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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Exploring the Determinants for Success of Family Entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidences from Punjab Province

Family businesses are main entrepreneurial powers today in the global economy, but the low survival rate is main concern all over the world. The family entrepreneurship is perceived as the more successful business where business assets, personal involvement in the business, hired temporary employee help to improve the family businesses success. The family businesses are contributing around 45-75% to Gross Domestic Product...

Author(s):Muhammad Shahid Naseer, Muhammad Nazam, Manzoor Ahamd, Asif Maqbool and Muhammad Umar Ayub

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The Impact of Open Innovation Practice on Innovative Performance through Intellectual Capital: Empirical Study on SMEs

Open innovation (OI) practices and intellectual capital (IC), though from developed countries and large firm‘s perspective, are related to higher innovative performance. But the influence of OI paradigm on IC and consequently on firm innovative performance in the context of developing countries is not yet sufficiently explored. This study examined the link between OI practice and IC and their influence on the firm...

Author(s):Gebremichael Hailekiros Sibhato

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Is there a weather effect? Evidence from a panel of emerging countries’ stock markets

A long history of psychological studies has postulated that good (bad) weather induces a positive (negative) mood. Other studies have concluded that mood can influence humankind decision-making process under risk and uncertainty. Several behavioural finance studies have raised the question of whether sunshine, temperature or other weather variables exert an impact on stock prices by affecting the behaviour of market...

Author(s):Massimo Mariani and Fabio Pizzutilo

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Given the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the economy, it is desirable that entrepreneurs succeed. There is a noticeable trend of rural entrepreneurs migrating to urban areas. This study aimed to ascertain factors that contribute to entrepreneurial success. Using quantitative methods fifty (50) respondents participated and data was collected using questionnaires. The collected data was analysed and presented...

Author(s):Vukosi Autis Mkhavele and Thembie Ntshakala

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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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Performance, financing decisions and corporate governance of Italian medium and large private family firms

This empirical study examines the relationship between financing decisions and corporate governance on the one side and firm performance on the other, concerning Italian large and medium private family firms. Tax-aggressive practices are not used to avoid a deprivation of socioemotional wealth, in terms of diminished reputation, caused by a possible tax-related lawsuit (Chen et al., 2010). Due to the low risk perception...

Author(s):Oscar Domenichelli

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The Impact of Firm Characteristics in Access of Financing by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Southern Ethiopia

There is a concurrence among different stack holders such as policy makers, economists, and business experts that Micro Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) are engines of economic growth. The dynamic role of MSMEs in developing countries insures them as engines through which the growth objectives of developing countries can be achieved. However many problems encounter MSMEs and as a result, many firms perform dismally and...

Author(s):Desta Zelalem and Mebrat Wubante

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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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Experiential marketing is increasingly getting companies’ attention as a strategy to interact with consumers and engage them to better convey their brand image and positioning. However, its effects are still unclear both at the aggregate and at the individual levels. This paper addresses this topic and presents a field experiment investigating the effects of experiential marketing on brand image in retailing. Two similar...

Author(s):Michela Addis , Giulia Miniero and Francesco Ricotta

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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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Application of the elements of marketing mix by business start-ups during incubation: A case of Makerere University in Uganda

The two concepts of firm incubation and marketing mix are not new in the business realm. They have existed for decades and have all been written about to explain what they mean in real business sense. Despite their long standing, little is known how marketing mix elements (popularly referred to as the “Seven P’s”) are used by business start-ups during incubation. Data was collected from owners of start-ups businesses in...

Author(s):Anthony Tibaingana

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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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Impact of Stakeholders’ analysis on organizational performance - Case of study selected Nigerian financial organizations

Businesses have grown to the realization that no individual sector can make a significant, sustainable difference alone. Also several studies have indicated the extensive use of stakeholder’s analysis within most organizations to improve their businesses. However, this depends on how well organizations can align and fulfill the needs of most if not all stakeholders. This paper is based on a comparative study of two...

Author(s):Agwu, M.E, Onwuegbuzie, H.N and Afieroho Evawere O

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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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Forward-looking information in integrated reporting: a theoretical framework

The purpose of this paper is to theorize a comprehensive theoretical framework for describing forward-looking information (FLI) practices of companies. The paper aims to discuss the theories usually applied to explain voluntary disclosure in literature and the interrelated theoretical perspectives regarding the role of voluntary disclosure in integrated reporting. We combined four relatively most common theories in...

