Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
Start Year: 2007
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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.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8143[Article Number: 5526E3661497]
In this paper three leadership theories are described (Charismatic/Value-based Leadership Theory, Team Orientation Leadership Theory, and Participative Leadership Theory) and the extent to which each theory might or might not be applicable in three different cultures (GLOBE Study is used to select the cultures). The project focuses much on the following cultural clusters taken for the study: South Asian cluster, Sub... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8185[Article Number: 38E587161500]
Information technology (IT) Governance is relatively a new topic in Lebanon whereby executives and board directors institute the appropriate leadership, organizational structure and processes so that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the organisation’s strategies and objectives. It has a well-defined process and specific components that enable organizations to effectively attain competitive advantage.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2015.7886[Article Number: 0320D0961502]
The present article investigates the development of practices and adoption of new technologies and new forms of acting into the sort of hosting located within the territorial limits of Brazil, regulated by EMBRATUR, following the ordering criteria of the Brazilian Classification System, especially from the perspective of sustainability on the cultural, environmental and social contexts. The investigation adopted... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8161[Article Number: 937898661140]
The retention of software developers is of major concern to insurance firms where software for business units is developed in-house. Business success hinges to some extent, on the stability of information systems. The organisation in question has struggled with the loss of expertise in software development, which has affected the fluency of projects. The objectives of the study were to determine the current retention... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8009[Article Number: D38C2EB61143]
Today Bangladesh stands on the juncture of economic emancipation. The stage is set for rapid growth and development in every sector of the economy. The agriculture sector is also experiencing significant changes. Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) is determined to play a leading role in the development of the agriculture sector in the twenty-first century. Besides, other organizations such as Bangladesh... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2015.7706[Article Number: B0573FB61146]
Firms’ ability to effectively exploit technologies acquired is largely hinged on their technology learning capabilities. However, most firms in developing countries that acquire technology lacks sufficient skills to effectively acquire, learn and exploit acquired technologies. The objective of this study is to assess technology acquisition and technology learning in Nigeria’s commercial banks. The paper also... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8153[Article Number: 163C9FE61017]
The purpose of this study is to provide empirical evidence on the effect of institutional quality on stock market performance. In order to evaluate the effect of institutional quality on stock market performance, Calderon Rossell models have been estimated using generalized method of moment’s technique. A panel data of 41 emerging countries for the period 1996 to 2011 is used to estimate the results. The results... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8059[Article Number: 589088361015]
This study looks at the use of sentiment analysis and opinion mining in business intelligence by organisations to develop and sustain a competitive advantage. It discusses variables such as organisation structure, business intelligence, knowledge management, and opinions mining as some sources of competitive advantage. The approach for this research is based on a positivist paradigm. A survey research strategy was used... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8093[Article Number: 265EA4060754]
Patient satisfaction survey with health care services is a growing concept in Nigeria where study on the subject is just beginning to gather momentum. Satisfaction with health care services has not been given the attention it deserves, let alone comparing institutional differences on the subject. The purpose of this study was to understand the factors that may account for differentials in patient satisfaction with... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8104[Article Number: 7BA6CAD60759]
Leader-follower relationship is one element that is crucial to the influence and growth of churches. When the leader maintains control and interacts constructively with the followers, understanding the levels that they are at; the likely outcome is a strong organization. The researcher using the grounded theory came up with the Ordinary-Questioning-Decision Making-Stability and the Contextualized... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8100[Article Number: D1FECB060774]
Agricultural market participation in Mozambique has historically been very low. Despite a remarkable increase in pigeon peas production, the factors that influence smallholder participation in pigeon peas markets in Tete Province have remained unknown. The study therefore sought to determine factors that influence smallholder producers’ participation in the pigeon peas market using the transaction cost... Read more.
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