ESEOGHENE JOSEPH IDOLOR

Designation: 
Lecturer
Qualifications: 
B.Sc. Business Administration (University of Benin), M.Sc. Finance (University of Benin), Ph.D Management (University of Nigeria), Ph.D Finance (University of Benin).
Sex: 
Male
Email: 
eseoghene.idolor@uniben.edu
Biography: 

Eseoghene Joseph IDOLOR, Ph.D, is a Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; where he has been teaching and researching since September 2005. He holds a First Class Degree in Business Administration obtained from the University of Benin in 2003 and was also employed in the same Department as a Graduate Assistant in 2005. With the creation of the Faculty of Management Sciences, from the old Faculty of Social Sciences, he transferred to the Department of Banking and Finance in the last quarter of 2006. He obtained his M.Sc. Finance, by defended thesis (Distinction/First Class Level), from the University of Benin. He also holds a Ph.D. Management Degree, from the University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, which he successfully defended on the 20th of December, 2012 and also recently obtained a Ph.D Finance Degree from the University of Benin in April 2014. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria, Institute of Entrepreneurs of Nigeria, a member of the Nigerian Academy of Management, a member of the American Finance Association, a member of the European Finance Association as well as the European Academy of Management. He has worked in various capacities in his previous and current Department. These include the Committee of Bonafide Students of the University of Benin for 2009/2010 academic Session and the Faculty Representative in University of Benin Student Certificate Screening Committee, from October 2014 to date. Dr. Idolor has won several academic and professional awards which include the Education Trust Fund (ETF) Scholarship award for the Ph.D Finance Postgraduate programme in the University of Benin (2011–2013), and, Chief Mene Afejukwu’s Prize for the Second Best Graduating Student in the Dept. of Business Administration, University of Benin, for 2002/2003 academic Session. Before his present employment in the University of Benin, he worked as an instructor during his NYSC service year in Nigeria Army School of Education (NASE), a College of Education, located at Sobi Barracks, Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria. His main research interests are in Capital Market and Institutions, Financial Management, Portfolio Theory, Portfolio Optimisation, Development Finance, Micro Finance, Management and Quantitative Analysis. His over thirty journal articles, conference papers and seminar publications contain various empirical analysis in his area of specialization, particularly within the Global and sub Saharan African context. He has published widely in many reputable local and international Journals and he is currently working on the application of Markov Chains in stock returns behaviour and analysis within Nigeria, some selected African and world equity markets; including Assessment and Simulation of Micro Finance Poverty Alleviation programmes.

Salutation: 
Mr
Faculty: 
Faculty of Management Sciences
Publications: 

