African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4075

Table of Content: March 2010; 4(3)

March 2010

The influence of work environment on workers productivity: A case of selected oil and gas industry in Lagos, Nigeria

  Many enterprises limit their productivity enhancement of employees to the acquisition of skills. However, about 86% of productivity problems reside in the work environment of organizations. The work environment has effect on the performance of employees. The type of work environment in which employees operate determines the way in which such enterprises prosper. The objective of the study is to analyze the...

Author(s):   Akinyele Samuel Taiwo    

  • Article Number: 969A43121535

March 2010

A heuristic approach for designing a distribution network in a supply chain system

  One of the most important problems in supply chain management is the distribution network design problem system which involves locating production plants and distribution warehouses, and determining the best strategy for distributing the product from the plants to the warehouses and from the warehouses to the customers. Unlike most of past research, our study allows for multiple levels of capacities available...

Author(s):   Vahidreza Golmohammadi, Hamid Afshari, Amir Hasanzadeh and Meisam Rahimi    

  • Article Number: B177D7821559

March 2010

Causal relationship between macro-economic indicators and stock exchange prices in Pakistan

  Stock market plays an important role in the economic development of a country. A number of studies have been investigated on the causal relationship between macro-economic indicators and stock exchange prices. But in the context of Pakistan, not many studies can be traced in literature, moreover this study has used the set of macro-economic indicators which has not been previously used by researchers in...

Author(s):   Imran Ali, , Kashif Ur Rehman, Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz, Muhammad Aslam Khan and Hasan Afzal    

  • Article Number: 4F66F0A21627

March 2010

Financing instruments and strategies of agribusiness: Evidence from Taiwan

  Improvements and developments in agricultural industries, and the promotion of agriculture biotechnology for entrepreneurial operations and industrial management in agribusiness, are major strategic objectives of the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan. Interestingly, the understanding of capital finance mechanisms, through financing instruments and strategies analysis, are essential to successfully advance...

Author(s):   Lien-Wen Liang, Kuang-Hsun Shih and Yu-Hsuan Chung    

  • Article Number: A6E745721647

March 2010

Compulsive buying behavior tendencies: The case of Turkish consumers

  Compulsive buying is a dysfunctional consumer behavior, a chronic failure to control the urge to purchase products and services. The two main goals of this study were to explore whether gender was  a significant predictor of compulsive buying behavior and to determine the effect of two particular predispositional factors (anxiety, depression) on compulsive buying. The primary data for this study was...

Author(s):   Elif Akagün Ergin    

  • Article Number: 05F3ED221675

March 2010

A decision model for evaluating third-party logistics providers using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process

  As a consequence of an increasing trend toward the outsourcing of logistics activities, shippers have been faced with the inevitability of selecting an appropriate third-party logistics (3PL) provider. The selection process for the identification of a 3PL provider that best fits user requirements involves multiple criteria and alternatives and may be one of the most complex decisions facing logistics users....

Author(s):   SoonHu Soh    

  • Article Number: 25E390421694

March 2010

Mentoring programmes for academic staff at the Polytechnic of Namibia

  Mentoring enables staff to acquire skills needed to progress successfully in their work environments. The main objective of the study was to establish if staff members at the PoN are interested in the concept of introducing mentoring programmes. Policies adopted by tertiary educational institutions play a key role in determining the future of an institution. The enquiry employed a case study approach because...

Author(s):   Sylvia N. Naris and Wilfred I. Ukpere    

  • Article Number: 2A49B9F21718