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DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8277[Article Number: 837124C64934]
In the recent years, Nigeria has recorded an economic growth but with a trajectory which offers both positive and negative lessons regarding the innovation of business faced by many countries in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world. This study sought to test the relationship between innovation, the financial performance of company and firm’s competitive advantage. This was done through correlation and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8326[Article Number: CB03F0664936]
The purpose of this study is to report the contribution of internal controls and managerial competencies on accountability of Local Government Authorities (LGAs). This study is cross sectional and correlational. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of 73 sub counties from which 64 responded and the questionnaire was designed on a 5 point Likert scale. The study’s unit of analysis was a sub county.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8308[Article Number: 66BC61064938]
Online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a nascent but burgeoning marketplace that is expected to transform the landscape of the finance industry. Although, this topic is crucial, studies on the performance of individual investors in the P2P lending marketplace are few. The majority of P2P lending platforms add more intermediation or platform-based investment to improve product offerings and market efficiency. However,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8288[Article Number: 0B2940E64707]
This study investigates the performance of medium-sized family businesses – hereafter MSFBs – during the economic recession by comparing family and non-family firms, and correlating the organisational performance to the family ownership and firms’ solvency. An empirical research study was carried out on a sample of 128 Italian medium-sized businesses – hereafter MSBs - (76 family and 52... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8275[Article Number: FA135D264709]
This study investigates the impact of corporate diversification on the value of firms listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Panel regression techniques were used as the estimation methods. The overall findings of the study where somewhat mixed. The study finds that industrial diversification reduces firm value, but geographical diversification does not have a significant impact on firm value. When examining... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8228[Article Number: D0BA49964711]
This study on prospects for sustainability and viability of Nigerian manufacturing organizations through team work approach has the overall objective of ascertaining the extent to which teamwork approach to change management holds good prospects for sustenance and viability in Nigerian manufacturing organizations. The study adopted the survey research design, in which ten manufacturing companies in the South-Eastern... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8287[Article Number: 88A543164465]
The aim of the study is to investigate whether discrimination factors exist within professional football clubs, concerning the management of their human capital, by analysing the correlation between the footballers’ wages and their performance. An analysis was conducted to show that discrimination, based both on nationality and race, can affect the strategies adopted by football club managers and in the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8304[Article Number: 3D47B9264467]
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between capital adequacy and the bank profitability measured by returns on equity (ROE) for Tanzanian large commercial banks during the period between 2009 and 2014. The positive relationship between bank capital and performance may also be explained using monitoring-based theory. The monitoring-based theory suggests that higher bank capitals encourage serious... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8253[Article Number: 6E2D64E64195]
Despite a high unemployment rate and the unique capabilities that the Arts and Creative industry can be of value to South Africa by stimulating job creation, Arts graduates are still reluctant to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option, even in an environment of high job scarcity. Thus, the need to develop and transform university Arts graduates into self-sustaining entrepreneurs is more urgent than ever. It... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8232[Article Number: 293C76864200]
The aim of this exploratory research was to identify the challenges that are faced by rural agro-dealers (agricultural inputs retailers) in Matabeleland North Province in Zimbabwe as part of a non-governmental organisations (NGO) funded initiative to build their capacities. A purposively selected sample of seventeen (17) rural agro-dealers scattered across the province was contacted for in-depth interviews. These were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8278[Article Number: C4A2A3B63912]
Over the last few years, laws concerning the waste sector have changed considerably. The European and national laws apply strict rules to companies in order to protect the environment and quality of life. The issue of sustainability is receiving increasing attention, and many organizations have implemented environmental and social management systems in order to manage and control sustainability-related issues. This... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8249[Article Number: E229F1963915]
This study tries to tackle the tourism forecasting problem using online search queries. This recent-developed methodology is subject to several criticisms, one of which is how to choose satisfying search queries to be built in the forecasting model. This study compares two popular candidates, which are the Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) approach and the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selector Operator (Lasso) approach.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8267[Article Number: ADF46A163919]
Internal auditing provides audit services to the management at all levels, including board of directors and audit committee, thus improving the organizations corporate governance. The objectives that guided the research were effect of corporate governance on financial performance and effect of audit committee on financial performance. The researcher used case study research design; this was due to the fact that data was... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8270[Article Number: C6DB81C63553]
Maintaining the good quality of current products or services cannot anymore guarantee companies’ survival in today’s super competitive global market in which the competition gets only tougher and more challenging day in, day out. In fact, firms’ prosperity is highly dependent on the successful and timely introduction of new products and services that go beyond customers’ expectations in many... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8255[Article Number: A295F0163557]
This study aims to examine the relationship between international capital flows, and domestic credit expansion in Tanzania during the period between 2004 and 2012. The data used in this study is extracted from World Bank database except credit regulation quality index (CRINDEX), which is taken from the Fraser Institute Index of Economic Freedom. The study disintegrated the variable capital flow into debt and equity... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8265[Article Number: 5C9CE9B63503]
The rapidity in the rise of social media is changing how organizations operate and handle their communication. Several organizations are in search of ways to seize advantage in this emerging era marked by greater real time, interactivity and transparency. The new media, of which Facebook is part, is growing so fast that it makes it imperative for employees to embrace the medium in the workplace. Facebook’s... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8247[Article Number: AB7EB2C63505]
The present in-situ study examined employee engagement of a cruise ship workforce. 246 crew members and officers in different department’s on-board a contemporary market cruise ship filled in a questionnaire during their voyages. Exploratory factor analysis has been applied to test factors of engagement and findings indicated that a four-factor solution (Communication and progress, Capacity to engage, Engaged... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8235[Article Number: 3E3F74E63365]
As the progress of capital account liberalization in China, the volume and volatility of international fund flows has increased significantly since 2000. Therefore, it is of vital importance to investigate their influence on domestic financial market. Based on a novel database, EPFR Global, we get the monthly fund flows in China from January 2005 to June 2013. Vector autoregression (VAR) models are employed to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8219[Article Number: 7AA1C4D63368]
Insurance was widely recognized as a useful tool for risk management in regional economic growth. Lots of analysis focused on building a fixed functional relationship between insurance development and economic growth. However, the effects of this mechanism varied widely across countries. And there was a clear gap in the understanding of how this mechanism works in coastal areas, the forward position of one country.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8210[Article Number: 5CE8E2F63042]
Fixed asset management has been a challenge despite having government policies and procedures in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania. The study investigated the factors which influence fixed asset management in Local Government Authorities, and analysis was carried out to determine the extent to which each of the individual factors influence fixed asset losses. The significance of this study stems from the fact... Read more.
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