International Journal of Modern Management Sciences
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An Appraisal of Contract and Casual Staff Employments in Nigeria: Implications on Industrial Relations and Corporate Governance
Ukpata Sunday Ijuo, Nwanegbo Jaja Chukwuemeka & Hassan Vincent
 PP. 1 - 20
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ABSTRACT: This study is primarily concerned with “an appraisal of contract and casual staff employments in Nigeria and the attendant implications on the industrial relations and corporate governance. The study adopted a descriptive survey method. A total of 540 respondents were selected for questionnaire administration in 6 delineated banks from three (3) states of the South-South and South-West, Nigeria and 3 branches of each bank were selected each in a state giving a total of 18 branches of each bank per state and 10 respondents per each bank branch purposively. Five directional null hypotheses were formulated and tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient (r) (PPMCC). The result showed a high positive correlation between the variables examined leading to the rejection of the five null hypotheses. It was also found that, the casualization and contracting of Bank workforce in Nigeria affect economic activities of both urban and rural communities which exhibit negative strains on industrial relation and corporate governance of Nigerian state. It was recommended among other things that, Legislation should be enacted to prohibit all banks from having preference of recruiting casual and contract staff over the employment of permanent staff. As the banks’ public trust and confidence will be better enhanced when their workforce are permanent which will in turn create more discipline across all categories of staff. The study concludes that, the abuses of labour laws in Nigeria by banks’ Management have not been adequately redressed by relevant authorities. This situation has allowed Banks’ Management to dismissed or lay-off staff without recourse to legal and statutory provisions governing employment in Nigeria and it is glaringly seen that, Banks’ programme on workforce downsizing are neither in line with the laid down international and Nigerian labour laws nor with staff employment agreement terms of the banks concerned.

A Multilevel Study of Proactive Personality and Employee Creativity
Muhammad Faisal Malik, Naveed Ilyas, Smabia Iftikhar Abbasi
 PP. 21 - 41
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship of proactive personality and employee creativity through different level in software industry of Pakistan. For the purpose, data were collected from 103 software engineers working in different software houses of Pakistan. The respondents rate their proactive personality, whereas their creativity level was rated by their immediate supervisors. The results of study indicate that proactive personality is having significant relationship with employee creativity and optimism, job autonomy, supervisor support are potential moderator between the proactive personality and employee creativity. The current study is unique in nature as it is covering the potential factors which can influence the creativity level of employee such as personal factors (Proactive Personality and Optimism), Job level factor (Job Autonomy) and Organization related factor (Supervisor Support) which have not been discussed collectively in the literature. Moreover in Pakistani context no single study found in published literature regarding proactive personality and employee creativity.

Implications of Electronic Banking on Commercial Banks’ Performance in Nigeria (2000-2017)
Ekele, Jacob Samuel and Ukpata Ijuo Sunday
 PP. 42 - 60
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ABSTRACT: This study is on the implications of E-banking on Commercial Banks’ Performance in Nigeria between 2000 and 2017. Electronic Banking System is seen to be an innovative service delivery mode that offers diversified financial services like cash withdrawal, funds transfer, cash deposits, payment of utility and credit card bills, cheque book requests, and other financial enquiries. This has in a way altered the services rendered by the Nigerian commercial banks over the years; hence this study seeks to examine the implication of the advent of electronic banking into the Nigerian banking industry between 2000 and 2017 in Nigeria. The study made use of secondary data sourced from the Central Bank of Nigeria statistical bulletin and the National Bureau of Statistics between 2000 and 2017. Using the Panel regression techniques; the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between e-banking services and the performance of commercial banks in Nigeria. However, it was observed that the commercial banks are yet to maximize the opportunities provided by e-banking system in Nigeria. The study, therefore recommended that the commercial banks should raise the level of integration of e-banking into their operations beyond the present basic level of transactions.