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1. Snyman, Annie. Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa.

Degree: MDF, 2014, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The planet is at risk, which could be to the peril of its people. The current consumption rate of natural resources surpasses capacity and new ways are required to address the ecosystems threats and biodiversity losses the planet faces. This research reviewed the various threats Earth faces and ways to finance corrective action to ensure it remains inhabitable. The research aimed to review factors influencing fundraising of non-profit Environmental Funds and chose as case study, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa, given its long history in supporting conservation in the country. The research used the Seven-S strategy model as analysis framework and assessed four of the seven categories namely strategy, structure, systems and staff using data in the public domain. The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa was found to be financially healthy, liquid and stable. This in itself confirmed its fundraising success over many years and not only during the period of review. It had a diversified funding mix and its largest type of income was derived from subscriptions and donations, which was confirmed by the reliance ratio calculations. There was a clear organisational purpose and direction, yet no specific fundraising strategy was stated. Findings from the supporter retention analysis indicated a possible shift in focus to obtain a larger unrestricted income base and to align with supporters that stay with the cause over longer periods. Structural aspects showed that there was a substantial increase of organisational sub-units supporting new programmes between 2008 and 2013. Contributed income mirrored the changes up to 2012 after which a drop in income was observed. Trustee composition changes and income derived from subscription and donation changes trended in similar patterns. Systems incorporating governance practices, financial reporting and auditing were observed to be sound and in line with good governance practices including King King Code of Governance. The staff analysis showed an increase in overall staffing numbers and concomitant rise in contributed income up to 2012. The retention of key managerial staff was prevalent. Advisors/Committee Members: Adjasi, Charles K. D..

Subjects/Keywords: Environmental funds  – South Africa; Nonprofit organizations  – South Africa; Biodiversity conservation  – Finance  – South Africa; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Snyman, A. (2014). Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97294

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Snyman, Annie. “Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa.” 2014. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed May 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97294.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Snyman, Annie. “Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa.” 2014. Web. 19 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Snyman A. Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2014. [cited 2019 May 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97294.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Snyman A. Study of factors influencing fundraising success for non-profit environmental funds in South Africa : a case study of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97294

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


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2. Nyeadi, Joseph Dery. Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries.

Degree: PhD, 2018, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH SUMMARY : In recent times, the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) into economies has been a major task embarked upon by many nations. Though much have been documented on the impact of foreign direct investment inflow to host nations at the macro level, less is known about the impact of foreign direct investment at the firm level, especially in Africa, despite the greater efforts put in place to woo in FDI. This study investigated the link between FDI and firm economic activities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The study specifically answered the following questions: (1) to what extent does FDI inflow to firms enhance the value of the host firms? (2) Do firms with FDI spend more on CSR than non-FDI owned firms? (3) What impact has FDI got on firm innovation? The outcome of the study has been organized into three empirical essays. The first empirical essay investigates the relationship between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and firm value (measured using Tobin’s Q and ROA) for selected African firms from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa for the period of 2008 to 2012. Using the System Generalized Method of Moments, we established that FDI has a positive significant impact on firm value in all the three countries (South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana). This positive relationship between FDI and firm value in the selected countries can be attributed to technological transfer, managerial transfer, innovation transfer and skills transfer in favour of the host firms through inflows of FDI. The second essay investigates empirically the impact of inward FDI on host firm Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance in South Africa. The study employs Panel Corrected Standard Errors (PCSE) and Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) to estimate the effect of FDI on CSR and thus addresses contemporaneous cross-correlations across the panel cross sections as well as endogeneity between FDI and CSR. It is established from the study that FDI has a strong positive impact on firm CSR performance. When CSR is decomposed further into its major components, FDI positively impacts on social and environmental components but has no impact on governance components. The third empirical essay investigates the impact of inward FDI on host firm innovation in Nigeria and South Africa. In examining the relationship between FDI and firm innovation, two robust Instrumental Variable estimation techniques (Two Stage Least Squares and Limited Information Maximum Likelihood) have been employed so as to account for endogeneity problems. While FDI positively influences firm innovation in Nigeria, we found no evidence of any impact of FDI on firm innovation in South Africa. This study does not only serve as a reference work for subsequent investigations on the impact of FDI on innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it also serves as a guide to policy makers on trade and investment policies. The contribution of this thesis is in a number of ways. One, it accounts for endogeneity between FDI and firm value and FDI and innovation, an issue… Advisors/Committee Members: Adjasi, Charles K. D., Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. School of Public Leadership..

