Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

ISSN: 2167-0234

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    The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Firm Performance: Special Reference to Manufacturing Companies Listed on Colombo Stock Exchange

    Vidura Perera*

    The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of CSR activities on firm performance of listed manufacturing firms on CSE. For this purpose 31 manufacturing companies consider as the sample listed in Colombo Stock Exchange as at 29th march 2016. The Tobin Q consider as the dependent variable of the study which for measured the firm performance and CSR activities considered as the independent variable. Those CSR activities divided in to three sub variables as economic, social and environmental activities, and the total CSR considered separately, as well as firm size, firm age and the firm leverage consider as control variables which are impacting on the dependent variable. The data collected from financial statements and website over five year from 2011 to 2015. Then the data represents the 155 observations. OLS linear Regression model is used to analyze data in relation to measure the impact. The results of regression model revealed that there is an insignificant positive impact of economic activities, social activities and environment activities on Tobin Q, however the result shows when take the total CSR as whole, it has a positive also significant impact on Tobin Q.

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      Optimal Loan Portfoli of Commercial Banks: A Case Study of Zenith International Bank (Nigeria) PLC

      Kayode Peter Akinyemi*and Adaramola Anthony Olugbenga

      This study examines the application of linear programming (LP) to the loan portfolio of Nigerian commercial banks taking Zenith International Bank (Nig) Plc (ZIB) as a case study. The bank engages in diverse financial services as a commercial bank, chief of which is the advancement of loans to different classes of customers and on different tenors. The data on loan portfolio collected from the annual financial reports of the bank for 2017 were categorized and analyzed using a linear programming analytical technique embedded in LINGO software. The findings of the analysis reveal that it would have been better for ZIB to concentrate on granting of loans and advances for overdraft and term loans. By doing this, the bank can optimize returns from its loan portfolio. However, the study notes that statutory loans, particularly, on-lending which the bank cannot but advance since it is statutorily required to do so, impaired on (reduced) the value of optimal solution derived from the linear programming model. Similarly, the bank financed leases, which contradicts the optimal feasible solution of the LP model. The study recommends that the bank pays particular attention to controllable loan facilities (overdrafts and term loans) which in turn will lead to optimal revenue.

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      Effect of Global Crisis and Demonetization in India on Financial Sectors of Indian Stock Market Using MFDCCA Method

      Pooja Devi*, Pawan Kumar, Ravendra Singh and Sunil Kumar

      To study the statistical properties of financial markets there are various methods. We applied multi-fractal detrended cross correlation analysis method to study multi-fractality, efficiency and cross correlation of banking sector of Indian financial market for the period of global financial crisis and demonetization in India. We calculated Hurst exponents and strength of singularity spectrum. We find that variation in strength of multi-fractality is maximum during crisis. We conclude that if there is any crisis or booms in the market then multi-fractality will increase and value of that exponent which measure correlation will also increase for persistent time series

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      An Insight into Indian Start-Ups Investment Scenario

      Aliza Saifi

      Startups are the stepping stairs for any industrialization and economic growth. But in most developing countries startups growth is hindered due to financial inadequacy. It is a general phenomenon that a startup which is the outcome of founder’s brain ware and also backed by strong business idea may have insufficiency of personal treasure trunk i.e. personal financial resources. Funds are required for purchase of fixed asset, working capital management, expansion and modernization, debt restructuring etc. Thus for survival and growth timely influx of fund is needed which can be raised either by equity financing like angel investment, venture financing, capitalist or private equity etc. or through debt financing like loans from banks and NBFCs, external commercial borrowings, venture debts etc. Other sources like crowd funding, business incubators and accelerators can also be used. There are certain ways to finance startups. In this research paper recent funding pattern of Indian startups is studied. This research paper aims at providing the general information regarding the trend in startup funding ecosystem with especial emphasis upon equity financing sources. This paper is of descriptive nature based on analysis of five year secondary data studied with the help of graphs and tables, etc.

