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THE IMPACT OF MICROCREDIT FINANCE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUMS BUSINESS ENTERPISES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background to the Study The Nigerian government has over the years embarked on series of policy and institutional reforms aimed at enhancing the low of finance from the banking sector to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as those involved in the petty business (Micro) activities and to entrepreneurial ventures […]

AN ASSESSMENT OF BUSSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The present day business environment is marked by different dynamic features such as global competition, information technology, quality service revolution and corporate social responsibility which are compelling managers to rethink and reshape their approach to their various operation responsibilities. Due to this paradigm shift, new firms are […]

BRANDING POSITIONING AND DIFFERENTIATION FOR MAXIMUM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Brand positioning strategies seeks to create unique identity and position for its products, services and ensures that both product and organization create value beyond that of their competitors (Ind, 2007). Brand positioning strategy can create added value for the corporation and implement its vision and create […]

BUDGETING AS AN ESSENTIAL PRACTICE IN THE ACTUALIZATION OF GOALS IN A BUSINSS ORGANIZATION

ABSTRACT The proposed research topic is summarized as follows firstly, it provides the basics for the establishment of a comprehensive definition of Budgeting, by considering the various paramenters. That ensures it’s effective and efficient practice in an organization. Secondly, the research work equally considers the limitations that are associated with the successful implementation of budgeting […]

RUGA SETTLEMENT INITIATIVE: A PANACEA FOR CONFLICT BETWEEN HERDSMEN AND FARMERS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Since the Fourth Nigerian Republic’s founding in 1999, farmer-herder violence has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more (Ahmed, 2015). It followed a trend in the increase of farmer-herder conflicts throughout much of the western Sahel, due to an expansion of agriculturist population […]

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND WORK PERFORMANCE IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

ABSTRACT This study examines the relationship between employee participation in decision making and work performance in the manufacturing sector in Imo State. Data were generated by means of questionnaires 50 manufacturing firms on employee participation in decision making and   performance variables. Responses from the survey were statistically analyzed using chi-square. The results of the study […]

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REGULATIONS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Chapter Overview This introductory chapter discusses the background to the study, statement of the problem, aim and objectives of the study, research questions, scope, limitation of the study and the significance of the study. Background to the Study Globally, organizations are concerned with value re-investment to the society in appreciation of the […]

THE ROLE OF AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE TAX SYSTEM IN THE ATTAINMENT OF MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS)

ABSTRACT The level of revenue generated in the state has been in a declining form due to poor administration and collections of taxes and lack of proper return of accounts. These are the negative effects that affect government revenue generation which are targeted to meet her basic functions like provision of basic amenities for her […]

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF PARASTATALS IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT   Recent and continuous global events involving major corporate and business failures continue to reverberate the importance of good corporate governance as a catch phrase necessary for ensuring the financial health and viability of business entities so that the interests of all stakeholders are protected and to prevent the unfair dominance of the interests […]

THE IMPACT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES FINANCING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA

Abstract: Nigeria, like other developing countries, has continued to grapple with the menace of poverty despite several economic policies and programmes implemented by various governments. This study was therefore undertaken to assess the impact of small and medium enterprises financing on poverty reduction in Nigeria from 1991 to 2010. Using ordinary least square (OLS) analytical […]

THE STUDY OF INFORMAL GROUP INFLUENCES ON EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE BEHAVIOR

Abstract This study focused on the impact of informal group influences on employees on organizational performance. It is centered on the staff and management of Nigeria Port Authority. It will include important areas of informal group, the effect of informal group on organizational performance, supervisory strategies for harnessing informal group power. The data will be […]

REWARDS AND EMPLOYEES’ JOB SATISFACTION OF SELECTED OUTSOURCED SERVICE PROVIDERS

ABSTRACT Over the years, rewards and job satisfaction have been issues of concern to employers and employees in various organizations globally. Outsourced service providers in Jos, Plateau State are not exceptions. Besides, inadequate reward factors such as pay, fringe benefits, recognition, promotion and job security are some of the major reasons responsible for employees’ dissatisfaction […]

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP AND JOB SATISFACTION IN SELECTED PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY At the beginning of any established business contract is the employment relationship which connects the employees and employers to sell labour, where both party have standard interest they pursue in the establishment of the employment relationship (Budd & Bhave, 2008). In the situation of employment relationship both […]

