Are Demographic Variables Predictors of Work Deviant Behavior?

The paper contributes to the body of knowledge in the area of deviant work behaviour by examining the link between socio-demographic variables and the knowledge level of respondents on counterproductive . . .

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Ernest Kumi
Pages : 1-10
Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): A Panacea to Achieving Effective Goals in Institutional Administration

This paper examines the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by institutional administrators for effective administration. The paper states the need for effective use of ICT by institutional . . .

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Jacinta A. Opara, Liverpool E. Onyije
Pages : 11-15
Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Relationship marketing in the banking sector of Zimbabwe: Re-engineering connection with the manufacturing Micro and Small Enterprises customers

Financial institutions have recently been under intense scrutiny as a result of developments in the global market. The Global Financial Crisis has not spared the Zimbabwean banking sector as the banking . . .

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Emmanuel Dumbu
Pages : 16-23
Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Islamic Banking in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

The recent development of insolvency of many conventional banks in Nigeria made the Central Bank of Nigeria (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) to initiate the acquisition of some banks while others were ordered . . .

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Ismail Kayode Olaoye, Muhammad Al Furqan Dabiri, Razaq Kareem
Pages : 24-29
Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI): A Commentary

The companies Act 2006, section 417(6) defines KPIs as means of “…reference to which the development, performance or position of the business of the company can be measured effectively”. Put another . . .

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Dimitrios Nikolaou Koumparoulis
Pages : 30-30
Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Does Information Technology Infrastructure Influence Marketing Effectiveness?

Information technology infrastructure ITI as key element in economic development has changed the face of banking in terms of operations, quality delivery of service and productivity of service. The banking . . .

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Andy Fred Wali, Chijindu Hillary Iruka
Pages : 31-36
Volume 1 , Issue 2
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Counting Multidimensional Poverty as Per Alkire And Foster Methodology- A Case Study Of Two Villages Of Sundarban Area Of West Bengal, India

India‟s prime focus other than industrialization is on eradicating poverty since independence. Planners have been trying to identify the people Below the Poverty Line (BPL) and build up a poverty index. . . .

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Sarkar Shubhabrata, Bairagya Ramsundar
Pages : 37-50
Volume 1 , Issue 2
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Internal Marketing Orientation, Employee Motivation and Bank Performance

This study examines the influence of internal marketing orientation and employee intrinsic motivation on bank performance. The Population of this study is the 21 deposit accepting banks in Nigeria, but . . .

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Emmanuel. A. Amangala, Andy Fred Wali
Pages : 51-57
Volume 1 , Issue 2
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Diminishing and Disappointing Role of Trade Unions in the 21st Century: The Nigerian Experience

Over the years, trade unions in Nigeria have evolved from formal to highly formal bureaucratic organizations. Although the relationship between individual members and unions still depends on a great deal . . .

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Francis C. Anyim, Ayodeji O. Ilesanmi, Josephine Alaribe
Pages : 58-66
Volume 1 , Issue 2
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Ghanaian Consumers of Mobile Phones: Is the Preference Local or Foreign?

The paper contributes to the body of knowledge in the area of brand preference in relation to mobile phone by examining consumers preferred origin of mobile phones and the link of socio-demographic variables . . .

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Cynthia Gyamfi, Richard Denanyoh, Sylvester Gyan
Pages : 67-76
Volume 1 , Issue 3
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Rejuvenating Business Licensing Process in State Government Agencies through Business Process Reengineering (BPR)

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes to achieve drastic improvements in a particular organization. Reengineering identifies, analyzes, . . .

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UmmiSalwa Ahmad Bustamam, Syadiyah Abdul Shukor, ZainalAbidin Mohamed, Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz
Pages : 77-82
Volume 1 , Issue 3
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The impact of Organizational Stress, Knowledge Management, and Organizational Change on Organizational Effectiveness

This purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of organizational stress, knowledge management, and organizational change on organizational effectiveness. The study uses questionnaire that was distributed . . .