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      Determinants of Personal Financial Management among Debre Markos University Staffs, Ethiopia

      Beza Muche Teka

      Today, personal financial management behavior has received an increasing concern of researchers because failure in managing an individual’s finance can lead serious long-term consequences not only for that person but also for the society. Therefore, the objective of the study is to investigate the determinants of personal financial management among university staffs. Explanatory and descriptive quantitative cross-sectional study was employed to investigate the determinants of personal financial management. A total of 353 staffs were used as a sampling unit and proportional stratified random sampling was used to select the required sample size. Primary data was collected using structured survey questionnaire. The survey instrument was developed by integrating the constructs from family resource management model and theory of planned behavior together with financial anxiety, self-control, income and age. Multiple linear regressions was used to analyze the collected data and the findings revealed that financial knowledge and self-control have significant positive effect on individual’s personal financial management behavior whereas subjective norm has significant negative effect. However, financial attitude, financial anxiety, income and age have no significant effect on individuals’ personal financial management behavior. Hence the researcher recommends that in order to educate the general public about personal financial management financial institutions and higher educational institutions should provide personal financial management education using different channels such as seminars and workshops

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      The Effect of the Interaction between Technological Performance and the Variables of the Governance Structure Specific to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises on their Financial Performance (Case of the Tunisian LLCs)

      Mabrouk Najoua*

      DOI: DOI: 10.37421/2167-0234.2022.11.420

      The present work proposes to analyze the effect of the interaction between technological performance and the variables of governance structure specific to the SME-LLC on their financial performance.

      The majority of studies dealing with Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME-LLCs) have mainly focused on the governance structure of this type of organization and its relationship with financial performance in this particular context while neglecting any other external factors. Based on the necessary theoretical framework, this research attempts to fill the gap in thinking on this topic by studying the impact of the specific governance structure of SME-LLCs on financial performance when moderated by the effect of technological performance.

      The statistical results showed us the existence of a moderating effect of technological performance. This moderating factor seems to be able to improve and deteriorate the financial performance of the LLC.

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        Determinants of Market Participation of Cow Milk Producers: The case of Gemechis District in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

        Birhanu Angasu, Alelign Ademe and Saleamlak Fentaw

        Cow milk is a daily produced high value product that plays a significant role for both home consumption and income generating. However, in the selling of raw milk marketed supply, the producers do not attain potential gains. Thus, this study attempted to identifying factors affecting farmers’ decision to participate and determinants of the level of cow milk marketable surplus supply in Gemechis district. Both primary and secondary sources were used to collect data. Data were collected from a sample of 152 cow milk producers were analyzed through STATA ver. 15. Double hurdle model was applied. The first-hurdle model estimation result demonstrated that education level, distance to district market, the proportion of land allocated for forage production, size of milk output per day, access to milk market information, and frequency of extension contact influences farmers’ decision to participate in cow milk market. The second-hurdle model results investigated that children under six years, the proportion of land allocated for forage production, size of milk output per day and access to credit were significantly affects the level of cow milk marketable surplus supply. Therefore, the study recommends that emphasis should have to give on encouraging flow of milk market information, intensification of land use, and enabling farmers as they produce more through improving production and productivity of cow.

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          Hamdi Jama Warsame1 and Warda Mohamed Hussein2

          Microfinance provides a wide range of financial services to low-income clients, including self-employed and low earning individuals who are working in informal sectors. The study objective was to establish the effect of microfinance institutions on the development of Small and Medium Enterprise in Somalia. The descriptive design was selected in this study because it would allow the researcher to gather numerical. The data collected from the questionnaire was analyzed, summarized, and interpreted accordingly with the aid of descriptive statistical techniques such as total score and simple percentages. In the process of data analysis, the researchers used SPSS computer package to analyze the data. It was found out that MFIs lending effect to the growth of small and medium enterprise in Somalia and have positive relationship. The study findings show that only a small percentage of the SMEs in Somalia are beneficiaries of the MFI lending services and has an effect on their development. It was also accomplished that most of the requirements as collateral for loan application cannot be afforded by most SMEs, hence opting for cheaper sources of capital hence the low adoption of the loan services by MFIs. Other challenges causing low acceptance of the loans include: the long time taken processing loans, stringent repayment terms and the high transaction costs. MFI loans can be said to lead to the improvement in productivity among the beneficiary SMEs, as well as profitability and the high number of entrepreneurs starting up new ventures.

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            Analysis on Encounters and Prospects of Micro and Small Scale Enterprise in Oromia Regional State: In the Case of Nekemte Town.

