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    Violent Video Games and Aggression Among Young Adults: The Moderating Effects of Adverse Environmental Factors
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2021) Addo, Prince Clement; Fang, Jiaming; Kulbo, Nora Bakabbey; Gumah, Bernard; Dagadu, Joshua Caleb; Li, Liangqiang
    Research is divided on the effects of violent video games (VVGs). Some scholars claimed that VVG promotes aggression, reduces empathy, increases self-injury, and externalization, whereas others claim that a minimal or, in some cases, no traits as reported by the former is associated with playing VVGs. This study provides evidence to support claims that VVG is associated with aggressive behavior among young adults. However, the study focused more importantly on the moderating effects of adverse environmental factors on this relationship from a cross-cultural perspective. A total of 3,219 young adults between 18 and 35 years sampled from colleges and game centers in Ghana and China provided support for this study. We adopted a parallel moderated- mediation regression analysis and found that increased exposure to VVG is associated with reduced empathy concerns, aggression-related thoughts, and increased aggressive behavior. Although controlling for gender, setting, and location, the results pointed to the magnifying effects of the adverse environments in explaining the association between VVG and aggressive behavior. This study thus provides strong support for the frequently debated adverse effects of playing VVG among young adults with a particular reference to environmental factors and will hence aid in communicating a more representative viewpoint on the effects of VVG.
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    Impact of Banking and Financial Systems on Environmental Sustainability: An Overarching Study of Developing, Emerging, and Developed Economies
    (2020-09-30) Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora; Olusola Bamisile; Evans Opoku-Mensah; Adasa Nkrumah Kofi Frimpong
    In recent years, the developed, emerging, and developing economies have prioritized environmental sustainability attainment. In an attempt to offer some potential policy choices towards the achievement of sustainable development, this paper shifts emphasis from the popularly discussed economic development and carbon emissions nexus. Instead, we examine the impact of the banking and financial system’s activities on carbon emissions for a sample of 45 countries. These are comprised of developed, emerging, and developing countries between 1990 and 2017. To fill the gap in the literature, the nexus is examined in seven different phases. This study exposes robust and reliable empirical results with the use of Feasible General Least Squares, random effects with regards to the Durbin–Wu–Hausman test, and Difference General Method of Moments panel data estimation models. Our findings indicate that the increase of domestic credit to the private sector and commercial bank lending consistently contributes towards aggravated carbon emissions in all economic types. Additionally, increased deposit rates in developing economies, increased lending rates in developed economies, and increased deposit rates in emerging economies contribute towards the overall reduction of carbon emissions. The decrease in lending to high GHG emitting members of the private sector by financial institutions in all economies is recommended based on the results of this study.
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    Promoting Information Resource Management for E Government th
    (2018-08) Md Nazirul Islam Sarker; Md Altab Hossin; Adasa Nkrumah Kofi Frimpong; Yin Xiaohua
    Big data has a potential to transform traditional government system to data-driven e-government system by utilizing modern analytical techniques. The aim of this article is to explore the applicability of big data for ensuring e-government. An extensive literature review has been administered using various levels of scales and indicators. Literature survey shows that a number of models have been developed to explain e-governance but systematic research on the suitability of big data for e-government is still lacking. This article argues that big data can help the information resource management system of the government for improving transparency and reducing corruption, fastest public service delivery, reducing public hassle, providing easy access to public services, reducing error and reducing poverty through e services, e-management, e-democracy, and e-commerce. This article further argues that big data has a significant role in cost effective service delivery to citizens, policy coherence, access to public services, participation and engagement, representation, access to information, open government and corruption control. The finding suggests that big data technologies should be implemented in every public-sector organization by minimizing technological challenges and threats, ensuring the privacy of citizen’s information, maximizing utilization of data and promoting information management capacity.
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    Mobile Commerce: Mobile Money Transfer In Ghana(Customers's Perspective)
    (2016-05) Adasa Nkrumah Kofi Frimpong; Samuel Adu Gyamfi
    Mobile money transfer allows people to send money using Short Message Service (SMS). Its low costs, fast speed and no need of having a bank account. The service started in Kenya as MPESA introduced by Safaricom and has since been replicated in other parts of the world especially in developing countries. The service was introduced in Ghana in 2009. Much research has been done in mobile money transfer but mostly focused on the success of MPESA. Very little is known with respect to the service in Ghana. This paper studied the use of mobile money transfer service in Ghana from the customers’ perspective. The study sought to compare the extension and impact of the service as against the successful implementation of Kenya’s MPESA. The objective was to investigate the socioeconomic characteristics of MMT users, and their MMT experience. Quantitative and qualitative research method based on the Positivism and the Interpretivism philosophies were used. The survey method using questionnaire was used. The mobile money transfer processes, as used in Ghana, was modelled. The result of the survey showed that MMT was used to a large extent in Ghana, just as in Kenya; it was concluded that like the survey by Mas & Radcliffe, (2010) which found that 98 percent of users in Kenya were happy with the service, the users in Ghana were equally happy, however, the percentage in Ghana was 88%
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    Drive-In As E-Commerce Strategy In Ghana
    (2016-05) Adasa Nkrumah Kofi Frimpong; Samuel Adu Gyamfi
    The study sought to critically analyze the impact, awareness and importance of Drive-In as electronic commerce strategy in Ghana. The high demand of consumers and competition among Ghanaian markets has caused changes in electronic commerce strategy as a result of technological innovations, increased awareness and improved supply chain management. This paper uses Ababio Express (a supermarket in Ghana) as a case study in exploring the impact, awareness and importance of Drive-In as e-commerce strategy. On the whole, a “Drive-In” framework was proposed which formed the basis for a successful e-commerce site to aid online shopping. The study revealed that E-commerce is one of the fastest and easiest way of shopping for busy people in Ghana. This has made the transition to internet shopping a necessity for organizations. Despite its benefits, developing countries still lag behind in the adoption of electronic commerce. The study further explored the history of drive-in markets in other countries, their impacts and innovations as time went on and drive-in today. The findings show that there is room for service quality as in improving online shopping in the Ghanaian supermarkets. Recommendations and suggestions for future research were presented in the end.