African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007

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The Economic Role of Micro and Small Scale Business Enterprise in Case of Meket Town, North Wollo, Ethiopia

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This study was aimed to assess the economic role of micro and small scale business enterprise in case of Meket town, North Wollo. The specific objectives were to investigate employment creation in micro and small scale business enterprise, to assess the role of MSSEs in income generation, and to assess major constraints of MSSEs in the study area. In this study, owner of micro and small scale enterprise and out of MSSEs...

Author(s):Yohannes Walie and Fiker Ayalew

Risk assessment for demolition, dismantling and removal of chemical industry existing plants project

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Projects performed in the process chemical industry implies construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation part of the plants or the entire production facilities. Inwardly may contain a number of smaller projects within a civil, mechanical, technological and instrumental profession. Demolition works can be considered as a part of civil works and identification of risk events is one of the first steps of risk management....

Author(s):Aleksandra Aleksića , Jasna Tomlačb , Radoslav Mićića , Dragiša Tolmač B. and Slavica Prvulović B.


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Corporate values" is the "heartbeat of excellence that intrinsically motivates and inspires people in organization". These values are anchored in the mission and vision of the company and integrated in the HR policies and practices. Corporate values integrated to Organizational Support (OS), Psychological Contract (PC), and Employee Engagement (EE) practices were considered in the study as basis for the development of...

Author(s):Mario Glenn A. Isic and Hector Aguiling

Do extraverts react more positively to a transformational leader? Unique ‘person x situation’ interactions on employee psychological capital

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Despite the importance of employee Psychological Capital (self-efficacy, hope, optimism, resilience) as an organizational construct, previous studies on its antecedents have been sparse, suffered from a lack of generalizability, or failed to investigate unique ‘person x situation’ framework interactions. A total of 1406 employees from two large multinational corporations participated in this study. A ‘person x...

Author(s):Julian H.L. Teh and Ng Shwu-Shing

Organizational Learning and its Relationship with the Development of Managerial Skills

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The possible relationship between organizational learning and skills has been the subject of study of many researchers, how organizations learn and how to develop skills is a poorly understood process. Thus, this article aims to identify how learning processes are related to the development of managerial skills: a case study of the project coordinators of the Development Plan of University staff - PDA State University of...


Determinants of Network Marketing Success Strategies

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Remarkable successes have been registered throughout the world by individuals engaged in Network Marketing (NM). On the other hand, numerous individuals have failed to achieve significant economic successes in this field. In other countries such as the USA, China and India record numbers of successful stories in NM Network Marketing have been reported. The African economies, however, are lagging behind in this wealth...

Author(s):Albert Makore,Talak Moyo,Evelyn Madziba

The Impact of a Cashless Economy on the Performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Zimbabwe

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The research intended to investigate the impact of cashless economy on the performance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Zimbabwe. The closure and failure to survive of MSMEs in a cashless economy prompted the researchers to carry out this study. The objectives of the study were to determine the effects of cashless economy on performance of MSMEs and to identify the factors hindering the adoption of...

Author(s):Mwero Trymore

Entrepreneurship in Tunisia: Motivators and Obstacles

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Due to the severe competitiveness in the marketplace, venture creation in big towns, such as Sfax-Tunisia, has become a serious challenge. Then, considering entrepreneurship as a source of wealth creation, economic growth, social progress, and technological development, the current paper seeks to identify the motivating and demotivating factors that are respectively triggering and impeding new venture creators‟ decision...

Author(s):Abdellatif Amouri and Sami boudabbous

Competence of African negotiators in managing and mending business deals

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The ability of negotiators to demonstrate negotiations competence to facilitate business deals is very essential. Researchers argue that, for a negotiator to be able to facilitate a business deal, one need to have competencies and other personal characteristics that are essential for performing the required functions. This paper is of the view that, the nominal growth performance of African business manifested by the rise...

Author(s):Ahmad Mtengwa Burhan

Dividend policy and share price volatility of Nigerian oil and gas industries

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This study was conducted to assess the effect of dividend policy on share price volatility of downstream sector of Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria. The population of the study comprised all the twelve quoted oil and gas downstream sector on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as of December, 2016, it covered the period of 5 years from 2011 to 2015. Four companies were selected as sample due to the availability of data. The study...