Subjects/Keywords: Investments, Foreign  – Africa; Enterprise value  – Africa; Social responsibility of business  – Africa; Firm innovation  – Africa; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Nyeadi, J. D. (2018). Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries. (Doctoral Dissertation). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105107

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nyeadi, Joseph Dery. “Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Stellenbosch University. Accessed May 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105107.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nyeadi, Joseph Dery. “Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries.” 2018. Web. 19 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Nyeadi JD. Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. [cited 2019 May 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105107.

Council of Science Editors:

Nyeadi JD. Essays on foreign direct investment and firm economic activities in selected sub-Saharan African countries. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105107


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3. Nordjo, Ralph Essem. Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana.

Degree: PhD, 2018, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH SUMMARY : Access to finance plays a significant role in transforming or modernising the agricultural sector from subsistence to commercial farming; however, access to finance remains a challenge to smallholder farmers, especially for those in developing countries. Although the literature points to some directions on the transmission of finance into the productivity and welfare of smallholder farmers, very few rigorous studies have been conducted to investigate the impact of access to finance on smallholder agricultural productivity and household welfare, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study, therefore, tested for the finance-productivity and finance-welfare links in Ghana using rigorous evaluation techniques that address the problems of endogeneity and selection bias. Additionally, the study examined the determinants of smallholder market access and market participation as well as the impact of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) on productivity. Data for the study was obtained through a field survey on the Agricultural Value Chain Facility (AVCF) project implemented in the Northern Region of Ghana. The outcomes of the study are presented in four essays. In the first essay, we estimate the effect of access to finance on the productivity of smallholder maize farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana. We applied instrumental variable (IV) estimation techniques to control for selection and endogeneity bias. Our results indicate that access to finance increases maize productivity. The second essay estimates the effect of access to finance on smallholder farmers’ welfare. We compared the average difference in welfare between farmers with access to finance and non-equivalent control groups. By adopting propensity score matching (PSM) and propensity score weighting (PSW) to control for selection bias, the results of the econometric estimation indicate that access to finance has a positive and significant effect on the welfare of smallholder farmers. Financial sector policies must be focused not only on rural finance in general but must also be geared towards unlocking the challenges of agricultural financing at all levels. To this end, developing a comprehensive agricultural value-chain finance policy will play a cardinal role towards improving access to finance and improving the welfare of smallholder farmers. Agricultural policies must have significant financing subcomponents aimed at financing the agricultural value chain. In the third essay we assess the market access and market participation amongst smallholder farmers. Using the double-hurdle model, we found that there are significant differences in the effect of market factors (transactions and transportation costs) and production factors on market participation and the intensity of participation. These differences also exist across crop types. Policies and strategies for increasing market access and market participation must not be the same for all smallholder farmers. The fourth and final essay estimates the impact of the Integrated Soil… Advisors/Committee Members: Adjasi, Charles K. D., Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. School of Public Leadership..

Subjects/Keywords: Agriculture  – Ghana; Smallholder farmers  – Ghana; Subsistence farming  – Ghana  – Finance; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Nordjo, R. E. (2018). Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana. (Doctoral Dissertation). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105109

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nordjo, Ralph Essem. “Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Stellenbosch University. Accessed May 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105109.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nordjo, Ralph Essem. “Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana.” 2018. Web. 19 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Nordjo RE. Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. [cited 2019 May 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105109.

Council of Science Editors:

Nordjo RE. Essays on finance, productivity, market participation and welfare : the case of smallholder agricultural farmers in Ghana. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105109

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