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Yasin Munir, Tahira Nazir, Syed Fida Hussain Shah, Khalid Zaman
Pages : 83-89
Volume 1 , Issue 3
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Factors Affecting Ethical Standards in Public Procurement in Kenya

Public Procurement is one of the most hotly discussed topic in the Kenya and Africa public domains. It is through flawed public procurement that billions of dollars were lost by the Kenyan tax payer over . . .

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Jonah Kangogo, Ednah Jepchirchir Kiptoo
Pages : 90-99
Volume 1 , Issue 3
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Simulating Social Networking in Higher Education to Improve Cognition for International Students: An Australian Case Study

This paper explores how online transactional communication can be used to stimulate discussion through simulating social media and enhance the performance for Asian (particularly Chinese) international . . .

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Robert Gill
Pages : 100-113
Volume 1 , Issue 4
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An Empirical Study on the Factors That Affect Employee Motivation and Their Relationship with Job Performance

This paper focuses on the importance of motivating the employees to get superior work behaviors in order to accomplish organizations goals. Motivation is caused in employees through various extrinsic and . . .

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Lubna Javed, Nida Javed
Pages : 114-124
Volume 1 , Issue 4
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Some Reasons for Differences in State Performance across Countries

This paper uses cross country regression analysis on an index of state failure and on its twelve component sub indexes to access the potential effect of the level of economic development, democracy, secularity, . . .

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William R. DiPietro
Pages : 125-131
Volume 1 , Issue 4
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Financial Ratio Analysis of Firms: A Tool for Decision Making

Financial analysis is a specialty in accounting that aimed at formulating a diagnosis and a prognosis relative to the situation and the financial performance of a company or an organization. This article . . .

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Y. A. Babalola, F. R. Abiola
Pages : 132-137
Volume 1 , Issue 4
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Parental Involvement in ECED Classrooms

This paper offers information through my personal involvement, observations and reflections on Parental Involvement in ECED Classrooms. During the pre-intervention and intervention stages, I was heavily . . .

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Khush Funer Murtaza
Pages : 138-145
Volume 1 , Issue 4
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An Exploratory Study on Attrition Rate in the Telecommunication Sector of Bangladesh

Attrition is a highly topical topic and is a problem that many organizations are facing today. The concept of employee turnover has both narrow and broad significance. While, some organizations simply . . .

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Silvia Akter, Shirin Akter
Pages : 146-151
Volume 1 , Issue 5
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An Evaluation of Factors Influencing the Customer Loyalty in Public Banking Sector of Bangladesh: A Case Study on Agrani, Janata, and Sonali Bank Ltd

The study aims to evaluate factors influencing the customer loyalty in public banking sector of Bangladesh and to investigate the relationship between influential factors and customer loyalty. Data were . . .

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Mohammad Afsar Kamal, Mohitul Ameen Ahmed Mustafi, Mir Mohammad Azad
Pages : 152-158
Volume 1 , Issue 5
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Effect of Customer Satisfaction on Organizational Profitability, Using an Organization in the Food and Beverage Industry

This study examines the effect of customer satisfaction on organizational profitability of a reputable food and beverage industry in Nigeria. More so, to determine the relationship between customer satisfaction . . .

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Ibojo Bolanle Odunlami, G.T Olawepo, Akinruwa Temitope Emmanuel
Pages : 159-166
Volume 1 , Issue 5
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Relevance of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Nigerian Economy: A Benchmarking Analysis

Obviously, the relevance of SMEs in the economy cannot be overemphasized and this has necessitated policy reforms and responses in many countries. This paper employed descriptive approach to assess the . . .

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Okwu Andy Titus, Obiakor Rowland Tochukwu, Obiwuru Timothy Chidi
Pages : 167-177
Volume 1 , Issue 5
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The Factors Affecting Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Banking Industry

Organ (1988) defined organization citizenship behavior (OCB) as the individual’s behavior that is discretionary not directly or explicitly recognized by the formal reward system and that in the aggregate . . .

