African Journal of
Business Management

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

AJBM Articles in press

Article in Press

Religiosity and consumer behavior in developing countries: an exploratory study on Muslims in the context of Burkina Faso.

The interest of researchers on religiosity and consumer behavior is explained by the fact that religion has an influence, not only on the social behavior of individuals, but also on their consumption behavior (Fam, Waller, and Erdogan, 2004; Nasse, 2006; Mansori, 2012; Diop, 2012). Most of the studies on the topic are from Western and Asian countries. Little research on the subject has been conducted in Africa and...

Author(s):Théophile Bindeouè Nasse,, Pr. Alidou Ouédraogo, Pr. Fatou Diop Sall

Article in Press

SOLIDARITY ECONOMY. SOCIAL COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES. THE VIEW OF CITIZENS IN GREECE.

In this paper is investigated the factorial composition and the internal coherence of α questionnaire on Solidarity Economy (SE) and Social and Cooperative Enterprises (SCE) based on data gathered from a sample of 214 citizens region of Thessaly. The questionnaire consists of three categories of questions that refer to: a) citizens' statements related to Social and Cooperative Enterprises (scale A); b) barriers to the...

Author(s):Theodossiou George, Rigas John, Goulas Αpostolos and Rigas, George

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

Role of Entrepreneurship Education on Student Intention and Mediating Effect of Self-Efficacy

Entrepreneurship education trend is increasing rapidly worldwide. This increase was driven through entrepreneurship’s promise like a catalyst to promote economic revival and growth. It is anticipated entrepreneurship education provides the basis of entrepreneurship notions, forming attitude, behavior, and mindset of the entrepreneurs. Several programs regarding entrepreneurial education established in the universities have...

Author(s): Nosheena Yasir, An Liren, Nasir Mehmood

Article in Press

The Effects of organizational culture on turnover intention: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction, In Case of Oromia Forest and Wild Life Enterprise.

The purpose of this study was to identifying the effects of organizational culture on turnover intention with mediated role of satisfaction. Data ware gathered by closed ended questionnaires distributed to five OFWEL’s in Oromia. The scales used were the organizational Culture Index, Job Satisfaction Survey, and the turnover intention questionnaire. The collected data was statistically analyzed by SPSS 20, and AMOS 21. The...

Author(s):GirmaTaye Niguse

Article in Press

Rediscovering Public Engagement in Higher Education: A Bridge between University Community and Publics

In recent years, public engagement is to the attention of university institutions since when the role of Universities is projected towards the sharing and spreading of knowledge beyond the traditional academic bounds. Thus, the university is becoming a “partner” that collaborates at the community's growth, and debates with all the stakeholders who might have an interest, either direct or indirect, in the university’s...

Author(s):Vittoria Marino, LETIZIA LO PRESTI and Marco Pellicano

Article in Press

Investigating the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Entrepreneurial Intentions among Students in HEIs Located in Blantyre District of Malawi

This paperaims to investigate the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in developing entrepreneurial intentions among students in HEIs in Blantyre district of Malawi. A mixed method approach consisting of quantitative and qualitative methods was employed.In total 60 participants were purposively sampled for the study of which 42 responded to the questionnaire that was administered.This represents a response rate of...

Author(s):Nelson Ndala

Article in Press

Impact of Non-Performing Assets on the Profitability in Indian Scheduled Commercial Banks

Banking in modern times is the kingpin of all economic activities. It is instrumental in shaping the economic destiny of a country. Banks are considered as the nerve-centres of economics and finance of any nation and the barometer of its economic prospective. Since, the banks have stupendous investment potential, they can make a significant contribution in eliminating poverty and problem of unemployment. It can bring about...

Author(s):Kavitha Nachimuthu and D. Muthukrishna Veni

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

Context and strategy: Managing Sanlam for and in change, 1945-2013.

Business sustainability of corporations a hundred years old, is not a regular occurrence in Africa. A qualitative historical study of the development of an insurance company succeeding on the trajectory of adapting to challenging contexts constitutes the core of this study. The historical analysis illustrates the role of social context, international political economy and management agency in negotiating a successful...

Author(s):Drotskie Adri

Article in Press

Critique does not equate to rebellion: Positive deviance and entrepreneurial networking among small and medium enterprises in Uganda

This paper examines the relationship between positive deviance and entrepreneurial networking among SMEs. Using a mixed method approach combined self-administered questionnaires and interview guide covering 228 SMEs in Uganda, the cross-sectional nature of this study revealed key nuances about SMEs. The research findings confirmed a significant positive relationship between positive deviance and entrepreneurial networking...

Author(s):Samuel Mayanja, Joseph M. Ntayi, J.C. Munene, Balunywa Wasswa and Moses M. Kibirango

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

Internal equity and customer relationship management in developing countries: a quantitative and a comparative study of three (3) private companies in Burkina Faso.

Internal equity in Customer Relationship Management is ignored by companies in Burkina Faso, which causes a reduction in terms of profitability. Equity and ethical practices in marketing are essential to the sustainable development of companies in Burkina Faso especially in the context of globalization where values of fair trade are promoted and where competition is ferocious. This research focuses on the contribution that...

Author(s):Théophile Bindeouè Nasse

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

China foreign direct investment and economic growth in Ghana: a time series analysis using impulse response functions

Study objective: To examine the effects of exogenous shocks, firstly between Chinese foreign direct investment and economic growth in Ghana, secondly between Chinese foreign direct investment and the total foreign direct investment in Ghana, and thirdly between the total foreign direct investment and economic growth in Ghana. Design: Longitudinal study Sampling: The study used existing annual time series data on Ghana...

Author(s):Eugene Misa Darko and Xu Kangning

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

ICT adoption by small and medium enterprises in developing countries: The effects of leader, organizational and market environment factors

Leader, organizational and market factors play important roles in a small and medium enterprise’s (SME’s) decision to adopt information and communications technologies (ICTs). The purpose of this research is to examine the role of leader factors (leader innovativeness, leader’s attitude, leader’s IT knowledge, leader’s risk aversion), organizational factors (business size, firm age, financial slack, information intensity)...

Author(s):Paul Taylor

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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.

Article in Press

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.

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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...

Author(s):

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Article in Press

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

Page 1 of 2, showing 50 records out of 58 total, starting on record 1, ending on 50

< previous12