Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration · School of Public Service and Governance

PhD, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia-USA

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This study investigates the effect of economic integration on the environment in a sample of 36 African countries from 1990 to 2018. We employ the fixed-effect D&K estimator and the mediation analysis to examine direct and indirect effects, respectively. The findings reveal that economic integration improves the environment only when its negative i...
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The present study draws motivation from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on SDGs 7 and 13, which highlight the need for access to clean and affordable energy in an environment devoid of emissions; it addresses climate change mitigation in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, a carbon-income function...
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Moving beyond the ‘great man’ view of the organization which had regarded leaders as all-knowing and repository of knowledge and tactics, this study empirically examines how a flexible system of management (networked approach) provides benefits for organizations in terms of decisional breakthroughs and practical problem resolution in society. The s...
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A growing number of studies have investigated the growth-renewable energy nexus with mixed findings. However, they have mostly focused on aggregate growth ignoring the sectoral level differences. Like economic growth, it is been argued that there are sectoral dynamics in the determinants and impact of renewable energy. Hence, this paper examines th...
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There is evidence in the literature that there exist gender-related differences in household energy choices. However, most of these studies have assumed the homogenous slope hypothesis a priori, which could affect the results if a formal test rejects the homogenous slope hypothesis. The Exogenous Switching Treatment Effect (ESTER) is used to ascert...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which entrepreneurial resourcefulness and competencies theories and practice can be applied in small youth entrepreneurship in Ghana as well as develop an entrepreneurial resourcefulness model for youth entrepreneurs that incorporates their competencies. Design/methodology/approach A qu...
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Micro-entrepreneurship literature underscores the role of individual perceptual factors in structuring the social inclusion of women while considering the social systems which shape it. However, untangling the way individual perceptual factors relate to the entrepreneurial outcome, remains a challenge, due to the social systems of women. Based on r...
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The factors of context-awareness and mobile ubiquity are major components in the development and diffusion of any mobile technology-driven applications and services. Principally in the m-government development space, the issues of context-awareness and ubiquity are crucial if m-government initiatives are to be successful. The moderating effect of c...
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The association between resource rents, energy intensity, trade and disaggregated CO2 emissions is examined for 93 nations spanning 23 years (1995–2017), while accounting for the quality of government (QoG). The results show that natural resource rents have positive and statistically significant impact on both consumption-based and production-based...
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This paper examines the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on CO2 emissions by using disaggregated emissions data; territorial-based and consumption-based emissions. FDI is measured in three ways; inflow, net inflow, and stock. Employing data over the period 1995–2014 and a number of estimators, the results indicate FDI (whether measured as...
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We examine the direct effect of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on inequality and investigate whether the ICT and inequality relationships can be reinforced by governance indicators of democracy, regulatory quality, rule of law and political stability. Using the panel dataset of 46 African countries over the period 1984–2018 and d...
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The study examined the effect of heat stress on the well-being of outdoor workers and their coping strategies. A cross-sectional survey study was conducted between September 2019 and December 2019 to collect data from outdoor workers including hawkers and traffic wardens from 13 urban areas (N=322) and analyzed using SPSS v.23. The results of the s...
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Purpose-Using functional contextualism, this study aims to explore how Ghanaian micro-entrepreneurship of women (MEW) impacts on the achievement of four targets of sustainable development goal 1 (SDG) (income, social protection, economic resources and resilience) with the cultural factors of women as a mediator. Design/methodology/approach-Using a...
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Healthcare professionals are the most vulnerable to stress among all occupational groups due to the nature of their work environment. The aim of this study is to determine the level of stress and associated factors among healthcare workers in Western Ghana. The study employed a cross-sectional design with self-administered questionnaires. The resul...
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The ICT, energy consumption, and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) relationship is examined for South Africa spanning the period 1970-2019, while controlling for the effects of financial development. The findings of the study based on the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL), Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS), and Fully Modified Ordinary Least Sq...
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In the last few decades, nuclear energy has become an important source of energy because it is seen as a low intensity carbon energy alternative to reduce environmental pollution. However, nuclear energy has many hazards to both the environment and human life. This paper examined the status, opportunities, and challenges of nuclear electric power,...
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The study scrutinized the behavioral adoption of informational e-government services among Chinese citizens in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A structural equation modeling (SEM) technique was applied for the data analysis using Smart PLS 3.0 statistical software. The results show that information quality, information credibility, and ease of...
