Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8312[Article Number: 7F7EAEA66046]
Although corporate social responsibility (CSR) has globally been recognized by both large and small businesses, little literature is currently available regarding the motivation and barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engagement in CSR practices. Until recently, the involvement of SMEs in social activities has received little attention by both scholars and practitioners. Therefore, this study is aimed at... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8079[Article Number: 90AB9AC66063]
This study investigates the nexus between infrastructural development and Nigerian economic growth using data from 1981 to 2014. The data was tested for stationarity followed by co-integration, and Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) was employed for the analysis. From the results, there is long run relationship between infrastructure development and Nigerian economic growth. VECM have the expected negative sign, and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8360[Article Number: 2D897A766065]
The role played by contract research organizations (CROs) in the last decades has been almost completely neglected by the economic and managerial literature, which at most presents an outdated and misleading portrait, of firms performing routine clinical tasks. This study aims at filling this knowledge gap, by describing the evolution of the CRO segment of the biopharma industry in the last two decades, discussing the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8367[Article Number: 251785D66068]
The National and international accounting principles converged with the aim to provide information about consolidated groups, be it accessible, comprehensible and transparent. A public company group certainly varied in the support of Popular Financial Reporting, an instrument of consolidated economic property and financial cost reporting. It completes financial, economic, patrimonial, quantitative and qualitative... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8356[Article Number: 214913566071]
This study reviews the retention strategies used for Lesotho’s doctors and nurses, and it presents an implementation framework that supports and promotes staff retention. Based on the increasing necessity to retain doctors and nurses, the implementation framework is an essential element of retention strategy. A qualitative and quantitative research design method for collecting data was adopted in the form of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8286[Article Number: 6A2270A65830]
African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) have gained prominence in the recent past due to nutritional and health benefits. The low requirement for high value inputs has enabled low resource farmers to practice AIVs production. There have been improvements in the production of high quality AIVs seeds as well as more production of the AIVs leaf and fruits. As a consequence, there are occasional gluts of the AIVs leaf and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8221[Article Number: EE82FB365833]
Communication has long been considered in light of social facts, territory and economic development. The techniques and practices it involves gradually cover the regional scope. The examination of this convergence is necessary not only in terms of the empirical approach that framework the appearance and development of information and communication technology, but also in terms of the practices engendered. From this... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8363[Article Number: DE7DF9265835]
Due to its effect on both individual outcomes like job mobility, job satisfaction, job involvement and fair remuneration on the one hand and organizational outcomes like employees’ attendance, turnover, cynicism and performance on the other, diversity has become a rising trend more than ever before. The concept is no longer limited to Western countries but has become popular in many parts of the world. This study... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8369[Article Number: AB8E50565837]
Disclosure allows investors to understand financial performance. The study provides findings on the level of compliance of mandatory disclosure concerning the impairment of goodwill under IFRS and its determinants. The examined sample is composed of 145 Italian listed entities. Size variables, performance variables and amortization of goodwill variables were tested in order to verify the determinant of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8302[Article Number: AE5576B65551]
Training is one of the most inevitable compulsions for personal and professional evolution. One has to be on a rocket which always points towards a continuous and continual development. As time passes, it is not the fittest who survive, it is the one who quickly adapts to the change that survives, and this can only be through a continual and lifelong training and learning process which is goal oriented and systematic.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8293[Article Number: 2CA990165554]
The purpose of this study is to provide an explanation of factors Affecting Agricultural Cooperatives Marketing Performance (In The Case Of Gedeb Hasasa District). In this study, descriptive statistics tools were used to give clear picture about the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. To answer the research questions and measure the construct and predictors effects on Agricultural Cooperatives Marketing... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8330[Article Number: 27856A665556]
The purpose of this study is to identify Japanese's green tea consumption preferences among young people in Taiwan between the age of 18-30 and assess the possible tea market opportunities for Japanese's green tea in Taiwan, among young people. Questionnaire was used to collect data which were spread to 200 university students, aged between 18-30 years. Firstly, the tea product tasting survey... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8357[Article Number: 1F480E865441]
Fast foods companies in Zimbabwe have been outcompeting and outclassing each other in using celebrity endorsers for their marketing communications. The study aimed to investigate the impact of celebrity endorsement on consumer purchase intentions. The study’s literature review was based on a copious of celebrity endorsement empirical and theoretical literature. The literature review also acted as bedrock for the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8342[Article Number: 1CCA9C765443]
The aim of this paper is to verify if there is a typical enterprise model for the development of immigrant female entrepreneurship in Italy. Based on the literature on the subject, however, it is useful to ask the following research question: “can membership in a national and international network facilitate the development of immigrant female entrepreneurship operating in Italy”? The survey was carried out... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8345[Article Number: D7E9D4365445]
Dwindling oil revenue, high youth unemployment, very high foreign exchange rates and recession are the challenges that Nigeria is currently faced with. There is therefore the urgent need for diversification and resuscitation of the economy. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are thus an important tool to achieve this. How therefore can acquisition of entrepreneurship education skills; adoption and use of technology;... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8347[Article Number: B7B4BA865292]
The purpose of this paper is to verify the impact of a series of company’s variables in small and medium-sized companies, which affect their debts degree. We referred to Giacosa (2015) and Broccardo et al. (2016) as a framework, which identified some company’s variables which impact on its financial structure. Our sample contains small and medium-sized enterprises, belonging to the Italian manufacturing... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8281[Article Number: 6BDCE8765294]
The aim of this study is to carry out a literature review on women in business and social media in order to know the state of the art, and to understand whether and to what extent the studies conducted so far have addressed these issues: how and why are women entrepreneurs and managers using social media? Do they use social media for marketing, networking or personal reasons? The article relies on a literature review... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8248[Article Number: 0BE8DE165297]
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of logos in brand image of banking institutions, and to examine whether consumers are influenced in anyway by the logos that banks use as part of their corporate branding. A stratified sampling was used to select 50 respondents. Questionnaires were administered to customers from Ghana Commercial Bank, Merchant Bank Ghana Limited, Standard Chartered Bank (Ghana) Limited... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8344[Article Number: F298BA865299]
This research studies the impact of microfinance services on the entrepreneurial success of users of such services who are mostly women of the lowest income categories. Three microfinance financial services namely, microcredit, micro-savings and micro-insurance have been identified through literature among other non -financial services. In this study, researcher has studied only the influence of financial services of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2017.8333[Article Number: 4C5165A65098]
This study analyzes a firm’s characteristics which affect the probability of financial distress. It takes into account accounting variables, ownership and management characteristics. In particular, it studies the effect of the ultimate controlling owner nature; that is, family or non-family control, on a firm’s likelihood to run into financial distress. This research focuses on a large sample of Italian... Read more.
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