalies in the Nigerian nation building. It is defined as “a label for social groups who feel a distinct sense of difference by virtue of common culture and descent” (Glazer and Moynihan; 1975). In Nigerian context, ethnicity is defined as a social phenomenon associated with the identity of members of a competing communal group(s) seeking to protect and advance their interest in a political system. The re...

Cultural History of the Ijebu Ethnic Group

The indigenes of Ijebuland are perceived to have an underlying belief of seniority in comparison to other kingdoms of the Yoruba tribe, owing to claims of being the first Yoruba settlers in Nigeria and consequently considering it somewhat belittling to be subject to the rulership of later settlers and their kings, the likes of the Ooni of Ife (King of Ife), Alaafin of Oyo (King of Oyo) and the Alake of Egbaland (King of the Egbas). 

ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING AND CORPORATE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (CONSUMER GOODS).

ABSTRACTThe increasing concern about environmental degradation, resources depletion, resources scarcity, environmental degradation and the sustainability of economic activity have made the development of Environmental accounting an area of interest. Adequate research is not carried out to effectively determine what environmental accounting is truly about and whether or not it has an impact on the corporate performance of quoted manufacturing firms. The study evaluated the effect of environmen...

A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF FRAUD IN NIGERIA FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

ABSTRACT          This project is designed to critically analyze the incidence of fraud in the Nigeria financial institutions with reference to the banking industry.Fraud in both private and public sector of Nigeria economy is an age long phenomenon that has for a long time being threatening the growth and development of the Nigeria nation state it has defiled the very professional expertise know how due to its continuous increase.The effort of fraud on the Nigeria financial regarde...

THE IMPACT OF TREASURY SINGLE ACCOUNT (TSA) ON THEPERFORMANCE OF LISTED MONEY DEPOSIT BANKS (MDB’s) IN NIGERIA

Treasury Single Account is a public accounting system under which all government revenue, receipts and income are collected into one single account, usually maintained by the country’s Central Bank and all payments done through this account as well. The purpose is primarily to ensure accountability of government revenue, enhance transparency and avoid misapplication of public funds. The maintenance of a Treasury Single Account will help to ensure proper cash management by eliminating idle f...


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