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Entrepreneurship Development through Corporate Social Responsibility – A Study of the Nigerian Telecommunication Industry

Beyond the conventional meaning of CSR as a voluntary obligation for enhancing the social, economic and environmental wellness of the society, the developmental-oriented CSR is emerging and requires exploratory and empirical investigations. This research attempts to fill the gap in this direction by examining the Entrepreneurship Development through Corporate Social Responsibility – A Study of the Nigerian Telecommunication Industry. In specific terms, the research seeks deeper underst...

Imperative of Economic Integration Among Muslim Countries: Lessons From European Globalisation

Purpose – The paper was written to highlight the advantages of initiating economic integration among Muslim countries across the globe, drawing special lessons from Europe’s experience; its successful economic integration and challenges which trailed the process.Design/methodology/approach – The methodology is basically descriptive and analytical.Theoretical construct and model on economic integration was developed for adoption by the Muslim countries. The model seeks to ...

The Viability of WAQF and ZAKAH as Social Safety Nets for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

The purpose of this paper is to explore the viability of waqf and zakah as social safety nets (SSNs) for poverty reduction in Nigeria. The increasing rates of poverty, unemployment, crime, trafficking in persons and ethno-religious conflicts provide justification for an ethical approach to economic development in Nigeria. In making a case for the two ultra-religious models, the qualitative research method was preferred relying on documentary sources. The information s...

THE EFFECTS OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF KEYSTONE BANK, MAKURDI BRANCH.

Abstract This study focuses on the effect of conflict management on the performance of the employees of Keystone Bamk, Maurdi branch, Makurdi. The study adopted the field survey research design. The target population was 52 management staff and subordinates. The entire population elements were used as the sample size. Thus n=N=52. The primary data were collected using questionnaire structured in a 5 point Likert scale and was later complemented with oral interview. Cronbach alpha wa...

Empirical Appraisal of Mental Health Status of Some Displaced Boko Haram Adolescent Victims in Nigeria.

IntroductionThe concept of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has gained popularity in Nigeria in recent times, due primarily to the Boko-Haram insurgency predominantly isolated to the Northern part of the country. Oladeji (2015) stated that armed conflicts, always leads to a massive incursion of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).These refugees and IDPs are always affected by the psychosocial consequences of crisis and war. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 2.0px 0.0px; fon...

THE Impact of Bank Fraud Distress on Banking Performance in Nigeria

ABSTRACTFraud is an epidemic dimension that has eaten deep into the banking sector as well as the entire economy. Its devastating effect manifests itself in the deteriorating balance sheet of banks as well as in economic backwardness. As a result, measures to eradicate fraud in banking sector become a central focus of the government and the monetary authorities. It was against this backdrop that this study was aimed at providing empirical evidence on the effect of fraud on performance ...

THE IMPACT OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION ON DECISION MAKING PROCESS

ABSTRACTAccounting generally involves the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic information to permit informed judgements and decisions of users of the information. In other words, accounting is concerned with providing information, which will help decision makers to make decisions. To enhance creditability and utility of the information, the decision making process, established concepts, principles, standard and legal requirements are strictly followed in order to tra...

ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN INCREASING ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY

ABSTRACT The topic of this research is Analysis of the Impact of Effective Communication in  Increasing  Organizational  Productivity.  A  case  study  of  the  Nigerian Breweries Plc, Amaeke, Ngwo, Enugu, Enugu State. The researcher used survey design for the study. The population of the study was eight hundred and ninety-nine  (899)  employee  of  the  company,  with  sample  size  of  one&nb...

FOREIGN AID AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Developing countries face massive poverty, slow GDP growth, high mortality rates, and low levels of education. In the year 1999, 1.2 billion people lived on less than $1 (in PPP US$) a day, and another 2.8 billion people lived on less than $2 a day (World Bank, 2003). The majority of the people in the least developed countries cannot read or write. Over 854 million adults in this world are illiterate, and 543 million of them are women (Human Development Report, 2000). Similarly, many pe...

FISCAL DEFICIT FINANCING AND HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The history of deficit financing dated back to 1978 when the nation absorbed a $1billionJumbo loan presumably needed for rehabilitation, reconstruction and development of the wartorn Nigerian economy. However, this was an aftermath of the Nigerian civil war that lasted till 1970. This action subsequently followed by massive borrowing by both federal and state governments and their institutions to revitalize the already doldrums economy. Nations, the world over had engaged in va...

FISCAL DEFICIT AND UNEMPLOYMENT GROWTH IN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, budget deficit has been blamed for causing much economic crises, high inflation, poor investment performance and growth (Appah and Chigbu, 2013). One of the most important objectives of fiscal policy is to reduce national debt and to check the interest payment on such debt from rising so as to prevent high deficit in the future. However, Nigerian government budget deficit witnessed an increase in the past decades. For instance, from 1981, deficits increased from N3.9billion...

EXTERNALITIES: A CASE STUDY OF GUINNESS COMPANY, IKPOBA HILL, EDO STATE NIGERIA.

TABLE ON CONTENT SECTION ONEIntroduction SECTION TWOLiterature Review:SECTION THREESituational AnalysisSECTION FOURSummary and Conclusion     

EXTERNAL RESERVES AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

External reserves are variously called International Reserves, Foreign Reserve or Foreign Exchange Reserves. While there are several definitions of international reserves, the most widely accepted is the one proposed by the IMF in its Balance of Payments Manual, 5th edition. It defined international reserves as consisting of official public sector foreign assets that are readily available to, and controlled by the monetary authorities for direct financing of payment imbalances, and dir...

AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF MICRO FINANCE BANKS ON THE BENEFICIARIES: A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA STATE

ABSTRACTThe thrust of this study is to evaluate the impact of Microfinance banks credit on Kaduna Stateand to examine the impact of Microfinance on the beneficiaries. The data utilized cross sectionaldata obtained through questionnaires administered randomly to six (6) operators, one hundredand eighty (180) questionnaires beneficiaries of microfinance banks’ credit facilities and onehundred and eighty (180) questionnaires non- beneficiaries of microfinance bank credit facilitiesrespectively...

DOES GOVERNMENT CROWD OUT PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA

  There is a dilemma between the current call for a private sector led economic growth process for a reduction in government participation in the Nigerian economy, and the call for government domination in the economy. Government expenditure represents an important policy instrument through which an enabling environment can be created for a greater private sector participation in the economy. However, against the background of deepening economic crises that began in the 1980s ...


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