Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8265[Article Number: 5C9CE9B63503]
The rapidity in the rise of social media is changing how organizations operate and handle their communication. Several organizations are in search of ways to seize advantage in this emerging era marked by greater real time, interactivity and transparency. The new media, of which Facebook is part, is growing so fast that it makes it imperative for employees to embrace the medium in the workplace. Facebook’s... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8247[Article Number: AB7EB2C63505]
The present in-situ study examined employee engagement of a cruise ship workforce. 246 crew members and officers in different department’s on-board a contemporary market cruise ship filled in a questionnaire during their voyages. Exploratory factor analysis has been applied to test factors of engagement and findings indicated that a four-factor solution (Communication and progress, Capacity to engage, Engaged... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8235[Article Number: 3E3F74E63365]
As the progress of capital account liberalization in China, the volume and volatility of international fund flows has increased significantly since 2000. Therefore, it is of vital importance to investigate their influence on domestic financial market. Based on a novel database, EPFR Global, we get the monthly fund flows in China from January 2005 to June 2013. Vector autoregression (VAR) models are employed to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8219[Article Number: 7AA1C4D63368]
Insurance was widely recognized as a useful tool for risk management in regional economic growth. Lots of analysis focused on building a fixed functional relationship between insurance development and economic growth. However, the effects of this mechanism varied widely across countries. And there was a clear gap in the understanding of how this mechanism works in coastal areas, the forward position of one country.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8210[Article Number: 5CE8E2F63042]
Fixed asset management has been a challenge despite having government policies and procedures in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania. The study investigated the factors which influence fixed asset management in Local Government Authorities, and analysis was carried out to determine the extent to which each of the individual factors influence fixed asset losses. The significance of this study stems from the fact... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8074[Article Number: 3A3FC8B63046]
Adapting strategic ambidexterity enhances the sales performance of financial services that provide support to their employees, especially the sales representatives. Simultaneously providing support aligned to the needs of existing markets and that which is aligned to needs of new markets attracts potential customers to open accounts and undertake policies in banks and insurance institutions, respectively, and encourages... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8201[Article Number: B74C3CA63058]
The study was conducted with a view to evaluate the performance of the University of Malawi’s Polytechnic using the Balanced Scorecard model. The research employed a deductive approach and adopted a survey strategy. A closed questionnaire eliciting demographic characteristics and work related factors was sent to a sample of the Polytechnic stakeholders who were selected using a non-random purposive... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8133[Article Number: 45213C962735]
With the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, it is expected that whatever the transmitting cause and spread of the virus, it has affected the economic, political and socio- economy activities with an immense strain on the health sector. The scope of this study is the most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria. The quantitative method adopted provided results from questionnaires, which were analysed and resulted in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8175[Article Number: 5A70C1C62738]
Livelihoods of the rural people of Ethiopia depend on agriculture. However, erratic nature of rain and prevalence of drought in the country make agricultural production a challenge. To counter this problem, use of the available water resource for irrigation development is the most promising option. Ketar small scale irrigation scheme is found in Ketar-Genet Peasant association, Tiyo District, Arsi zone, established with... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8198[Article Number: C91942B62545]
Maintenance is important to the success and continuity of firms, particularly in the changing society as ours. The effectiveness and the survival of organizations are largely enhanced by the ability of management to ensure that there is functional equipment, lands and building, infrastructure and fixtures. In the manufacturing setup, there is wear and tear of machines and equipment in periods of usage that require... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8151[Article Number: 340FE3662555]
This study seeks to add to the knowledge gap on leadership styles in organizations under harsh economic environments by assessing the leadership styles of senior managers and chief executive officers in the private and public sectors and to correlate the organizational performance to the styles. A survey research design using self-administered questionnaires was used in this study. Questionnaires (150) were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8202[Article Number: AD6113262390]
The study investigates whether and how gender diversity in ownership structure (here intended as female ownership) is related to private (unlisted) Italian companies’ propensity to engage in earnings management practices, specifically in “earnings minimization” (EM) and “earnings change minimization” (ECM). Companies practice EM when they manage earnings to bring them close to zero. They... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8206[Article Number: 3A617F962392]
Ethical behaviour if not practiced has the ability of reducing organization performance; it may cause disagreements, lawsuits, client dissatisfaction, poor service delivery, poor time management, and corruption among others. Some of the unethical behaviours observable that may affect organizational performance include arrogance, ignorance, neglect, absenteeism, alcohol consumption, smoking, and neglect among others. An... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8157[Article Number: AF0A7D362282]
This paper aims to examine the main Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dimensions in order to provide a preliminary representation of the several perspectives of study dealt by the literature. Subsequently, for each CSR dimension, a proposition is suggested, which highlights the most critical issues emerging from the literature. Such propositions summarize the main characteristics of CSR dimensions and could be... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8218[Article Number: 83D1C9962286]
Malawi is one of the landlocked countries within sub-Saharan Africa which faces serious challenges in managing her transport logistics. The provision of predictable, reliable and cost effective transport logistics is constrained due to deficiencies in road and rail infrastructure, inefficient port and transit border operations that contribute to very high transport cost. This study was undertaken to analyse the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8173[Article Number: C1180A762199]
The objective of this study is to identify the most influential factors that affect choice of ocean container carrier by freight forwarders. It identifies the most influential factors considered by them when selecting ocean container carriers by analysing data collected from a survey of 105 freight forwarding organisations in Ghana. Exploratory factor analysis is used to identify the underlying factors which influence... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8208[Article Number: 786990C62201]
The purpose of this study was to bring together and analyze significant writings on change management in order to establish key variables in effective change management. Whilst there are many change models that have prescribed stages involved in implementing successful change management, a synthesis of the actual key variables that act as a bedrock in effective organisation change is missing in literature. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8058[Article Number: 1113AA061783]
This study aims at measuring the profitability, risk, and efficiency of the banking sector in Eritrea. In this study, performance is measured in terms of profits generated, risk, and efficiency. We have employed the major financial ratio analysis to evaluate the performance of the Commercial Bank of Eritrea and the Housing and Commerce Bank of Eritrea. The results obtained indicate that both banks generally are not... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8148[Article Number: F3F262A61785]
Reversals of foreign portfolio equity due to a shift in investor risk appetite may have a drastic impact on the value of shares of commercial banks hence the effect on stock returns. Uncertainties in the flow of foreign portfolio investments (FPI) result in unpredictable behaviour of stock returns in Kenya’s economy and also at the firm level. The objective of this study was to find out the effect of foreign... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8147[Article Number: 899484761851]
Uncertainties in the flow of foreign portfolio investments (FPI) result in unpredictable behaviour of stock returns in Kenya’s economy and also at the firm level. The net effect of this is the possibility of financial loss suffered by the banking and non-banking institutions. The objective of the study was to compare the effects of foreign portfolio equity on stock returns of listed banking and non- banking... Read more.
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