INSURANCE

ANALYSIS OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES TO THE GROWTH OF SMES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background The substantial growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) activity clearly marks SME as one of the most remarkable economic phenomena. SME is a business that is privately owned and operated with a small number of employees and relatively moderate volume of sales. The definition of SMEs varies from country …

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSURANCE AS RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1    Background to the Study No construction project is risk free. Every construction project, large or small, involves risks with varying impact. The construction industry is subject to more risk and uncertainty than many other industries (Flanagan and Norman, 1993). The process of taking a project from initial investment appraisal to completion, …

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THE REFORMS IN THE NIGERIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY, THE CHALLENGES, PROSPECTS AND IMPLICATIONS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION  1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY As a key aspect of the financial service sector, the insurance sector plays an invaluable role in any modern economy. As an effective mechanism for risk management, the efficiency and vibrancy of the insurance industry in any society is a good indication of the state of the …

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RELEVANCE OF INSURANCE POLICY IN DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION  In any organization or industry involved in distribution and transportation, insurance policy is very inevitable as it protects the organization from uncertain occurrence in the course of distribution and transportation.The relevance of insurance policy in distribution and transportation will no far fetch help an organization involved in the need to minimize …

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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME: A STUDY OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, AKWA IBOM STATE

This study examined knowledge and attitude of civil servants towards National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Uyo Local Government Area. Three research questions were posed to guide the study. The study adopted a qualitative research design in exploring the identified variables (awareness, attitude and level of uptake) of NHIS. The sample size for this study …

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WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE AMONG INFORMAL SECTOR PRACTITIONERS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background to the Study Economists often emphasize that demand should not be confused with need, desire or want. The need, want, or desire for a good or service that is backed-up with the willingness and ability to pay is what is termed as demand. Obviously, in a country like Nigeria where poverty …

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EFFECT OF MOTIVATION ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF EMPLOYEES IN THE NIGERIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY: The role of motivation on the productivity of employees in any organization cannot be overemphasized. Now, research on the subject of motivation has advanced greatly in western countries; this cannot be said for developing economies like Nigeria (Ituma et al, 2011). The goal of employee motivation is to …

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CONTRIBUTION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES TO THE GROWTH OF SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The insurance industry is a highly specialized industry that gives greater security to the fortunes of entrepreneurs and the whole society. It is one of the financial institutions in Nigeria today that could aid the growth of small and medium scale businesses. It is on this knowledge that Egeria …

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EFFECT OF CONSUMER BUYING BEHAVIOUR ON THE PURCHASE OF INSURANCE PRODUCTS

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1.1    INTRODUCTION: Every day consumers buy things. Consumers exchange their money for goods and services, for their own use and for the use of their families: Consumers choose things they think will meet their needs on a day-to-day basis, and they occasionally make buying decisions which will affect their lives …

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EFFECTS OF RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

chapter one 1.1   Background to the Study Insurance companies play an important role in the financial services sector of most countries by lowering total risk, contributing to economic growth and efficient resource allocation, reducing transaction costs, creating liquidity, facilitating economies of scale and spreading financial losses (Duompos, Gaganis, and Pasiouras, 2012). They do this through underwriting …

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