            Dugasa Rafisa Olana

            The Micro and Small Scale Enterprises (MSEs) occupied a place of importance in the Ethiopian economy with a potential for job opportunities, growth and development. The aims of this study was to scrutinize the challenges and opportunity affecting the performance of MSEs with a special emphasizes on manufacturing ,trade and service sectors in Oromia Regional State, in case of Nekemte city. For the sake of achieving the objectives of this study, questionnaires were analyzed using statistical analysis such as descriptive and inferential analyses. The information collected through questionnaire from a sample of 133 operators and face- to-face interviews were conducted with 21 operators of MSEs. The respondent operators were selected using stratified sampling technique. Besides, the interview questions were analyzed using descriptive narrations through concurrent triangulation strategy. The findings reveal that the major challenges that hinder MSEs and their transformation towards Medium scale are the lack of working place, limited starting capital, marketing problems, infrastructures and politico-legal problems. In order to mitigate working place problems, stakeholders like the City Administration MSE office, trade and industry and the land administration should have a joint plan; more financial accesses shall be introduced; With the support of the community, Trade and Industry should seriously follow up the operation of MSEs; a fair competition and healthy market arrangement shall be established; the microfinance institutions should revisit its policy to ease the credit access and there should be a room to provide credit without group formation if the customer has an equivalent asset for collateral

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            The Impact of Intellectual Capital on Firm Performance through Entrepreneurial Orientation: Moderating role of Knowledge Management

            Sarmad Ejaz*, Hamid Habib and Zeeshan Ahmed

            The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of intellectual capital on firm performance, with the moderating effect of strategic knowledge management and mediating effect of entrepreneurial orientation. 465 questionnaires were distributed among 155 branches and about three to four questionnaires were filled out from each bank. Each bank had an average of three employees with one branch manager and two senior managers. The respondents were selected on the basis of convenience sampling. The respondents had sufficient knowledge of the banks and had considerable experience in this area. The respondents were also quite knowledgeable about the various operational functions of the banks. Out of 465 distributed questionnaires, 315 questionnaires were returned which has a response rate of 67.74%. Out of the returned questionnaires, 15 questionnaires were not included because they did not contain the required information. This study is quantitative and such statistical technique is reviewed by any software. The data obtained from the questionnaire is analyzed with SPSS and AMOS software. The empirical analysis shows that intellectual capital has a significant positive impact on firm performance, Moreover; entrepreneurial orientation plays its mediating role between the three dimensions of intellectual capital and firm performance. Strategic knowledge management does not play a role between human capital and entrepreneurial orientation. While the other two dimensions of intellectual capital; structural capital and relational capital have a significant effect on firm performance when it is moderated by strategic knowledge management. In addition, there are many future directions in this study for participations and scholars. The limitations have also been discussed.

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              Refining and Predicting Financial Fraud on Key Financial Indicators: Profit Margin, Return on Equity, And Inventory Turnover in Mobile Payment Industry in Ghana

              Solomon Arhin

              This study seeks to investigate recent rampant financial frauds and their impact on financial performance of the four mobile payment companies in Ghana. The study used secondary data obtained from the consolidated financial statements for the past ten years (2010-2019) of the mobile payment companies operations around the world. The population for the study consisted of all the subsidiaries of the five companies around the world that were used to prepare the consolidated financial statements. The sample consists of the subsidiaries of the four companies whose consolidated financial information are available for public use. Methodologically, factor analysis, pair sample t-test and principal component analysis were exploited in the analyses to estimate and predict the relationship between fraud and its impact on financial performance indicators. The results revealed that Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin result of .546 indicates that factor analysis used was very useful. The paired samples correlation gave the results that are significantly positively correlated between pair 1 MTN and Vodaphone (p=.872) and pair 2 Airtel and Tigo (p=.234) at an alpha level of 0.05. In the principal component analysis, only one factor has eigenvalues greater than 1 which account for almost 99% of the variability in the profit Margin as an indicator .The combined results offer theoretical contributions in the area of adoption of multiple fraud theories within the framework of neoclassical growth model. The application of the outcome to practice is the use of the result for predictability and financial sustainability of the mobile companies over future periods. Policy makers can use the findings to formulate and amend policies that regulate the operation of mobile payment companies to the benefit of all the stakeholders.

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                A Neurological Examination on Geriatric Medication and its Uses

                Mladen Davidovic

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                Geriatrics, or geriatric medication, is a forte that spotlights on medical care of older individuals. It plans to advance wellbeing by forestalling and treating infections and handicaps in more seasoned grown-ups. There is no set age at which patients might be under the consideration of a geriatrician, or geriatric doctor, a doctor who has practical experience in the consideration of older individuals. Maybe, this choice is controlled by the singular patient's necessities and the accessibility of a subject matter expert.

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