African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4110

Table of Content: 7 March, 2013; 7(9)

March 2013

Significant predictor and outcome of interpersonal trust: Empirical evidence from Pakistan.

  The researchers and practitioners have recognized the importance of trust by considering it as an important factor for determining organizational success and employees’ well-being. The trust is a complex and multidimensional construct, a long debate is prevailing in literature regarding how trusting relationships can be created. The aim of this research is to add something to the trust literature, by...

Author(s):   Muhammad Nisar, Kashif-ur-Rehman, Tazeem Ali Shah and Ijaz-Ur-Rehman  

March 2013

Does foreign direct investment influence development of stock market of host country? Evidence from Pakistan

  Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a mechanism of international flow of capital. It is not merely a conduit for transfer of money to an investment destination where it generates higher returns but also a channel for transfer of best practices including improved and innovative technologies, technical know-how, management methods, labor skills and other innovative practices of conducting business operations....

Author(s):   Huma Zafar, Tahir Masood Qureshi and Zaheer Abbas    

March 2013

The relationship between information system (IS) innovation and innovation among Iranian small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

  Information system (IS) innovation is one of the most important types of innovation. IS innovations frequently demand the fashioning and incorporation of new roles, responsibilities, relationships, lines of authority, control mechanisms, work processes and work flows-in short, new organizational designs. The survival and growth of business enterprises increasingly depends on their ability to respond to...

Author(s):   Aminreza Kamalian , Maryam Rashki  and Mah Lagha Arbabi    

March 2013

Quality evaluation of banking services for development of e-banking in Libya

  The aim of this paper is the theoretical and practical analysis of banking services quality evaluation, for development of e-banking in Libya. E-banking is one of the basic concepts of modern banking services and this approach improves quality of banking and a differential advantage which leads a bank to a better position on market place in competitive environment. Success of e-marketing lies in researching...

Author(s): Rahman Ullah, Yasir Kamal and Usman Ghani

March 2013

Social class is a myth or reality in buying behavior

  This research study explores the significance of social class and its relation with consumers buying behavior. Whether this phenomenon is real or a myth, it is checked by review of literature, which supports that social classes have an impact on consumers buying behavior and it is a reality not myth. Relationship between status, education, occupation and income is examined which in turn cause an effect on...

Author(s):   Marya Iftikhar, M. Farooq Hussain, Zulfiqar Ali Kahn and Saqib Iiyas      

March 2013

Benefits of internet financial reporting in a developing countries: Evidence from Malaysia

  The use of the internet as a new platform for dissemination of corporate information is a recent, fast growing phenomenon and is expanding rapidly. Corporate information includes records of historical and financial data, descriptions of activities, information of the company, exposition of current situation and future plans, etc., that can be in multiple formats via website. Most early Internet Financial...

Author(s):   Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Noor Azizi Ismail and Norhayati Zakuan        

March 2013

Supramacroeconomics: The newest management technology

  Among the existing economy and management types – microeconomic, territorial entities, branches (spheres) of economy and macroeconomic – this article singles out another one – the supramacroeconomic type. This type occupies a transitional place between the existing macroeconomics, whose subjects are state authorities of inter-branch level (Ministries of Economy, Finance etc.), and nationwide...

Author(s):   Fedir D. Kozhurin    

March 2013

Effect of corporate ability and reputation on organizations’ performance and CSR

  The purpose of this research is to study the effect of corporate ability and corporate reputation on corporate organizations’ performance and corporate social responsibility of SMEs in Northern Region of Thailand. It was found that corporate reputation had direct effect on CSR and corporate organizations’ performance, while corporate ability had direct effect on CSR but had indirect effect on...

Author(s):   Montree Piriyakul and Boonthawan Wingwon