Effect of Managerial Efficiency on Corporate Financial Performance of Quoted Nigerian Firms (Published)
Managerial skills, performance and firm characteristics are vital in organizations as such, influence the financial performance of firms. Empirical studies have shown that management of firms have difficulties balancing short and long term results leading to corporate insolvency and loss of confidence by investors. This study examined managerial efficiency and corporate financial performance of quoted Nigerian firms. Ex-post facto design was adopted for the study. The population covered 169 quoted firms as at 31st December 2017. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that ME has moderate explanatory power on variations in ROA (F(5, 895)=1065.67, Adj. R2=.1913, p˂0.05) but a weaker explanatory power on changes in Total Q (F(5, 895)=37.61, Adj. R2=.1085, p˂0.05). The study recommended that management of firms should strengthen their cost management strategies and apply cost-benefit analysis in their decisions for stakeholders’ economic decisions.
Lecturers’ Performance Appraisal and Total Quality Management of Public Universities in South-Western Nigeria (Published)
This paper examined the influence of lecturers’ performance appraisal on total quality management of public universities in South-Western Nigeria. The study cuts across all public universities in South-west Nigeria. It adopted a descriptive research design. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 alpha level. Random sampling technique was used to select 500 lecturers from the ranks osenior lecturers to professors in all the universities. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to analyze the data collected. At the end of the study, it was revealed that there are significant relationship among establishing performance standard, communicating performance standard to the lecturers, assessing lecturers by annual performance appraisal and total quality management in public universities. It was recommended amongst other things that management must ensure the assessment of lecturers’ performance thoroughly and continually in order to improve quality in the lecturers and bring about overall total quality management in public and private universities.