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  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Small and Medium Scale Poultry Farming Enterprises in Karuri, Kenya | Felix Gad | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    is 89 5 In today s Kenya Poultry farming operate under various conditions and constrains which stand on the way to the achievement of the enterprise Commercial farming can be one of the possible solutions in this deficiency situation and due to its size poultry farmers neither has control over input factor costs or the prices at which it sells its output with the result that insufficient and high cost firms are forced out of the business This study will explore ways of solving these constraints With effective management commercial farming system can be a mean to develop markets and to bring about the transfer of technical skill in a way of increasing productivity that is profitable for both the investors and farmers The primary data were collected from 45 sample farms in Karuri Kenya and analyzed using SPSS v 20 It was revealed in the present study that although the independent farmer was able to take advantage of the increase in the price of broilers in the market resulting in a higher price per bird as compared with the commercial farmers these farmers were faced by numerous challenges in their undertakings The Government of Kenya should train poultry farmers

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26824 (2016-05-01)
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  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Small and Medium Scale Poultry Farming Enterprises in Karuri, Kenya | Felix Gad | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
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    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26824/27491 (2016-05-01)
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  • Dividend Policy on Financial Performance: A Case Study of Selected Registered Firm in Nigeria | G. | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    Financial Performance A Case Study of Selected Registered Firm in Nigeria Monogbe Tunde G Ibrahim Ayankunle A Abstract Dividend policy serves as a mechanism for control of a managerial opportunism The objective of the study is toascertaining the relationship between dividend policy and corporate profitability Investment and Earning perShares Data for the study were extracted from annual report and accounts of twenty five quoted companies inNigeria These data were subjected to regression analysis using Eview software and the findings indicate that There is a positive and significant association between the firm performance and dividend policy of the sampledfirm The study furtherly shows that there is a strong and positive significant relationship between ROCE ASSTand dividend policy NOTE ROCE is used in proxy of profit of the firm after tax while ASST is used in proxy ofinvestment of the firm While EPS shows a positive impact on the firm dividend policy It is herebyrecommended that Organizations should effectively appropriate fund available to them and manage it in such away that more profit can be generate which will in turn lead to increase in the shareholders dividend Secondly adequate monitoring and supervision should be embarked upon by the firm to ensure prudency

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26291 (2016-05-01)
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  • Disclosure of Corporate Governance Compliance of State Owned Commercial Banks in Bangladesh and Stakeholders’ Expectation | Islam | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    Bangladesh Securities andExchange Commission BSEC and Bangladesh Bank BB by SOCBs Annual reports of 2013 for four StateOwned Commercial Banks one of which is listed in Dhaka Stock Exchange DSE have been used to conductthis study Firstly 95 disclosure variables from Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission BSEC notifications and 73 disclosure variables from Bangladesh Bank BB Corporate Governance Guidelines havebeen identified as disclosure variables Secondly 95 variables from BSEC have been converted into 7 mainvariables and 73 variables from BB have been converted in to 3 main variables Then to find compliance statusof notifications of SOCBs provided by BSEC and BB cross tabulation and descriptive statistics are presented byusing SPSS The results of the study conclude that compliance of corporate governance notification by SOCBs inBangladesh is not satisfactory In case of disclosure of corporate governance compliance notifications issued byBSEC we have found that it is 59 in Dichotomous Approach and 54 in Partial Compliance Approach In caseof disclosure of corporate governance notifications issued by BB it is 37 according to Dichotomous Approachand 29 in terms of Partial Compliance Approach It is also found that there is no separate notification based onstate owned concept for SOCBs in Bangladesh Lack of corporate

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26293 (2016-05-01)
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  • Factors Influencing Individual Investor Behaviour during Initial Public Offers (IPOs) in Kenya | Ndirangu | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    in Kenya Antony Wahome Ndirangu Barrack Otieno Ouma Felix Gad Munyaka Abstract Kenyan equity market exhibits trends of over subscriptions during Initial Public Offer in the recent years Though the profit gains in IPOs are dismal in the short run and majority of Kenyan retail investors are also shortterm there still exists a market rush whenever there is an IPO issue Descriptive research design was appliedduring this survey which involved interviewing the retail investors at NSE The study established that investorsfeel awareness is the most important factor before making investment decision Adoption of internet and mobilemarketing and awareness program will enhance the public knowledge on IPO and investment at the stockexchange In general it has been observed that women are more risk averse than men the young are more riskseeking than the old wealthier individuals manifest a greater willingness to invest in equities and the poor arerisk averse Access to information about the performance of companies was suggested to be the key element instakeholder recognition of a company s share index performance Internet is increasingly important since theweb gives better and freer exchange of information Finally CMA should put in place stringent regulations toprotect retail investors from fraudulent and unhealthy

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26297 (2016-05-01)
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  • Effects of Computer Assisted Instructional Technique on Students’ Achievement in Financial Accounting in Colleges of Education in Southeast Nigeria | Agboh | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    three null hypotheses were developed to guide the study The study adopted quasi experimentaldesign The population for the study was 558 NCE III students of financial accounting in the nine colleges ofeducation in Southeast Nigeria The sample size for the study was 122 NCE III students of financial accountingfrom two randomly sampled Colleges of Education in Southeast Nigeria which include Federal College ofEducation Eha amufu Enugu State and Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri Imo State The instrumentfor data collection was 40 multiple choice Financial Accounting Achievement Test FAAT The instrument wasvalidated by three experts and the reliability was tested using Kuder Richardson 21 K R21 reliability method inwhich a coefficient of 0 81 was obtained Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation foranswering the research questions while Analysis of Covariance ANCOVA was used for testing the hypothesisat 0 05 level of significance Based on data analyzed the study found that students taught financial accountingwith computer assisted instructional method had significantly higher mean achievement score than the controlgroup that taught with conventional lecture method The study also found that gender of the students had nosignificant p 0 05 interaction effects with the treatment given to them Based on

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26299 (2016-05-01)
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  • How Efficient is Dhaka Stock Exchange in Terms of Weak Form of Market Efficiency? | Huda | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    used inputs of the previous studies studies back in days of1960 s By using monthly market return series data the researchers had tried to check whether DSE DhakaStock Exchange had been efficient in the weak form or not Evidence of weak form of efficiency had been alsotested across time slabs across share category and across industries Both parametric and non parametric testswere used to find out evidence of random walk behavior To add variations in the study daily return series andunsmoothed return series were used The researchers had not found any evidence of weak form of marketefficiency for Dhaka Stock Exchange on the whole even though there was a sign of improvement in terms ofweak form of market efficiency across time The returns of stocks and market portfolio were found to be autocorrelatedand market generally overreacted to information The effectiveness of two market anomaly basedtrading strategy momentum and weekend effect was tested based on ex post return series but these strategiesfailed to garner sustainable abnormal profit But still the researchers cannot refute the possibility of a trading ruleor a few trading rules extracting abnormal return in an inefficient market like Bangladesh There was no real signof weak form of market

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26301 (2016-05-01)
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  • Investor Attention and Earnings Management:Empirical Evidence from the Listed Firms in China | Guo | Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
    has not reach the same conclusion This paper empirically tests the relationship betweenearnings management and investors attention And it also investigates how the firms type of ownership affectsthe relationship between earnings management and investors attention Using the data of Baidu searchingvolume index of the non financial Chinese listed firms from 2007 to 2011 we construct a measure of investorattention in this paper and find that firms with higher investors attention

    Original URL path: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/26303 (2016-05-01)
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