Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8470[Article Number: 15314BA55293]
This study aims at examining the determinants of the financial performance of private commercial banks in Ethiopia. The study uses secondary data for eight private banks which are in the industry for more than ten years. These banks are chosen from sixteen private commercial banks which are currently functional in Ethiopia banking industry. The data for this study is obtained from annual reports of the banks, minutes... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8456[Article Number: 3949AB755295]
The essence of most investments is quality return. Continuous quality returns are guaranteed by patronages enjoyed by the investment, this therefore sustains the business. Hardly has this been achieved by most patrol stations that litter the roads of Anambra state of Nigeria due to the location of such businesses. Pursuant to the aforementioned problem, the study seeks to ascertain the extent to which business... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8467[Article Number: FED06F955301]
This study aims to identify a number of qualitative and quantitative elements that affect financial distress costs between Italian and German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We propose a model that interprets “expected costs” as the product between “expected financial distress likelihood” and “total amount of financial distress costs due to insolvency”. The model is... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8429[Article Number: 60F58C355210]
This paper follows an empirical approach to test the relationship between degree of intangible assets and profitability. It is important for shareholders to understand which critical factors influence firms’ financial performance. All the data are based on 17 listed telecommunication firms’ financial statements in China from 2014 to 2016. This study gives empirical evidence that intangible assets’... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8289[Article Number: A24781C55207]
Among intangible assets of contemporary companies, relational capital (RC) is a relevant strategic asset as well as a dimension of intellectual capital. In this scenario, micro-enterprises are key drivers of economic growth, and woman entrepreneurs are key developers of these businesses. So, the purpose of this study is to carry out a literature review analyzing how RC contributes to the startup phase of women-owned... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.7742[Article Number: B397D1B66912]
It has been observed that the pressures of globalisation and the lure for increased profitability have continued to motivate South African multinational companies (MNCs) to invest across international borders, especially in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Furthermore, the deliberate policy to integrate the region has necessitated most of the governments of the SADC to encourage their largest companies... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8366[Article Number: D0F887766914]
This study aims to evaluate the contribution of the African capital markets in the diversification of investment global portfolios. The study used the methodology based on the application of optimization models like mean variance (MV), resample michaud (RM), semi variance (SV), mean absolute deviation (MAD), and filtered historical simulation (FHS). In-sample and out-of-sample approaches were used to analyze the data.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8375[Article Number: 4B3657366689]
This study aims to analyse the potential organizational impacts related to introduction and implementation of new managerial concepts methods and tools in Italian entrepreneurship associations using direct observation through daily presence as methodology in the structure. Results reveals that although the context of entrepreneurial associations assumes a certain degree of proactivity and dynamism in dealing with... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8405[Article Number: C2F91D766690]
The notion of productivities dilemma indicates that organizations need to balance the tension between operation and innovation to ensure both short term performances and long term adaptability. Ambidexterity as a solution to productivity dilemma has lack analysis on micro-level ambidexterity. In this paper, a group process view and a stochastic queuing model were adopted to study the optimal time arrangement between... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8410[Article Number: 683AE9866692]
The purpose of this research is to identify the determinants impacting companies’ financial structure in SMEs belonging to different economic sectors. The research is due to the current situation which characterizes the banking system and the companies’ environment. Within this context, both companies and stakeholders need to identify the determinants impacting these companies’ financial structure in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8390[Article Number: 371707366810]
In 2007, an international crisis began due to the dissemination of bad debts, which spilled over to 2008. The global economy is still facing its consequences. This crisis is serious and its consequences are particularly long and painful. In a research of 2011, the economist John Taylor named “the great deviation” as “the recent period when macro-economic policies are based more on interventionist, less... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8403[Article Number: 0D4069E66580]
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between demographic factors and job satisfaction at Segen Construction Company (SCC), Eritrea, using Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ on a five-point Likert scale). The survey was conducted in June 2017, and covered 68 employees of SCC at the headquarters in Asmara. Regression analyses on the influence of demographic factors on job satisfaction revealed... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8396[Article Number: 16DE2E866583]
Family business succession is considered inherent to family businesses and represents a critical process that is generally characterised by resistance to change. This study aims to investigate the role of management accounting systems (MASs) in family business succession, in order to understand how changes in MASs during the succession across different family generations can help the succession process itself,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8155[Article Number: 950644D66594]
The study aims to examine customers’ emotional reaction to brand collaboration, taking into consideration the possible combination of different brand equities using three experiments. Mobile phone is selected as the hypothetical product. Samsung is selected as the brand with the highest awareness in the mobile manufacture category whereas Burberry is selected as the brand with the highest awareness in the fashion... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8374[Article Number: 9086DBA66455]
Climate change dramatically impacts the structure of energy business by adding renewables. In traditional energy networks, the balance between the demand for- and the offer of- power is managed by increasing the amount of commodity or by shedding loads. Customer-centered grid brings new paradigm about changing the economic behavior of small- and medium- scaled energy users instead of varying the amounts of commodity... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8407[Article Number: DEE1A7966458]
This research investigates the influence of fair value accounting (FVA) on earnings quality (EQ) in European banking sector over the 2007 to 2016 period. As financial reporting system of banks is particularly exposed to FVA, we assume that FVA may produce significant effects on EQ for European banks. It can be expected that financial instruments’ prices are not available in illiquid markets, so Fair Values are... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8191[Article Number: 84D543166253]
The downward trend in the Nigerian economy has become a source of worry to both the leaders and the led, making it difficult for the managers of businesses to make the decision for sustainable businesses. This work looks at the explosion of the Nigerian population from the year 2005 to date, the modern state of the Nigerian economy and the failed strategies tried in the past, with a look at the acceptable stakeholders,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8377[Article Number: 7E2DF4E66247]
Previous researches have utilized analytic hierarchy process, factor analysis and other methods in investigating innovation ability; however, these have been found to have a common problem that is either too subjective or involves a complex calculation procedure. Application of catastrophe progression method in this paper on innovation ability evaluation of high-tech enterprises helps to avoid these problems. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8295[Article Number: F2ED52766249]
The purpose of this study is to identify the specific marketing activities that contribute most to the performance improvement of seed producer cooperatives (SPCs) in Ethiopia. Both quantitative and qualitative procedures were adopted to extract information from knowledgeable and experienced experts using structured questionnaires. Results indicate that clear differences exist between Ethiopian SPCs in their intensity... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8127[Article Number: DB6889866251]
The study attempts to investigate the relation between news articles and stock returns, focusing on immediate impact of Pak and Gulf Economist articles. It endeavors to figure out whether such quantification of news articles has a relation with Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)-100 index. Sample comprised of 511 words picked manually for analysis from 760 weekly issues of Pak and Gulf Economist. Correlation and regression... Read more.
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