African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007

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Empirical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Pakistan using VECM Model

Theoretically foreign direct investment (FDI) is considered as a growth accelerating component that has attained significant heed in the development of the country in the past decade. Pakistan has been selected due to its geostrategic location, which is a major attraction for developed economies to invest in for lucrative returns. This study objective is to trace the long as well short run analysis among FDI, Gross...

Author(s):Iqra Ashrafa,c,d, , Shi Yonga,b,c,d, Raja Muhammad Afzale, Guo Kuna.c,d

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Exploring Barriers Affecting Suppliers in the Mines in Zambia

The global value chain has become an important strategy to link local suppliers to the various commercial activities that are performed during the production of goods and services. The chain actors involved join together in distinctive processes to produce a product in a win-win situation. This means that even the marginalized local suppliers are given an opportunity to supply along the chain and earn income. However, due...

Author(s):Peter Kanyinji and Gelson Tembo

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The Overlooked Role of Market Knowledge in the Market Integration of Ethiopian Pastoralists

In response to rapid globalization, African countries have dedicated considerable efforts to transform rural producers into businesses and integrate them with global markets. Pastoralists are mostly isolated from the other livestock value chain members. This makes it difficult for them to acquire knowledge regarding how the market functions and what the value chain members’ want. This study explores how much pastoralists...

Author(s):Teklehaimanot Mebrahtu Leake, Paul T.M. Ingenbleek and Hans C.M. van Trijp

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MtB versus VAIC in measuring intellectual capital: Empirical evidence from Italian listed companies

The purpose of this paper is to compare two of the most commonly utilized methods employed to measure the Intellectual Capital (IC) value: Market to Book (MtB) ratio and the Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC), in order to determine the most suitable in the context of Italian listed firms and their respective relationships with some key IC determinants. The study is conducted for a sample of Italian listed firms...

Author(s):WILLIAM FORTE, GAETANO MATONTI , GIUSEPPE NICOLO’ and JON TUCKER

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AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON MOBILE BANKING ADOPTION IN BANGLADESH

This research identifies the factors such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived self-efficacy, perceived security and privacy, and perceived financial cost which influence the customer adoption of mobile banking in Bangladesh mediated through customer attitude. For the study, data was collected from 239 respondents via a structured questionnaire, Pearson’s correlation in regression analysis were used to...

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Alcohol Consumption and Conflicts in Developing Countries: a Qualitative and a Quantitative Research Concerning Christian Consumers in Burkina Faso.

The interest of researchers on alcohol consumption and conflicts is explained by the fact that people consume alcohol, and this consumption behavior leads to conflicts (Nasse, Ouédraogo and Diop, 2019). Most of the studies on the topic are done in other contexts, and little research on the subject has been conducted in the context of Burkina Faso. Therefore, the present research aims to explore the concepts of alcohol...

Author(s):Théophile Bindeouè Nassè

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The Economic Role of Micro and Small Scale Business Enterprise in Case of Meket Town, North Wollo, Ethiopia

This study was aimed to assess the economic role of micro and small scale business enterprise in case of Meket town, North Wollo. The specific objectives were to investigate employment creation in micro and small scale business enterprise, to assess the role of MSSEs in income generation, and to assess major constraints of MSSEs in the study area. In this study, owner of micro and small scale enterprise and out of MSSEs...

Author(s):Yohannes Walie and Fiker Ayalew

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Determinants of Interest free Banking Service in Ethiopia: The case of Commerciol Bank of Ethiopia Bale zone

Interest free banking (IFB) system is an Islamic banking system that operates through pricing of goods and services instead of pricing of money in the economy. Althouth there are different determinant factors which have contributed to the acceptance of the IFB, still there is very much limited published works that investigate the determinants of IFB from the viewpoint of customers in the context of ...

Author(s):Kamil Aliy, Tesfaye Hirpa, Fiseha Gidey

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Risk assessment for demolition, dismantling and removal of chemical industry existing plants project

Projects performed in the process chemical industry implies construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation part of the plants or the entire production facilities. Inwardly may contain a number of smaller projects within a civil, mechanical, technological and instrumental profession. Demolition works can be considered as a part of civil works and identification of risk events is one of the first steps of risk management....

Author(s):Aleksandra Aleksića , Jasna Tomlačb , Radoslav Mićića , Dragiša Tolmač B. and Slavica Prvulović B.

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Mathematical literacy and Nigerian Stock Exchange: A study of financial information for Blue-chip stocks’ business decision analysis

In academic study, as in other walks of life, figures can give you a lot of detailed information quickly and efficiently, the time you invest in learning how to read tables and diagrams will save you a lot in your future decision making. You will become informed much more precisely and much more rapidly once you can take advantages of these figures, following this premise, the study aims to find out how figures are being...

