Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

The Effects of Accounting Concepts On the Financial Statements (A Critique) A Case Study of CPAR Uganda and Other Organizations Like; UNICEF, UNHCR, UN, UNAIDS

ABSTRACT The study sought to establish and understand the effects of accounting concepts on the financial statements. It mainly looked at CPAR Uganda, a non-profit making organization. The researcher utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis. Respondents included Financial Managers, Accounts Assistants and other employees of the organization. The findings of the research revealed that Accounting Concepts are used by organizations (CPAR Uganda) in the preparation of...

Street Vending Business and Economic Empowerment of Venders in Lira District. A Case of Lira Municipal Council

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0. Introduction The study assesses the factors affecting the performance of street vending business in economic empowerment of vendors in Lira municipal council. This chapter involves background of the study, problem statement, objectives of the study, research questions, significance of the study, and scope of the study, operational definitions and conceptual framework showing the relationship between the study variables. 1.1. Background to the study In most devel...

Effectiveness of Decentralization Policy On Social Service Delivery. A Case Study of Hoima Municipality

ABSTRACT This research aimed at examination of the effectiveness of decentralization policy on social service delivery. The study was based on three specific objectives that is; to explore the types of social services delivered through decentralization in Hoima Municipality. To examine challenges to decentralization policy in delivery of social services in Hoima Municipality and to examine the relationship between decentralization and social services delivery in Hoima Municipality. Various au...

Effect of Organizational Conflicts On Organizational Performance and Service Delivery; A Case of Action Aid Uganda

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effect conflict management on organizational performance in organizations taking Action Aid Uganda as the study case. This study was inspired by the lower rates of organizational performances due to high levels of organizational conflicts especially amongst employees. The study employed a study case design to collect data from a sample of 20 respondents of whom 13 were male and 07 were female respondents working with Action Aid Uganda. Simple random sampl...

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Ghanaian Gold Mining Industry: Does Leadership Matter?

ABSTRACT This study examined the leadership styles of the CSR managers of selected multinational gold mining companies and their CSR activities in Ghana. Thirty-five respondents were interviewed and purposively selected from GoldFields Ghana Ltd, AngloGold Ashanti, Chirano Gold Mine and Golden Star Resources Ltd. The study showed that leadership is very essential for the effective implementation of CSR initiatives. The study identified transformational leadership style as the most appropriat...

The Effects of Mobile Phone Technology On Financial Inclusion in Ghana

ABSTRACT The importance of financial inclusion especially in the developing world cannot be overemphasized. Several researches have pointed to the positive impact of financial inclusion on poverty reduction and financial integration. Provision of suitable financial services by traditional banks is hampered by poor road infrastructure, high cost of fees, amongst others. Financial exclusion mostly plagues the poor and vulnerable including women and households in rural and semi-rural areas. Wit...

Negotiating Life: An Analysis of the Life of Scrap Metal Dealers in The Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis

ABSTRACT The study deals with the scrap dealers in the Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis (TAM). The purpose is to provide an analyses of the everyday life of scrap metal dealers in the metropolis. This was done by establishing the socio-demographic background of the scrap dealers and identifying the driving factors that lead them into this occupation. It traced the activities and the stages involved - from collection up to the delivery points. It also established the gains and risks involved in this ...

Organizational Learning, Ethical Leadership and Employees’ Creativity: A Study Among Employees of the Creative Industry in Ghana

ABSTRACT This study aimed at exploring the relationships between organizational learning, ethical leadership and creativity in the creative industry. A total of 124 employees from radio and television stations in Accra were purposively sampled for the study. Sample were employees who were engaged in radio or television presenting, content and program design and technical support. Findings from the study indicate that both ethical leadership and organizational learning established significant...

Adaptation to Urban Floods Among the Poor in The Accra Metropolitan Area

Abstract Urbanisation and climate change are likely to induce more floods in African cities. Nonetheless, studies on public and private adaptation to floods that centre on the urban poor in Africa are scanty. Studies in this area largely reflect the structuralist conception of adaptation. This study departs from this top-down approach as it explores household and public adaptation to urban floods among the poor in Accra from an actor-oriented perspective. Specifically, the study objectives a...

Urban Agriculture and Household Welfare: An Analysis of Ghana’s Recent Experience

ABSTRACT In recent times, urban agriculture, which is the practice of growing crops and rearing animals in and around urban centers has gained much prominence especially in developing countries. This may be attributed to the rapid population increase in most urban centers resulting in high unemployment with its attendant negative effects particularly on household welfare. This study provides evidence on the impacts of urban agriculture on household welfare in Ghana. The study also examines t...

Relationship Among Sexting Behaviors, Sexual Risk Behaviors and Psychological Wellbeing Among College Students in The Greater Accra Region

 ABSTRACT Research into sexting has yield inconsistent result in terms of sexting prevalence and correlates such as sexual risk behaviours and psychological wellbeing. The present study examined the relationships between sexting, sexual risk behaviours and psychological wellbeing among college students in Ghana. This cross-sectional survey recruited 380 undergraduate students in the Greater Accra Region using a convenient sampling technique. The study revealed that sexting behaviours is...

Relationship Marketing and Customer Loyalty in the Ghanaian Hospitality Industry

ABSTRACT Relationship marketing has become a buzzword in academia and industry due to its acclaimed benefits of attracting and retaining customers. The hospitality industry in Ghana is one sector where relationship marketing practices have not been well researched. This study was thus motivated to address this research gap. The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between relationship marketing and customer loyalty in the Ghanaian Hospitality (hotel) industry. Specifical...

An Analysis of Foreign Exchange Reserve Trend, Adequacy and Their Relationship with Selected Macroeconomic Variables in Nigeria: 1980-2014

ABSTRACT Due to the increasing uncertainty as a result of globalisation, economies of developed and developing nations maintained adequate level of foreign exchange reserve to protect and achieve general stability in an economy. Nigeria has witnessed an intermittent rise and fall in the level of its foreign exchange reserve without proportional effects in some key macroeconomic variables. Instead, persistent problems like exchange rate volatility, and general macroeconomic instability contin...

Effect of External Auditing Expenditure On The Profitability of Nigerian Banks: A Study of First Bank (2002-2016)

ABSTRACT The research titled “Effect of external auditing expenditure on the profitability of Nigeria Banks” highlights the relevance of external auditing in improving performance of Nigerian banks. The cardinal objective of this study is to ascertain the effect of external auditing expenditure on the profitability of Nigerian banks. The study aims at achieving the following specific objectives which includes: ascertaining the effect of external audit expenditures on profit after tax of N...

Effect of Emotional Intelligence On Leadership Styles in Organizations

AbstractThis project is motivated by the need to study the impact of emotional intelligence (EI) on leadership styles in organizations. Having observed the importance of strong and strategic leadership to the success of an organization, there is a need to appraise the impact of EI in the workplace. The objectives of the study are to examine the impact of EI on leadership styles, to identify the impact of the adopted leadership styles on the productivity of the team, to study the various chall...


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