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Dr Lawrence OKOYE

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Contact Address: Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State
Biography: BRIEF PROFILE OF LAWRENCE UCHENNA OKOYE, Ph.D

Dr. Lawrence Uchenna OKOYE is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Banking and Finance, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. He obtained a Ph.D degree in Banking and Finance in 2014 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and thereafter began a teaching career at Covenant University Ota in January 2015.

Dr. Okoye is a multi-disciplinary researcher. His major areas of research are largely domiciled within Finance and Economics, but with special interests in Corporate Finance, Development Finance and Economics, Green and Environmental Finance. He has 44 publications in SCOPUS (22 Journal Papers, 1 Book Chapter, and 20 Conference Papers). This is in addition to 45 journal papers in University-based and Professional Association cum Google Scholar-indexed journals.
He has reviewed academic manuscripts for reputable international journals like Financial Innovation Journal (Publisher: Springer Nature), International Journal of Finance and Economics (Publisher: Wiley), Cogent Social Sciences Journal (Publisher: Taylor & Francis), The Journal of Accounting and Auditing: Research & Practice (Publisher: IBIMA, USA), Elsevier S&T Books (Edited Book Proposal) etc. and many conference papers.


Dr. Okoye is member of the following learning societies and professional associations: Associate, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Fellow, Institute of Cost Management, Nigeria; Associate, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria; Fellow, Association of Management and Social Sciences Researchers of Nigeria.
Faculty/Department/Unit: Banking & Finance Rank: Associate Professor
Research Interest: Corporate Finance, Development Finance/Economics, Energy Finance/Economics & Environmental Sustainability.
Educational Qualifications: Ph.D, M.Sc, MBA (Banking & Finance), MBA, PGD (Marketing), PGD (Economics), Professional Diploma in Education (PDE), HND, ND (Finance)
Universities Attended: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Enugu State University of Science and Technology; Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Peaceland College of Education, Enugu
Publications: PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles - International (Scopus/ISI-Indexed Data Base)

[1] Okoye, L.U; Adeleye, B. N; Okoro, E.E; Okoh, J.I; Ezu, G.K & Anyanwu, F.A (2022). Effect of gas ?aring, oil rent and fossil fuel on economic performance: The case of Nigeria. Resources Policy (Elsevier). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2022.102677 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301420722001258?via%3Dihub
[2] Okoro, E.E; Echendu, J; Okoye, L.U; Sanni, S.E; Orodu, K.B & Okoro, R.I (2021). Nigeria Deep offshore inland basin production sharing contract Acts: Evaluating contractor’s take. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2021, 11(4), 97-106. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11244
[3] Okoro, E.E.; Adeleye, B.N.; Okoye, L.U. & Omeje, M. (2021). Gas ?aring, ineffective utilization of energy resource and associated economic impact in Nigeria: Evidence from ARDL and Bayer-Hanck cointegration techniques, Energy Policy (Elsevier), 153, 112260 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112260 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301421521001294
[4] Okoye, L.U., Omankhanlen, A.E., Okoh, J.I., Ehikioya, B.I. & Ezu, G.K. (2021). Effect of energy utilization and financial development on economic growth in Nigeria, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(2), pp. 392–401
[5] Okoye, L.U., Omankhanlen, A.E., Okoh, J.I., Ezu, G.K. & Ehikioya, B.I.(2021). Analyzing the energy consumption and economic growth nexus in Nigeria, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(1), pp. 378–387

[6] Omankhanlen, A.E., Chimezie, P.O. & Okoye, L.U. (2020). Government expenditure and sustainable industrial development in Nigeria, WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, 18, 31–41, 4

[7] Nwuba, E.B., Omankhanlen, A.E., Chimezie, P.O. & Okoye, L.U. (2020). Financial control systems and financial systems theory: Free cash flow and profitability nexus: A comparative study of manufacturing firms in Nigeria and Ghana, WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, 2020, 15, 673–683

[8] Ehikioya, B.I., Omankhanlen, A.E., Inua, O.I., Okoye, L.U. & Okafor, T.C. (2021). An empirical investigation of the impact of ownership and board structure on capital structure of listed firms in Sub-Sahara African Countries, Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 20(1), 1-12

[9] Eke, P.O., Okoye, L.U. & Omankhanlen, A.E. (2021), Can pension reforms moderate inflation expectations and spur savings? Evidence from Nigeria, WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, 18, 324–337. https://wseas.com/journals/bae/2021/a665107-954.pdf