Author(s):Adamu Danlami Ahmed

Institutionalism and Development Process of Family Firms in Kenya

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This paper uses institutional theory to investigate the nexus between the institutional context and the development of the entrepreneurial process in the family firm (from start-up, development, and growth to innovation and corporate entrepreneurship), focussing on the behaviour patterns of entrepreneurs. A qualitative case study methodology was used to examine 60 cases over a one-year period. Thirty of these cases were...

Author(s):Elijah Bitange Ndemo

Managing value dimensions within an ecosystem framework: Reflections and empirical observations in the tourism sector

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The increasing attention in the field of value management is highlighting multiple challenges for researchers and practitioners. Building on previous managerial contributions, the paper aims to define a possible path for combining the conceptual contributions related to value in exchange, value in use, and value in context in a common framework to improve understanding of emerging social and economic dynamics under the...



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South Africa has its own texture of cultural diversity unparalleled by any in the history of the world. The diversity emanates from the period of the Dutch settlers (1640s) occupying land in the country by conquering the non-militant indigenous inhabitants. Soon the British arrived (1800s) and occupied more land, before long the two settler groups were fighting for ownership and control of the land. As soon as their...

Author(s):Tendency Beretu and L. E. Jowah

The Impact of Employee Empowerment on Job Satisfaction of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Branch.

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Various authors argue that empowering employee using different facets of empowerment like information sharing, trust, reward, training and autonomy has an impact on job satisfaction and service quality where as other authors disagree with this idea. This study has the objective of testing whether the facets of empowerment have a relation with overall job satisfaction. Questionnaires were distributed to the entire...

Author(s):Girmay Aklilu GIRMAY AKLILU

Divine modeling inflationary impact on beef mutton and chicken price increase in Pakistan economy

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This study investigates the relationship between commodity (beef mutton and chicken price) price increase, money supply, and inflation in Pakistan. The hypothesis says that an increase in commodity price leads to accumulation, higher growth rates of money supply and higher inflation. Consequently, higher inflation leads to appreciation of domestic currency with a resultant increase in import of goods seen in strategic...

Author(s):Sohail Zafara and Javaid Iqbalb

Stock market reaction to sudden events: Evidence from the announcement of fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria

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The sudden announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government of Nigeria on the 11th of May, 2016 in Nigeria generated a lot of arguments and several reactions among observers and market analysts as to the likely consequences of such an action to the Nigerian economy on the market value of listed firms. This study aims to empirically investigate the reaction of the Nigerian stock market to the sudden...

Author(s):Mohammed Aminu Bello

Factors Influencing the Choice of Mobile Phones in Nigerian Knowledge Institution

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Understanding customers’ preference and factors influencing their choices are important to firms’ strategists. These provide opportunities for firms to design suitable products to attract customers’ attention and earn competitive advantage through strategic positioning. This study explored factors influencing the choice of mobile phones among public servants in Obafemi Awolowo University. Primary data were collected...

Author(s):Caleb Muyiwa Adelowo, Olabamiji John Onifade and Adewumi Sunday Adepoju

The financial statements contained informational and decision of Yemeni bank credit

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The objective of this study is to identify the determinants of policy bank lending in the context of Yemen. To achieve this goal, attempt was made to model the probability of lending investment companies Yemenis through a number of explanatory variables included in the multivariate model (model discriminant analysis) and a model of artificial intelligence (artificial Neural Network). To empirically study this problem,...

Author(s):Saleem al-Aguari and Chokri Slim

Leadership and management strategic change: A conceptual framework

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In an environment of continuous evolution, change becomes a condition for survival. Aware of this need for change, this paper discussed the role of strategic leadership in strategic change, in addition to address how strategic leaders should work to lead the organization on strategic estates, to achieve organizational objectives by generating vision and empowering organization systems, where strategic leaders stand out...

Author(s):Hana Arrfou, M. and Al-Edeinat, M.