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Teoh Wee Jim, Bernard Hi, Lee Kah Shing, Ong Siew Lin, Siti Yasmin, Sofiah Kadar Khan
Pages : 178-192
Volume 1 , Issue 5
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Factors Affecting Electronic Procurement Implementation in Automobile Industry of Kenya

Electronic procurement is frequently defined as the sourcing of goods or services via electronic means, usually through the internet. The e-procurement technology is being adopted world-wide due to its . . .

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Jonah Kangogo, Roselyn Gakure
Pages : 193-203
Volume 1 , Issue 6
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A Comparative Analysis of Export Promotion Strategies In Selected African Countries (South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt)

This paper employed comparative analysis approach to examine the various export promotion strategies in selected African countries of South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt (SANE). The analysis centred on the . . .

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Okwu Andy Titus, Dada Samuel O., Owolabu Sunday Ajao
Pages : 204-211
Volume 1 , Issue 6
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The Challenges of the Organizational Structuring Process in Albania

Studies on structural changes as an integral part of studies on organizational change, have received great attention starting from Chandler (1962) who developed the strategy-structure paradigm. It promotes . . .

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Ludmilla Shkurti
Pages : 212-216
Volume 1 , Issue 6
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The Impact of Safety and Health Concerns on Environmental Attitudes towards Green Electronic Products among Lecturers

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the body of knowledge within the area of environmental attitudes towards green marketing. Therefore, this study intends to identify the influence of safety . . .

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Iman Khalid A. Qader, Yuserrie Zainuddin
Pages : 217-227
Volume 1 , Issue 6
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Transitioning From Early Childhood to Primary Education: What the Practitioners Say

Each time a learner moves from one level to another transition occurs. For instance moving from early childhood to primary school is a major step which every learner has to experience in education. If . . .

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Mangwaya Ezron
Pages : 228-231
Volume 1 , Issue 7
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Reducing Unemployment through the Informal Sector in Nigeria

Employment generation alleviates poverty and increases the level of economic activities translating into economic growth. The rate of unemployment in Nigeria is not only alarming but a national embarrassment . . .

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Tinuke. M. Fapohunda
Pages : 232-244
Volume 1 , Issue 7
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Media as a Party in Conflict, Conflict Management and Resolution: The Case of South Africa

Conflict in a universal social phenomenon which occurs everywhere in the world where living beings are found. There are several causes of conflict in any place, situation, or development. In conflict situation, . . .

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I.W. Udomisor
Pages : 245-253
Volume 1 , Issue 7
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Managing Workplace Conflict

a difference in wants, needs, or expectations. The workplace is always filled with people who have differences of want, needs, desires and expectations. So, definitely conflicts will occur. These conflicts . . .

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Zil-e-huma
Pages : 254-257
Volume 1 , Issue 7
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The Influence of Relationship Marketing Efforts on Consumers’ Satisfaction: The Case of the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in the Lowveld, Zimbabwe

The major focus of this paper was to examine the influence of the relationship marketing efforts on consumers‘ satisfaction of a service industry: the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in the Lowveld, . . .

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Munyaradzi Mutsikiwa
Pages : 258-265
Volume 1 , Issue 7
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Female Education in Pakistan

Education has been of central significance to the development of human society. It can be the beginning, not only of individual knowledge, information and awareness, but also a holistic strategy for development . . .

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Khush Funer Murtaza
Pages : 266-271
Volume 1 , Issue 8
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A Critique of the Performance of the Nigerian Press in the Current Democratic Dispensation

The press in any society is a vital organ of the administrative machineries of that nation. Without the press in any nation, that nation would not experience any meaningful development. As the activities . . .

