DIAMONDBRIDGE ECONOMICS & BUSINESS JOURNAL
Garden City Premier Business School
ISSN – PRINT:2756-4495 | ONLINE: 2756-4487
Volume 01, Issue 01 – 2021
Quest for Managerial Empowerment towards Managerial Creativity in a Post -pandemic future of Nigeria Banks
1 Inemesit N. Ebito, Ph.D, Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
2 Victoria S. Umana, Ph.D, Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
3 Victor A. Umoh Ph.D Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Corresponding Author Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The study is aimed at investigating the quest for managerial empowerment towards managerial creativity in banks in post pandemic future of the Nigerian banking industry. The study had two specific objectives: To investigate how banks’ employees perceive managerial empowerment in a post pandemic future in the Nigerian banking industry and to examine the relationship between managerial empowerment and managerial creativity in a post pandemic future in the Nigerian banking industry. The research design adopted was a survey. The population was made up of 896 permanent staff of the grade of Banking Officer and above. Seven deposit money banks were selected for the study. A sample size of 269 was selected through a combination of Cochran’s formula and Bowler’s model. Data collected were analyzed using regression analyses. The study revealed that bank staff want more managerial empowerment; it also established a significant relationship between managerial empowerment and managerial creativity in the banks in a post pandemic future in the Nigerian banking industry. It was concluded that managerial empowerment plays a pivotal role in enhancing managerial creativity in banks in a post pandemic future in the Nigerian banking sector. It was therefore recommended that managerial empowerment should be considered as useful policy in the Nigerian banking sector for enhanced employees’ creativity.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Competencies, Business Performance, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SME Operators, Nigeria
Globalization Opportunities and Threats to Business Education Programmes in South East Nigeria Tertiary Institutions
Thomas Ekpete Dame
Department of Business Education, School of Vocational Education, Ebonyi State College of Education Ikwo
Globalization is desideratum for extending the frontiers of contemporary business Education Programmes. This study examined globalization opportunities and threats to Business Education programmes in Tertiary institutions in South East, Nigeria using descriptive survey research design. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The population consisted of 148 Business Education lecturers in the selected 5 Universities and 5 Colleges of Education that offer Business Education Programmes in South East, Nigeria. There was no sample for the study because the population was not large. A structured questionnaire validated by three experts, two from Business Education and one from Measurement and Evaluation domains were used for data collection. The Reliability of the instrument was computed for internal consistency using Cronbach Alpha statistic. A reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation statistics while t-test statistic was used to test the null hypotheses. The result showed that male and female Business Education Lecturers do not differ in their opinions on the increasing globalization opportunities in Business Education Programmes. The result also indicated that Universities and Colleges of Education Business Education Lecturers do not differ in their opinions on the increasing globalization threats in Business Education Programmes. It was recommended that Federal and State Government should endeaviour to provide adequate ICT facilities in Business Education Programmes in Universities and Colleges of Education in South East, Nigeria.
Keyword: Globalization, Opportunities, Threats, Business Education.