Vol 3, No 2

Table of Contents

Articles

Destination Images of Korea: An Alaskan Perception PDF
Brandon Walcutt
Image plays a significant influencing role in destination selection. This study was conducted with the specific goal of determining the destination images of Korea as perceived by both Alaskan travelers and travel agents as a proxy for the general American population. Components of the image construct were identified through the collection of structured and unstructured data. The results showed that both groups possess somewhat different images of the same region of which are, to a degree, contrary to the images promoted by the marketers of Korea. Recommendations are provided to offer valuable direction to Korean tourism officials and marketers to better promote the region to Alaskans and Americans overall.

Role of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) at Ensuring Accountability and Corporate Governance in Nigeria PDF
Lukman Raimi, I. B. Suara, A.O. Fadipe
Accounting profession is unique globally because it cherishes ethical principles like transparent honesty, trust, integrity, openness, prudence and responsible accountability. Absence of, and flagrant violation of these professional ethics in the Nigerian business environment encouraged corruption and fraudulent practices of monumental proportion. Attempts to curb these ills led to the establishment of economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) and independent corruption practices & related offences commission (ICPC) by the Federal Government of Nigeria. This paper explores the role of both anti-graft agencies at ensuring accountability and corporate governance in Nigeria in the face of endemic financial indiscipline in both public and private sector organisations. The methodology adopted in this paper is the narrative-textual case study (NTCS), a research method that sources the required quantitative and qualitative secondary data on the phenomenon of study from internet, World Wide Web, online databases, e-libraries et cetera. On the strength of the qualitative data sourced, it was discovered that both agencies have been hindered by administrative and judicial bureaucracy from performing creditably well. It was also discovered that the role of both agencies have been functionally duplicated, as they go after the same culprits. The paper therefore boldly recommends that the extant anti-graft laws be harmonised and strengthened to enhance the effectiveness of fight against lack of accountability and breach of corporate governance ethics by those holding political and non-political positions in Nigeria.

Some Indicators of African Agriculture Situations, Exports and Opportunities PDF
Mmaduabuchukwu Mkpado
Agriculture is one of the treasures and livelihood of Africa which makes African serve a ‘nitch’ in trade. The paper examines some indicators of African agricultural situations such as arable lands, trends in livestock production, exportation of major agricultural crops, employment trend and agricultural contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). Comparisons involved references to other parts of the world. Secondary data used were analysed using descriptive statistics. The result shows that agriculture has contributed fairly to development of African economies relative to world averages. The paper showed that adequate transformation is a prerequisite for African agriculture to to attain its optimum potential and contribute to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) and objectives of the post MDGs movements’ agenda. It concludes by highlighting opportunities for improved agricultural transformation and performance in Africa.



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