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Business, Management and Economics Research

Online ISSN: 2412-1770
Print ISSN: 2413-855X

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 1 Number 5 September 2015

Business Activities and Security Situation in Kogi State: An Evaluation

Authors: Emmanuel Okokondem Okon ; John O. Alabi ; Babatimehin Muyiwa
Pages: 63-72
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of insecurity on business activities in Kogi State. Questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from targeted groups in the population.  The findings of this study suggest that the security situation in Kogi state has become a major challenge for investors, and this could pose a threat for its economy with implication for investment and job losses. The present security challenge could diminish the state’s ability to command local and international respect. The study recommended among others that government of Kogi state should overhaul the security agencies in the state to meet the current security challenges. Provision of new infrastructure as well as mending of dilapidate ones should be carried out in the state. It should be ensured that the major cities have functional street lights to enhance security. Similarly, the state government should create more job opportunities for the teeming number of unemployed youths.in the fair value hierarchy would increase comparability in accounting practice among entities.

Stock Market Investment Incentives: A Gift or a Motivator? Evidence from Literature

Authors: Ondabu Ibrahim Tirimba ; Willy Muturi ; Sifunjo Kisaka
Pages: 54-62
This study brings to an academia table the discussion on whether investment incentives are a motivator or a gift and also explores the moderating effects of Investors’ Perceptions on Stock market Performance. By use of key word characters the search initially identified 93 published and unpublished research papers and after a tentative scrutiny, 66 papers were selected in a random sampling manner in order to give the birth to this discussion paper. Exploratory research design was used. The key objective of this article was to investigate on the question as to whether incentives are a gift or a motivator. The study findings reveal than investor perceptions affects stock market performance more than incentives do. The paper concludes that the availability, adequacy, and timeliness of relevant information about marketable securities are important for both pricing efficiency and market confidence. Investment incentives work well in an ideal world to promote investment while investors’ perceptions are relevant in the real world. Hence, stock market incentives were concluded as being a gift and not a motivator for investors to make investment decisions at the stock market.