DETERMINANTS AND ADOPTION OF POINT OF SALES OF SELECTED BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS

ABSTRACT Nigerian payment systems are cash-driven because cash is the main mode of payments for several transactions. However, the Point of Sales (POS) Systems which is meant to encourage cashless economy as against the cash-centered operations is challenged with inadequate infrastructure such as network connectivity, lack of constant power supply systems, inadequate Internet, insufficient hardware […]

THE USE MANAGEMENT AUDIT AS A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Chapter One Introduction 1.1   Background of Study Management audit aids the management of an Organization by providing it with information and analysis, useful for the process of control. According to Eze, (2001) Management audit is an audit that evaluates the efficiency of management at all levels throughout an organization with a view to recommend improvement in areas where effectiveness is not assured. Management audit […]

EFFECTIVENESS OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING ON EMPLOYEE’S DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY

Abstract The study examined the effectiveness of in-service training on employees’ development and productivity. Three research questions and hypothesis were formulated in line with the research objectives to guide the study. The survey design was adopted in the study. The population of study comprised 280 staff members of the Ebonyi State Ministry of finance, Abakaliki. […]

EXAMINE THE EFFECTS OF GREEN PACKAGING ON CONSUMERS GREEN PURCHASE INTENTIONS AND ACTUAL PURCHASE BEHAVIOUR

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study As the world’s economy is rapidly developing, the global environment is increasingly deteriorating. Protecting environment, creating a harmonious living environment has become one of the most important concerns of consumers. In Nigeria, people’s ecological consciousness and environmental protection consciousness also have obviously improved. More and more people […]

INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP STYLE ON EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS

ABSTRACT The study examined the influence of leadership style on employees’ performance in government establishments; with particular reference to Ebonyi State Ministry of Finance, Abakaliki. The study intends to examine the relationship between democratic leadership style and employees’ performance in government establishments and to examine the relationship between autocratic leadership style and employee’s performance in […]

A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES AND THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ORGANIZATION

ABSTRACT Maintaining good employee-employer relationship is one criterion for an organization to succeed. If employees are not happy with management and their fellow colleagues at workplace, organizational goals may not be achieved. This study tends to study the relationship between employee grievance and the performance of the organization, as well as developing various employee relations […]

PERCEPTION OF TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND AUDIENCE ATTITUDE TO TELEVISION PROGRAMMES

ABSTRACT Perception of television commercials and audience attitude to television programmes is a research work carried out through scientific and empirical method in attempt to find out what television commercial interruption is all about and how it affects the audience and suggestion on what to do in order to better the performance of the media […]

THE IMPACT OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY IN FRAUD PREVENTION AMONG THE THREE TIERS OF GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA

Abstract This study aims to explore the influence of whistleblowing policy in fraud prevention among the three tiers of government in Nigeria. To achieve this objective some research questions were raised, hypothesis were formulated and related literature to the study were reviewed. Ninety (90) copies of the questionnaire were distributed to Federal, State and Local […]

IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ON FIRM PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Before now, business Success was built on the ability to move goods and services with speed and accuracy. Today, information has become the fuel that powers business Success .In contemporary Cooperate world, information technology is deployed to gain competitive edge. Information technology has been defined as the […]

THE IMPACT OF HUMAN RELATION SKILLS ON THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF SECRETARIES

[A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED BANKS IN AUCHI] ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to investigate human relations skills in the job performance of secretaries with new Nigeria bank, Auchi Community bank all in Auchi as case study. Questionnaire were used to collected data from a total of fifty respondents made up of […]

THE ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION OF LEARNING IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The focus of internal corporate communication is gaining interest, particularly because it is very essential in all dimensions of the organization’s performance. Hence, effective communication has been linked to a number of positive outcomes like organizational success, financially and socially, higher levels of cooperation and employee job satisfaction while ineffective communication may lead to […]

THE ROLE OF MOTIVATION ON ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

ABSTRACT Our research was exclusively on work motivation, we examine progress made in theory and research on needs, traits, values, cognition, and affect as well as three bodies of literature dealing with the context of motivation: national culture, job design, and models of person-environment fit. The major problem of the study is necessitated by the […]