Author(s):HASHIM SABO BELLO and MUTARI HARUNA DUNARI

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AMUSEMENT PARK’S CORPORATE IMAGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE WHOLE ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM

Corporate values" is the "heartbeat of excellence that intrinsically motivates and inspires people in organization". These values are anchored in the mission and vision of the company and integrated in the HR policies and practices. Corporate values integrated to Organizational Support (OS), Psychological Contract (PC), and Employee Engagement (EE) practices were considered in the study as basis for the development of...

Author(s):Mario Glenn A. Isic and Hector Aguiling

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Do extraverts react more positively to a transformational leader? Unique ‘person x situation’ interactions on employee psychological capital

Despite the importance of employee Psychological Capital (self-efficacy, hope, optimism, resilience) as an organizational construct, previous studies on its antecedents have been sparse, suffered from a lack of generalizability, or failed to investigate unique ‘person x situation’ framework interactions. A total of 1406 employees from two large multinational corporations participated in this study. A ‘person x situation’...

Author(s):Julian H.L. Teh and Ng Shwu-Shing

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Organizational Learning and its Relationship with the Development of Managerial Skills

The possible relationship between organizational learning and skills has been the subject of study of many researchers, how organizations learn and how to develop skills is a poorly understood process. Thus, this article aims to identify how learning processes are related to the development of managerial skills: a case study of the project coordinators of the Development Plan of University staff - PDA State University of...

Author(s):DELCI GRAPEGIA VESCO

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The Impact of Leadership Styles on Employee Commitment in Madda Walabu University

Effective leaders are able to contribute directly by enabling competent and committed employees through encouraging them to perform well. Studies in the area of organizational behavior literatures have indicated that among the major factors affecting organizational success and failure are leadership styles and employee commitment. The aim of this paper was to examine the impact of leadership styles on academic staffs’...

Author(s):Tafesse Akinida Biza, Mohammedhussen Mama

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Tax Education and Voluntary Compliance, evidence from Nigeria

This paper examines the extent of tax education on voluntary compliance in Nigeria in order to promote the level of revenue generation. A quantitative method of analysis was used through descriptive statistic and Chi- square test using Statistical Ppackage for Ssocial Science. Data was administered through survey questionnaire 345 respomdents of which 200 were disrtibuted to the taxpayers and 145 to tax officials. The...

Author(s):Bojuwon Mustapha ,Abidoye, Mobolaji Kafayat and Raji, Sadiq Ademola Agbaje, Abdulganiyy A.

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Determinants of business companies’ economic performance in Burkina Faso

This study examines the determinants of entreprises economic performance in trade, industry and services sectors in Burkina Faso. Based on data from a sample of 179 companies of 2013 financial statements, various analyzes highlight effects of economic, financial, environmental and managements variables on company performance. The results of econometric estimations using the logit model show the significance of...

Author(s):Zakaya Ramde

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERSHIP STYLES, EMPLOYEE CREATIVITY AND ORGANISATIONAL INNOVATION: A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK

Innovation plays an increasingly important role in the survival and growth of all organisations irrespective of public or private enterprises. Nevertheless, most studies focus on technological innovation while there is a lack of studies examining organisational innovation relating to organisational methods. Therefore, expanding and replicating past research, this conceptual paper aims to provide a framework through which...

Author(s):Nguyen Nhat Tan¬), Hooi Lai Wan)

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The Efficiency Implications of Corporate Earnings Retentions

The study examines the efficiency of the investment of corporate income retention. If retained earnings are invested in positive net present value projects, they should enhance the shareholder value in the long run. It is believed that the stock market adds premium to a firm’s earnings when the firm signals more retention of earnings. However, the stock market is seen to reverse the discipline when such retained earnings...

Author(s):Ravi Thirumalaisamy

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Practices of Working Capital Management: A Study on Small Scale Manufacturing Enterprises of Tigray, Ethiopia

The aim of this study is to assess the practice of working capital management in small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Adi-grat Town, Ethiopia. The effective and efficient practice of WCM plays a significant role in asymptomatic operations of day to day business activities and to satisfy current obligations. Data were collected from 209 SME through self-administrative inquiry and selected via simple random sampling...

Author(s):Hayleslasie Tsegay Aregawi and B. Chandra Mohan Patnaik

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Determinants of Network Marketing Success Strategies

Remarkable successes have been registered throughout the world by individuals engaged in Network Marketing (NM). On the other hand, numerous individuals have failed to achieve significant economic successes in this field. In other countries such as the USA, China and India record numbers of successful stories in NM Network Marketing have been reported. The African economies, however, are lagging behind in this wealth...

