Organizational Structure and Corporate Investment Decisions among Selected Listed Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria (Published)
Globally, the rate at which auditors are been sanctioned for negligence and even outright collusion on financial statement misrepresentation continues to be on the increase. This situation remains unabated despite the establishment of various statutory regulations, standards and guidelines. Yet, investors both private, corporate and institutional continues to rely on the audited financial statement with adverse conquences resulting to substantial financial loses. This situation now calls for additional sources of information that would enhance the quality of corporate investment decision. This study investigated the impact of organizational structure on corporate investment decisions in selected listed manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The study adopted survey research designs with a population of 54 listed manufacturing firms in Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 510 respondents from a sample frame of 34 companies. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data validated using Cronbach Alpha with Coefficient ranging from 0.772 to 0.907 with 97.2% response rate. The data was analyzed and validated using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found organizational structure had significant influence on corporate investment decisions (R2 = 0.361, β=0.674 , t (484) = 16.522; p<0.05). The study concluded that organizational structure influences corporate investment decisions for different stakeholders in selected listed manufacturing companies in Nigeria. The study recommended that investors and decision makers alike should consider and monitor the adopted organizational structure in addition to the audited financial statement when embarking on corporate investment decisions.
An organization can be likened to a building whose strength is determined by the structure and frames which holds it. The structure is the manner in which interrelated elements (resources) are arranged so that the building can be stable, resist stress and it provides the right form. To this end, for the performance of an organization to be effective, it is important to understand the right manner in which interrelated elements (structure) in the specific organization is arranged. To measure the performance of the organization, dependent variables such as sales, profit, and customer satisfaction will be considered. Also, the study utilized independent variables centralization and formalization organizational structures. This is to show the effects of the dependent variables on the independent variable. The research adopted quantitative design and applied mono method which brought about numerical data generated from questionnaire administered. The population of this study comprises of all staff of Covenant Micro Finance Bank as well as the customers of the banks. Total sum of 354 sample size comprising of both employees (51) and customers (303) of Covenant Micro Finance Bank is the sample size. The propositions assumed for this study are that: there is no relationship between organizational centralization and organizational customer satisfaction, there is no relationship between organizational centralization and organizational profit, there is no relationship between organizational formalization and organizational customer satisfaction and that there is no relationship between organizational formalization and organizational profit. Also, among the secondary data collected are views of various management researchers. As a result of the primary and secondary data collected, the study recommends that organizations should adopt decentralization structure and reduce formalization in the work place.
Information Technology Governance Control Level in Jordanian Banks Using: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT 5) (Review Completed - Accepted)
Information technology is considered a sensitive part for most strategies in the global market competition. There are plenty of factors indicating expansion in the world of information technology, the matter that places greater demands on the control of the environment for information technology and augments the need to mitigate risk and cost control related to the IT environment information. Hence, the importance of emphasizing the horizons of information, and the existence of effective controls on the IT environment should be designed for information technology services used by several parties, managers, auditors and owners.
This should facilitate controls and offer the opportunity to re – engineer the applications of the existing regulatory environment, which requires a comprehensive review and redesign of the regulatory controls.
To respond to any changes in the business environment, executives must ensure that information technology works with the greatest possible efficiency to help achieve goals and objectives. Growing competitive advantage, ensuring compliance and continuity, security and privacy are essential in order to achieve effective management for Information Technology related risks as well as maximal benefits in technology investment.