Research Seminar Empowers Postgraduate Students
A research seminar organised by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance provided a platform for postgraduate students to present their proposals to academics and their peers and receive constructive feedback on how they could potentially improve their research.
The seminar, championed by the School’s Academic Leader for Higher Degrees and Research, Dr Harold Ngalawa featured presentations from the School’s PhD candidates, covering a broad range of topics in economics and finance.
“Essays on Financial Risk Management for Microfinance Institutions in Southern Africa” was the tittle of Mr Hlupheko Dube’s presentation. This research analyses the significance of financial risk management of the poor and middle class through investigating the impact of financial risk management systems on the financial performance of microfinance in South Africa.
Mr Tafirei Mashamba delivered a presentation titled: “Liquidity Management of Banks in the Visegrad Bloc Under Basel III Liquidity Regulation”. The research explores how banks respond to liquidity and how despite the good objectives of the Basel III liquidity regulations they are likely to have effects on the banks’ liquidity management processes.
Mr Adebayo Kutu’s presentation titled: “The Dynamics of Industrial Production in BRICS Countries” analysed the long run and short run dynamics between industrial output production and economic growth in the Emerging Market Economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).
Ms Damilola Oyetade presented her research titled: “Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions in BRICS: A long term Performance Approach”. The purpose of the study is to examine factors that affect the long term performance of BRICS firms that engage in cross border mergers and acquisitions (CBM&A) and establish whether intra-BRICS acquisitions are more beneficial than acquisitions outside of BRICS countries.
Ngalawa commented that it is important for the School to host such seminars as they create a platform for the sharing of knowledge which is Important in the financial and economics industry and for postgraduate students to gain valuable insights to improve their research.