GPH-International Journal of Applied Management Science 2024-03-18T17:30:20+00:00 MOHD MUSTAQUE (FranK) Open Journal Systems <p><strong>The scopes of the Int. journal of applied management science includes, but are not limited to, the following fields:- Accounting, Advertising Management, Business &amp; Economics, Business Ethics, Business Intelligence, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Business Performance Management, Business Statistics, Change Management, Communications Management, Comparative Economic Systems, Consumer Behavior, Corporate Finance and Governance, Corporate Governance, Cost Management, Decision Sciences, Development Planning and Policy, Economic Development, Economic Methodology, Economic Policy, Economic System etc.</strong></p> SOCIAL EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN NIGERIA: A SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS 2024-03-18T17:30:20+00:00 Edime YUNUSA Timothy A. ATOYEBI Julius Olugbenga OWOYEMI <p><strong>To bolster the Nigerian economy's industrialization efforts, successive governments have devised and enacted various industrial policies for sustainable economic development. Therefore, using structural functionalist approach and secondary sources of data, the paper examined the social effects of industrial policies in Nigeria, with a focus on their socio-economic implications. The paper revealed that recent industrial policies in Nigeria includes fuel subsidy removal, national blockchain initiatives, exchange rate unification, Structural Adjustment Programme, economic recovery plans, and COVID-19 stimulus packages among others. The paper also revealed that industrial policies however yield both positive and negative effects on citizens' livelihoods, as well-executed industrial policies have the potential to generate employment opportunities, increase productivity, and foster overall economic development. The paper identified obstacles to policy implementation in Nigeria to include corruption, political inertia, political instability, privatization challenges, technological limitations, and inadequate infrastructure among others. The paper therefore recommended among others that combating corruption is very important for effective policy formulation and implementation in Nigeria. It also advocates for policies that promote trade and economic integration on the international stage, emphasizing the necessity of collaboration with developed nations to maximize the societal benefits of industrial policy formulation.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 2024-03-17T16:28:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE PLACE OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN THE ADOPTION OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA 2024-03-17T16:43:04+00:00 Edime YUNUSA Danjuma Eyibo OCHENI <p><strong>The world has metamorphosed to a higher realm due to current technological innovations and advancements in computer science by introducing blockchain technology. Hence, this paper reviews the place of industrial policy in the adoption of blockchain technology in the modern Nigerian society. The objectives of the paper included highlighting the application, the benefits as well as the challenges in the adoption of blockchain technology in Nigeria. By utilizing the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the paper revealed energy sector, fintech, trading business and media etc as areas where blockchain technology is applicable in Nigeria. It also revealed security problem, lack of data protection, technological know-how and lack of constant power supply among others as the challenges facing the adoption of blockchain technology in Nigeria. The paper equally highlighted job creation, increased efficiency, improved transparency and accountability and decentralised mode of transactions among others as the benefits. These benefits and challenges suggest the need for government and industries to regulate blockchain technology by drafting an adoption framework and policies that is consumer based and providing guidelines for service providers. The paper concluded that blockchain technology has come to stay with us and therefore recommended capacity building, public-private partnerships, incentives for blockchain businesses, monitoring and evaluation be put in place to enhance the adoption of blockchain technology amidst industrial policies in Nigeria.</strong></p> 2024-03-17T16:40:22+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##