Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
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DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8161[Article Number: 937898661140]
The retention of software developers is of major concern to insurance firms where software for business units is developed in-house. Business success hinges to some extent, on the stability of information systems. The organisation in question has struggled with the loss of expertise in software development, which has affected the fluency of projects. The objectives of the study were to determine the current retention... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8009[Article Number: D38C2EB61143]
Today Bangladesh stands on the juncture of economic emancipation. The stage is set for rapid growth and development in every sector of the economy. The agriculture sector is also experiencing significant changes. Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) is determined to play a leading role in the development of the agriculture sector in the twenty-first century. Besides, other organizations such as Bangladesh... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2015.7706[Article Number: B0573FB61146]
Firms’ ability to effectively exploit technologies acquired is largely hinged on their technology learning capabilities. However, most firms in developing countries that acquire technology lacks sufficient skills to effectively acquire, learn and exploit acquired technologies. The objective of this study is to assess technology acquisition and technology learning in Nigeria’s commercial banks. The paper also... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8153[Article Number: 163C9FE61017]
The purpose of this study is to provide empirical evidence on the effect of institutional quality on stock market performance. In order to evaluate the effect of institutional quality on stock market performance, Calderon Rossell models have been estimated using generalized method of moment’s technique. A panel data of 41 emerging countries for the period 1996 to 2011 is used to estimate the results. The results... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8059[Article Number: 589088361015]
This study looks at the use of sentiment analysis and opinion mining in business intelligence by organisations to develop and sustain a competitive advantage. It discusses variables such as organisation structure, business intelligence, knowledge management, and opinions mining as some sources of competitive advantage. The approach for this research is based on a positivist paradigm. A survey research strategy was used... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8093[Article Number: 265EA4060754]
Patient satisfaction survey with health care services is a growing concept in Nigeria where study on the subject is just beginning to gather momentum. Satisfaction with health care services has not been given the attention it deserves, let alone comparing institutional differences on the subject. The purpose of this study was to understand the factors that may account for differentials in patient satisfaction with... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8104[Article Number: 7BA6CAD60759]
Leader-follower relationship is one element that is crucial to the influence and growth of churches. When the leader maintains control and interacts constructively with the followers, understanding the levels that they are at; the likely outcome is a strong organization. The researcher using the grounded theory came up with the Ordinary-Questioning-Decision Making-Stability and the Contextualized... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8100[Article Number: D1FECB060774]
Agricultural market participation in Mozambique has historically been very low. Despite a remarkable increase in pigeon peas production, the factors that influence smallholder participation in pigeon peas markets in Tete Province have remained unknown. The study therefore sought to determine factors that influence smallholder producers’ participation in the pigeon peas market using the transaction cost... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8081[Article Number: 00B6DAF60653]
The aim of this paper was to explore the relationship between bank-specific characteristics and profitability in European banking sector in order to determine the impact of internal factors on achieving high profitability. A regression analysis was done on an unbalanced panel dataset related to 28 European banks over the period of 2006-2015. The largest bank for any single country of the European Union was selected.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8132[Article Number: D71CA3260655]
The purpose of this paper is to critically examine oil multinational corporations (MNCs) and their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in Nigeria. Its special focus is to examine the fate of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region and the long-term negative effect of oil extraction as well as the benefits of the oil companies’ CSR/community development initiatives. This paper employs a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8102[Article Number: E42E85160216]
This study critically examined some of the justification for the contributory pension scheme as part of its values and determined their implications for public servants productivity and pensioners welfare in Lagos State. The methodology employed to achieve these objectives was carried out through primary source of information and personal interview. The primary source involved field survey that consists of administering... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8114[Article Number: 4392DF160218]
The study seeks to establish the interaction effect of export market information use on the relationship between international market selection and the choices of export markets for Uganda’s agricultural commodities. A cross sectional study format, heavily hinged on a hypothetic-deductive approach was adopted and the multiplicative effect was represented by Modgraph. The effect of systematic international market... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8089[Article Number: 5B797BF60011]
The Indian power distribution companies (DISCOMs) adopted new technologies and commercial practices. The present study identifies the competency areas in which frontline managers (FLMs) need training in the Indian power distribution sector. A literature review was conducted to identify gaps. This process was then used to develop the questionnaires. Following a pilot study data involving 78 middle managers from 4... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8076[Article Number: B4F253660015]
The aim of the paper was to ascertain whether bank specific factors significantly impact on return on asset (ROA) as a measure of bank performance. This paper utilized quantitative methodology in ascertaining the relationship between bank internal features and bank performance in Zimbabwe. As all the variables are quantitative in nature, the researchers had no other option but to use quantitative method applying panel... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8034[Article Number: 6EE25D659880]
Amidst the advanced Internet and mounting popularity in network users, information transmission has become easily accessible to all. As a natural result, house leasehold websites have been mushrooming exactly like bamboo shoots after a spring rain. How can these websites better strengthen services to create more competitive edge? This is exactly the very motive behind the present study. According to the study results,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8049[Article Number: 32F5E7E59886]
There has been emphasis on the study of entrepreneurship in tertiary institutions in Nigeria for both management and non-management students like those undergoing engineering programmes. While much work has been done to assess the relationship between the teaching of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship intentions of recipients, very few studies have been carried out – especially in the Nigerian context –... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2015.7751[Article Number: D5F099159857]
The purpose of the present study was to find out if personal factors, psychological work climate, and role related factors are the precursors of organizational commitment. The study data were collected from a sample of 651 records management employees in State Civil Services of North-west, Nigeria, using a self-designed biographical and occupational questionnaire; a psychological work climate questionnaire adopted from... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8092[Article Number: 90DC51C59862]
This paper aims at analysing the most relevant factors for auditors when they estimate audit risk of their client company, and charge the client for it. We did so, by asking partners of audit firms to rate their agreement on the relevance of a set of audit risk factors drawn from the literature. In order to investigate further, we analysed results after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, for new client firms. We ended up... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8043[Article Number: EEE482A59347]
With the deepening of economic globalization and financial liberation, capitalization degree can no longer be ignored for its influence on the relationship between economic growth and inflation. In consideration of the evolvement from the period of industrialization to economic financialisation of the U.S., through the Bayesian network learning of rolling time window, the study concentrate on the dynamic transmission... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8050[Article Number: F834FC159351]
The study explored the reasons of rejection, acceptability and usage of the bond coins by Zimbabweans as well as the challenges they faced in their usage. To achieve the overall aims of the study, an explanatory sequential design (ESD) of mixed-methods was used to explore the people and institutions’ views on the rejection and acceptability of bond coins in Zimbabwe. A sample of 100 vendors, 60 commuter... Read more.
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