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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THE JOINT EFFECT OF FIRM CAPABILITY AND ACCESS TO FINANCE ON FIRM PERFORMANCE AMONG SMALL BUSINESSES; A DEVELOPING COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE

The purpose of this paper was to establish the joint effect of access to finance and firm capability on small businesses’ performance in Kampala, Uganda. The study adopted a cross-sectional design with a sample of 384 small businesses. Self administered questionnaires were used in data collection and data was collected from August to November 2018. The study utilised SPSS to perform correlation and regression. The study...

Author(s):Peter Turyakira, Sendawula Kasimu and Pedson Turyatunga

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The Status Quo of East African Stock Markets: Integration and Volatility

This paper presents the current stock markets’ situation of East African markets compared to Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The study uses weekly price indices of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda, South Africa as a performance benchmark for the African market. The time frame used is from 17th January 2008 to 31st March 2017. The stock indices’ returns results show in general that there is relatively moderate-to-low...

Author(s):Marselline Kasiti Atenya

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Estimating the Maximum Probable Annual Losses Due to Flooding

This paper aims to estimate the maximum probable annual losses to the risks of flooding. While examining the frequency of the event, it was observed that, at least one accident occurred periodically, which resulted in maximum losses. This is an empirical study and it is based on maximum losses due to floods per year, as obtained from the International Disaster Database and Munich Re. The analysis is based on 66 extreme...

Author(s):Emad Abdelgalil Ali Ismail and Fuad A. A. Awwad

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AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF THE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND HOW THEY IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE-ENGAGEMENT; EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS

The employer-employee relationship has always been governed by the understanding that the employee is simply a hired hand to complement the business owner in the process of achieving the firm’s set objectives. The rest of the other activities and phenomena are taken for granted – ‘I employ you, you do your work I pay you’, so the circle continues. The employer drives the employee to perform to enable the firm to reach...

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

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Effects of Varying Factors on Performance of Construction Projects in Terrorism Hit Areas of The World

Construction projects have encountered poor performance due to the insecure environment caused by insurgency and terrorism in the world. The real cause includes lack of desired resource and reluctance of stakeholders/project teams to work in such areas. The project suffers a massive loss of finances, time overrun and poor quality which ends up the project in the midway. In the current research, various risks which affect...

Author(s):Waqas Anwar ; Eduardo Munive Hernandez

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“Bit Standard” - Bitcoin between reality and risks of a “halfway-money”

The authors provide an explanation of the market, underlying the evolution due to the modern technologies and technical advances, especially in transactions. In this regard, the authors take into consideration the aspect related to the creation of virtual currencies as bitcoin, able to circulate thanks to the Blockchain system, through miners’ work. The authors take into account the aspects related to the warnings on the...

Author(s):Christian Rainero, Luigi Puddu, Alessandro Migliavacca, Riccardo Coda, Giuseppe Modarelli

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IMPROVING AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

The Agriculture sector in Nigeria has remained mostly undeveloped. The reason for this is due to the limited public sector funding in the different agricultural value chains including research and development. On the other hand, there has also been very minimal private sector investment in the sector. The cause of this is a lack of incentive for the private sector in Nigeria to invest in sectors like agriculture with very...

Author(s):George Nwangwu

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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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An assessment of Challenges and Prospects of the Women’s Entrepreneurs in Hawassa City, Southern Nation Nationalities and People, Ethiopia

Women entrepreneur plays a decisive role in the economic and social development of the country. In spite of their position, still they are facing a range of challenges like lack of access to capital, inadequate managerial and marketing skills and as well their contribution is not yet recognized. Thus, this study aimed to assess the challenges and prospects of women's entrepreneur in Hawassa city. A graphic research design...

Author(s):Temam Gebu

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SHAREHOLDERS’ RETURN AND VALUE OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS LISTED ON THE NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE

The attainment of going concern concept of an entity relies heavily on its ability to maximize the wealth of its shareholders and value. The prospect of a firm to investors is a function of return which signals to the market its good governance. The study examined the influence of shareholders’ return on the value of manufacturing firms listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange using annual reports and accounts of 36 selected...