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In spite of increasing adoption of Cloud Computing (CC) by organizations in developed countries, the rate of adoption of the technology in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated, although it has the potential to accelerate the speed of digital transformation. This paper contributes to the extant literature in this light by examining how the institutional...
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The study examined the long run relationship of energy consumption, financial development and economic policy uncertainty for the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) over the period 1984 - 2017. Using cross-sectionally augmented ARDL (CS-ARDL) and Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares (FMOLS) estimation techniques, the f...
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This paper employs a recently constructed consumption-based carbon dioxide emissions data in which emissions computations are made based on fossil fuel usage domestically, in addition to emissions emanating from imports minus exports. We contrast this measure with the commonly measured territory-based carbon dioxide emissions data and examine how t...
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A number of social media platforms have emerged as dominant medium for societal discourse, enabling significant user involvement in creation and shaping of social media contents. However, the phenomenon raises the challenge of digital identity management on such platforms in order to maintain reputations and ensure information privacy preservation....
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Consistent with the Sustainable Development Goal 7 of ensuring access to clean and modern energy technologies, this study examined the nexus between access to electricity, human development index, political system environment, income level, and income inequality. We employed a nonparametric regression technique with Driscoll–Kraay standard errors f...
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This paper employed the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) methodology to examine the effect of electricity transmission and distribution losses (ETL) on the economic growth of South Africa over the period 1971–2014. After controlling for foreign direct investment (FDI) and financial development, the results of the study show long-run negative r...
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This study explored Africa’s economic growth convergence under the auspices of the China-Africa Trade relationship. The analytical framework was based on the generalized estimating equations (GEE) and the Driscoll-Kraay (1998) estimator for 49 African countries over the period 1992 to 2017. The data analysis indicates that no evidence of unit root...
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The study uses the new World Uncertainty Index to analyze the causality and long-run effects of economic policy uncertainty and energy consumption in a carbon function for countries with high geopolitical risk over the period 1996-2017. The Kao test shows a cointegration association between energy consumption, economic growth, geopolitical risk, ec...
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The study examines the profile and livelihood strategies of the urban poor. Utilizing the primary data from three selected poverty prone areas in Accra, the study traces the migratory history of 216 poor urbanized youth and solicits how they cope with an urban livelihood. The findings show that respondents did not receive any formal social protecti...
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Previous studies on environmental quality have emphasized the importance of transportation and urbanization in influencing carbon emission globally. While the theoretical and empirical discussion remains inconclusive and controversial, the question of whether transport energy consumption and urbanization induce emissions of carbon dioxide sub-Sahar...
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Achieving the SDG7 goal, among other things, requires doubling efforts in energy efficiency improvements. However, in Africa, the progress has been slow proving difficult for the continent to achieve the target set for 2030. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of government expenditure (conditioned on external debt finance) on fossi...
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Determinants of electoral patterns and voter decisions in Ghanaian politics and in the politics of many other African countries have engaged the attention of many scholars. This paper, however, departs from conventional study of voter behaviour to specifically focus on swing voters and what informs their voting decisions on Parliamentary candidates...
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This study examines the relationship between decentralization reforms and political parties from the perspective of citizens. It is based on a national sample survey of 3018 citizens from 72 districts of Ghana. The findings show that the majority of the respondents believe that the process is already political, which is inconsistent with a party-fr...
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Social acceptance of nuclear energy is critical for its successful implementation. Ghana has decided to develop nuclear energy to augment its growing demand for electricity. The study assesses the level of public knowledge, perceptions, risk and policy support for nuclear power development among Ghanaians. A nationally representative survey of Ghan...
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Purpose Using functional contextualism, this study aims to explore how Ghanaian micro-entrepreneurship of women (MEW) impacts on the achievement of four targets of sustainable development goal 1 (SDG) (income, social protection, economic resources and resilience) with the cultural factors of women as a mediator. Design/methodology/approach Using a...
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In recent times most elections in Africa have been fraught with post-elections conflicts that have had dire consequences on citizens. Kenya, Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe are few of these cases. This makes post-election conflict resolution a very important aspect of the electoral process deserving enormous attention. However, extant literature has not a...
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Access to modern energy services including electricity is fundamental to fulfilling basic social needs, driving economic growth and fueling human development, hence, the pathway out of poverty to prosperity. This study examined the impact of income level, inequality in the distribution of income and the control of corruption on access to electricit...
