Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Psychosocial Determinants Of Help-Seeking For Intimate Partner Violence: A Study Among Married Persons In Accra.

ABSTRACTUsing the research survey method, the study sought to assess how psychosocial determinants like religion, cultural identity and gender role ideology affected the help seeking behaviour of married persons in the event of them experiencing intimate partner violence, as well as the relationship between age, gender, education and help seeking. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect data from two hundred and five participants comprising 100 males and 105 females. The Pearson Cor...

Exploring The Impact of The New Public Sector Performance Management System in Ghana

ABSTRACT Ghana has made attempts to institute an effective public sector performance management system to enhance performance, transparency, accountability and efficient service delivery in the public sector. This study sought to explore the impact and the challenges of the new Performance Management System (PMS) in public sector organizations. The study adopted an exploratory study design and was influenced by the pragmatism research paradigm. Both qualitative and quantitative appr...

Public Participation In Solid Waste Landfill Management: A Study Of The Ga South Municipality Of The Greater Accra Region Of Ghana.

ABSTRACTPublic participation has gained widespread recognition by both theorists and practitioners in environmental decision-making especially, solid waste management. The study therefore examined public participation in solid waste landfill management in Ghana, using the GaSM as a case study. The study sought to examine the public’s level of participation in solid waste landfill management, the effects of the level of participation and finally, the challenges involved in achieving public p...

Corporate Governance Practices And Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana

ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between corporate governance and performance of the microfinance industry in Ghana. The study used fixed effect panel data regression analysis. The specific objectives were to identify the key corporate governance components within the microfinance sector, analyse the effect of recognised corporate governance practices on Tobin’s Q of MFIs, and also to analyse the effect of recognised corporate governance practices on R OA of MFIs. The c...

Risk Management in Oil And Gas Project Financing

ABSTRACT Securing adequate financing for oil and gas investments is a difficult task in the best of environments. In Africa, the task is more difficult on account of political, commercial and force majeure risks. These factors serve to limit the interest of international commercial banks, the main source of oil and gas finance in making long-term credit available for the region. This thesis examines the risk mitigation arrangements that can relief the fears of the international financi...

The Contribution of Mobile Money to Financial Inclusion Within The Ghanaian Financial Sector: A Case Study of The AWUTU-BREKU Area

ABSTRACT Ten years after the launch of the first mobile money solution in Ghana, the service can be said to be a game-changer in the country’s financial services industry. The research aimed at assessing the contribution of mobile money towards the promotion of financial inclusion within the AwutuBreku area. The study was descriptive research and the population made up of the users of mobile money. The study used a simple random sampling technique to sample three hundred and twenty-four...

The Role Of Training In Facilitating Employees’ Commitment To Their Organisations

ABSTRACT Several studies have been conducted on training and organisational commitment in Western and Asian countries, but not much has been done in Sub-Saharan African countries, and particularly in the pensions industry in Ghana. This study fills this gap by conducting a theoretical analysis and empirical examination of the role of training in facilitating employees‘ commitment in the Ghanaian pensions industry. Additionally, the study contributes to human resource management ...

Public Relations Practices: A Study of Selected Private Universities in Ghana

ABSTRACT The aim of this research was to understand public relations practices within the context of private universities in Ghana. The objectives of the study were to investigate public relations practices in private universities, to identify public relations tools utilized by public relations in private universities, to identify if public relations in private universities have succeeded in building a good corporate image and finally, to identify the challenges faced by public rela...

The Challenges And Prospects of Empowering Traditional Authorities in Local Development :A Study of The TEMA Metropolitan Assembly

ABSTRACT Traditional authority predates colonization. The postcolonial difficulties and mutations of traditional authorities or chiefdoms have indeed constituted the subject of vast scholarly interest. The objective of the study was to investigate, the challenges and prospects of empowering the traditional authorities in local development. In order to achieve the objective, two focus group discussions and four key informants’ interview were conducted. This tried to find responses to i...

Culture And Managerial Practices in Private And Public Universities in Ghana

ABSTRACT The study explored the influence of culture on managerial practices in Universities in Ghana. It specifically sought to (i) identify the cultural variables with implications for managerial practices in the study institutions and establish the nature of the relationship that exists between the two; (ii) examine the implications of socio-cultural values for performance management practices; (iii) examine the relationship between socio-cultural values and managers‘ choice of lea...

The Influence of Microfinance on The Livelihood of Women: A Case Study of Mallam(GA SOUTH MUNICIPALITY), Ghana

ABSTRACT Microfinance is viewed the world over as a useful tool for addressing poverty by governments, development agencies and stakeholders. Mallam, a community located within the Ga South Municipality is one such locality that believes that microfinance is a tool that can be utilized to eradicate poverty, owing to the number of microfinance institutions (MFIs) found there. Microfinance interventions in Mallam range from formal to informal finance schemes i.e. group loans, individual l...

Pregnancy Outcomes Among The Ibani Of Rivers State, Nigeria: Findings From Case-Studies

The prevalence of high maternal and infant morbidity/mortality among the Ibani of Rivers State, Nigeria, is linked to socio-cultural factors that influence perceptions, attitudes and practices of the people with regard to pregnancy. This study investigates the factors affecting pregnancy outcomes among the Ibani by examining 19 cases identified through Exit-interviews (EIs). Findings indicate that pregnancy outcomes depend on the interaction of complex variables such ...

Effects Of Monetary Policy Rate On Interest Rate And Level Of Customer Borrowing

ABSTRACTThe study sought to investigate the effects of monetary policy rate on interest rate and level of customer borrowing in the banking industry with evidence GCB Bank from 2013-2017. The study outlined some specific objectives such as; to assess the effects of Bank of Ghana’s Monetary Policy Rate on lending rate of GCB Bank and to assess the effects of lending rate on the level of customer borrowing at the GCB Bank. The study also measured the impact of external factors such as inflati...

Some Reasons Accounting For The Underutilization Of Crowdfunding As A Financial Source For SMEs: The Case Of Selected Entrepreneurs In Accra

ABSTRACTThe overall goal of this study was to investigate some reasons accounting for the underutilization of crowd funding as a financial source to selected SMEs in Accra. The study employed qualitative research approach with semi-structured interviews as its main research instrument.A total of fifteen (15) SMEs dealing in various businesses were employed as sample size with the study being conducted in Accra only. The study reveals that, SMEs in Accra and Ghana at large do not utilize crowd...

Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion And Stock Market Participation In Ghana

ABSTRACTThis thesis explores the impact of financial literacy and financial inclusion on stock market participation in Ghana. It employs a sample of 1,966 respondents sampled across the 10 regions of Ghana for the period 2018.This thesis employs biprobit models to estimate the influence of financial literacy on financial inclusion. To analyse the independent effect of financial literacy and financial inclusion on stock market participation as well as their joint effect, this thesis employs ro...


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