Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Exploring ‘Creating Shared Value’ Strategies as it Relates to Operational Challenges & Digital Capabilities of the Oilfield Service Industry in Sub Sahara Africa-A Case Study of Schlumberger

By exploring the rationality of ‘Creating Shared Value’ (CSV) concept in the oilfield service industry in Sub Saharan Africa, the research focused on exploring unique challenges and the underlying factors that affect operations in the oilfield service (OFS) companies in SSA using Schlumberger as a case study. With a theory developed from the inputs of interviewed participants, the research analysed ways ‘CSV’ strategies could be used to address these opportunities using the digital ca...

Theories of Juvenile Offending - strain theory, social control, labelling and inequality,

This report considers four theories regarding youth criminality; strain theory, social control, labelling and inequality, all of which impact upon youths in various forms. This is considered alongside their impact upon law and order, politics and the youth justice system. The aim is to provide a critical approach to the theories and how they affect both the individual and the youth justice system. Works by Agnew, Hirschi, Mertz and other prominent thinkers and practitioners in the relevant fi...

Unwanted but Consensual Sexting Among Young Adults - Relations with Attachment and Sexual Motivations: A Review

This critical review will ascertain the extent to which the study by Drouin and Tobin 'Unwanted but consensual sexting among young adults: Relations with attachment and sexual motivations', can enhance the current area of study and attempts to point out where areas of exploration have been overlooked, or can be improved upon, for future study in this field.

Youth Crime in Victoria - Politics, law and order, and media representations

This essay will explore how politics and the media use youth criminality to forward their agendas, using as examples; demonised Sudanese youth groups by the media, the left-wing/right wing political contentions for centralist advantage, and the challenges facing the forces of law and order in front-line positions. Analysis undertaken by Jennings and Reingle is taken into account along with historical investigations by Cunneen, Richards and White, and longitudinal research by Piquero.

Deviance is it a socially outmoded concept,

This essay explores the nature of deviance within Australian culture and considers its usefulness within a postmodern setting. Durkheim’s mechanical and organic solidarity , and the manner in which they form social ties is identified, along with the development of multiculturism in Australia. The elaboration of deviance to mainstream activities is also shown. Additionally, the expansion of second phase postmodernism is explored and suggests that, due to the inefficiency of social controls, ...

Norms, values, labels questioning the judiciary, the media and social normativity

The essay will consider normative and postmodern sociological theories which can be applied within the article "Complaint lodged against judge who made 'offensive', 'discriminatory' comments to Aboriginal defendants” by Maddocks, 2017. It takes into account expectations of our society regarding judicial application plus the mental strain which may be exerted on the judge as an individual in the execution of his office. It also considers the position of the media and its ability to exert lab...

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT_ KNO

The relationship between Human Resources Management Practices (HRMP) and employee engagement has gained significant attention form scholars. Despite the importance of HRMP and its influence on employee engagement in the industry, little research has been done in terms of cultivating a systematic literature review in the subject area. Therefore, this paper aims to present a systematic literature review of articles based on forty highly ranked journals during the period of 1990 to 2017. The pap...

Questioning the link between Violent Video Gaming and aggression in society

The link between Violent Video Gaming (VVG) and aggression is a necessary field of study due to its potential impact upon society. This essay compares studies which identify links with aggressive behaviours. Western and Eastern cultures are considered in relation to each other, exploring the idea of attitude toward causal risk factors.

How relevant is the sociological imagination for understanding contemporary Australian society

How can we employ the Social Imagination to address homelessness, specifically in Melbourne, Australia?

Pauline Hansons One Nation

The essay considers the impact and future of Pauline Hanson's One Nation. Are their policies relevant to current day Australians and how must they present themselves to be an attractive proposition for the voters. as well as being a viable partner in government? Are they able to overcome the internal disputes and to what degree is the internal disarray a response to Pauline Hanson’s leadership ability?

Would a possible offender lie during an interview - If so, how can we detect deception scientifically

This essay explores how physical expressions of deception, in the context of communication, affects interviewing within the criminal justice system. Body language as cues to deception are explored in the study by Wright & Wheatcroft (2017) “Police officers' beliefs about, and use of, cues to deception” and the influence of eye contact with the study by The Global Deception Research Team (2006) “A World of Lies.” This essay uses as a case study The Confession (2010a), the police interv...

The Media Portrayal of Melbournes Sudanese Community

This paper considers how the Sudanese community in Melbourne are portrayed by the media. Are there Sudanese icon who identify with their culture? We consider how racism is expressed and influences Melbourne's Sudanese community. Gang mentality has been attributed to Sudanese immigration, even though this has not been found by the evidence. Exclusion compounds racist perceptions. Two Sudanese celebrities, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Majak Daw, show has 'otherness' project a positive view of the S...

Effect of Monetary Policy on Stock Market Liquidity in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study explores the effect of monetary policy on stock market liquidity in Nigeria.The objective of the study is to find out how monetary policy affects stock market liquidity in the Nigerian economy either positively and negatively. Data for this study were collected through primary and secondary data gathering sources. Data was analysedusing responses received using questionnaire which was designed in a yes or no format.iChi-square iwas iused ito imeasure ithe idiscrepancies iex...

COMMUNICATION CHANNELS AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIAN COMPANY

ABSTRACTWorking environments differ from all angles as well as their culture, economic and socialdevelopment. In this context some of these organizations’ have cumbersome reporting lines,which are difficult for the employee to abide by. This study, therefore examined the effect ofcommunication on organisational performance in Nigerian bottling company, Abuja,Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study is6,026 comprising the entire staff of Nigerian...

COMMUNICATION CHANNELS AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIAN COMPANY. A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY, ABUJA,

ABSTRACTWorking environments differ from all angles as well as their culture, economic and socialdevelopment. In this context some of these organizations’ have cumbersome reporting lines,which are difficult for the employee to abide by. This study, therefore examined the effect ofcommunication on organisational performance in Nigerian bottling company, Abuja,Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study is6,026 comprising the entire staff of Nigerian...


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