Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

The Impact of Interest Rate on Profitability of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria (1995-2012)

ABSTRACT This research work investigates the impact of interest rates on deposit money banks profitability between 1995 and 2012. The study was necessitated by the pivotal role interest rates play in the development and growth of the economy. The study made use of secondary data in its analysis. Four explanatory variables, Minimum Rediscount Rate, Real Deposit Rate, Prime Lending Rate and Loan Deposit Rate were specified and were used to establish ...

Impact of Liquidity Management on the Profitability of Commercial Banks in Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research work investigates the impact of liquidity management on the profitability of Commercial Banks in Nigeria. It is necessitated by the pivot role liquidity management plays in enhancing profitability. Five independent variables (net working capital, cash and short term funds, short term loan and advances, bank balances and treasury bills and certificates) of four banks were regressed against profit after tax of those selected ba...

AN EVALUATION OF FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION DRIVING SCHOOL STANDARDIZATION PROGRAMME (DSSP)

ABSTRACT This research carefully evaluate the driving school standardization programme (DSSP) since its inception in the year 2008. Investigation were made into the objective of DSSP. Secondary data were collected to determine the post and preDSSP effect on road traffic crash as well as the vehicular population at every given year. Three sets of primary data were collected. Firstly to ascertain the level of compliance by the driving schools on the ...

The Impact of Equity Investor Protection on the Financial Performance of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria

AbstractCash is the most valuable and liquid asset to Deposit Money Banks used to earn profit by issuing out loans facilities to customers. Misuse of cash holding by majority shareholders led to deterioration in the financial performance of the Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. This study assesses the impact of equity investor protection on the financial performance of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. The data for the study was extracted from annual reports and accounts of six sampled Deposit Mo...

THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE MECHANISMS ON WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT OF LISTED CONGLOMERATE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTEffective corporate governance practices in an organization guaranteed that its resources are managed in a manner that will lead to a better performance. The management of working capital is such a resource that effective corporate governance has an effect since when a business does not manage its liquidity well; it will have cash shortages and as a result experience problems paying its obligations when they fall due. Towards this end, the research pursued to examines the impact of Co...

Financial Performance and Executive Compensation of Listed Firms in the Nigerian Banking and Construction Industries

ABSTRACT The study examines the impact of financial performance on the executive compensation of listed firms in the Nigerian banking and construction industries using ex-post facto research design.10 years data were extracted from the annual reports and accounts of 8 banks and 7 construction firms. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The study found no significant link between...

Effect of Accountability and Transparency on Public Expenditure Management and Internally Generated Revenue in Adamawa State Local Governments

ABSTRACTThis study examines the effect of accountability and transparency on public expenditure management and internally generated revenue in Adamawa State Local Governments. The Population of this study is the entire twenty one (21) local governments councils in Adamawa state, out of which a sample of 14 local governments were drawn using stratified random sampling technique. The study used both primary and secondary data. Panel regression techniques and Structural Equatio...

Corporate Governance and Dividend Policy of Listed Nigerian Deposit Money Banks

Abstract xCompanies Board of directors have been largely criticized for the decline in shareholders’ wealth and corporate failure all over the world, they have been in the spotlight for the fraud cases that had resulted in the failure of major corporations, such as Enron and WorldCom. This study examines the effect of corporate governance on the dividend policy of listed Nigerian deposit money banks. The study utilized documentary data collected from annual repor...

Corporate Board Attributes and Capital Structure of Listed Food Products Companies in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study examines the impact of corporate board attributes on capital structure of listed food products companies in Nigeria. The study utilized documentary data collected from factbook as well as annual reports and accounts of the sampled companies for the period 2002 to 2013. Panel data methodology was employed for the analysis of the data, therefore ordinary least square (OLS) and fixed effect techniques were applied to estimate the model developed. The panel da...

Board Characteristics and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure of Listed Food Products Firms in Nigeria

Abstract This study examines the impact of Board Characteristics on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure of listed food product firms in Nigeria over the period 2005-2014. A Sample of six firms out of eleven food product firms listed on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange was studied. The study made use of secondary data generated from Annual Reports and Accounts of the sampled firms and the Nigerian Stock Exchange Fact book. The data was analyzed by means of descriptive statistic...

Investigating the Similarity of Telepathy Experiences Among Students of a Mystical Meditation Class in Iran

This article is about the statistical analysis of a questionnaire that is the product of the experiences of telepathy meditation students. This questionnaire is the collection of their common experiences which has been organized through interviews. The purpose of the research is to determine the extent of similarity between reported common experiences. Therefore, draw the attention of researchers to conduct further research on the aforementioned experiments. The hypothesis of Iranian...

Introducing Anthropological Economics: The Quest for an Anthropological Basis for Economic Theory, Growth Models and Policy Development for Wealth and Human Welfare Maximisation

This paper attempts to merge the concepts and theoretical frameworks of the disciplines of Anthropology and Economics, and attempts to create a new sub-field in Economics called ‘Anthropological Economics’ which is mired in Anthropological concepts and principles and seeks to maximize not only human welfare and happiness but also wealth maximization across cultures, while considering both the psychic unity of man, universal human needs and culturespecific factors. Thus, Anthropologica...

Unleashing the potential of the ‘Sociology of Science’: Capitalizing on the power of science to usher in social, cultural and intellectual revolutions across the world, and lay the fo

This paper reviews the definitions of science put forward by different scholars, its myriad functions, its social duties and responsibilities, and the role played by science communication to the masses. It discusses the historical role played by science in ushering in social and intellectual revolutions particularly in the context of Europe and other developed societies, and the need to replicate them elsewhere. It also discusses the scope and the nature of work carried out in the fields...

Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Dividend In Oil and Gas Sector of Pakistan

Dividend policy is an important aspect of the organization’s corporate policies about which many researchers argued. It has become one of the most debatable topic for researchers due to the vagueness of its theories on the significance of dividend policy while indicating firm’s value. In this competitive environment the challenge to financial experts is to develop a dividend policy aiming at maximizing shareholder’s wealth by efficient utility of investment. So, there is a need to fin...

The Justification Of Local Government Autonomy On Socio-Economic Development: A Case Study of Sagamu Local Government Area, Ogun State

AbstractThe study was on the justification of local government autonomy on socio-economic development of Sagamu local government area. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government and the actual realization of the objectives of local government in Ogun State. The specific objectives of the study were to: to establish whether Fe...


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