Journal of Business and Economic Development

Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017

  • Assessing Determinants of Financial Constraints on Small and Medium Enterprises in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

    Francois Mahama, Etornam Kwame Kunu, Patience Ama Nyantakyiwaa Boahen, Albert Kweku Bediako

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 198-203
    Received: Dec. 11, 2016
    Accepted: May 27, 2017
    Published: Jun. 28, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.11
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    Abstract: This study seeks to determine the hitches of accessing financial institutional loans; determine the sources of financial assistance to SMEs apart from financial institutions and determine the determinants of financial constraint on SMEs in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted among 300 purposively select... Show More
  • Services Sector Growth and Development Sustainability in Nigeria

    Olumuyiwa Olamade

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 204-214
    Received: May 08, 2017
    Accepted: May 18, 2017
    Published: Jul. 11, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.12
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    Abstract: Between 1981 and 2013, services share of gross domestic product in Nigeria grew five times the share of manufacturing coming second to agriculture. However, the output growth rates of services and manufacturing exceed that of agriculture. The study formulated the question as to whether the observed services sector expansion can support long-term ec... Show More
  • Dynamic Relationship Between Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth in Nigeria (Long and Short Run Analysis)

    Paul Ndubuisi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 215-226
    Received: May 09, 2017
    Accepted: May 20, 2017
    Published: Jul. 20, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.13
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    Abstract: This study investigates empirically the fiscal policy impact on the economic growth index in Nigeria for the period 1985-2015. Data for the study were collected from secondary sources. The expost facto research design was adopted for the study. The data were analysed using OLS multiple regression, unit root test, co-integration and Error Correction... Show More
  • The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in Ghana

    Isaac Nketsiah, Matthew Quaidoo

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 227-232
    Received: May 17, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 12, 2017
    Published: Jul. 25, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.14
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    Abstract: This study examines the relationship between Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth as well as some selected macroeconomic variables such as inflation, gross fixed capital formation, trade openness and government spending in Ghana for the period 1983 to 2012 by means of time series analysis. This study employs Least Squares to examine the po... Show More
  • Approved But Not Contracted: Assessing the Challenges of Women Owned Small and Medium Enterprises Integration into the Formal Economy in Malawi

    Sane Pashane Zuka, Linda Sowoya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 233-239
    Received: Apr. 07, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2017
    Published: Jul. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.15
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    Abstract: Women economic empowerment has become an established policy goal in a number of countries. There is currently increased belief that this goal can be achieved by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). To this end, restructuring of economic activities to facilitate women participation in the formal economy is seen as a sure way to developing... Show More
  • The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the Ghanaian Economic Growth

    Tee Evans, Larbi Frank, Johnson Rebecca

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 240-246
    Received: May 20, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 31, 2017
    Published: Aug. 16, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.16
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    Abstract: Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been an important source of economic growth for Ghana, bringing in capital investment, technology and management knowledge needed for economic growth. This paper studied the relationship between FDI and economic growth in Ghana for the period 1980-2012 using time series data. The data used in this study was mainl... Show More
  • Relationship Between Organization Reward System and Workers Attitude to Work

    Ellis Idemobi, Chigbue Donatus Ngige, Peter Nkeonyeasoa Ofili

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 247-254
    Received: May 29, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 14, 2017
    Published: Aug. 26, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.17
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    Abstract: This research on effect of reward system on organizational performance was aimed at determining the effect; effects of organizations reward system on workers’ productivity; to determine the relationship between organizations reward system and workers attitude to work; to determine the relationship between organizations reward system and job satisfa... Show More
  • The Impact of Demographic and Social Factors on Firm Performance in Kenya

    Sagire Lucas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 255-261
    Received: Jul. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 14, 2017
    Published: Oct. 11, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170204.18
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    Abstract: An excellent performance in terms of output or profitability is one of the major goals of any firm. In order to achieve this, firms use various inputs such as financial resources (capital), human resources (labor force), technology among others. Demographic factors such as gender, education level and age also play a key role. The current study inve... Show More