Behavioral governance, accounting and corporate governance quality
The article explores the concepts of behavioral governance and behavioral accountability both of which look at the quality of the behavior of organization members, especially directors, as the foundation for sound corporate achievement. This author posits that the effectiveness of governance in general and corporate governance in particular is dependent on the behavioral effectiveness of those who govern and...
Analysis of the importance of general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT) and its contribution to international trade
The establishment of trade organizations requires a number of provisions. However, the negotiators wanted to create an institution in which trade issues could be analyzed on a multilateral basis. Since its enforcement date on 1st January 1948, GATT has given international trade a new face. The international trade barely regulated before 1947, has since then become well structured and organized through the...
Is intervention effective after all?
This study examines the effectiveness of direct official intervention in terms of whether the intervention by the Central Bank in the foreign-exchange market does offer effective or lasting instruments for exchange rates. The study is confirmatory research since it offers a descriptive survey of the impact of the Central Bank’s intervention on exchange rates across several economies. The paper makes key...
Estimating the impacts of global system for mobile telecommunication (gsm) on income, employment and transaction cost in Nigeria
This study investigated the impact the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) has made on the provision of employment opportunities; income of the masses and transaction cost of various economic activities of the masses. Linear regression analytical techniques were used for data analysis. The study made use of primary data obtained from 1,000 respondents’ from 20 selected communities in Ilorin...
Has education (human capital) contributed to the economic growth of Nigeria?
Education, generally believed, contributes to the growth of an economy through acquisition of training and skills. For over 160 years, Nigeria had embarked on implementation of education policies affecting primary school, secondary school and tertiary institutions. This study used an econometric model to examine the contributions of primary education, secondary education and tertiary education to economic...
The impact of fiscal policies on consumersâ€™ spending
The economic impasse experienced in the UK is being counteracted by aggressive fiscal policies geared toward encouraging spending on consumables. Using the retail price index and data obtained from the Office of National Statistics, this paper assessed the effectiveness of the government’s fiscal measures to stabilize the economy through spending. The article developed a consumer spending model (CSM)...