Research Papers/Topics in Business Administration

Understanding the Influence of Planned Obsolescence on Consumer Society

ABSTRACTThe consumption of and divestment of consumer goods is accelerating rapidly, placing enormous pressures on both the environment and individual consumers. Behind it all is the term planned obsolescence, being used as an incentive by companies to make durable goods obsolete in a very rapid manner. Within this context, this study investigates planned obsolescence and consumer disposal behaviour that includes the various reasons for premature replacements. First section addresses the theo...

An Evaluation of Career Management in the media industry

ABSTRACT Every dynamic environment requires that the organisations operating I them keep pace with the changes and also the requirements to survive. (Porter 2010). Armstrong (2012) relies on the efficacy and effectiveness plus the efficiency of the human resource as the key to establishing the mechanism of achieving survival and competition in a dynamic environment. What every manager at top and middle management must know is that there is a need to have right people with the right skil...

The Impact of Social Network Sites on Employee Productivity (A study of UAC Nigeria Plc)

ABSTRACTThis study assessed the impact of social network sites on employee productivity with special reference to UAC Nigeria Plc. The objectives of the study were to find out the influence of social networking sites on employee performance, to investigate the effect of social networking sites on employee organizational commitment and examine the effect of social networking sites on employee productivity. Bases on the objectives of the study three research questions were posed which also led ...

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ORGANIZATION IMAGE IN UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA

  the study examines the effect of Corporate social responsibility and organization image in UBA . the study adopted both primary and secondary method of data collection.finding from the study shows that, UBA is engage in various social responsibility, this includes: Product Lines i.e not producing dangerous products, maintaining good product standard that are environmentally safe, Marketing Practices; responding to consumer complaints setting fair prices and maintaining ...

COMPOSITION REVIEW

Corporate governance failures globally in the last decade as well as the financial crisis worldwide have mounted strong pressure on the board of various organizations to live up to their responsibilities and roles. In Ghana, a number of cases have been recorded as the failure of board members to carry out their responsibilities (for example, Capital Bank and UT Bank). Boards have been faulted for lack of vigilant oversight functions, the relinquishing of control to corporate manage...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE CLOTHING AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA (A Case Study of Selected SMEs in Abuja)

The Study is an Assessment of the Determinants of successful Internationalisation of the Clothing and Textile Industry in Nigeria. A secondary data research approach involving explanatory and descriptive designs was used to collect and analyse data from World Bank, United Nation, and Association of Nigerian Manufacturers. The findings are that internationalization is positively influenced by Network relationship and negatively influenced by infrastructure and export barriers which include mar...

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