[10] Omankhanlen, A.E., Ilori, N., Isibor, A. & Okoye, L.U. (2021). Monetary policies and the achievement of bank profit objective, Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, 2, 201-220. doi: 10.2478/jcbtp-2021-0020
[11] Okoye, L.U.; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okoh, J.I; Ezeji, F.N. & Ibileke, N. (2020) Impact of corporate restructuring on the financial performance of commercial banks in Nigeria, Bank and Bank Systems, 15(1), 42-50. 10.21511/bbs.15(1).2020.05
[12] Okoye, L.U., Olokoyo, F., Okoh, J.I., Ezeji, & Uzohue, R. (2020). Effect of corporate governance on the financial performance of commercial banks in Nigeria. Banks and Bank Systems, 15(3), 55-69. doi:10.21511/bbs.15(3).2020.06
[13] Achugamonu B.U., Omankhanlen, A.E., Obindah, G. Arewa, A. & Okoye, L.U. (2020), Digital finance as a mechanism for extending the boundaries of financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: A general methods of moments approach, Cogent Arts & Humanities, 7:1, 1788293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2020.1788293
[14] Okoye, L.U.; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okorie, U.E.; Okoh, J.I. & Ahmed, A. (2019), Persistence of fiscal deficits in Nigeria, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 16(4), 98-109

[15] Okoye, L.U.; Olokoyo, F.O.; Ezeji, F.N.; Okoh, J.I. & Evbuomwan, G.O. (2019), Determinants of behaviour of inflation in Nigeria, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 16(2), 25-36

[16] Okoye, L.U.; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okoh, J.I., Ezeji, F.N.; & Achugamonu, U.B. (2019), Imperatives for deepening customer satisfaction in the Nigerian banking sector through engineering and technology-based channels, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(1), 2156-2169

[17] Okoye, L.U.; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okoh, J.I. & Isibor, A.A. (2018), Technology-Based Financial Services Delivery and Customer Satisfaction: A study of the Nigerian Banking Sector, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9(13), 214-223
[18] Okoye, L.U., Evbuomwan, G.O., Ezeji, F.N., Erin, O.A. 2018, Does Exchange Rate Regime affect Economic Development? Evidence from Nigeria, Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Volume XIII, Issue 8 (62), Winter, 2459-2467


[19] Isibor, A.A..; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okoye, L.U.;.Achugamonu, B.U; Adebayo, M.E.; Afolabi, G.T. & Ayodeji, O.E. (2018), Impact of electronic banking technology on customers’ satisfaction and economic growth in Nigeria, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9(12), 536-544.

[20] Eke, P.O., Okoye, L.U., Evbuomwan, G.O. (2018), A Dynamic Analysis of the Nexus between Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Development and Financial Deepening: Evidence from Selected African Economies. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Volume XIII, Issue 5(59), 1344-1356, Fall.

[21] Eke, P.O.; Adetiloye, K.A.; Adegbite, E.O.; & Okoye, L.U. (2017), A co-integration analysis of interest rate spread and corporate bond market development in selected African economies, Journal of Applied Economic Sciences Volume XII Issue 6 (52), Fall, 1654-1667.

International (Google Scholar Data Base)

[1]* Okoro, E.E; Okoye, L.U; Okafor, I.S; Obomanu, T & Adeleye, N. (2021). Impact of Production Sharing Contract Price Sliding Royalty: The case of Nigeria’s Deepwater Operation. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(3), 261-268. doi: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.10837

[2]* Okoye, L.U., Omankhanlen, A.E., Ahmed, A., Ezeji, F.N. & Ojo, A. (2019), Technological advances in microfinance banks and economic growth in Nigeria, International Journal of Civil and Engineering Technology, 10(3), 60-71.

[3]* Okoye, L.U., Olokoyo, F.O., Ezeji, F.N.,Omankhanlen, A.E. & Achugamonu, U.B. (2019), Industrial technology and manufacturing performance in Nigeria: The case of small scale industrialization strategy. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 10(5), 590-605.

[4] Nwakoby, C.I.N. & Okoye, L.U. (2018), Impediments to capital market financing of small and medium enterprises in Nigeria, COJ Reviews and Research, 1(4). COJRR.000516.2018. doi: 10.31031/COJRR.2018.01.000516

[5] Tams-Alasia, O., Olokoyo, F.O., Okoye, L.U. & Ejemeyovwi, J.O. (2018), Impact of exchange rate deregulation on manufacturing sector performance in Nigeria, International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology, 3(3): 994-1001

[6]* Okoye, L.U.; Adetiloye, K.A.; Erin, O.; & Modebe, N.J. (2017), Financial inclusion as a strategy for enhanced economic growth and development, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 22 (S8)

[7]* Okoye, L.U.; Adetiloye, K.A.; Erin, O.; & Evbuomwan, G.O. (2017), Impact of banking consolidation on the performance of the banking sector in Nigeria, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 22 (1)

[8] Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J.; Ahmed, A. & Okojie, J.O. (2017), Corporate social responsibility and the financial performance of deposit money banks in Nigeria, Journal of Policy and Development Studies, 11(3): 30-39

[9] Taiwo, J.N.; Ucheaga, E.G.; Achugamonu, B.U.; Adetiloye, K.; Okoye, L.U.; & Agwu, M.E. (2017), Credit risk management: Implications for bank performance and lending growth, Saudi Journal of Business and Management Studies, 584-590. doi: 10.21276/sjbms.

