African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

An investigation of the retention strategies for software developers at an insurance firm

Patrick Mugabe*
  • Patrick Mugabe*
  • Management College of Southern Africa.
  • Google Scholar
Sidney Shipham
  • Sidney Shipham
  • Management College of Southern Africa.
  • Google Scholar
Guillermina Ritacco
  • Guillermina Ritacco
  • Management College of Southern Africa.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 09 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 08 October 2016
  •  Published: 28 October 2016


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