Author(s): Grace Oyeyemi, OGUNDAJO Patrick Enyi, ENYI

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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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A Comparative Study on the Relative Performance of Scheduled Commercial Banks in India

Purpose –The aim of the study is to address the relative performance of Indian scheduled commercial banks. Banks are operating in India not mainly for commercial gains but for social service, by providing a whole range of interrelated services. The performance should be of qualitative nature and should not only be judged in terms of quantitative criteria, i.e., profit percentages but also on their efforts by improving...

Author(s):Kavitha Nachimuthu and D.Muthukrishnaveni

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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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Talent retention strategies, organizational commitment and intention to stay in commercial banks in Malaysia: The moderating role of person-organization fit

The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of talent retention strategies in predicting intention to stay. Organizational commitment has been postulated to mediate the relationship between talent retention strategies and intention to stay. Additionally, person-organization fit has been explored as a moderator between organizational commitment and intention to stay. The survey was conducted among 405 managers...

Author(s):Nagarajan Thangavelu

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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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Motor TPL insurance: The case of Italy

This study analyzes the social impact of motor TPL insurance, focusing on direct costs. In particular, it presents the variables in motor TPL insurance and through a multiple regression model shows how they contribute to the average premium insurance. The analyses aim to: i) confirm the increase of the average premium insurance when moving from Northern to Southern Italy; ii) identify the main variables related to motor...

Author(s):Luca Rossi

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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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What drives banking stability? Empirical evidence from economic community of west African states (ECOWAS) countries

The study investigated the drivers of banking stability in economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) countries. The results show that the stability in the banking sector is mainly influenced by the banking spread (Net Interest Margin-NIM). However, it finds that crises in the banking sector pose a negative influence on stability. In addition, the result reveals that high percentage of foreign banks reduces...

Author(s):Mustapha, A. Akinkunmi

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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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Incentives as Correlates of Employees’ Loyalty towards Management in Organisation

The study investigated the effects of incentives on employees’ loyalty towards organisational management. It considered the types of incentives structure implemented for employees, and its probable effects on the performance and loyalty of employees to the management of an organisation Data were collected through the administration of questionnaire to one hundred and twenty respondents, comprising thirty respondents each...

Author(s):Idowu, H.A.O.; Soyebo, K. O. and Adeoye, E.A.

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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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Consumer Complaint Behaviour: Influence of Consumer Protection Knowledge, Internal Locus of Control and Societal Benefits

This research examines the association between consumer protection knowledge, internal locus of control and societal benefits on complaint intention and action in Malaysia. This study builds on the previous work by introducing two moderating variables, gender and age as addition, influence relationship between three predict variables and complaint intention. Two other moderating variables were also added into the...

Author(s):Wenjie Zhao, Md. Nor Othman, Yufang Ding,Ping Chen

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Background music on consumer buying behaviour. The case study of retail supermarkets in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Retail supermarkets in Harare have been finding it difficult to differentiate their store environment based on the traditional components of the retail mix. As such, a quantitative research study was conducted to determine the impact of background music on consumer buying behaviour for retail supermarkets in Harare, Zimbabwe. Specifically, the study sought to determine the effect of playing familiar songs on customer...

Author(s):SHENJE JACOB

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MOBILE DEVICES ARE FRIENDS-IN-HAND: EXPLORING YOUTHS’ RESISTANCE BEHAVIOUR

Contemporary mobile and hand-held technological devices have become the 21st century addiction and are ‘friends-in-hand’ for the Generation Z consumer cohort. In contrast, from the marketer’s perspective, mobile devices connote a ‘brand-in-hand’ which offers an important opportunity for marketers to reach and retain particularly the young consumer regime. In recent years, bank marketers became optimistic about growing...

Author(s):Takesure Zhowa and Zeleke Worku

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Relationship of foreign direct investment and Stock Market development

This study explores the feedback relationship between two elementary sources of capital, that is, foreign direct investment and stock market development. Using data from five developing economies, the study uses panel data approach to explore bidirectional interrelationship of the two capital sources. Fixed effects and random effects panel data analysis has been used to explore the relationship between Foreign Direct...

Author(s):Aima Khan

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Performance improvement through Six Sigma methodologies: A plastic firm case approach

Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with manufacturing, specifically terms associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The study was adopted at a Plastic firm. The basic purpose of undertaken this study is to explore the effectiveness of using six sigma technique while manufacturing and to explore the environment...

Author(s):Value stream mapping, process capability, on-time delivery, variability

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