Author(s):Albert Makore,Talak Moyo,Evelyn Madziba

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To explore the impact of knowledge hiding towards entrepreneurial intentions - An empirical study of software industry

Knowledge is the basic pillar or foundation for getting a competitive advantage. Taking, loading, distributing (sharing) and using of the knowledge has progressively become vital part of most firm’s knowledge management approach. Moreover, there are many studies founded on knowledge sharing but the concept of knowledge hiding is still untouched. Therefore, no study has been conducted to check the response of behavior...

Author(s):Rabeea Ishaq, Muhammad Ahsan Athar , Alia Manzoor and Noor Ul Ain

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The Impact of a Cashless Economy on the Performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Zimbabwe

The research intended to investigate the impact of cashless economy on the performance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Zimbabwe. The closure and failure to survive of MSMEs in a cashless economy prompted the researchers to carry out this study. The objectives of the study were to determine the effects of cashless economy on performance of MSMEs and to identify the factors hindering the adoption of...

Author(s):Mwero Trymore

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Local Economic Development in Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipalities: An Empirical Investigation

Albeit in its infancy, South Africa’s LED practice is a benchmark of a large number of African countries in general and southern African countries in particular. The practice stand out, for its massive and growing LED budgets, robust legal and a variety of LED governance structures, amongst others. This study seeks to answer three critical questions: What LED facets (particular aspects) are available in literature? Are...

Author(s):Mativenga Ngatiane, Noluntu. S. Dyubhele and Hendrik Lloyd

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Entrepreneurship in Tunisia: Motivators and Obstacles

Due to the severe competitiveness in the marketplace, venture creation in big towns, such as Sfax-Tunisia, has become a serious challenge. Then, considering entrepreneurship as a source of wealth creation, economic growth, social progress, and technological development, the current paper seeks to identify the motivating and demotivating factors that are respectively triggering and impeding new venture creators‟ decision to...

Author(s):Abdellatif Amouri and Sami boudabbous

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Changing work patterns: Implications for employment relations in Power Holding Company of Nigeria

The notions of changing work patterns and employment relations have become an emerging subject of study by social scientists in recent times. New work situations have brought with them new risks and challenges for workers and employers alike. This paper examines the changing work pattern and its consequent implications on employment relations in Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Strategic choice theory was adopted...

Author(s):Adebimpe A. Adenugba and Busayo Bankole

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Effect of perceived apprenticeship quality on innovative job performance: Evidence from Pakistan

Using a diverse technologies sample of 890 fresh and old students in vocational training institutes from an under researched country, we tested the impact of perceived apprenticeship quality on supervisory rated innovative work behavior. Significant association between perceived apprenticeship quality and supervisory rated innovated work behavior suggests the organizations to use and improve apprenticeship quality for...

Author(s):Sajjad Hussain

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Analysis of factors of bank selection by educated cohort people –A case study on Bangladeshi private commercial banks

This study analyzes major factors of bank selection by educated young cohort people of Bangladesh to be bank customer. It is based on a survey of a mix of 300 university students and employees in diverse academic disciplines and background who are customers of private commercial bank(s) located in Dhaka City. The findings of the study reveal that the most important variables influencing choice are digital banking...

Author(s):Akim M. Rahman Akim

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An assessment on the effectiveness of the retention strategies in retaining critical health professionals: A case of Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital in Zimbabwe

The rising regional and global demand for skilled and specialized professionals experienced in the country has resulted in the mass exodus of the critical personnel from most public institutions in Zimbabwe to the private sector in search of greener pastures which led to high labour turnover in these skilled and professional labour categories. The overall purpose of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the...

Author(s):Pension Katsuro, Netsai Chitiki, Krammer Chatiza and Nevermind Muchongwe

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Competence of African negotiators in managing and mending business deals

The ability of negotiators to demonstrate negotiations competence to facilitate business deals is very essential. Researchers argue that, for a negotiator to be able to facilitate a business deal, one need to have competencies and other personal characteristics that are essential for performing the required functions. This paper is of the view that, the nominal growth performance of African business manifested by the rise...

Author(s):Ahmad Mtengwa Burhan

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Dividend policy and share price volatility of Nigerian oil and gas industries

This study was conducted to assess the effect of dividend policy on share price volatility of downstream sector of Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria. The population of the study comprised all the twelve quoted oil and gas downstream sector on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as of December, 2016, it covered the period of 5 years from 2011 to 2015. Four companies were selected as sample due to the availability of data. The study...