Impact of Corporate Governance on Nigerian Economy: a comparative study of public and private Organization in Ondo State

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The study investigated impact of corporate governance on Nigeria economy. It also examined the difference between public and private corporate governance on Nigeria economy. Primary data were used for study. Population consisted of top echelon employees of public and private sectors in Ondo State. The study used purposively sampling technique to select 186 participants for the study. Corporate Governance Economy Impact...

Author(s):Ajele Kenny

Healthcare Service Quality and Patients’ Satisfaction in Ghana: an In-Patient Centered Approach

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This study, which is patient-centered, examined service quality as indicated by differences of patients’ expectations and perceptions of hospitals’ services. The study also examined the relationship between patients’ perception of service quality and the overall satisfaction in the health sector. Patients were interviewed using a SERVQUAL (service quality) questionnaire proposed by Oliveira et al. (2008) with...

Author(s):Gyamfi Joseph Yeboah

New product introduction: The case of Star Lite Beer

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The study focused on new product development and introduction. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies used to introduce Star Lite Lager Beer. Star Lite Beer is a line extension of its flagship brand – Star Lager Beer, a product of Nigeria Breweries Plc. The survey research design was employed. The population of the study comprised of the personnel of Nigeria Breweries Plc, the...

Author(s):Mba Chris, C and Onwuka Ifeanyi Onuka

Performance of Avocado value chain in Kenya: An exploratory study based on actors’ perceptions

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Avocado is one of the pillars of the Kenyan horticultural sector. Despite its importance, avocado production and marketing is still saddled with numerous problems. In order to address some of these bottlenecks, the Kenyan government together with its development partners has introduced many interventions in the avocado sector. Regardless of these interventions, not much is known about their effectiveness. In particular,...


Interest Mechanism Importance for Society, Bank’s progress & Economy with Reference of Islamic Society

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This study was conducted to analyze the interest mechanism implemented in Islamic societies and its impact of society and banks progress. This study examined interest mechanism from four perspectives (Social Norms and Values, Social Wellbeing, Economic progress and Sharia) and Islamic banking was compared with conventional banking system. The progress was being compared with literature support and origin of interest is...


Assessing the impact of Core Banking and service quality on Customer Satisfaction: Case of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in Bale Robe Town

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This work aims to assess the effects of core banking and service quality on customer satisfaction in the commercial bank of Bale Robe town in Ethiopia. Stratified sampling technique was used to select a sample of 350 customers; of this number, 310 customers were chosen. A questionnaire consisting of 5-level Likert scale statements was used to collect the primary data of the work. Descriptive and inferential statistics...

Author(s):Biniyam Getnet and Birhane Nano

Corporate Social Responsibility and Banks Performance in Nigeria

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on banks performance in Nigeria. Secondary data was used for this research. A total of eleven (11) Nigeria banks were studied for an 8 year period (2009-2016). Data was extracted from audited the financial reports of respective banks. This study employs OLS (panel data) to analyze the data gathered. The findings show that there...

Author(s):Raji, Sadiq and Hamzat Barakat

An assessment of motivational strategies on performance of public servants in rural local governments in eastern Uganda

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The rationale of this study is to examine the effect of motivational strategies on performance of public servants in rural Local Governments in Eastern Uganda. To achieve this, the study focused on two specific objectives; examine the existing motivational strategies for public servants, and how the existing motivational strategies have affected public servants’ performance. The research adopted a descriptive design...

Author(s):Noah Kalengo

Analysis of the Moderating Role of Job Resources in Relation to Job Demands and Staff Job Burnout in National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Co. (Khorasan-e Razavi)

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This study has been carried out aiming at analyzing the relationship between job demands and job burnout due to the moderating role of job resources. The statistical population of the research has been consisted of 120 personnel of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Co. (Khorasan-e Razavi) in the spring and summer 2015. The sample size was estimated to be 93 using Morgan & Krejcie Table and NCSS PASS. The...

Author(s):Hamid Erfanian Khanzadeh and Iman khaki

Consumer Complaint Behaviour: Influence of Consumer Protection Knowledge, Internal Locus of Control and Societal Benefits

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This research examines the association between consumer protection knowledge, internal locus of control and societal benefits on complaint intention and action in Malaysia. This study builds on the previous work by introducing two moderating variables, gender and age as addition, influence relationship between three predict variables and complaint intention. Two other moderating variables were also added into the...

