African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4133

Table of Content: 14 September, 2013; 7(34)

September 2013

The significance of human capital disclosures in corporate annual reports of top South African listed companies: evidence from the financial directors and managers

  This paper reports the research results of survey questionnaire administered on the financial directors and managers (identified as preparers of corporate annual reports) of top South African listed companies. The purpose of the survey questionnaire was to determine whether the financial directors and managers report on the identified human capital attributes and also to determine the extent to which these...

Author(s):   Michael O. Adelowotan, Christo J. Cronjé and Christa H. Wingard

September 2013

The role of social entrepreneurs in the development of cooperatives for catalyzing empowerment in the slum areas of India

  The theory of Motivation propounded by Maslow in 1959 states that one of the basic needs of human is shelter. Here, shelter needs does not mean mere occupation of a building only but also other amenities and hygiene which affect the mental and physical health of people. The people living in urban areas face challenges of proper housing, education, health, hygiene etc. The root cause of increase in the slums...

Author(s):   Ravindra Tripathi and Sweta Agarwal  

September 2013

Designing a domesticated model of knowledge management implementation in Institute of International Energy Studies (IIES)

  This study has concentrated on presenting and designing domesticated model of knowledge management implementation in Institute of International Energy Studies (IIES). This research on the base of its goal is an applied and developing research, and the research methodology is a quantitative and survey research. Needed information in this study has been gathered from document analysis and semi-directed...

Author(s):   Hesamoddin Bagheri, Elahehsadat Razavi, Iraj Janali and Mohammad Sadegh Aghakhani  

September 2013

The effect of marketing mix in attracting customers: Case study of Saderat Bank in Kermanshah Province

  This study investigated the impact of marketing mix in attracting customers to Saderat Bank in Kermanshah Province. Questionnaire which included 30 questions was used to collect information in this research. The reliability of the questionnaire was calculated using Cronbach's alpha, and a value of 0.882 was obtained, greater than 0.7 which is the reliability of the questionnaire. The population used...

Author(s):   Bahman Saeidi Pour, Kamran Nazari and Mostafa Emami  

September 2013

Impact of financial leverage on dividend policy at Tehran Stock Exchange: A case study of food industry

  This paper examines the relationship between dividend policy and financial leverage of 33 food companies listed in Tehran Stock Exchange with 242 data ‚during the period 2003 to 2010. Dividend policy‚ vastly followed by the companies ‚was tested by applying the extend model of Linter (1956) with the debt ratio of the firm ‚the current year’s dividend yield as its independent...

Author(s):   Mokhtar Emamalizadeh, Mousa Ahmadi and Jaffar Pouyamanesh  

September 2013

The relationship between ecological knowledge, ecological concern, ecological affection, subjective norms and the green purchase behavior in Brazil

  This paper aims to ascertain whether there is correlation between the following constructs: ecological knowledge, ecological affection, ecological concern, subjective norms and green purchase behavior. Based on a convenience sample, the population was constituted by women over 18 years old from Ribeirão Preto, town located in Sao Paulo state in Brazil, since they represent potential consumers of...

Author(s):   Helenita R. da Silva Tamashiro, José Augusto Giesbrecht da Silveira, Edgard Monforte Merlo and Marcos Ghisi        

September 2013

Analysis and evaluation of services in Brazilian sites of e-gov

  Electronic government (e-gov) is related to all forms of communication made ​​through information technology (IT) that can bring a number of benefits to public bodies in a general view. Since it is a technology whose becomes more used in development countries after the massive internet growth, there are still many features that can be exploited for the benefit of the government, the citizens and the...

Author(s):   Ieda P. Martins Damian, Edgard Monforte Merlo and Marcelo Seido Nagano  

September 2013

The Effect of Demographic Characteristics on Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Selected Teaching Hospitals in Tehran

  Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is one of the most important issues that recently have gained special attention in studying organizations including hospitals. Recent studies show that employees demonstrate special interest in OCB and it can be influenced by their demographic characteristics. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between OCB and demographic characteristics...

Author(s):   Mayel Afshar Mahnaz,   Memarpour  Mehdi,  Kandi  Mohammad Jafar  and Pourreza Abbolghasem.  

September 2013

Knowledge discovery from consumer behavior in electronic home appliances market in Chennai by using data mining techniques

  The global economy is improving every year and during the forthcoming decades, marketers need to enter new national markets towards an understanding of how data mining techniques influences consumer behavior, which will be vital for consumer researches. The comprehension of available data mining methods to the presence of outlying measurements in the observed data is discussed as a major drawback of existing...

Author(s):   S. Vijayalakshmi, V. Mahalakshmi and S. Magesh