ARCHIVES(Journal of Harmonized Research in Management)


Title: BIOMETRICS AND BANK VERIFICATION NUMBER (BVN) TECHNOLOGY AND GHOST WORKERS IDENTIFICATION IN RIVERS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS.
Author: Nangih, Efeeloo, Davies, Diepiriye Stanley
Keyword: Ghost worker Syndrome, payroll fraud, Local government, Biometrics, BVN technology
Page No: 01-07
Abstract: - This study examined how the use of biometrics and BVN technology can be used to check menace of ghost worker syndrome and payroll fraud in the local government system in Rivers State. Primary data were collected via questionnaires. Chi-Squares and Kruskal Wallis statistical tools were employed to test hypotheses. Descriptive statistics were also used to show the diagrammatically the reactions of the respondents. It was concluded that the use of biometrics and BVN can help greatly in the eradication of payroll fraud and ghost workers in the local government payroll system. The study recommended the introduction of integrated personnel payroll and information system, prompt payment of staff, sanctioning of culprits, the use of BVN, compulsory payment of salaries through the banks, regular conduct of personnel audit and strong collaboration between the Accountant General’s office and that of the Auditor General; in a bid in checking the menace. Keywords: Ghost worker Syndrome, payroll fraud, Local government, Biometrics, BVN technology Download PDF


Title: STATE LEVEL POWER SECTOR REFORMS IN INDIA
Author: Dr. Asit Ranjan Mohanty, Dr. Suresh Kumar Patra
Keyword: AT&C Loss, T&D Loss, Billing Efficiency, Collection efficiency, Random Effects Model, VAR Granger Causality/Block Exogeneity Wald Tests
Page No: 08-24
Abstract: - In India, the Transmission & Distribution loss (T&D loss) and aggregate technical & commercial loss (AT&C loss) are still very high. The reform measures envisaged since 2002 through privatization mo del in India in the distribution sector is yet to be crystallized. In India, Odisha being the first state to kick start the privatization model in 1996 is the worst performer regarding very low billing and collection efficiency. As a result, the AT&C loss is one of the highest in India. This paper empirically establishes that AT&C loss Granger causes revenue realization per unit (RPU). It is also confirmed that lower AT&C loss will raise the RPU. Higher billing and collection efficiency have a positive effect on RPU, though; billing efficiency has more positive impact on RPU as compared to collection efficiency. The empirical evidence suggests that tariff hike for the consumers have a negative correlation with RPU and positive correlation with AT&C loss. Keywords: AT&C Loss, T&D Loss, Billing Efficiency, Collection efficiency, Random Effects Model, VAR Granger Causality/Block Exogeneity Wald Tests Download PDF


Title: WORK VALUES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES: AN OVERVIEW OF REASERCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL SETUP
Author: Tapati Roy Yadav
Keyword: Work Values.
Page No: 25-28
Abstract: - Work values are less explored variables with relations to organizations. Work Values are aspect of job that would lead to personal satisfaction. There is a growing need in the organizational world to understand why an individual employee engages in different activities that either warrants success or failure of the organization. The lack of motivation owing to the mismatch personal and organizational motives leads to poor performance and lowered rate of productivity. The objective of this analysis is to accommodate personal and organizational values under single and simple theme that promotes dedication to work. The paper is an effort to study various work values and their implication in organization. This is a review analysis of literature on work values and its consequences on functional area of organization. Keyword: Work Values. Download PDF


Title: DIRECTION OF ONLINE RETAILING: IN THE CONTEXT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Author: Dr. Ashok Chopra,
Keyword: Online Retailing,
Page No: 29-48
Abstract: - The primary objective of this research paper is to generally examine and analyze the scope and future of online retailing in U.A.E. In order to get more accurate results, the main objective of this research is divided into very specific contexts which all explored the concept of online retailing in U.A.E. One particular concept to examine was to find out the current attitude of the U.A.E population towards online shopping on U.A.E based web stores. Furthermore, it is vital to identify what this population bought in general and specify which category of products they are mostly interested in. The other area to look at was to find out what commonly motivated the UAE people to go online and buy their preferred items instead of going to a physical shop. Finally, to discover how a typical online retailer performed in U.A.E in terms of security, costs, product offerings, and attracting customers. The final stage includes an analysis of the information and findings, hence a more in depth look at the whole issue. Therefore, a conclusion is drawn to foresee the future of online retailing in the UAE and how to succeed in this particular field. Keywords: Online Retailing, Download PDF


