Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Armed Intervention and the Challenges of Maritime Security in the Gulf of Aden, 2008-2011

ABSTRACTThe economic collapse and civil war that ensued in Somalia after President Siad Barre gave rise to piracy, armed robbery and dumping of toxic wastes in and around the Gulf of Aden. The attendant humanitarian crisis attracted the intervention of the international community. This study evaluated armed intervention and the challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Aden between 2008 and 2011. The objectives were to: (i) determine whether the application of the principle of political ...

Oil Price Shocks and Oil Sector Stock Prices in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study investigates the impact of oil price shocks on oil sector stock prices in Nigeria using a high frequency data between January 2000 to December 2010. The empirical results indicates that no significant effect of oil price is found on oil sector stock prices but there are significant effects of such macroeconomic variables as interest rate, exchange rate and real gross domestic product on oil sector stock prices in Nigeria.Therefore the volatility in oil price does not necess...

Marital Conflict among Couples: The Case of Durbete Town, Amhara Region of Ethiopia

ABSTRACTThis study explored the prevalence, causes, consequences and coping strategies of marital conflict in Durbete town. The study employed mixed approach with cross- sectional descriptive survey research design. A total of 390 people were participated: 386 (193 men and 193 women couples) as survey respondents and four interviewees. Survey respondents were selected through stratified and proportional random sampling technique. Four interviewees were purposely selected from elders, lawyers,...

The Role of Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in Economic Development: A Study of Oil & Gas Free Zone, Onne Rivers State.

IntroductionEconomic Development: this involves growth in total real national income and real per-capital income of a developing country like Nigeria over a long period of time. It implies the achievement of the entire society and the attainment of a number of set economic objectives that can improve the standard of  living of  people.  Put simply, economic  development  is real growth including substantial change in the economy with export value for both the aid givi...

A Study on “Challenges of Six Sigma Implementation in Human Resource Management” Special Reference to Information Technology Sector

When we think of applying the Six Sigma in to HRM, an inevitable question is that, to what an extent all the processes of HRM are measurable. Many companies attempted to implement this methodology and got backward in middle of the process or beginning due to the challenges in implementing Six Sigma in HRM. Measurability of a process depends on the perception of an individual HR person; this is mainly due to the non-measurable nature of HR processes. Most of the o...

Role of Management Education in Entrepreneurship Development in India

AbstractThe growth of entrepreneurship is the need of hour today. With the kind of saturation of job market and the development of artificial intelligence, there will be further severe imbalance in the demand and supply of jobs. This could create a big economic crisis and lead to many other macro-economic fluctuations. Hence the challenge is to prepare for the near future by equipping the current human resource. Management, which is considered as one of skill based professional course, is the...

Sustainable Integrated Model for Classroom Engagement

India’s higher education system, following the United States and China, is the third-largest in the world. Indian government already recognized the importance and spends 6% of GDP on education. Engaged students are expected to perform better. Classroom engagement refers to teacher - student involvement throughout the learning process. It is a multidimensional construct that can be measured with all the dimensions dynamically interrelated like Behavioral engagement, ...

Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia

AbstractFarm Africa International humanitarian organization founded in 1985, working with smallholder farmers and forest communities, local governments and the private sector in Africa. The major objective of the study was to assess sustainability development projects implemented by NGOs and to study factors influencing sustainability of NGO Implemented projects in Ethiopia. The case of Farm Africa Ethiopia. Descriptive research design was used in order to determine factors’ influence on su...

A Critical Study on the Effects of Organization Structure on Employee & Job Satisfaction

AbstractIn this paper, A Critical Study on the Effects of Organization Structure on Employee & Job Satisfaction. In this research of the researcher, some factors of job satisfaction of employees in Samsung company were explored and found effective way to give employees satisfaction to get the most profit in the company. Employees are very important for Samsung company nowadays. It is very important for a manager to identify employee satisfaction in the company by following the rules and...

The Effects of Organisation Structure on Job Satisfaction

AbstractThese are directly related to the organization such as the size of the organization, structure of the organization, employee-employer relationship, management ability, leadership, delegation and all such things are the factors affecting job satisfaction. Organizational factors include work, salary, promotion, supervision, work group and work situation. Job satisfaction describes how satisfied a person is with his job. The happier people are within their jobs, the more satisfied ...

Entrepreneurial Orientation and Supply Chain Performance Among SMEs in South-South Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe complexity of today’s business environment requires an entrepreneurial mindset in managing global supply chains. This paper attempted the application of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) to the management of small and medium enterprise supply chains. Specifically, the study investigated the interaction between EO and supply chain performance (SCP) amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the South-South geopolitical region of Nigeria. Empirical data from 57 purposivel...

Organisational Expansion and Staff Promotion in Broadcasting Enterprises in Southeast Nigeria

AbstractThe study was conducted to examine the relationship between organizational expansion and staff promotion in broadcasting enterprises in South Eastern Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. Data were obtained from primary sources. The questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection. The purposive sampling technique was adopted in the study. The Cronbach Alpha statistic was used to obtain a value of 0.88 as the instrument reliability ratio. Data analysi...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria

Background and ObjectiveThe mental well-being of individuals has been exposed to psychological distress as a result of the COVID19 pandemic that resulted in a lockdown and hugely impacted the economy across the world. This study was conducted to investigate the impact of COVID19 on the mental wellbeing of residents in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. MethodUsing a cross-sectional design, data were obtained from 410 respondents that completed the questionnaire online. The Kessler Psych...

Effects of Social Media Marketing on Business Performance in the Pension Fund Sector

ABSTRACTThe primary objective of this research work is to investigate the positive effects of social media on business performance and its influence in the Pensions Fund sector. Using both the quantitative and qualitative means, this study strives to investigate how social media can benefit PFAs in optimizing their overall performance through the appropriate usage of this internet. This research investigates how social media has been beneficial to the case study organization Pensions A...

IMPACT OF CAPITAL MARKET PERFORMANCE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

This study examines the impact of Capital Market performance on economic growth of Nigeria for the period 1983 – 2010. Economic growth was proxied by gross domestic product while capital market performance was measured by market capitalization, total new issues, volume of transaction and listed equities. Data was collected using secondary source of data only. The technique employed was multiple regression as tool of analysis for the study. The findings of the study shows that the capi...


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