THE RELEVANCE OF STAFF MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

(A CASE STUDY OF PZ NIGERIA PLC, ILORIN REGIONAL OFFICE) CHAPTER ONE 1.0          INTRODUCTION Motivation is a common term used in human resources management, and it defined as the internal drive which moves a person towards a goal at meeting personal needs since motivation plays a major role in business organization to achieve the desired […]

THE LIQUIDITY AND PROFITABILITY MANAGEMENT IN COMMERCIAL BANK

(A CASE STUDY OF UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC LAGOS) CHAPTER ONE INTRODUTION 1.1   BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY A commercial bank is an economic unit which main goal is to maximize profit. Every bank attempts to structure its asset and liabities in such a manner as to field the lightest returns subject to some […]

SOURCE OF FINANCE IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY

CHAPTER ONE     INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Finance is how business organization manages their resources, which contribute to economic growth, the decision on the source of financing in manufacturing company is that most unavoidable and continuous aspect in forming company. Thus research works, geared toward focusing mainly on the sources of finance for […]

ROAD TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study Customer satisfaction is crucial for the success and survival of any business. It is one of the important determinants of loyalty. That’s why; it is a key aspect of companies’ strategic planning. Customer satisfaction is a sense of pleasure and bliss as one feels after purchase or usage. […]

AN EVALUATION OF STAFF AND MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIAN ORGANIZATIONS: A STUDY OF NIGERIA PORT AUTHORITY LAGOS STATE

ABSTRACT This research work was designed to study training and development of employees in service organization. This study titled “An Evaluation of the effect of manpower training and development in service organization A case study of Nigeria Port Authority of Nigeria (NPA) Lagos zone is of the view of finding out the way by which […]

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FINANCIAL AND NON FINANCIAL MOTIVATION OF EMPLOYEES IN AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF WEST AFRICAN PORTLAND CEMENT INDUSTRIES)

ABSTRACT The main aim of this research work is to investigate the relationship of the two types of rewards namely financial rewards and non-financial rewards towards employees motivation. The research work was restricted towards manufacturing company that is, West African Portland Cement. Based on the past literature, it is found that financial rewards or money […]

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF INFANT FEEDING OPTIONS AMONG HIV POSITIVE MOTHERS ATTENDING HEALTH FACILITIES

ABSTRACT The survey study was conducted on factors influencing the choice of infant feeding options among HIV positive mothers attending health facilities in Ogoja, Cross River State. The purpose was to investigate factors influencing the choice of infant feeding options among HIV positive mothers in Ogoja, Cross River State. Four objectives and four research questions […]

MOTOR INSURANCE PRACTICE IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT The aim of this research was examining the factors that affect motor insurance claim processing time in Awash Insurance Company S.C.  The study has analyzed the effect of selected independent variables, which are assumed to have major impact on motor insurance claims processing time.  The variables: competency of claims staff, customers’ awareness of motor […]

IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS ON EARNINGS MANAGEMENT

STUDY OF LISTED OIL AND GAS COMPANY CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) is the blueprint, pivot and cornerstone for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for corporate entities to ensure standardization, globalization and credibility of financial reports across international borders. Financial statements are vital in […]

IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL ON REVENUE GENERATION IN AN ORGANIZATION

ABSTRACT The study sought to evaluate the effect of internal controls on revenue generation in Ministry of Finance. The research design that was employed in this study is descriptive design. The study population was all the employees at the Ministry of Finance during the calendar year 2013. Data was analyzed by use of the linear […]

EFFECTS OF ADVERTISING ON SALES PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

A CASE STUDY OF SLEEPING BABY COMPANY CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction. This chapter will present the background to the study, problem statement, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, the research questions, the scope of the study, the significance, and operational definition of terms and finally the conceptual framework of the study. 1.1 Back […]

EFFECTS OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT ON CUSTOMER RETENTION BY AGRIBUSINESS FIRMS IN ABA METROPOLIS OF ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer retention by agribusinesses in Aba Metropolis of Abia State. To achieve the aim of this study, fourteen agribusiness firms were randomly selected and from each firm, two staff and five customers were randomly selected. A total of […]

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