Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
Start Year: 2007
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https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8447[Article Number: 5E9BA0F56418]
Entrepreneurship is significant in transformation towards a sustainable future. Sustainable entrepreneurship intention aims at establishing businesses that balance the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental aspects. Such businesses minimize environment degradation, pollution, resource scarcity and social challenges while enabling entrepreneurs to maximize profits. In developing countries such as... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8472[Article Number: 634DBE256420]
The purpose of this paper is to describe the state of play regarding Italian Government strategy for preventing and combating corruption in Public Owned Enterprises (POEs). That is a special case since it implies the application of a hybrid regime of over compliance. On one hand, POEs must comply with Legislative Decree no. 231 of 2001 as private organization, on the other hand POEs must comply with Law No 190/2012 as... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8476[Article Number: 5AFFF1056422]
Nexus maturity model, which is created as a structured gradual guideline for the companies wishing to adopt Nexus framework, is a new model, so the main purpose of this paper is to assess the model. Moreover, to explore pros and cons of the model to enlighten the researchers and implementers in the industry is aimed. Two case studies were conducted to collect data and to test three hypotheses. The second case study was... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8458[Article Number: C1F554F56318]
Organization and person have a theoretical and ontological link; being the first teleological extension of the latter, it is impossible to think of one without the other. In a similar way, the complex of economy itself cannot overlook the needs of the person and seek for the reach of maximization results with unhesitating self-interest. In this paper, it is argued that every organization is born to satisfy... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2018.8500[Article Number: 26752CB56320]
The paper focuses on the development of management skills for effective church management in pastoral preparation programs in Zimbabwe, and underscores the need for the use of secular principles and practices in church management. It identifies the management challenges faced by the pastors, explores the extent to which management skills are being developed in pastoral preparation programs, and looks into alternative... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8461[Article Number: C28569D56242]
This study aims to evaluate the influence of service dimensions’ satisfaction on hotel guest’s overall satisfaction. Confronting the theory originally stated with the specificity of satisfaction in the hotel sector, we developed hypotheses linking each of the service dimensions with overall satisfaction declared by the consumer. The data collected with a questionnaire were analyzed through a series of... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8469[Article Number: 9821B2256244]
Although some studies show the benefits of adopting integrated reporting (IR), its real value has not yet been sufficiently investigated. As integrated reporting development implies high costs for the company, the management has to evaluate the economic advantage of such investment. This study aims to establish whether a high quality IR influences firm market value. Specifically, we investigate whether shareholders take... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8461[Article Number: 820784956079]
With the rapid development of global economic integration, many enterprises outsource their logistics to vendors to centrally develop their own core interests. Secondly, the emphasis on sustainability makes people pay more attention on a series of environmental problems arising in logistics. Green logistics enterprises not only improve their economic efficiency, but also enhance their competitiveness and optimize their... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8466[Article Number: A5DF9C955863]
Despite the relatively high pay employees receive in oil and gas companies in Bayelsa State, some seem not to be happy about the uncertainty in their work environment. This is possibly the reason why the employees in this industry do not look back when they get job offers outside the community. This problem prompted this study on the extent to which job embeddedness correlates with performance of employee in selected... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2017.8463[Article Number: 7C690C655866]
One of the main concerns of this study is to translate environmental practices into strategic actions. This paper aims to analyze how a representative segment of the Brazilian agribusiness, the Mato Grosso do Sul sugarcane industry, is dealing with environmental management at the strategic level. Three data sources were used, which are: semi-structured interviews, questionnaire, and a review of documents and reports.... Read more.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
https://doi.org/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.
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