Title: RELATIONAL DIRECTION MODEL (RDM) OF E-RETAILING DEVELOPEDDURING RESEARCHON DIRECTION OF ONLINE RETAILING: IN THE CONTEXT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Author: Dr. Ashok Chopra,
Keyword: Relational Direction Model of E Retailing, RDM of E Retailing, Model of Relational Direction in E Retailing, E Retailing (Relational Direction Model).
Page No: 49-73
Abstract: - Global revenues in 2013 from online retail sales have crossed the $1Trillion barrier, getting an extra push from the expected jump in Internet user numbers. The primary objective of this research i s to generally examine and analyze the scope and future of online retailing in UAE. In order to get more accurate results, the main objective of this research was divided into very specific contexts which all explored the concept of online retailing in UAE at the final point. One particular aspect to examine was to find out the current attitude of the UAE population towards online shopping based on UAE web stores. And further look into what commonly motivates the customers to go online and buy their preferred items instead of going to a physical shop. Final aim of this study was to discover how a typical online retailer performs in UAE, in terms of security, costs, and product offerings. This study is an exploratory in nature, and both primary and secondary data is deployed. Secondary data is collected from one hundred thirty academic journals (e-journals) from different parts of the world and text books studied from literature review perspective; The Primary data is collected by executing an online survey served through questionnaire (questions resulted from factors and variables collected through studying e-journals). Keywords: Relational Direction Model of E Retailing, RDM of E Retailing, Model of Relational Direction in E Retailing, E Retailing (Relational Direction Model). Download PDF


Title: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: HOW IMPORTANT IS GOVERNMENTATTITUDE AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA?
Author: Ismail Adigun Olayemi, Adenekan Bashir Ayomide
Keyword: FDI, Government Quality, Economic Growth, GDP, ECM
Page No: 74-86
Abstract: - Financial sector development and the quality of governance of an economy will determine the amount and productivity of incoming finances. This study investigated the effect of foreign direct inves tment (FDI) on economic growth given the government quality and financial development in Nigeria with a data span of 1981 to 2013. The findings suggested an insignificant effect of FDI on growth. Governance quality and the financial sector do not help the situation as seen in the interactions. Repositioning the governance structure and quality, and broader development of the financial sector, including monitoring and ensuring adequate use of credits by the financial sector will ensure positive and significant relationship between FDI and growth. Keywords: FDI, Government Quality, Economic Growth, GDP, ECM Download PDF


Title: DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF FEMALE STUDENTS CAREER GUIDANCE: A CASE STUDY OF RURAL SINDH, PAKISTAN
Author: Altaf Hussain Samo* & Ummara Qureshi
Keyword: IBA, females education & economic.
Page No: 87-94
Abstract: - Whether it is a developed country or developing the issues related career advancement and guidance are becoming increasingly important for all the students in universities and institutes due to inc rease in career indecision, career decision- making, work adjustment, and career education. Pakistan where literacy rate is little above 57% of which only around 5.3% get higher education where the many universities are not having the career development centers dedicated to counsel and guide the students ; majority of students go through self guided mechanism or the wishes of their parents to choose a field of study or career in their life. This paper tries to explore the different factors that female students considered for choice of her study to career. The team at career development center Sukur IBA has proposed a study of female students studying in various classes at Sukkur IBA so that they can find out what sources of information available to them for choosing their career and what kind of advice and support available to them from their parents and institute during their study, so that an strategy can be developed for providing proper career guidance service to the female students during their studies at Sukkur IBA. Keywords: IBA, females education & economic. Download PDF