Author(s):Dott.ssa Elisa Menicucci

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Assessing the Extent of Compliance with IAS 41 by Agricultural Entities in Southern Malawi

The paper assesses the extent to which Malawian agricultural entities are complying with recognition and measurement requirements of IAS 41-Agriculture, for their agricultural produce and biological assets. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the extent to which Malawian agricultural entities are using the fair value accounting model proposed in IAS 41 for measuring their agricultural produce and biological assets;...

Author(s):Nelson Ndala

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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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Though, small businesses are vital globally, they contribute to the environmental and social challenges such as deforestation, pollution, use of polythene bags, poor working conditions, child labour and health hazards. Thus, it is vital to understand the concept of sustainability intention of small business owners. The purpose of this study therefore was to assess how altruism towards others influences sustainability...

Author(s):Saadat Kimuli Nakyejwe Lubowa

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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,...


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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...


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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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The determinants of privatization method choice: Application on Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries

The study investigate the determinants of privatization method choice for a database of 108 firms operating in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries over the 1989 to 1999 period. The study found out that this choice depends on market considerations, political and legal environment and firm-specific characteristics. In less developed capital markets, for more profitable state owned enterprises, and where there are...

Author(s):Walid Jebili and Oussama Nheri

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The impact of Home Economics and entrepreneurship education as a tool for sustainable development in Nigeria

This paper examined the impact of home economics and entrepreneurship education as a tool for sustainable development of Nigeria. The concepts of entrepreneurship and home economics education were discussed. Furthermore, a model was used to explain how home economics and entrepreneurship education fosters economic growth and development. The study is of the view that home economics and entrepreneurship education is able to...

Author(s):Chagbe Becky M., Agbara Williams and Achi Theophilus T.

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Review of theory on management practices, health professionals’ performance and patient outcomes in the Western literature

The overall aim of this study is to examine the link between specific management practices, employee performance and patient outcomes in healthcare sector (hospitals). The study focus is on the two main dimensions of management practices, namely operations management and Human Resources (HR) practices, and shows their link with employee performance and healthcare outcomes. The study was conducted between June 2014 and...

Author(s):Philipos Petros, Joris van de Klundert and Judith van den Broek

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How do teams become effective? A literature review and implication for Ethiopia

Teams have been recognized as the heart of organizations in previous decades and proved to be so in the current situation. However, in recent years different global forces have pushed organizations to their limit and forced them to restructure work and teams. Thus, this paper reviews articles on team effectiveness from 2000 to 2017 with the help of Google Scholar Search Engine using key words “teamwork” and “teamwork...

Author(s):Mohammed Abdulnasir Abdulmelike

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Factors influencing Farmers’ relationship choice towards an efficient Commodity Supply chain in Northern Ghana

To ensure an efficient marketing with attractive profit margins in Supply chains, value addition within the soybean Supply chain in northern Ghana was analysed. Actors identified included farmers, itinerant traders and retailers, Savannah Farmers Marketing Company, Bosbel Vegetable Oil Mills and Ghana Nuts Company as key business actors. In terms of the marketing relations, about 57% of the farmers produce on contract...

Author(s):Osman Tahidu DAMBA

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Political Uncertainty and Herding Behavior of Tunisian OPCVM

This paper aims first at determining and modeling herding behavior of mixed Tunisian Undertakings of Collective Investment in Transferable Securities funds (OPCVM) observed from January 2006 to December 2015, using monthly data and second at systematically examining the effect of the 2011 revolution on this behavior. To this end, we use the methodology of Christie and Hwang (1995) and Chang et al. (2000). However, to give...

Author(s):behavioral finance, herding behavior, Tunisian investment funds, Tunisian revolution, Cross-sectional returns.

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A study on the community online to offline (O2O) operation model in Nanjing

This study aims to study the online to offline (O2O) operation pattern of Chinese E-commerce and its features; analyze the current development and existing problems of Chinese O2O operation pattern; and explore the domestic O2O development layout of communities in Nanjing. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are applied in this work. For the quantitative analysis, questionnaire was distributed to some consumers and...

Author(s):Jing Wei

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Rigidity and performance threshold: How routinization process affects dynamic capabilities

Dynamic capabilities view has been considered vital to the long-term survival and adaptation of organizations in dynamic environments. Although, rich literature has probed into how dynamic capabilities are able to address organizational inertia issues and facilitate change, there are still heated debates on questions on dynamic capabilities’ heterogeneity and performance. Current thinking was integrated in major researches...

Author(s):Qiguo Gong and Zhiyuan Shang

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