Author(s):Adamu Danlami Ahmed

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Institutionalism and Development Process of Family Firms in Kenya

This paper uses institutional theory to investigate the nexus between the institutional context and the development of the entrepreneurial process in the family firm (from start-up, development, and growth to innovation and corporate entrepreneurship), focussing on the behaviour patterns of entrepreneurs. A qualitative case study methodology was used to examine 60 cases over a one-year period. Thirty of these cases were...

Author(s):Elijah Bitange Ndemo

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Managing value dimensions within an ecosystem framework: Reflections and empirical observations in the tourism sector

The increasing attention in the field of value management is highlighting multiple challenges for researchers and practitioners. Building on previous managerial contributions, the paper aims to define a possible path for combining the conceptual contributions related to value in exchange, value in use, and value in context in a common framework to improve understanding of emerging social and economic dynamics under the...

Author(s):LUCA CARRUBBO, DEBORA SARNO, FRANCESCO CAPUTO and FRANCESCO SMALDONE

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Unethical Marketing Practices by Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan

The study aims to highlight the factors for unethical promotional practices by pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan. The study was intended to find that who are responsible to initiate and continue these immoral services so that solutions may be suggested to minimize or end such practices. The population of the study contains doctors, pharma representatives, pharmacy stores, hospitals, health authorities and patients’...

Author(s):Aqsa Siddiq , Gohar Rehman, Zahid Gul and Salma Zafar

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EVALUATING THE EXTENT TO WHICH CULTURAL DIVERSITY IS RECOGNISED IN THE WORKPLACE: THE CAPE METROPOLIS MANAGERS’ VIEWS

South Africa has its own texture of cultural diversity unparalleled by any in the history of the world. The diversity emanates from the period of the Dutch settlers (1640s) occupying land in the country by conquering the non-militant indigenous inhabitants. Soon the British arrived (1800s) and occupied more land, before long the two settler groups were fighting for ownership and control of the land. As soon as their...

Author(s):Tendency Beretu and L. E. Jowah

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The Impact of Employee Empowerment on Job Satisfaction of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Branch.

Various authors argue that empowering employee using different facets of empowerment like information sharing, trust, reward, training and autonomy has an impact on job satisfaction and service quality where as other authors disagree with this idea. This study has the objective of testing whether the facets of empowerment have a relation with overall job satisfaction. Questionnaires were distributed to the entire...

Author(s):Girmay Aklilu GIRMAY AKLILU

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Divine modeling inflationary impact on beef mutton and chicken price increase in Pakistan economy

This study investigates the relationship between commodity (beef mutton and chicken price) price increase, money supply, and inflation in Pakistan. The hypothesis says that an increase in commodity price leads to accumulation, higher growth rates of money supply and higher inflation. Consequently, higher inflation leads to appreciation of domestic currency with a resultant increase in import of goods seen in strategic...

Author(s):Sohail Zafara and Javaid Iqbalb

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Stock market reaction to sudden events: Evidence from the announcement of fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria

The sudden announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government of Nigeria on the 11th of May, 2016 in Nigeria generated a lot of arguments and several reactions among observers and market analysts as to the likely consequences of such an action to the Nigerian economy on the market value of listed firms. This study aims to empirically investigate the reaction of the Nigerian stock market to the sudden...

Author(s):Mohammed Aminu Bello

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Factors Influencing the Choice of Mobile Phones in Nigerian Knowledge Institution

Understanding customers’ preference and factors influencing their choices are important to firms’ strategists. These provide opportunities for firms to design suitable products to attract customers’ attention and earn competitive advantage through strategic positioning. This study explored factors influencing the choice of mobile phones among public servants in Obafemi Awolowo University. Primary data were collected...

Author(s):Caleb Muyiwa Adelowo, Olabamiji John Onifade and Adewumi Sunday Adepoju

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The financial statements contained informational and decision of Yemeni bank credit

The objective of this study is to identify the determinants of policy bank lending in the context of Yemen. To achieve this goal, attempt was made to model the probability of lending investment companies Yemenis through a number of explanatory variables included in the multivariate model (model discriminant analysis) and a model of artificial intelligence (artificial Neural Network). To empirically study this problem,...

Author(s):Saleem al-Aguari and Chokri Slim

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Leadership and management strategic change: A conceptual framework

In an environment of continuous evolution, change becomes a condition for survival. Aware of this need for change, this paper discussed the role of strategic leadership in strategic change, in addition to address how strategic leaders should work to lead the organization on strategic estates, to achieve organizational objectives by generating vision and empowering organization systems, where strategic leaders stand out...

Author(s):Hana Arrfou, M. and Al-Edeinat, M.