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Climate change mitigation is a topical issue with growing debate in the context of the renewable energy transition, global partnership, governance, and economic growth. The complexness of climate change makes it difficult to predict relationships and formulate policies across varied countries. Motivated by the core mandate of the Kyoto Protocol, we...
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China's carbon-embedded growth trajectory is gradually becoming a burden to environmental sustainability, hence, requires much attention. The complexity of human capital attributed emissions coupled with fossil fuel inclined energy utilization for industrialization underscores the failure of China to meet its mitigation target. We developed a polic...
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The agricultural sector remains a cornerstone to Africa's economic transformation and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the sector's performance, in terms of productivity growth, has been sub-optimal when compared with performances in Asia, America, and Europe. Technical efficiency is a major contributor to the...
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This study examined the effect of electric power transmission and distribution losses (ETL) on economic growth over the period of 1971 to 2012 in Ghana. Using bounds testing approach to cointegration and Bai-Perron test in ordinary least squares framework, we find long-run relationship between ETL, gross capital formation, inflation, trade openness...
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The country specific level of external debt accumulation that impedes economic growth in Ghana is lacking. There are studies on groups of countries (regional groupings) but there is no such study on the issue of threshold effect on Ghana. Such previous studies are useful for identifying commonalities but are unable to identity country-specific exte...
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This study sought to examine the differential effects of political trust on the adoption of e-government services between foreign and Chinese students. Political trust was integrated into the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) which was then used as the research model for this study. The comparative analysis demonstrated tha...
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Adverse effects of occupational heat stress in the context of the changing climate on working populations are subtle but considerably harmful. However, social dimensions and impacts of climate change–related occupational heat concerns on workers’ safety and health, productivity and well-being are often overlooked or relegated as minor issues in soc...
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This paper explores innovation and strategic decision making in Small Firms. In the last four decades, small and medium enterprise firms have made huge contributions to national prosperity and support to the economy through innovation and competitiveness. The decisions influencing such strategies build themselves in factors which if discovered and...
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The global economy continues to witness a consistent increase in carbon emissions, making it difficult to achieve the Paris agreement on climate change. To inform policies to mitigate carbon emissions, it is crucial to understand the factors that influence it. While there is a vast literature on the impact of economic growth on carbon emissions, em...
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The study employed panel cointegration techniques to investigate the relationship between renewable energy and carbon dioxide emissions for 28 Sub-Sahara African countries spanning the period 1980-2014. The findings based on the Fully Modified OLS and GMM estimation techniques show that both renewable and nonrenewable energy contribute to carbon di...
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This study examines the impact of globalisation (measured in terms of foreign direct investment and trade openness), and renewable energy on carbon emissions using 46 sub-Saharan African countries for the period 1980–2015. Using fixed and random effect estimation techniques, the study found that renewable energy and foreign direct investment contri...
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The study examined the effect of urbanization on income inequality for 21 Sub Saharan African countries over the period 1984–2014 using heterogeneous panel estimation techniques. Based on the Pooled Mean Group and Common Correlated Effects Mean Group estimation techniques, the findings of the study do not support the Kuznets hypothesis. The results...
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This study examined the effect of population growth and urbanization on the environment (carbon dioxide emissions) for 37 sub Saharan African countries based on 1980-2010 annual data. Using the Pooled Mean Group estimation technique, the findings of the study show that affluence and industrialization have negative effect on the environment (increas...
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The 21st century public organization is faced with complex problems, informed stakeholders, and information flows, which necessitate a corresponding open system view of leadership. The traditional notions of public administration and new public management had been structured by strict bureaucratic rules and managerial flexibility, respectively. Thi...
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The paper analyses the effect of renewable and non-renewable energy consumption as well as the regime type on economic growth in 30 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1980–2012. Using heterogeneous panel cointegration and panel-based error correction tests, we find long-run relationship between the variables. However, short-run res...
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Decentralization, as a policy option, has been on Ghana’s political agenda since independence. At the heart of Ghana’s current decentralization are the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who serve as the principal representatives of the President at the local level. This study explores the preferred institutional arrange...
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This study examined the impact of disaggregate and aggregate energy, economic development, urbanization and political institutional quality on environmental pollution using a time series data spanning from 1971 to 2017. The study employed response surface regressions, structural break cumulative sum (CUSUM) test based on recursive residuals and ord...