1. Tafamel A.E. and Idolor E.J. (2008). “Discovering Business Opportunities”. Chapter Contribution in F.C. Okafor, P.A. Isenmila and A.U. Inegbenebor (eds). Entrepreneurship: A Practical Approach; pp.52-64. Benin City: Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, University of Benin. ISBN 978-978-48850-9-6.
2. Idolor, E.J. and Ajao, M.G. (2006) “Banking Industry Reform and Consolidation in Nigeria: The Prospects and Challenges of Adopting the Malaysian Model”. Nigeria Journal of Business Administration, January, Volume 6 No 1 pp. 118–132. ISSN 0794-0672. Department of Business Administration, University of Benin, Benin City.
3. Oseyomon Ehi Patrick and Idolor Eseoghene Joseph (2006). “Knowledge Management in Marketing”. Benin Journal of Social Sciences, July. Volume14 No.1 pp 191 – 197. ISSN 1118-8995. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City.
4. Idolor, Eseoghene Joseph and Elohor Kathrine Idolor (2013). “Mergers and Acquisitions as Strategic Options for Consolidating Banks in Nigeria”. ESUT Journal of Accountancy, December. Volume 4 No.2, 2013. pp 73 – 82. ISSN ISSN 2251-032X. Published by Department of Accountancy, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu State Nigeria.
5. Idolor Eseoghene Joseph and Idolor Elohor Katherine (2007). “Team and Team Building: The New Organisational Paradigm”. Benin Journal of Social Sciences, July. Volume 15, No. 1, pp 205 - 214. ISSN 1118-8995. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City.
6. Idolor Eseoghene Joseph (2007). “Micro Financing in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”. Nigeria Journal of Business Administration, July. Volume 9, No. 1&2 pp.134 – 144. ISSN 0794-0672. Department of Business Administration, University of Benin, Benin City.
7. Idolor E. J (2008). “Private Placements as Sources of Long Term Fund for Publicly Quoted Firms in the Nigerian Capital Market: Matters Arising”. Knowledge Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal, April. Volume 16, No. 1, pp 54 – 57. ISSN 1595-2126. Published by National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge.
8. Joseph E. Imhanlahimi and Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). “Poverty Alleviation Through Micro Financing in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges”. Journal of Financial Management and Analysis (JFMA), January – June. Volume 23, No.1, pp. 66 – 82. ISSN 0970-4205. Foreign (India).
9. Peter O. Eriki and Eseoghene J. Idolor (2010). “The Behaviour of Stock Prices in the Nigerian Capital Market: A Markovian Analysis”. Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB), December. Volume 9, No. 4, pp. 675 – 694. ISBN 0972-5784. Foreign (India).
10. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). The Risk Exposure of Financial Institutions: Measurement and Hedging. ESUT Journal of Accountancy, Volume 1, Number 2, pp.208-236. ISSN 2251-032X. Published by Department of Accountancy, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu State Nigeria.
11. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). “Financial Management Practices of Micro Finance Banks: Evidences from Benin City, Nigeria”. European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS), December. Volume 18, No. 1, pp.7-17. Foreign (United Kingdom).
12. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). “Security Prices As Markov Processes”. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics (IRJFE), December. Issue 59, pp.62-76. ISSN 1450-2887. Foreign (United Kingdom).
13. Idolor, Eseoghene, Joseph (2010). “Project Decisions Under Uncertainty: Applications to Publicity Financed Projects”. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences (EJEFAS). December, Issue 27, pp.94-110. ISSN 1450-2275. Foreign (United Kingdom).
14. Joseph E. Imhanlahimi and Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). “Methodological Analysis of Pension Administrator in Nigeria: Questionnaire Survey Findings - - Lessons for Developing Countries”. Journal of Financial Management and Analysis (JFMA), January – June. Volume 24, No.1, pp. 52 – 72. ISSN 0970-4205. Foreign (India).
15. Joseph E. Imhanlahimi and Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2010). “Pension Reform, Public Workers’ Productivity and Welfare in Nigeria: Lessons for some other African Countries”. Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB), December. Volume 10, No. 2-3, pp. 173 – 202. ISBN 0972-5784. Foreign (India).
16. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor and Joseph E. Imhanlahimi (2010). “Access and Impact Assessment of Micro Finance Banks on Rural Poor in Nigeria: A Case Study of Edo State”. Finance India, March. Volume 28, No. 1, pp. 37 – 70. ISSN 0970 - 3772. Foreign (India). Published by Indian Institute of Finance.
17. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2011). “Bank Fraud in Nigeria: Underlying Causes, Effects and Possible Remedies”. Nigerian Management Review. Vol. 19, No.2, pp. 28 – 49. ISSN-0189-2568. Centre For Management Development (CMD).
18. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor and O.D. Olatinji (2011). “The Theory of Capital Structure: A Survey of Empirical Literature”. ESUT Journal of Management Sciences. Volume 6, No. 2. ISSN – 0794- 0947
19. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor and Elohor Kathrine Idolor (2011). “Global Financial Melt Down and Its Impact on the Nigerian Bourse: An Empirical Analysis”. ESUT Journal of Management Sciences, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 84 – 97, pp. 50 – 78. ISSN – 0794- 0947
20. Elohor Kathrine Idolor and Eseoghene Joseph Idolor (2011). “Finance Applications of Game Theory: a Cursory Survey of Empirical Literature with Possible Nigerian Application”. ESUT Journal of Management Sciences, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 182 – 193. ISSN – 0794- 0947.
21. Eseoghene Joseph Idolor and Professor Peter O. Eriki (2012). “Financial Analysis of Assessment of Impact of Micro Financing Institutions Towards Poverty Reduction in Nigeria”. Journal of Financial Management and Analysis (JFMA), January – June. Volume 24, No.1, pp. 52 – 72. ISSN 0970-4205. Foreign (India).

Area(s) of Specialization: 
Finance
Capital Markets and Institutions
Financial Management, Portfolio Theory and Optimization
Quantitative Analysis
Strategic Management and Development Finance with emphasis on Micro Finance and Poverty alleviation.