Author(s):Wenjie Zhao, Md. Nor Othman, Yufang Ding,Ping Chen

Background music on consumer buying behaviour. The case study of retail supermarkets in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Retail supermarkets in Harare have been finding it difficult to differentiate their store environment based on the traditional components of the retail mix. As such, a quantitative research study was conducted to determine the impact of background music on consumer buying behaviour for retail supermarkets in Harare, Zimbabwe. Specifically, the study sought to determine the effect of playing familiar songs on customer...


Relationship of foreign direct investment and Stock Market development

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This study explores the feedback relationship between two elementary sources of capital, that is, foreign direct investment and stock market development. Using data from five developing economies, the study uses panel data approach to explore bidirectional interrelationship of the two capital sources. Fixed effects and random effects panel data analysis has been used to explore the relationship between Foreign Direct...

Author(s):Aima Khan

Performance improvement through Six Sigma methodologies: A plastic firm case approach

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Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with manufacturing, specifically terms associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The study was adopted at a Plastic firm. The basic purpose of undertaken this study is to explore the effectiveness of using six sigma technique while manufacturing and to explore the environment...

Author(s):Value stream mapping, process capability, on-time delivery, variability

Building customer satisfaction and confidence through competitive service provision: An analysis of mobile network providers in Nigeria

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This study examines the influence of competitive service provision on customer satisfaction and customer confidence focusing on mobile telecommunication operators in Nigeria. Research objectives from which research questions and hypotheses were formulated were outlined. Descriptive statistics were used and the results were presented in form of frequencies and percentages in tables. Regression analysis was used to test the...

Author(s):Adegoke Opeyemi

Review of theory on management practices, health professionals’ performance and patient outcomes in the Western literature

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The overall aim of this study is to examine the link between specific management practices, employee performance and patient outcomes in healthcare sector (hospitals). The study focus is on the two main dimensions of management practices, namely operations management and Human Resources (HR) practices, and shows their link with employee performance and healthcare outcomes. The study was conducted between June 2014 and...

Author(s):Philipos Petros, Joris van de Klundert and Judith van den Broek

How do teams become effective? A literature review and implication for Ethiopia

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Teams have been recognized as the heart of organizations in previous decades and proved to be so in the current situation. However, in recent years different global forces have pushed organizations to their limit and forced them to restructure work and teams. Thus, this paper reviews articles on team effectiveness from 2000 to 2017 with the help of Google Scholar Search Engine using key words “teamwork” and “teamwork...

Author(s):Mohammed Abdulnasir Abdulmelike

Political Uncertainty and Herding Behavior of Tunisian OPCVM

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This paper aims first at determining and modeling herding behavior of mixed Tunisian Undertakings of Collective Investment in Transferable Securities funds (OPCVM) observed from January 2006 to December 2015, using monthly data and second at systematically examining the effect of the 2011 revolution on this behavior. To this end, we use the methodology of Christie and Hwang (1995) and Chang et al. (2000). However, to give...

Author(s):behavioral finance, herding behavior, Tunisian investment funds, Tunisian revolution, Cross-sectional returns.

A study on the community online to offline (O2O) operation model in Nanjing

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This study aims to study the online to offline (O2O) operation pattern of Chinese E-commerce and its features; analyze the current development and existing problems of Chinese O2O operation pattern; and explore the domestic O2O development layout of communities in Nanjing. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are applied in this work. For the quantitative analysis, questionnaire was distributed to some consumers and...

Author(s):Jing Wei

Rigidity and performance threshold: How routinization process affects dynamic capabilities

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Dynamic capabilities view has been considered vital to the long-term survival and adaptation of organizations in dynamic environments. Although, rich literature has probed into how dynamic capabilities are able to address organizational inertia issues and facilitate change, there are still heated debates on questions on dynamic capabilities’ heterogeneity and performance. Current thinking was integrated in major...

Author(s):Qiguo Gong and Zhiyuan Shang

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