IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1

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ISSN 2307-227X

IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET

Author/s Audu, Nathan Pelesai Ph.D. and Apere, Oyinpreye ThankGod
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 1 – 15 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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The study explores the effects of market capitalization on the Nigerian economy in the period 1970-2012. We develop an econometric model of the relationship between economic growth, market capitalization, listed securities, value index of equities and value of stocks. The OLS regression analysis was used to analyze the data. …..

Keywords Capital market, Efficiency, economic growth, error correction model, performance JEL Classification Code: C22, D47, E32, L1, O47
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ANALYSIS OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Author/s Paluku Kazimoto
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 16- 25 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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In organizations, conflict is regarded as the presence of discord that occurs when the goals, interests or values of different individuals or groups are incompatible and frustrate each other’s attempting to achieve objectives. There are different views surrounding the origin of conflict in organizations and institutions. From the draw of creation mankind has been presented with conflict. Conflict appears to be inevitable; once there is human interaction conflict seem to fester. This paper seeks to describe the concepts of conflict management, leadership and conflict in organizations and conflict management and organizational change. ….

Keywords Conflict, causes of Conflict, conflict management, Leadership and conflict management, conflict management and organizational change
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INDIA’S TRADE AND INVESTMENT ENGAGEMENT WITH ZIMBABWE: PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH AND PARTNERSHIP IN A GLOBALISED INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

Author/s Eve. Zvichanzi Nyemba, Mervis Zungura and Lawrence Mhandara
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 26- 36 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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India – Africa trade relations date back to the pre-colonial period during the mid first century when ancient India began to trade with the Kingdom of Aksum. Relations with Africa were solidified during the cold war period with India being instrumental, to the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). In the post-cold war period, India – Africa relations have been governed by a mutual interest in trade and investment echoed in the rhetoric of South – South co-operation. India . ….

Keywords student evaluations; teaching effectiveness; ratings; instructor; instruction.
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FACTORS AFFECTING CUSTOMERS CHOICE OF RETAIL BANKING IN GHANA

Author/s Dabone, Atta Junior, Bright Addiyiah Osei , Biggles Petershie
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 37- 44 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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The main rationale of this study was to identify factors affecting customers’ choice of retail banking on Ghana. To ascertain this, questionnaires were used to obtain data from customers of five selected banks in the Berekum municipality. The banks are Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Societe Generale Bank (SG-SSB), Barclays Bank and Kaaseman Rural Bank (KRB). .. . ….

Keywords Bank, Customers, Retail banking and Choice
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EFFECTS OF THE STATE’S LONG HAND ON STRUGGLE STORIES IN RURAL AREAS

Author/s Mr JOSHUA CHAKAWA, Dr VONGAI Z. NYAWO-SHAVA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 45- 52 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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Civilians in Zimbabwe’s rural areas suffered the wrath of the war more than other groups as rival combatants descended on them each exerting force. Their experience of wartime violence, coercion and repression has taught them to be less willing to share sensitive war time stories with anyone who is a stranger to their network. More often, they are prepared to say a lot in praise of guerrilla movements and the ZANU-PF party, but not much against it. ….

Keywords reconciliation, rural communities, Zimbabwe, liberation war
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STRENGHTENING NEPAD AS A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA

Author/s Odoziobodo Severus Ifeanyi,
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 53- 61 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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This paper examines one of the ways through which maintainable growth can be attained in Africa. It notes that the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD, is a wholistic plan of action for the achievement of this goal. NEPAD being a call for a new association of partnership between Africa and the International Community, especially the highly industrialized countries, .. ….

Keywords Africa, Development, Diaspora, Partnership, Sustainable.
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RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY AMONG FISH FARMERS USING EARTHEN POND SYSTEM IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Author/s Simon T. Penda (Ph.D), Joseph C. Umeh (Ph.D) and Godwin P.Unaji
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 62- 68 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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The paper examined the resource use efficiency among earthen pond fish farmers in Benue state, Nigeria using Stochastic Frontier Production Function Model. The results of return to Naira invested shows that earthen pond system yielded 0.67, which implied that for every one naira invested, a return of N1.67 were obtained. And the rate of return on capital invested was 63% which is greater than the prevailing bank rate. The results of economic efficiency revealed an average of 82.9% the results showed that technical and allocative efficiency were relatively low. ….

Keywords Resource Allocation, Fish Farming, Earthen Pond, Technical, Allocative and Economic Efficiencies
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SELECTING THE RIGHT KPIs FOR SMEs PRODUCTION WITH THE SUPPORT OF PMS AND PLM

Author/s Sergei Kaganski, Aleksei Snatkin, Marko Paavel, Kristo Karjust
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 56- 63 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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The finding right metrics and monitoring them can provide companies with additional benefits. Continuous study of indicators promotes enterprises with regular development and innovation aspects. The main objective of this study is to analyze the influence of key performance indicators (KPI) for product life management (PLM) and production monitoring systems (PMS) on production efficiency and on profit of small and medium sized enterprises (SME). . ….

Keywords Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Productivity, Effectiveness, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Production Monitoring System (PMS)
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CHALLENGES AND LEARNING SUPPORT NEEDS OF MATHS, RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS ODL STUDENTS: THE CASE FOR ZOU-MIDLANDS REGION

Author/s Silvanos Chirume
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 77- 88 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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Statistics and Research Methods are offered in almost all modules of the Zimbabwe Open University programmes while Mathematics is offered in a few programmes. However, all these courses seem to be a challenge to the students no matter what programme or year of study they are in. This is so because the mark profiles show poor achievement and the students display negative attitudes to these courses during their registration and studies as seen from personal observations. This paper investigated the challenges that these students face as they learn through the open and distance learning mode. The targeted sample was 76 students out of 228 who had registered for these modules in the second semester of 2012. . ….

Keywords statistics anxiety, challenges, learning support, Maths, Statistics, Research Methods, ODL mode, ODL policy
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ANALYSIS OF CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Author/s Paluku Kazimoto
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 89- 95 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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This paper seeks to identify the impact of cultural communication on socio-economic development. The ability to communicate across cultures in society is becoming more and more of a necessity as it expands numerically. Communication Organizations are located in every corner over the world. It is imperative that individuals, regardless of their cultural background and ethnic heritage, understand the implications of global communication. Cultural Communication involves communicating to individuals or groups of varying backgrounds . ….

Keywords Culture, Cultural Communication, socio-economic development
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CUSTOMERS’ EXPECTATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF SERVICE QUALITY: THE CASE OF PICK N PAY SUPERMARKET STORES IN PIETERMARITZBURG AREA, SOUTH AFRICA

Author/s Dr. Maxwell Agabu Phiri & Thobeleni Mcwabe
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 96- 104 Vol 03. No. 1 — 2013
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The study seeks to measure the customers’ expectation levels of service quality in the food retail sector against their perceptions levels of the service quality at Pick n Pay and to determine the gap between customers’ expectations and their perceptions of the service quality. . ….

Keywords Service Quality, Customers’ Expectations, SERVQUAL, Service Quality Model.
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