Research Papers/Topics in Business Education

What Do They Actually Pay? The True Cost Of Borrowing In The Payday Lending Industry

ABSTRACT In 2011 the payday loan industry is estimated to have lent $32 billion, collecting $7 billion in interest and fees (Dougherty, Carter, "Consumer Bureau Focuses on Payday Lending", Bloomberg Business Week, January 19 2012). The peak of payday lending came in the past decade but has started declining (Alp er, Alexandria, "US Payday Lenders Point Fingers to Blunt Crackdown", Reuters, January 20, 2012) with increased regulation and enforcement. In the case of regulation, the mo...

Change Management Strategies for an Effective Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation: A Case Study of Government Institutions Pension Fund

ABSTRACT This study is about information system research. It is an information systems research case study on GIPF ERP Implementation. The management replaced the Accountmate system with Oracle E-Business suite in 2009, as the best Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Research has shown that large IT projects such as ERP sometimes don’t meet expectations. Therefore, the GIPF CEO then commissioned a post-implementation review by Ernst & Young found in 2012 that the business processes...

An Investigation Into The Effectiveness Of Management And Leadership Of Primary, Combined And Secondary Schools In Terms Of Policy, Planning And Implementation In Eheke Circuit, Oshana Edu

AbstractThe Ministry of Education in Namibia has published the standards that identified twenty – nine aspects of the conditions of a school and its work and provide a way of quantifying the quality of each of these aspects. Seven key areas of the work of schools have been identified. Starting 2007, teams of evaluators begin a program of school evaluations. Grading has to be given to the work of the school on the seven key areas on a four – point scale. In each performance indicator illus...

Role Of Entrepreneurial Networks And Eefect Of Failure Attributions On Growth Orientation Of Survival-Focused Micro-Entrepreneurs In The Slums Of Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACTMicro-entrepreneurs have opened up international markets, increased exports and created employment worldwide. However, among many of the Africa informal economies, approximately 400,000 micro-entrepreneurs do not survive 3 years and 90% remain survival-focused. Previous researches have failed to analyze the benefits and inefficiencies of affective networks together. Empirical evidence on how micro-entrepreneurs can overcome restraining effects of affective networks is limited. Empiric...

The Introduction Of Competence And Performance Assessment Of Medical Practitioners In Namibia: Perceptions Of Stakeholders

ABSTRACTMembers of the public expect practicing medical practitioners to be competent. Theyexpect poorly performing medical practitioners to be identified and either helped orremoved from practice. Competence and performance assessment of individualmedical practitioner is crucial for life-long learning and quality of care. Policymakersand the Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) should have good insightsinto the strengths and weaknesses of the methods available. The aim of this study...

Assessing Financial Distress For Listed Manufacturing Industries In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Following independence in 1961 the government of Tanzania invested heavily in Tanzania’s manufacturing sector allowing the sector to grow smoothly. Despite improvement in macro-economic stability in the 2000s, the performance of Tanzania’s manufacturing sector remains unimpressive. Manufacturing industries have received widespread public attention especially after Altman (1968) developed a Z-score model of measuring financial distress of the firms. However, most of the resea...

An Assessment Of The Impact Of Ethical Practices In The Public Procurement Process On Namibia’s Socio-Economic Objectives

ABSTRACTDiscussions around the public procurement system in the local media have beenlargely negative. Many articles have revealed mismanagement in the system. Theemphasis of these articles has been on the need to uphold transparency and accountabilityin the way public procurement is conducted in Namibia. The Namibian experience is thatthe tendering process seems transparent on the surface, especially in connection with thesending out of tender invitations. However, the process becomes less t...

An Investigation On Principals’ Knowledge And Perceptions Regarding Inclusive Education In The Caprivi Region

ABSTRACTAn overview of learners with special educational needs both internationally and nationally has been discussed. Initially, learners with special educational needs were catered for in special institutions. This situation seemed to discriminate against learners with special educational needs. With the call for human rights, there emerged the move toward inclusive education, which is based on a social justice paradigm of equal educational opportunities for all learners within the same cla...

The Effects Of Learning Styles On Grade 11 Learners’ Performance In Mathematics At One Senior Secondary School In The Oshana Education Region

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effects of learning styles on the performance of Grade 11 learners in Mathematics at one of the secondary schools in the Oshana education region. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approaches and it was carried out for four weeks. Using Kolb‟s (2005) Learning Style Inventory, learners‟ learning styles were identified and the learners were then grouped according to their learning styles as converging, diverging, assimilators and accommodato...

An Investigation Into The Nature Of Bullying In Selected Secondary Schools In The Oshana Education Region Of Namibia

AbstractBullying is regarded as an emotional issue which affects the entire school community. Alot of studies have been carried out in the developed world where it was concluded thatbullying has short and long term negative effects on the lives of both victims andperpetrators. In Namibia, apart from this study, no study was carried out in order todetermine the nature of bullying in Namibian schools. This is the main reason why thisstudy was initiated in order to look into the extent to which ...

An Educational, Practice- Orientated Programme For Caregivers Of The Elderly In Old Age Homes In Windhoek And Rehoboth

ABSTRACTAlthough normal ageing does not imply disease, the incidence of chronic diseaseincreases with age. Chronic diseases refer to those illnesses that last three to sixmonths or more and are usually treatable but not curable, such as arthritis. Anothermajor problem for elderly people is the prevalence of co-morbidity (several chronicdiseases in one person) which makes treatment and quality of care and life moredifficult. Therefore, caregivers have a major role in coordinating comprehensive...

Teachers’ Perception of The Effectiveness of Methods Employed in Teaching Financial Accounting in Secondary Schools in Egba Education Zone of Ogun State

ABSTRACT This study sought to determine teachers’ perception of the effectiveness of methods employed in teaching financial accounting in secondary schools in Egba education zone of Ogun State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Six research questions and six null hypotheses (at 0.05 level of significance) guided the study. The population of the study consisted of all the 179 financial accounting teachers in the education zone. There was no sampling since ...

Effects of Concept Mapping on Higher National Diploma Students Achievement And Retention in Marketing Communications in Polytechnics in Benue And Kogi State in Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study determined the Effects of Concept Mapping on Higher National Diploma (HND) Students’ Achievement and Retention in Marketing communication in Polytechnics in Benue and Kogi The states of Nigeria. The study adopted a quasi-experimental research design. The study was carried out in Benue and Kogi States, Nigeria. The population for the study comprised 228 HND II students offering marketing in the four polytechnics in Benue and Kogi States of Nigeria. Purposive sampling...

Competency Improvement Needs of Financial Accounting Lecturers in Colleges of Education in North West of Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study focused on determining the competency improvement needs of financial accounting lecturers in colleges of education in North-West Nigeria. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population for the study comprised of all the 36 Financial Accounting Lecturers currently teaching in the public Colleges of Education in North West Nigeria out of which 28 were male and 8 was female. There was no sample and sampling because of the manageable size of the popula...

The Effect of The Guided-Discovery Method on Students’ Academic Achievement, Interest And Retention in Financial Accounting in Colleges of Education in North West, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study determined the effect of the guided-discovery method on students’ academic achievement, interest and retention in financial accounting in Colleges of Education in North West, Nigeria. The study adopted quasi-experimental research design. The population for the study comprised 667 NCE I students offering financial accounting in nine Colleges of Education in North West, Nigeria. Random sampling technique was used to select Federal College of Education, Kano and Kaduna...


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