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The paper examines the determinants of environmental degradation for 26 African countries over the period 1985–2011. Using a wide range of econometric techniques (Chow test, cross-country regressions and the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM)), we find that environmental degradation (measured by CO2 emissions) in 2000–2011 experience a structural...
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This study estimates the transition probabilities for different energy-use states in Nigeria, using the Markov Switching Regression technique. According to the results, both energy-efficient and energy-inefficient states are less persistent, but comparatively, the energy-inefficient state is more persistent. Thus, in Nigeria, it is much difficult t...
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The study examines the differential effects of capital flows on economic growth in five Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1970–2014. Using the autoregressive distributed lag methodology, the findings show that in the long-run capital flows (i.e. foreign direct investment (FDI), aid, external debt, and remittances) have different e...
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In this study, we examine the effect of health infrastructure on economic growth in 30 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries over the period 1990-2014. Using modern econometric techniques that account for cross-sectional dependence in panel data, we find that health infrastructure (measured by mortality rate) does not have robust impact on economic gr...
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The study surveyed 286 women entrepreneurs from three major Ghanaian metropolitan cities (Accra, Kumasi, and Takoradi) to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and organizational performance. The study also sought to examine whether motivation mediates the EO and organizational performance relationship. Using a structura...
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This study examines the effect of urbanization and financial development on sustainable development in West Africa over the period 1981-2011. Using seemingly unrelated regression technique to solve our system of equations, the findings of the study show that both urbanization and financial development are positively and significantly related to eco...
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The study examines the relationship between urbanization and environment degradation while controlling for political environment in 38 African countries over the period 1970-2011. Using panel cointegration and causality analyses; the findings of the study show that urbanization, environmental degradation and political economy variables (democracy a...
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In this study, we examine the differential effects of capital flows on the distribution of income in 21 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1984–2013. The empirical results show that FDI has a moderate positive effect on income inequality, which suggests that FDI increases income inequality in both the short and the long-run. Remitt...
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This article examines the effects of capital flows on economic growth in Senegal using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) over the period 1970–2014. Overall, our results show that remittances cause economic growth in Senegal in the long run. In contrast, external debt has a negative impact on economic growth. The ARDL results, however, show no c...
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FDI flows to Africa have mainly emanated from OECD member countries and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). With a special emphasis on these sources for the period 2001 to date, this chapter adopts a descriptive approach and sheds light on how FDI is impacting development in Africa. Though the OECD has historically and still rema...
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In this study, we examine the effect of health infrastructure on economic growth in 30 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries over the period 1990-2014. Using modern econometric techniques that account for cross-sectional dependence in panel data, we find that health infrastructure (measured by mortality rate) does not have robust impact on economic gr...
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This study examined the effect of electric power transmission and distribution losses (ETL) on economic growth over the period of 1971 to 2012 in Ghana. Using bounds testing approach to cointegration and Bai-Perron test in ordinary least squares framework, we find long-run relationship between ETL, gross capital formation, inflation, trade openness...
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This study examines the effect of urbanization, income, trade openness, and institutional quality (i.e., regime type and durability) on environmental degradation in Ghana over the period 1965–2011. Using the bounds test approach to cointegration and the Fully Modified Phillip-Hansen (FMPH) technique, the findings show that urbanization, income, tra...
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This paper explores the intricacies of various determinants that can be used to systematise open innovation processes as the functional streaming of knowledge, both inbound and outbound, to expedite internal innovation and extricate the market for external use of innovation. Drawing on extant open innovation literature and data collected from organ...
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In this paper, we examine the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth, and how democracy moderates this relationship using panel data of 16 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries for the period 1971–2013. Employing a panel vector autoregressive model (PVAR) in a generalized method of moments (GMM) framework, the findings support th...
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The issue of whether capital inflows promote domestic investment has been of major concern especially in developing countries considering their massive dependence on these inflows. To this end, we make a case for 25 sub-Saharan African countries, using foreign direct investment and external debt as proxies for capital inflows, and the pooled mean g...
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This paper examines the effect of financial development and control of corruption on income inequality in 21 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1985–2011 using the pooled mean group (PMG) estimator. The empirical results show that financial development measures have positive impact on income inequality, which suggest that financial...
