IMPACT OF WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ON THE PROFITABILITY OF QUOTED CONSUMER GOODS COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study The Nigerian Economy is faced with several factors which could impede the speed of having a huge return on the resources employed by the firms and companies. As a result, however, proper initiative and capital (resource) management is required. It is worthy to note that out of […]

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CAPITAL STRUCTURE OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NIGERIA A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF FOODS BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO SECTOR

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Capital structure, otherwise referred to as, financial structure, is the means by which an organization is financed. It is the mix of debt and equity capital maintained by a firm. The extant literature is awash with theories on capital structure since the seminal work of Modigliani […]

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A TEST OF REVERSE CAUSATION IN CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study According to Al-Faki (2006), the capital market is a “network of specialized financial institutions, series of mechanisms, processes and infrastructure that, in various ways, facilitate the bringing together of suppliers and users of medium- to long- term capital for investment in socio-economic developmental projects”. The capital market […]

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HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (2003-2014)

TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Title Page i Certification ii Dedication iii Acknowledgements iv Abstract vi List of Tables xi List of Figures xiii Appendices xiv Abbreviations xv CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study 1 1.2 Statement of the Problem 6 1.3 Objective of the Study 7 1.4 Research Questions 8 1.5 Hypotheses […]

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BUILDING HUMAN CAPITAL FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF MICROFINANCE BANKS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The ability of any organization to execute its strategy and achieve its goals depends on how it can attract, organize, develop and manage its human resources effectively. Any organization that aspires to a positive change or improved quality service delivery would as a matter of necessity strive to […]

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THE ROLE OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN NIGERIANS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The development of human capital has been recognized by economists to be a key prerequisite for a country’s socio-economic and political transformation. Among the generally agreed causal factors responsible for the impressive performance of the economy of most of the developed and the newly industrializing countries is  […]

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THE EFFECT OF HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT ON ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   1 .1         BACKGROUND OF STUDY Today’s business environment is in the state of flux, where competition is the name of the game. Organizations that fail to change may be forced to change from existence to non-existence, hence survival is the panacea. To survive, companies must explore all available avenues that can […]

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THE CAPITAL MARKET AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY (EMPHASIS ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE)

CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY According to A.R and H.I Alile (1986:5), the Nigerian economy in the 1960s was economically and politically dominated by imperialists, Nigerians have since after independence assumed responsibility of piloting the affairs of the economy towards the attainment of high level of economic growth. This has required […]

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MANAGING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN SELECTED BREWING FIRMS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   Background of the Study The commencement of the Industrial Revolution is linked to a number of innovations, beginning in the second half of the 18th century. By the 1830s the following gains had been made in important technologies: textile, steam power, iron making, machine tools, chemicals, cement, gas lighting, glass making, […]

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