European Scientific Journal

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List of Papers (Total 14,316)

THE MARKETING OF THE CRAFT PRODUCTS IN ALBANIA, THE EFFECT OF WEB MARKETING

This article deals with the contribution of web marketing to the selling of craft products in Albania and hypothesizes thatweb marketing has an impact on their selling. An analysis of the data in the sample of the Albanian artisans is used toaddress the research question regarding the relationship between two concepts. This research will confirm the positive ornegative...

PSYCHOSOCIAL DEPRIVATION OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

This study investigated psychosocial deprivations among nursery school pupils in Ezinihitte Local Government Area of ImoState, Nigeria. The sample consist of 150 pupils who were drawn through proportionate random sampling technique from 6public nursery schools in the area of study. Four research questions were posed and data for their investigation werecollected using copies of...

BANK LENDING, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA

The study investigates the effect of bank lending and economic growth on the manufacturing output in Nigeria. Times seriesdata covering a period of 36 years (1973-2009) were employed and tested with the cointegration and vector error correctionmodel (VECM) techniques. The findings of the study show that manufacturing capacity utilization and bank lending ratessignificantly affect...

MEDIA AND MUSHARRAF: A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

Media have never been consistently free in Pakistan. Different regimes used legal and constitutional means to control themedia from public debate and criticism. In it over sixty-two years of history, Pakistan has been ruled by military more thanthe civilian. Media in Pakistan usually face threats, violence, economic pressure, etc. The country's laws have been usedagainst...

THE PROSPECTS OF MICRO-INSURANCE IN THE RURAL AREAS OF NIGERIA

This study investigates the prospects of micro-insurance in the rural areas of Nigeria, while Kebbi State wasused as case study. The data used in this study is cross sectional and was collected from a sample of 190respondents, who were contacted through a structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed usinglogit regression model and the study revealed that income level...

CORRELATES OF ADEQUACY OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS AMONG THE OLDER PERSONS IN NIGERIA

Background--It is unknown how socio-demographic variables impact on adequacy of gratuity among the older persons inNigeria. This has become essential in order to improve the preparation for old age among Nigerians. Reliable information isalso required to formulate comprehensive social security system for the elderly. Methods - Quantitative data was collectedthrough individual...

TRENDS OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION IN NIGERIA

Given the tremendous explosions of urban settlements and the decadence of rural areas during the past two or three decades, the myth, reality and hope of a sustainable human settlement pattern seem to have been unraveled by the two UN Habitat Conferences of 1976 and 1996. Even though the wide range, tempting and unresolved human settlement issues have for long been grappled with...

THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) CLASSROOM

This study describes and analyses the uses of Interactive WhiteBoards in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. It tries to answer the following questions; first, how can an Interactive WhiteBoard be used in a learning environment?, second, how can Interactive WhiteBoards promote student engagement?, and what are Interactive WhiteBoard activities in the EFL classroom?The...

GLOBAL NEWS FLOW DEBATE IN THE ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS: IS THE U.S MEDIA STILL THE WORLD’S NEWS LEADER?

The News Flow Debate (NFD), which is about the imbalance in the flow of news internationally, has continued to generate interest in communication research. This is because the issues that gave birth to the debate in the first instance have remained fluid, notwithstanding the impact of social media on the unidirectional flow of news and information due to the liberalization and...

UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO PHYSICS EDUCATION

In this paper, university undergraduate students’ assessment of the application of information technology to physics education was looked into. Eighty five final year educational technology students of the University of Ilorin who minored in introductory technology (physics component) participated in the study. Three research questions were generated and they were answered using...

ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURE OF NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (1999-2011)

The structure of election administration is a crucial component of the democratic project of any state. In Nigeria, it is widely acknowledged that the structural character of the country’s election management body –the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has over the years become the focal points at which elections are compromised. With insights from interviews and...

POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE CHALENGE OF FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA: A FOCUS ON KOGI STATE 2011 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

This research work unfolds party politics and the challenge of free and fair elections in Nigeria with specific focus on Kogi State 2011 gubernatorial election. The paper through the understanding of the typologies of political culture and political participation as frame work of analysis focuses on the concepts: political mobilization and education, party primaries and...

CHALLENGES FACING THE REALIZATION OF MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDG`s) IN EDUCATIONAL REFORM IN NIGERIA

The importance and linkage of education to the development of any society is well known. It is in recognition of this importance that the international community and governments all over the world have made commitments for citizens to have access to education. The delivery of education in Nigeria has suffered from years of neglect, compounded by inadequate attention to policy...

THE ROLE OF SME-S ON TOURISM MARKETING – THE CASE OF ALBANIA

Tourism is a priority sector in Albania. With its 13 % contribution to GDP and 233000 employed directly or indirectly annually, or 23,9 per cent of the total Albania jobs, it has become one of the most priority sectors promoted strongly even by the Government. Tourism marketing is always perceived as multi-parties effort toward a final aim, increase the country revenues. The...

QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF REVENUE ALLOCATION TO STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN NIGERIA (1999-2008)

As a follow-up to our last paper on Spatio-temporal information system analysis of revenue allocation in Nigeria, this article presents a quantitative evaluation of the statutory, value added tax and excess crude oil revenue allocation to states and the local governments in Nigeria between May 1999 – December 2008. A comparative and cluster analyses were conducted among the 36...

STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AND INTERNAL EFFICIENCY IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

In recent time, concerted efforts have been made on strategic planning to achieve internal efficiency in the school system. In fact, strategic planning, as a systematic and comprehensive analytical process that scans the internal and external environment of an institution, is more than ever before now receiving attention as a viable alternative in institutional management. This...