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Financial Reporting Quality and Its Effect on Investment Decisions by Nigerian Deposit Money Banks (Published)

The study investigated the effects of financial reporting quality on investment decision making by Deposit Money Banks in reference to Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria. Data obtained from the audited annual reports of Zenith Bank Plc that covered period of  2009 – 2016.The study utilised both Descriptive and Ordinary Least Square Regression method with the aid of using  E-view 9 to analyse the data. The findings showed that, there was a significant effect of   variables of (Financial Reporting Quality FRQ measures as profit after tax, cash used in/ from investing and cash and cash equivalent) on investment. The result also shows that, Financial Reporting Quality has significantly influenced on investment of Deposit Money Banks with (R2 = 0.98; P <0.05). The study concluded that, higher financial reporting quality increases investment decision by Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria.

Keywords: Cash, Deposit Money Banks, Financial Reporting Quality., Investment, Nigeria, Profit after tax

Human Resource Accounting and Financial Performance of Firms in Nigeria: Evidence from Selected Listed Firms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (Published)

The study investigated human resource accounting and financial performance of firms in Nigerian.  The specific objective of the study is to determine the extent to which human resource influence the firms’ profit after tax, total revenue and net asset.  The hypotheses formulated were tested at 5% level of significance using SPSS software and multiple regression analysis as the statistical tool.  The result revealed that PBC has significant and positive impact on the PAT, while there is a negative impact on the Net Asset.  The research therefore concludes that human resources contribution to the financial growth of firms cannot be overemphasized.  Firms should have the culture of training, developing and motivating the personnel to put in their best for the financial growth of their organizations.  Providing them with infrastructures and a conducive working environment could reduce the rate of job turnover being experienced among firms

Keywords: Firms and Net asset., Human Resource Accounting, Profit after tax, total revenue

Human Resource Costs and Financial Performance: Evidence from Selected Listed Firms In Nigeria. (Published)

There is general lack of quantification and disclosure of human assets in domestic and international financial reports, and this appears to depress public assessment of the financial performance and value of firms. This study investigated the effect of human resource costs on the financial performance of firms in Nigerian.  The specific objective is to determine the extent to which investments in human resources influence profit after tax and turnover of firms in Nigeria. Secondary data on relevant financial variables were extracted from published financial statements of ten selected listed firms in Nigeria. The OLS technique was employed in analyzing the data and the results indicate that personnel benefit costs have positive and significant effect on Profitability, explaining about 73.9% of the variations in Profit After Tax of firms in Nigeria. The results however reveal no significant effect of Personnel Benefit Costs on firm turnover. The paper therefore concludes that investments in human resources have positive trade-off effects on profitability and growth of firms and recommends greater commitment to manpower development and training, while providing proper infrastructures and  conducive working environment to enhance the capacity of employees to drive positive improvements  in corporate financial performance.  


Keywords: ., Firm Turnover, Human Resource Accounting, Intellectual Capital, Knowledge-based Economy, Personnel Benefit Costs, Profit after tax

Customer Relationship Management and Profitability of Money Deposit Banks In Nigeria (2006 – 2015) (Published)

The study investigated the customer relationship management and profitability of money deposit banks in Nigeria from 2006 to 2015.  Ten banks out of twenty one functioning banks were selected for the study.  The specific objective was to ascertain the extent to which bank CRP affect the TR and PAT. Secondary data employed were from the annual reports from banks published in the NSE website.  Multiple regression analysis and student t-test were the statistical tools employed, with the use of SPSS for both data analysis and to test the hypotheses formulated for the study at 5% level of significance.  The result indicated that CRP has a significant relationship with the total revenue of banks with little or no impact. Since the impact on TR is not much, its relationship with PAT is not significant while the impact is negative.  The study therefore concludes that if banks can give more attention to customer relationship management, the revenue base (income from customers) will have a boost and operating overhead will not absorb all the income. As a result, there will be enough retained profit to pool back (reinvest) into the business.  

Keywords: Banks’, Customer Relationship Management, Nigeria, Profit after tax, total revenue