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Barriers to Plant and Equipment Procurement in Tertiary Institutions, Kaduna State as case study

This research aims to contribute to the development of a solution to the barriers that can create a direct and indirect impact of various forms of plant and equipment procurement in Kaduna state Tertiary Institutions (2015) in relation to, need assessment, delay in completion, costs and non-conformance with specification by suppliers and installation related issues, likewise the involvement of professionals in procurement...

Author(s):Bashir Garba.I, Muhammad Dauda , F.O. Anafi , Bello Sabo

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Impact of Corporate Governance on Nigerian Economy: a comparative study of public and private Organization in Ondo State

The study investigated impact of corporate governance on Nigeria economy. It also examined the difference between public and private corporate governance on Nigeria economy. Primary data were used for study. Population consisted of top echelon employees of public and private sectors in Ondo State. The study used purposively sampling technique to select 186 participants for the study. Corporate Governance Economy Impact...

Author(s):Ajele Kenny

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Healthcare Service Quality and Patients’ Satisfaction in Ghana: an In-Patient Centered Approach

This study, which is patient-centered, examined service quality as indicated by differences of patients’ expectations and perceptions of hospitals’ services. The study also examined the relationship between patients’ perception of service quality and the overall satisfaction in the health sector. Patients were interviewed using a SERVQUAL (service quality) questionnaire proposed by Oliveira et al. (2008) with modifications...

Author(s):Gyamfi Joseph Yeboah

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New product introduction: The case of Star Lite Beer

The study focused on new product development and introduction. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies used to introduce Star Lite Lager Beer. Star Lite Beer is a line extension of its flagship brand – Star Lager Beer, a product of Nigeria Breweries Plc. The survey research design was employed. The population of the study comprised of the personnel of Nigeria Breweries Plc, the...

Author(s):Mba Chris, C and Onwuka Ifeanyi Onuka

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Performance of Avocado value chain in Kenya: An exploratory study based on actors’ perceptions

Avocado is one of the pillars of the Kenyan horticultural sector. Despite its importance, avocado production and marketing is still saddled with numerous problems. In order to address some of these bottlenecks, the Kenyan government together with its development partners has introduced many interventions in the avocado sector. Regardless of these interventions, not much is known about their effectiveness. In particular,...

Author(s):MERCY WANJIRU MBUGUA, AMOS GYAU, JUDITH AUMA ODUOL and MERCY MAIWA MWAMBI

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Interest Mechanism Importance for Society, Bank’s progress & Economy with Reference of Islamic Society

This study was conducted to analyze the interest mechanism implemented in Islamic societies and its impact of society and banks progress. This study examined interest mechanism from four perspectives (Social Norms and Values, Social Wellbeing, Economic progress and Sharia) and Islamic banking was compared with conventional banking system. The progress was being compared with literature support and origin of interest is...

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Assessing the impact of Core Banking and service quality on Customer Satisfaction: Case of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in Bale Robe Town

This work aims to assess the effects of core banking and service quality on customer satisfaction in the commercial bank of Bale Robe town in Ethiopia. Stratified sampling technique was used to select a sample of 350 customers; of this number, 310 customers were chosen. A questionnaire consisting of 5-level Likert scale statements was used to collect the primary data of the work. Descriptive and inferential statistics...

Author(s):Biniyam Getnet and Birhane Nano

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Banks Performance in Nigeria

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on banks performance in Nigeria. Secondary data was used for this research. A total of eleven (11) Nigeria banks were studied for an 8 year period (2009-2016). Data was extracted from audited the financial reports of respective banks. This study employs OLS (panel data) to analyze the data gathered. The findings show that there...

Author(s):Raji, Sadiq and Hamzat Barakat

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An assessment of motivational strategies on performance of public servants in rural local governments in eastern Uganda

The rationale of this study is to examine the effect of motivational strategies on performance of public servants in rural Local Governments in Eastern Uganda. To achieve this, the study focused on two specific objectives; examine the existing motivational strategies for public servants, and how the existing motivational strategies have affected public servants’ performance. The research adopted a descriptive design...

Author(s):Noah Kalengo

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Analysis of the Moderating Role of Job Resources in Relation to Job Demands and Staff Job Burnout in National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Co. (Khorasan-e Razavi)

This study has been carried out aiming at analyzing the relationship between job demands and job burnout due to the moderating role of job resources. The statistical population of the research has been consisted of 120 personnel of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Co. (Khorasan-e Razavi) in the spring and summer 2015. The sample size was estimated to be 93 using Morgan & Krejcie Table and NCSS PASS. The...

Author(s):Hamid Erfanian Khanzadeh and Iman khaki

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