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The study examines the differential effects of capital flows on economic growth in Ghana over the period 1970–2014 using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL). Breakpoint unit root tests are employed to cater for structural change and breaks in time series. Afterwards, these break dates are fed into the ADRL model as dummy variables to allow for th...
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This paper examines the effect of remittances and regime durability on economic growth for 33 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1970 to 2012 using General Method of Moments estimation technique. The empirical results show that remittances do not have a robust impact on economic growth in SSA. Regime durability is negatively and si...
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This study presents an assessment of the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction of public transport operations of Vancouver Lower Mainland in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. A judgement sample of 205 was collected from an urban population of the Translink system for the study. The SERVQUAL model, noted for its robu...
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This study examined the effect of population growth and urbanization on the environment (carbon dioxide emissions) for 37 sub Saharan African countries based on 1980-2010 annual data. Using the Pooled Mean Group estimation technique, the findings of the study show that affluence and industrialization have negative effect on the environment (increas...
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The paper examines the effect of regulation on income inequality for 72 developing countries over the 1970-2012 period using General Method of Moment estimation technique. The results show that regulation is positive and significantly related to income inequality. The results indicate that regulation has differential effects in developing countries...
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This paper examines the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth and determines how the regulatory regime of the countries affects the FDI-growth relationship for 22 sub-Saharan African countries for the period 1980-2011. Using General Methods of Moments (GMM) estimation technique, the findings of the study show that both FDI an...
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What determines the vote choice in Ghana? This paper examines this question using a data set on voting behaviour generated from a nationwide survey of 2042 voters from the ten regions of Ghana based on six national elections held between 1992 and 2012. The results based on descriptive analyses and logistic regressions indicate that political partie...
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This article explores the functioning of the decentralized structures in Wenchi district of Ghana with the view of generating deeper insights into the interplay between decentralization outcomes and prevailing social, economic, and cultural realties of the people. Data were collected from both secondary and primary sources. The main findings of the...
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The study surveyed 292 respondents from Tema (a major urban municipality and manufacturing hub in Ghana) to examine the determinants of psychological contract. The study sought to examine whether demographic factors (age and gender) mediate the formation and the effect of a psychological contract. Using a Structural Equation Modeling estimation tec...
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The study examined the impact of aid on economic growth in Ghana for the period 1970–2011. Using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) methodology; the findings of the study suggest that foreign aid had a positive effect in the short run but has a negative effect in the long run. The investment and government consumption variables were signific...
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The study examined the impact of financial liberalization on the banking industry in Ghana. The paper reviews what has happened in the pre and post liberalization periods in the banking industry. Using recent data from the Ghana Banking Survey (2008) between 2003 and 2007, the study found that liberalization had many effects on the banking industry...
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Economic theory predicts a growth enhancing activities of various core functions of government. Nonetheless, government spending in non-democratic countries often goes beyond these core functions, namely into rent-seeking and non-productive activities. This paper employs the Autoregressive Distributed Lag bounds testing approach to cointegration to...
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Proponents of privatization claim that privatization can enhance efficiency, reduce public sector debt and consequently improve overall economic performance. However, in many developing countries, and Africa in particular, the evidence is mixed. An exploratory study is done from the perspective of citizens’ about the impact of privatization on the...
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What is the impact of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection on foreign direct investment (FDI)? Has the coming into effect of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) had any impact on FDI inflows in developing countries? This paper answers these questions by the use of panel data for a cross – section...
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Advocates of microfinance argue that Microfinance is a powerful to alleviate poverty. In recent times, however, many studies do suggest that the reality promise of microfinance may be less attractive the promise. This study examined the impact of microfinance from the perspectives of maize farmers in Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The...
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This paper examines the impact of intellectual property rights (IPRs) on economic growth for a cross – section of 73 developing countries over a period of 19 years (1985 – 2003). The results of the study indicate that: 1) strengthening IPRs has a negative effect on economic growth; 2) the impact of patent protection on economic growth after the TRI...
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The study analyzes the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic investment (DI) on economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 1990–2003. The results show that DI is positive and significantly correlated with economic growth in both the OLS and fixed effects estimation, but FDI is positive and significant only in the OLS esti...
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In the last 2 decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have grown rapidly all over the world. This is because many countries and especially developing countries see FDI as an important element in their strategy for economic development. This paper provides a review of the foreign direct investment economic growth literature in the context of...