African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4079

Table of Content: 14 August, 2014; 8(15)

August 2014

Surface acting and distress tolerance as predictors of workplace deviance among Nigerian commercial bank workers

    This study examined surface acting and distress tolerance as predictors of workplace deviance. Three hundred and thirty-two (332) workers (176 males and 156 females) drawn from selected banks in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria participated in the study. The participants responded to validated measures of surface acting and distress tolerance. The result of regression analyses indicated that surface...

Author(s): Lawrence O. Amazue, Ike E. Onyishi and Lucy E. Amazue

August 2014

Competitive advantage in the Brazilian telecommunications market: An analysis founded upon the resource-based view in the post-privatization period

  This paper examines which resources were responsible for the superior performance, between 1999 and 2008, of companies in the Brazilian telecommunications sector after privatization. The study methodology was founded on the Resource-Based View (RBV) and used data envelopment analysis (DEA) to investigate companies’ performance. Using the performance ratings generated by the DEA model, we performed a...

Author(s): Rodolfo Ribeiro, Belmiro do Nascimento João, Alexander Homenko Neto, Edison Fernandes Polo and Caio Flavio Stettiner

August 2014

Assessing the performance appraisal concept of the Local Government Service in Ghana

  This study seeks to investigate the assertion that staff performance appraisal was not being effectively implemented in the Local Government Service of Ghana. The East Mamprusi District Assembly was used for the case study. The rationale was to ascertain the truth or otherwise of this assertion and to make appropriate recommendations where necessary since it is believed that there is some correlation between...

Author(s): Joseph Attiah Seniwoliba

August 2014

An analysis of the relations among job characteristics, manager leadership behaviours, and employees’ job satisfaction- The case of Taiwanese tax officials

  This study uses a structural equation model to explore the relations among job characteristics, manager leadership behaviours, and employees’ job satisfaction with regard to Taiwanese tax officials. Data were collected using convenience sampling, and the results of analyzing 183 questionnaires are as follows: (1) there are positive correlations between the observed variables, and also between the latent...

Author(s): Lai-fa Hung and Chung-Ming Huang

August 2014

The impact of human resource practices on employee perceived performance in pharmaceutical sector of Pakistan

  Human resource has various practices such as compensation, promotion and performance evaluation etc. This study is going to evaluate the impact of these three human resource practices on perceived employee performance. The data are collected through questionnaire from pharmaceutical companies located in Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities of Pakistan. To measure the impact of human resource practices on employee...

Author(s): Malik Shahzad Shabbir

August 2014

Marketing communication tools used in one of the traditional Hungarian food sectors

  Sales promotion events, personal selling and public relations are all familiar to Hungarian wine producers. Different marketing activities are important in this area, because the wineries examined in this study lack the resources for expensive marketing campaigns. We have attempted to answer a question: which marketing tools are used, and which are preferred by Hungarian wine producers? A questionnaire was...

Author(s): Arnold Tóth, Péter Domján, Géza Székely, Csaba Németh, József Surányi, László Friedrich and Péter Póti