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I.W. Udomisor, Opara Sylvester Anayo
Pages : 272-281
Volume 1 , Issue 8
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The Influence of Managers’ Characteristics on Risk Management Practices in Public Listed Companies (PLCs) Of Malaysia

Risk management as a dynamic scientific discipline and a structured response to risk has become increasingly important among businesses and industries worldwide. Relevant literature in this area of specialization . . .

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Mohd Rasid Hussin, Ahmad Shukri Yazid
Pages : 282-289
Volume 1 , Issue 8
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Unterschiedliche Meinungen Über Die Politisch-Militärische Und Wirtschaftliche Beziehungen Zwischen Den Osmanen Und Deutschen

Der Zweck dieser Arbeit ist es, durch das Durchforschen der Geschichte einige geschichtlich wichtige Ereignisse zwischen dem Osmanischen Reich und der Deutschen Königreiche, wie Preußen und Königreich . . .

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Ata Atun, Sükrü Server Aya
Pages : 290-301
Volume 1 , Issue 8
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Customer Satisfaction Level towards Processed and Further Processed Chicken Products: A Study on a Renowned Bangladeshi Farm

The purpose of the study is to explore the customer satisfaction level towards processed and further processed chicken items. Consumers of Bangladesh find a new dimension in food consumption, especially . . .

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Imranul Hoque, S. M. Sohel Rana, M. NurulAzim Chowdhury
Pages : 302-312
Volume 1 , Issue 8
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Welfare, Occupational Stress and Burnout as Predictors of Organisational Commitment of Junior Nigerian Police Officers in Ibadan

Police officers commitment to their constitutional responsibilities is of foremost importance to the Nigerian society. However, presently the Nigerian society is besieged by security challenges of diverse . . .

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Abel. O. Adigun, Ojaga Emmanuel Okoiye, Edwin Chika Ohizu
Pages : 313-324
Volume 1 , Issue 9
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Climate Change, Global Warming and Threats to Nigerian Vision 20:2020: A Sustainability Framework

Given the country’s considerable resource endowment and coastal location, there are potentials for strong growth and development. Yet, little of these potentials have only been realised; and the effects . . .

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Kofoworola Aderogba
Pages : 325-340
Volume 1 , Issue 9
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Angel Investments: A Financing Option for Economic Transformation in Nigeria

The study on Angle Investment as a financial option for economic transformation is a high net-worth private equity investors who invests her capital in start-up companies in exchange for equity share of . . .

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Appah Ebimobowei, Okoli Margaret Nnenna
Pages : 341-348
Volume 1 , Issue 9
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Understanding of Business Students on Business Social Responsibility (BSR) with regards to Profitability, Long Term and Short Term Success of Firms in Malaysia: PLS Approach

This study identified the business student’s understanding on business social responsibility among Malaysian students. Part of its objectives is to examine the understanding of business students in terms . . .

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Abdullahi Hassan Gorondutse, Haim Hilman
Pages : 349-361
Volume 1 , Issue 9
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Polymer Wastes and Management in Cities and Towns of Africa and Sustainable Environment: Nigeria’s Experience

Polymer wastes litter everywhere. The objective of the paper is to assess the quantity and effects in the cities and towns with a view to make suggestions for globule in the risks of resultant environmental . . .

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Kofoworola Aderogba
Pages : 362-375
Volume 1 , Issue 10
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Non-Governmental Organization’s Agricultural Micro Credit Facilities and Farmer’s household Income in Benue State, Nigeria

The study was undertaken to investigate the Non- Governmental Organization’s Agricultural Micro-Credit Facilities on farmers’ income output in Benue State. Stage wise random sampling was adopted to . . .

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C. V. O. Eneji, E. Obim, J. E. Otu, S. O. Ogli
Pages : 376-385
Volume 1 , Issue 10
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Factors That Hinder Access to Credit by Small and Medium Scale Enterprises despite the Financial Sector Liberalisation in Ghana

This study sought to identify factors, which perennially hinder Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) access to credit under the financial sector liberalisation policy in Ghana. The sample of 100 SMEs . . .