[10] Eriki, E.; Modebe, N.J.; Okoye, L.U. & Erin, O.A. (2017), International financial reporting standards (IFRS) adoption and the performance of key financial ratios: Evidence from quoted deposit money banks in Nigeria, Journal of Policy and Development Studies, 11(3): 40-47

[11] Omankhanlen, A.E.; Babajide, A.A.; Achugamonu, B.U.& Okoye, L.U. (2017), Effect of bank undercapitalization and loan delinquency on financial inclusion in Nigeria, NG-Journal of Social Development, 6 (3): 73-82

[12] Evbuomwan, G.O. & Okoye, L.U. (2016), Agricultural value chain financing and small scale farmers in Nigeria: The pre-requisites, NG-Journal of Social Development, 6 (1): 47- 57

[13] Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J,; Achugamonu, U.; & Isibor, A.A. (2016), Effect of mergers and acquisitions on banking sector performance in Nigeria, NG-Journal of Social Development, 5 (5): 78-86

[14] Okoye, L.U; Nwakoby, C.I.N & Okorie, E.U. (2016), Deregulating the Nigerian economy for enhanced real sector growth, Journal of Policy and Development Studies, 10 (2): 144-158

[15] Cho, N.M.; Ajagbe, M.A.; Okoye, L.U. & Udo Udo E.E. (2016), Entrepreneurial leadership styles and organizational productivity os financial sector in Cameroon, International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT and Management, 6 (7): 64-70

[16] Okoye, L.U; Nwakoby, C.I.N & Okorie, E.U. (2016), Economic openness and industrial development in Nigeria, Journal of Policy and Development Studies, 10 (1): 12-26

[17] Ajagbe, M.A; Olujobi, J.O; Uduimo, A.A; Okoye, L.U & Oke, A.O. (2016), Technology- based entrepreneurship financing: Lessons for Nigeria, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 6 (1): 150-163

[18] Worlu, R. E; Evioghenesi M; Ajagbe, M. A & Okoye, L. U. (2015), Ownership structure and performance of entrepreneurial firms in Nigeria, International Journal of Economics and Business Management 1 (3): 1-12.

[19] Okoye, L.U. (2013), External debt: A potential tool for economic development, International Journal of Management and Social Science Research, 1 (2): 18-31.

*These articles were published when the Journals were temporarily delisted from SCOPUS

National: Publications in Professional/University-Based Journals

[1] Okoye, H.C., Okoye, L.U., Okoh, J.I., Ezeji, F. N., Omankhanlen, A.E. & Onor, K.C. (2021), Environmental factors affecting students’ academic performance in public senior secondary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria, Journal of Science Technology and Education, 9(1), 270-285, https://www.atbuftejoste.com/index.php/joste/article/view/1232 (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi).

[2] Okoye, H.C., Okoye, L.U., Okoh, Omankhanlen, A.E., Urhie, E., Okoh, J.I. & Ezeji, F. N. (2021), The role of financial literacy in poverty reduction. Journal of Science Technology And Education 9(3), 199-207. (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi).
[3] Okoye, L.U; Okorie, U.E.; Okoh, J.I; Olokoyo, F.O.; & Ezeji, F. N. (2019), Exchange rate dynamics and economic performance: Evidence from Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 10(2), 75-90. Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng. (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi).
[4] Okoye, L.U; Omankhanlen, A.E.; Okoh, J.I; Urhie, E. & Ahmed, A. (2019), Empirical analysis of government expenditure-economic growth nexus in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 10(1), 106-117. Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi).
[5] Okoye, L.U; Erin, O; Ahmed, A. & Achugamonu, U.B. (2018), Do tax transparency and accountability promote tax culture, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 9 (2): 307-314, Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi)

[6] Modebe, N.J., Okoye, L.U., Erin, O.A., Ahmed, A. & Areghan, A. (2017), Effect of corporate governance on the financial sustainability of microfinance institutions, Research Journal of Financial Sustainability Reporting, 2(2), 65-73. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[7] Modebe, N.J., Okoye, L.U., Erin, O.A., & Evbuomwan, G.O. (2017), External debt and economic growth in Nigeria, ESUT Journal of Accountancy, 8(2), 184-195. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[8] Okoye, L.U., Modebe, N.J., Okoh, J. & Ahmed, A. (2018), Examining the causal relationship between trade openness, exchange rate changes, and manufacturing capacity utilization, Dutse Journal of Economics and Development Studies, 4(2): 1-15. (Federal University, Dutse)

