Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Factors Affecting Growth of Small Business Enterprises

The aim of this study was to establish the determinants that influence the growth of second-hand products enterprises. Small business enterprises (SBEs) are faced with threat of failure with past statistics indicating that three out of five fail within the first few months. The second-hand products enterprises studied were appraised with respect to the financial features and non-financial features that influence growth. The objective was achieved by employing descriptive research design. The ...

Financial Distress Prediction Models: A Case of Zimbabwean Manufacturing Companies

 The aim of the study was to develop a model that predicts financial failure of manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe using Altman Z-Score, Logistics Regression and Multivariate Discriminant Analysis. The research used a sample of nine (9) ZSE listed manufacturing companies over a four year period (2017-2020) using Multivariate Discriminant Analysis , logistics regression and Altman Z-Score methods. The findings from Multivariate Discriminant Analysis (MDA) show that Eleven (11) (64.7%) cases ...

The Challenges of Ethical Practice in Intelligence Collection

ABSTRACT  Ethical practice in intelligence collection has been challenged to the point that individuals and even groups are becoming more hesitant to cooperate with the intelligence community. There is therefore the need to identify the specific ethical challenges confronting the intelligence community with the hope of offering approaches that can help to overcome such challenges. The paper is review based and it relied on the Just War theory as basis for analysis as it addresses the questio...

Supply Response of Tobacco Output to Price Changes in Zimbabwe (1980 to 2015)

The main objective of the study was to estimate the responsiveness of tobacco supply to change in prices in Zimbabwe. Historical time series data from 1980 to 2015 and the OLS approach were used in order to achieve the stated objective. The study followed the adapted ARDL Nerlove (1958) logarithmic supply response model also used by Leaver (2004). All variables except for short-run technological improvements and sales quotas were found to be statistically significant. Supply of tobacco in Zim...

Women’s Access to Post-Secondary Education and Structural Inequalities

UN Sustainable Development Goal No.5 urges the attainment of gender equality and women empowerment by 2030. This has intensified the fight for gender parity and female empowerment in Africa with some successes. Despite this, changes in Ghana's educational system have not dispelled the widespread belief that men are better equipped for careers. This is especially in the technical and vocational fields. This misconception has hampered disadvantaged young women's motivation, making them less lik...

Employee Commitment On Organizational Performance: A Review Of Literature

The research seeks to analyze the effects of employee commitment on organizational performance. In order to investigate the matter, affective commitment, normative commitment and continuance commitment have been taken as independent variables and organizational performance as the dependent variable. The paper examined the concept of commitment and its feasible outcome on the organization. The findings of the study indicated a high degree of correlation between employee commitment and organiza...

Motivation And Employee Productivity A Review Of Literature

The main objective of this paper is to conduct a literature review and investigate on theories and empirical data on the relationship between employee motivation and organizational productivity with the notion of exploring how motivational theories can be utilized to achieve organizational productivity. The findings revealed that there are different theories and methods that can be used for employee motivation and in turn impact productivity. It is imperative to note that maximizing on financ...

The Impact of Employee Resourcing on Organizational Performance (A Study of Somolu Local Government)

ABSTRACT This study examines the impact of Employee Resourcing on organizational performance. The study adopted a survey research design, with the aid of a triangulation approach; a quantitative, 17-item, structured instrument called the Employee Resourcing Instrument (ERI), and a qualitative instrument with 5-item. The participants of the study include all employees of Somolu Local Government (SLG) and community residents who might have inhabited the area for at least five years. The employe...

Research Project Format for all Students

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH PROJECT  The template is a detailed format designed to assist students (undergraduates or postgraduates) for their course-related research project or term paper and research proposal. The general guidelines are followed in the correct technical format.

Commercial Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (A Study of LASU-Isheri Corridor)

This study evaluates commercial bus operation in metropolitan Lagos and it focuses on LASU-Isheri corridor. In order to achieve the aim of the study, the following objectives were pursued; to evaluate the profile of passenger along LASU-Isheri corridor, to evaluate the profile commercial bus operator along LASU-Isheri corridor and to examine how price irregularity affects commercial bus operation along LASU-Isheri corridor. It employs Non-parametric techniques to find the relationship betwe...

Social Media and Politics in Anambra State (2014-2018)

ABSTRACT The essence of this work is to study social media and politics in Anambra State with the timeframe, 2014 to 2018. The concepts of social media and politics were discussed as well as the relationship between the two concepts. This work basically studied how social media influences the political processes and activities of Anambra State. The effective use of social media on politics and as well the challenges confronting social media deployment in politics. The study was quantitative ...

Postulating ‘Ethnography of Enculturation’: A high-level overview of various social science research techniques that can be used to study human enculturation processes

We had first introduced the concept of “Ethnography of enculturation” in our paper on generic identity theory. We had also published two other papers on ethnography, the gist of which can be understood to enhance the readership experience of this paper. This is however, not mandatory. We believe the “Ethnography of enculturation” would constitute a very important concept and component of twentyfirst century social sciences since it would give us an insight and understanding into how h...

Do Financial Knowledge Moderates Loss Aversion Bias in Investment Decision?(A Short & Long Run Analysis from Pakistan Stock Market)

This study investigated the Loss Aversion bias effect on investment decision short and long term under the moderating role of financial knowledge in the Pakistan stock market both in short and long run collected data from a sample of 160 investors. In the methodology econometric techniques, i.e. Reliability analysis, statistics of demographic variables, descriptive, correlation analysis, and regression analysis has been applied. The results reveals that Loss Aversion bias negatively affec...

Volatility of Stock Price and Causality Effects Among Four Major Stock Markets in ASEAN Countries

Stock price volatility is an indicator which often used by traders to find changes in market trends. The volatility of stock price plays an essential role in portfolio management, capital budgeting, decision making and policy-making. This research will examine the evidence on stock price volatility and identify the causal relationship between four stock markets in ASEAN by analysing the daily data of the stock index market of Indonesia (JKSE), Malaysia (KLCI), Thailand (SET), and Singapore (S...

Relationship Between Covid-19 Pandemic and the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Eldoret Town-Uasin Gishu County

ABSTRACT This research study aimed to examine the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Eldoret town-Uasin Gishu County.  It was guided by the following research questions: How has covid-19 affected accessibility to loan financing by SMEs in Kenya? How has Covid-19 affected the supply of raw materials to the SMEs in Kenya? How has Covid-s19 affected employment in SMEs in Kenya? and How has Covid-19 affected market access by SMEs in Kenya? ...


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