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Christine Avortri, Alhassan Bunyaminu, T. B. Wereko
Pages : 386-404
Volume 1 , Issue 10
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The Attribution Roles and Self-Efficacy in Determining Individual Exercise Behavior

The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between exercise self-efficacy and attributions with exercise behavior and to what extent the two independent variables that can determine . . .

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Shamsharizal Abd Aziz, Soh Kim Geok, M.S. Omar-Fauzee, Yahya Don, Yaakob Daud, Nagoor Meera Abdullah, Vincent Parnabas, Mohd Nizam Nazarudin, Nina Sustrena
Pages : 405-415
Volume 1 , Issue 10
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Relationship between Macro-Economic Variables and Budget Deficit

Few are the econometric studies which have examined the relationship between budget deficit and microeconomic variables-interest rate, exchange rate, inflation and money supply. This study analyses empirical . . .

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Onuorah Anastasia Chi-Chi, Odita Anthony Ogomegbunam
Pages : 416-426
Volume 1 , Issue 10
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Civil Societies/Non- Governmental Organizations as Catalysts for the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria

Civil societies and nongovernmental organizations in recent times have played very significant roles in the attainment of the objectives of most development intervention projects in most rural and developing . . .

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C.V.O. Eneji, E. Obim, J.E.O. Eneji, T.O. Ellah, A. Ushie
Pages : 427-435
Volume 1 , Issue 11
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Measuring Consumers Satisfaction towards the Services of Mobile Phone Operators in Bangladesh

The study is exploratory as well as descriptive in nature. The prime objective of the study is to know the customers’ satisfaction towards the various mobile phone operators services in Bangladesh. The . . .

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Md. Kamrul Hasan, Abu Syeed Muhammed Abdullah
Pages : 436-444
Volume 1 , Issue 11
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Factors Affecting Customer’s Adoption Sharia Banking : Case In South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

This study uses quatitative reasearch methode trough survey designs that aim to examine the factors that affecting motivation of the non-customers willing to adopt and motivation of the customers willing . . .

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Ir. Palmarudi Mappigau, Haris Maupa
Pages : 445-455
Volume 1 , Issue 11
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A Review of Energy Consumption and Financial Development Nexus

The paper contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of energy and fiancé by reviewing empirical works to assess the link and causality between energy consumption and financial development. This . . .

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Yeboah Asuamah Samuel, Ohene Manu, T. B. Wereko
Pages : 456-462
Volume 1 , Issue 11
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The Failure of Most Entrepreneurial Technological Innovations to Diffuse: What the Literatures Say

This paper in broad terms scrutinizes literatures to determine some of the reasons most technological innovations fail. It is guided by the fact that existing body of literature on innovation failure reveal . . .

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E. O. Chukwuma-Nwuba
Pages : 463-470
Volume 1 , Issue 11
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Factors Influencing Market Penetration of Takāful Industry in Malaysia: (1985-2008)

This research provides insights into the factors influencing Takāful penetration rate of the Malaysian Takāful industry for the period 1985–2008. Its objective is to identify the factors that influence . . .

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Omaima El Tahir Babikir Mohamed, Syed Othman Alhabshi, Kamaruddin Sharif
Pages : 470-481
Volume 1 , Issue 12
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Determinants of Energy Consumption: A Review

Energy is an important resource for the economic development of an economy and social well being of its citizens. In the face of increasing sectors of economies energy consumption is expected to increase . . .

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Yeboah Asuamah Samuel, Ohene Manu, T. B. Wereko
Pages : 482-487
Volume 1 , Issue 12
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Total Quality Management: Effectiveness in Lebanese Schools Perceptions of School Leaders and Teachers

The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which a sample of public and private schools in Beirut, Lebanon; were catering for Total Quality Management (TQM) in their contexts. The sample . . .

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Khalil Al-Jammal, Norma Ghamrawi
Pages : 488-509
Volume 1 , Issue 12
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