Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management 2018-12-05T05:35:27+00:00 Managing Editor Open Journal Systems Journal of Research in Business Economics and Management Enterprise Risk Management Adoption And Significant Positive Impact On Company Value. Case Study Of Sic Insurance Company Ghana ( Inferential Statistics And Hypothesis Testing). 2018-11-11T11:07:36+00:00 Linda Addie Sarpong Abstract This paper begins with academic empirical findings on current state of maturity with ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) as evidenced by research survey at SIC Company Ghana. The study of ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) took a qualitative research strategic approach, the study analysis of non-numerical qualitative data is expressed through words that is used to find answers to the stated hypothesis , which is applicable to this study. The research data collected was based on a single case study considering that the annual reports only indicated whether the company used COSO’s framework and ERM practices, a further investigation had to be made to ensure the suitability of the potential case company. State Insurance Corporation (SIC) Ghana was contacted considering that the company seemed to be using the COSO framework as well as having a strategic thinking regarding risk. The aim of the study was to investigate the usage of ERM (which should permeate the organization. To answer the research question some hypotheses have been formulated. These hypotheses are derived from findings of earlier research and literature. It is reasonable that firms with an ERM system may decide to increase leverage as a result of their improved risk appreciation . Another industrial sector with stronger ERM requirements due to regulatory restrictions, e.g. as a consequence of the downfall of Enron, is the energy industry. On the other hand, firms with a higher number of operating segments are faced with a higher risk complexity and therefore an increasing willingness to implement ERM. To answer H1 to H5, an analysis of the ERM implementation level needs to be performed. Second, the ERM implementation levels and performance of the insurance company needs to be coupled and compared to the other insurance companies in the sample. There are two research objectives which will be focused on 1) The grounded theory method which uses two basic principles: (a) questioning rather than measuring, and (b) generating hypotheses using theoretical coding and 2) the value impact of ERM systems, different empirical methods along with different time periods (a one-year and a multi-period sample), thereby following the literature. The hypothesize that the following firm characteristics have an impact on the likelihood of an ERM implementation. Keywords Hypothesis,Risk,Method,Ghana,Insurance 2018-11-04T09:19:25+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE IMPACT OF ROLE STRESS ON JOB PERFORMANCE IN THE BANKING SECTOR IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED BANKS IN THE SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY 2018-11-11T11:07:36+00:00 Trina Ofosu-Adarkwa <p align="center">Abstract</p><p>In today's world, stress has become a global phenomenon, manifested in different forms in every workplace worldwide. For this study, role stress and its influence on job performance in selected banks in the Sunyani Municipality was assessed. A descriptive survey was conducted to identify the factors responsible for role stress in banks, effects of role-related stress on job performance, and stress coping strategies employed by bank employees in Sunyani municipality. Both secondary and primary data was used to gather information for the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 140 workers of five selected banks. The study revealed that workload, long working hours, reporting early to work, and lack of regular stress management practices were identified as the major factors contributing to role stress to the bank workers as affirmed by majority of the respondents. Again, the study found that there is a negative impact of role stress on job performance. Those workers who had high level of job stress exhibited low job performance. The study observed that management of the bank did not have established measures of managing stress among workers as affirmed by majority (85%) of the respondents. The study recommends that since the role-related stress from long working hours and workload were high among workers; the management of banks should pay attention to solving the issues of inadequate resources and equipment’s in order to prevent stress among staff and also improve upon performance. </p> 2018-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Integrating Montessori Principles in Mental Health Education 2018-12-05T05:35:27+00:00 Linda Addie Sarpong Yunhong Hao <p>This research paper will seek to address the ensuing principal research question: “What has been the role of early childhood education for the mentally ill child?” The Montessori principles which can be found in the proposed research lies in the fact that relative research undertaken on the role of mentally ill children’s education still continue to be in its infancy stage. There are a number of academic publications which have focused on the identification of key areas in need of further study between students’ social, emotional well-being, mental health and their school success as well as academic achievement. This research aims to investigate to what extent Maria Montessori‘s argument could be significant for today’s educational policies for the mentally ill. Montessori studied her mentally disabled patients, listening and carefully noting their response to her attempts to implement Séguin's educational methods, as well as their progress in becoming increasingly independent and verbal. The study will target this void by enunciating, refining and encompassing some of the recent hypothetical viewpoints of Montessori education and mental care.</p> <p>Index Terms - Montessori, Education, Health, Children</p> 2018-11-21T04:32:04+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Competitiveness of Turkey’s Automotive Industry 2018-11-20T11:31:03+00:00 Mustafa Kemal Yıldırım <p>This paper attempts to answer the question whether Turkey’s Automotive Industry, which was, in 2016, 14<sup>th</sup> largest automotive industry in the world, and the 5<sup>th</sup> in Europe, is competitive or not. To measure the competitiveness of the industry, Revealed Comparative Advantage index (RCA) has been benefited. What differs this study from the previous ones are the facts that: first, the time span that the study which covers a larger period than most of other studies benefiting RCA index, namely, the time coverage of the study is from 2001 to 2016, thus the results will also account for the RCA values of 2001 and 2008, which are the economic crisis years. Second, in addition to having a large time coverage, to the best of the author’s knowledge, this study’s results provides the most up-to-date RCA values for the industry.    </p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;"><br /></span> <strong>Keywords </strong>Competitiveness, Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), Turkish Automotive Sector 2018-11-20T11:31:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##