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Mental Health crises in post pandemic world and its impact on business

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Pages: 1 - 4

The Outgrowing Nature of Insecurity Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria: Issues, Challanges and Way Forward

Abubakar S Yushau Alfakoro*


DOI: 10.37421/2223-5833.21.s6.002

The paper examines the proliferations of insecurity in Nigeria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It also study the dimensions of the various security challenges and the pattern of variance from what is obtainable prior to the menace of SARS-19. The perplexing question is that the issue of Boko haram, banditry, kidnaping, rape, and other social problems are more evident during this pandemic to the extent that the relative peace that is been enjoyed prior to the novel coronavirus is now absence in majority of villages and towns in Nigeria. The Nigeria security outfits has not been able to find lasting solutions to this problems rather it getting worse, quick and lasting solutions is needed to avert and revert the country into normal state of peace if not the Nigeria state will turn into quagmire before the end of the COVID-19 novel virus. This paper made use of available secondary materials of events and cases. The paper suggests the need to re-orientate the government, security personnel’s societies and the general populace towards it effects on security and Nigeria economy in whole.

Research Article

Pages: 1 - 8

COVID-19 and Corporate Governance Performance: Beyond the Financial Metrics

Ifeanyi Onuka Onwuka*


DOI: 10.37421/2223-5833.21.s6.001

Corporate governance and more broadly, the performance of corporate boards have traditional been measured using financial metrics. These financial metrics like Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), Earnings and Profitability Ratio (E and P) are ex-post measure of organizations wellbeing or lack thereof arising from corporate board activities. These financial metrics are, for all intents and purposes, self-serving and one-dimensional measure of corporate performance. They do not fully account for the other dimensions of organization responsibilities especially, the social, health and environmental benefits expected from organization’s activities. The COVID-19 and the changing organizational dynamics have made the case for corporate board’s performance to be assessed beyond the usual financial metrics. In this study, we provide a framework that accounts for the various dimensions of organization activities: finance, social and environmental; the so-called Triple-Bottom (TBL) approaches. A TBL-compliance metric was used to track the performance of selected manufacturing firms in Nigeria using a content analytical technique. The result of the analysis showed that majority of the firms performed remarkably well in areas of profitability and economic value creation but performed less satisfactorily in areas of social and environmental sustainability. On aggregate, the sampled firms committed less than 1 percent of their profit after tax on corporate social responsibility while less than 5 percent of the sampled firms scored above average on the TBL-adoption matrix. From the findings of the study we can conclude that manufacturing firms in Nigeria are yet to be fully committed to social and environmental sustainability. The study recommended for a regulatory re-jig away from the usual mandatory declaration of commitment to concrete actions based on measurable indicators on social and environmental sustainability compliance.

Review Article

Pages: 1 - 9

The Nexus between Acceptance and Adoption of Internet Banking Services by Bank of Botswana Customers in Gaborone: A COVID-19 Perspective

Cosmas Mwanza* and Pearl Bone Oahile


DOI: 10.37421/2223-5833.21.s6.003

In the midst of the pandemic, adoption and use of internet banking has become a necessity and not a choice. However, there is still some reluctance by some banking customers in adopting online banking. Using a quantitative research design a sample of 125 bank customers of Bank of Botswana in Gaborone to investigate factors that impede the adoption of online banking a questionnaire adopted, Online Technology Acceptance Model was adopted to collect the data using the convenience sampling method. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) was used to analyze the data.

The study revealed a lacuna between adoption of the service and security concerns bordering on cyber fraud as some of the causes of non-adoption of using internet banking. Among the recommendations, it was suggested that banks should consider offering cheaper internet provision to their customers, reduction of overall online banking costs, provision of adequate information about internet banking services and benefits as well as embarking on aggressive advertising and marketing to ensure that the services were well known by the bank clientele. The study further recommended that Bank of Botswana should as a matter of urgency devise and implement strategies that would foster and increase customer trust in internet banking systems across the banking sector including the provision of training to their clients related to the use of internet banking.

The implications of the study have far reaching consequences in the current dispensation where the whole world is affected by the COVID 19 pandemic when the adoption of internet banking has become a necessity in the “new normal”. Internet banking and online banking were used interchangeably in the study.

Review Article

Pages: 1 - 3

Vaccination Hesitancy and Mental Health Crisis: Paradoxical Case of COVID-19

Shilpi Kalwani*


DOI: 10.37421/2223-5833.21.s6.004

The purpose of this paper is to qualitatively examine the perceived notion around COVID-19 vaccination and conceptually theorize and establish a relationship between vaccination hesitancy and mental health during the pandemic. Thematic analysis is conducted amongst 115 employees from public sector organizations of India to put forward three themes to define the equation between the said variables. The paper provides future directions of research where the derived themes could be empirically tested in a longitudinal study over a period of time during and after the pandemic.

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