African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4111

Table of Content: 21 October 2011; 5(25)

October 2011

Data Collection and Analysis

Author(s): Roger SAPSFORD and Victor JUPP

October 2011

A supply chain model for deteriorating items with time discounting under trade credit and quantity discounts

  A supply chain model for deteriorating items with price-dependent demand is developed under inflation, trade credit, and quantity discounts. We apply the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach for analysis of the retail price and replenishment problems over a finite planning horizon. In this paper, a mathematical model is derived under two different circumstances, that is, case I: the credit period is less than...

Author(s): Kuo-Lung Hou and Li-Chiao Lin

October 2011

Organizational primary activities as facilitator in the quality function deployment (QFD) performance

  It is clear that relative to the elements that were seen as constituting quality function deployment (QFD), the term has evolved considerably. Clearly, the organization’s management seeking competition status appears to be faced with a far more complex task than was the case previously. This article made use of the data collected in the period of 2008 from studies in eight small official and industrial...

Author(s): Nasser Fegh-hi Farahmand

October 2011

Efficiency and innovation in selected Malaysian government-linked companies for the period 2003 to 2008

  The purpose of this study is to measure and assess the performance of selected Malaysian government linked companies (GLCs). A modified strictly output-oriented data envelopment analysis model is used to measure the relative performance of each company by utilizing a list of normalized performance indicators for the period 2003 to 2008. The data envelopment analysis (DEA) scores indicate that ten...

Author(s): Nordin Haji Mohamad and Fatimah Said

October 2011

Engaging students' learning process in business management: A case study of activity-based teaching in hospitality marketing class

  The study evaluated the accounts of hospitality marketing students to determine the impact of activity-based teaching on the learning process and learning outcomes. The qualitative study involved interviews of 36 students from 2 hospitality marketing classes, which were analyzed using typology and logical analysis. The results showed that activity-based teaching can deliver academic lessons, skills and...

Author(s): Yu-Lun Hsu

October 2011

Office harassment: A negative influence on quality of work life

  This paper addresses the effect of office harassment on the quality of work life of employees while job stress and organizational commitment were tested as mediators. Results suggested that organizational commitment mediated the relation between office harassment and quality of work life while job stress did not mediate the relationship. Furthermore, analysis confirmed that there existed an inverse...

Author(s): Umar Nazir, Tahir Masood Qureshi, Tooba Shafaat and Amina Ilyas