[9] Eleje, E.O., Okoh, J.I. & Okoye, L.U. (2018), Computer-based financial reporting and transaction processing system in the Nigerian banking industry: The role of financial managers, Sokoto Journal of Management Studies, 14(1): 212-230. (Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto – Formally, University of Sokoto)

[10] Modebe, N.J., Okoye, L.U., & Ahmed, A. (2017), Exchange rate movements and manufacturing capacity utilization in Nigeria, ESUT Journal of Accountancy, 8(1): 86-99. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[11] Isibor, A., Modebe, N.J., Okoye, L.U., & Ahmed, A. (2017), Dividend policy and value of the firm: Is dividend relevant or not? ESUT Journal of Accountancy, 8(1): 8-17. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[12] Achugamonu, B.U., Okorie, U.E., Taiwo, J.N. & Okoye, L.U. (2017), Constraints to foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 8(2): 69-77. Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng. (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi)

[13] George, T.O., Okoye, L.U., Efobi, U., & Modebe, N.J. (2017), Financial decision and poverty nexus in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 8(2): 263-271. Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng. (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi)

[14] Evbuomwan,; Ikpefan, O.A.; & Okoye, L.U. (2017), Structure and Constraints of micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria, LASU Journal of Accounting and Finance, 2(1): 66-78. (Lagos State University, Ojo)

[15] Eleje, E.O.; Osayi, V.I.; Okoh, J. & Okoye, L.U. (2017), Does equity ownership matter or growth in the performance of Banks in Nigeria? Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 8 (1): 268-277. Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi)

[16] Erin, O.; Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J.; Achugamonu, U.; & Ado, A. (2016), Working capital management and the performance of consumer and industrial goods sectors in Nigeria, POLAC Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Security Studies, 1(1):179-192. (Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil-Kano)

[17] Erin, O.; Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J.; & Ogundele, O. (2016), International public sector accounting standards adoption and quality of financial reporting in the Nigerian public sector, ESUT Journal of Accountancy, 7 (2): 22-30. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[18] Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J.; Taiwo, J.N.; & Erin, O. (2016), Impact of capital market development on the growth of the Nigerian economy, Research Journal of Financial Sustainability, 1(1): 24-32. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[19] Okoye, L.U.; Evbuomwan, G.O.; Achugamonu, U.; & Araghan, I. (2016), Impact of corporate governance on the profitability of the Nigerian banking sector, ESUT Journal of Accountancy, 7 (1): 281-292. (Enugu State University of Science and Technology)

[20] Okoye, L.U.; Modebe, N.J.; Evbuomwan, G.O.; & Ezeji, F.N. (2016), Financial system development and real sector performance in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Financial Research, 11(1): 85-94. (University of Port-Harcourt)

[21] Okoye, L.U.; Nwakoby, C.I.N.; Modebe,N.J.; & Okorie, E.U. (2016), Impact of economic liberalization on the growth of the Nigerian economy, African Banking and Finance Review, 3(1): 87-101. (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka)

[22] Okoye, L.U; Evbuomwan, G.O; Modebe, N.J & Ezeji, F.N. (2016), Macroeconomic performance and government fiscal deficits: Evidence from Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Management Technology and Development, 7 (2): 1-8, Available, mtdjournal@atbu.edu.ng (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi)

[23] Okoye, L.U. & Okorie, E.U. (2015), The effect of economic liberalization on the performance of the industrial sector in Nigeria, The Certified National Accountant, 23 (5): 34-41

[24] Okoye, L.U.; Nwakoby, C.I.N. & Modebe, N.J. (2015), Interest rate reforms and real sector performance: Evidence from Nigeria, African Banking and Finance Review, 2(1):97-114. (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka)

[25] Okoye, L. U. & Nwakoby, C.I.N. (2015), The influence of finance and macroeconomic variables on manufacturing capacity utilization in Nigeria Accounting Frontier: The Official Journal of Nigerian Accounting Association, 6 (1): 176- 190


[26] Okoye, L.U. & A.F. Okoye (2012), Risk analysis and uncertainties in capital investment appraisal: Application of Monte Carlo simulation, The Certified National Accountant, 20 (2): 25-31.

[27] Okoye, L.U. (2012), The implications of accounting information for security pricing in the Nigerian Stock Market, The Certified National Accountant. 20 (1): 26-32.


BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTION

[1] Evbuomwan, G.O., Olokoyo, F.O., Adesina, T. & Okoye, L.U. (2020), Boosting non-oil export revenue in Nigeria through non-traditional agricultural export commodities: How feasible? In The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa. Edited: Osabuohien, E.S. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers: London, United Kingdom. Publisher: Springer Nature. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41513-6

[2] Onor, K., Okoye, L., Duruji, M. (2022). African elite and human security in Africa: Examining SDG-8. In: Folarin, S., Akinlabi, E., Atayero, A. (eds) The United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Publisher: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95971-5 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
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