African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4157

Table of Content: 28 September; 7(36)

September 2013

The role of husbands: Support or barrier to women’s entrepreneurial start-ups?

Traditional approach in academic research in women entrepreneurship has been merely focused on internal factors in the start-up decision making process, business environmental barriers and difficulties for entrepreneurial women to balance work and family life. Several support programs have been designed worldwide to promote and support female entrepreneurship with pure empirical evidence on their efficiency and possible...

Author(s): Jaka Vadnjal and Mateja Vadnjal  

September 2013

Risk management of VoIP implementation

Corporate governance is generally regarded as the means by which an organization should be directed and controlled.  According to good corporate governance practices, an organization should maintain a competitive advantage by securing its assets and protecting against new threats introduced through new technologies. An example of a new technology that is being increasingly implemented in organizations is that of...

Author(s): Tian Gerber and Kerry-Lynn Thomson    

September 2013

Sales force and commercial information: a study on the health sector industries in the State of Sao Paulo – Brazil

The study aimed to compare employed salespeople with outside agents (or representatives) in the aspect of providing commercial information, checking for perceived differences between the information provided by each sales force. A literature review was performed with the subjects marketing orientation, sales force and commercial information, checking intersections between issues. We developed the work through a case...

Author(s): Everton José Buzzo and Paulo Sérgio Miranda Mendonça

September 2013

Globalization and emergent Africa-Asia dialogue: The good, the bad and the ugly

The increasing globalization agenda of the world has deepened dialogue between African and Asian countries. The first of such dialogue was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia between African and Asian experts and Parliamentary leaders on issues of poverty, economic growth and governance. Beneath the emergent Africa-Asia dialogue is the “rotten” animal instinct, which drives one party to use brains or brawn to take...

Author(s): Alfred Atakora, Wilson Kwaku Nimsaah, Benjamin Adjei Danquah and Julia Agyapong Poku

September 2013

Billboard advertising optimization by using imperialist competitive algorithm (Case study: Tehran city)

It is very important for organizations to be effective and efficient in business advertisements. Targeting the market by means of any media should be according to a regular method. The balance between the quality of the message and the media in achieving the objectives of the ads is necessary for a successful advertisement. The present paper undertakes the optimization of billboard media considering the existing factors...

Author(s): Davoud Hosseinabadi Sadeh, Mahmood Nooraie and Babak Hajikarimi    

September 2013

Management style as a correlate of job performance of employees of selected Nigerian brewing industries

This study focused on management style as a correlate of job performance of employees of selected Nigerian brewing industries. The study made use of two brewing industries in Oyo and Osun States of Nigeria. A sample of 200 employees was selected from the two industries. Two instruments were used to generate data for the study namely Supervisory Behaviour Descriptive Questionnaire (SBDQ) and Role-Based Performance Scale...

Author(s): Abiodun Adekunle Ogunola, Peter O. Kalejaiye and Chiedu A. Abrifor

September 2013

Factors influencing choice of a university by students in Zimbabwe

This paper discussed factors that influence choice of a university by students in Zimbabwe. A cross-sectional qualitative design involving the use of focus groups is used. The research revealed that choice of a university brand is influenced by a number of internal factors such as the quality of programmes offered by the institution, the brand name of institution, state of facilities, location of university, level of...

Author(s): Shepherd Mupemhi