Research Papers/Topics in Business Management

An Exploration of Corporate Governance and Performance of a State-Owned- Enterprise: A Case study of TransNamib in Namibia

ABSTRACTWeaknesses in corporate governance are one of the primary problemswhich TransNamib is facing currently. Therefore, the study concentrated oninvestigating the impact of corporate governance on the performance ofTransNamib. The major objectives of the study were to determine elements ofcorporate governance that impact on performance at TransNamib; to evaluatethe corporate governance process at TransNamib and to establish governancefactors that limit performance at TransNamib.In conducti...

An evaluation of customer retention strategies used in the hotel industry with a specific focus on Flamboyant hotel (2010-2016)

ABSTRACTThis research sought to evaluate the customer retention strategies used in the hotel industry from (2010-2016). The study was motivated by the persistent loss of customers at Flamboyant Hotel despite its implementation of customer retention strategies. The research aimed at determining the importance of customer retention management practises of Flamboyant Hotel. The study also focused on deriving the factors which influence the choice of customer retention strategies. Furthermore the...

An Analysis Of Effects Of Retailer-Supplier Relationships On Company Competitiveness: Case Of Tm Pick ‘N Pay Gweru

ABSTRACTThis research was carried out to analyze the effect of retailer-supplier relationships on company competitiveness; a case study of TM Pick „n Pay Gweru branch supermarket. The study had three objectives, to determine the role of collaborative partnerships on enhancing company competitiveness, to establish strategies to maintain long-term successful retailer-supplier relationships and to determine challenges facing retailer that leads to business to business relationship failures.The...

Intervention strategies that can be utilised to enhance CBZ bank loan book performance

INTRODUCTION1.0 INTRODUCTION 11.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 11.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3.1.3 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES. 41.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 41.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 41.5.1 Practical Significance 41.5.2 Theoretical Significance 51.6 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 51.7 DELIMITATION (SCOPE) OF STUDY 51.8 LIMITATIONS 51.9 DEFINATION OF KEY TERMS 61.10 CHAPTER SUMMARY 7CHAPTER TWOLITERATURE REVIEW2.0. Introduction 82.1 An Overview of Loan Performance 82.1.1 Determinants of Loan Performance 82.1.1.1 Interes...

Effect of Supplier and Customer Collaboration on Product Innovativeness: A Focus on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMES) in Kenya

AbstractThis study investigated the effect of supplier and customers’ collaboration on product innovativeness in manufacturing SMEs. Using a cross sectional survey design with a sample size of 196, a standard multiple linear regression (MLR) was performed between product innovativeness as the dependent variable and the dimensions of supplier and customer collaboration, as independent variables. The results of the supplier collaboration regression indicated that the predictors explained 45.1...

Relationship Between Challenges Facing Public Primary School Head Teachers And Management Of School Projects In Wajir East Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTManagement of public primary school projects is vital for school. However, the head teachers who are in charge of the projects must strive to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to effectively manage school projects in Wajir East Sub-County. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between challenges faced by public primary school head teachers and management of school projects in Wajir East sub county, Kenya. The following objectives were used in the stud...

Factors Affecting The Financial Performance Of Micro Finance Institutions In Kenya .An Evidence Of Micro Finance Institutions In Narok Town

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out the factors affecting the financial performance of micro finance institutions in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study are to find out the effect of leadership style, competition, motivation, banking policy and micro finance supervision on the financial performance of micro finance institutions in Kenya. Secondary data will be collected from various sources including books and past study. The information gathered will be anal...

Strategic Response To De-Industrialization Effect On The Hospitality Sector In Mutare

Abstract The research was done to examine the strategic response to the de-industrialization effect on the hospitality sector in Mutare. Mutare City has not been spared from the trend of declining industrial output that has characterized Zimbabwe for more than a decade. As a result, the hospitality sector suffers, since its business depends on the viability of the industry. A well-performing industrial base provides business to hotels through hiring conference facilities and funding hote...

Evaluation Of Employee Perceptions On The Reward System Adopted By Telone Pvt Ltd

ABSTRACT The study aimed at evaluating employee perceptions on the reward system adopted by Telone Pvt Ltd. It was motivated by the continuous decrease in employee performance through poor revenue collection ,poor customer service and prolonged time in fixing faults even in the presence of a reward system . The study examined the effectiveness of the reward system, its effect on employee perceptions and the challenges of the current reward system. Literature put forward by different...

Factors Influencing Share Price Behaviour Of Commercial Banks Listed On Nairobi Securities Exchange

ABSTRACT The factors affecting the price of an equity share can be viewed from the macro and micro economic perspectives. These factors will affect the demand and supply of a stock in the market which in turn will affect the price of the stock. The purpose of the study was to evaluate selected factors influencing share price behavior of commercial banks listed in the NSE. The factors to be evaluated were dividend per share, financial leverage, book value per share and interest rates....

An Analysis Of Mobile Banking As A Strategy To Curb Cash Shortages In The Zimbabwe Banking Industry: A Case Of Agribank

ABSTRACT The research sought to analyse mobile banking as a strategy to curb cash shortages in the Zimbabwe Banking Industry with specific emphasis on Agribank. Banks in Zimbabwe were experiencing cash shortages as evidenced by long queues as well as continuous reduction of daily cash withdrawal limits. Mobile banking is one of the many strategies implemented to curb cash shortages. In August 2016 Agribank introduced mobile banking to its customers. In this research, data was collected ...

Causes of Students Poor Performance in Business Studies at Advance Level From The Period 2o15 to 2o17. A case study of nhedziwa high and ndima government high schools in chimanimani district

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find the causes of student poor performance in A‟ level Business Studies at two selected high schools, which are in Chimanimani District of Manicaland province. The study sought to explore the challenges faced by both students and educators in the teaching and learning of Business Studies at A‟ level which results in poor student‟s performance. Both home environmental factors and the school environmental factors were looked upon as target...

Analysis Of Factors Hindering Effective Teaching And Learning Of Business Studies In Secondary Schools In Gwanda District

ABSTRACT This study sought to analyse the factors hindering effective teaching and learning of Business Studies in secondary schools in Gwanda district. The objectives of the study were to identify and analyse the administrative, teacher and student related challenges hindering the learning and teaching of Business Studies at Ordinary and Advanced Level and to suggest ways of addressing the challenges available in the teaching and learning of Business Studies. A descriptive research de...

An Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of Survival Strategies Of The Retail Hardware Sector: Case Of Shurugwi

ABSTRACT The study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the survival strategies employed by the retail hardware sector in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. The objectives of this study was to establish the challenges faced by SMEs, to establish survival strategies used by SMEs and to establish alternative survival strategies that can be used by SMEs in the retail hardware sector. Descriptive research design was used to provide further insight into the research problem by describing variables o...

Technical Skills Affecting The Effectiveness Of Financial Control In Community Support Funds In Kenya: A Case Of Maasai Mara Community Support Fund

ABSTRACTThe overall objective of this study was to determine the Technical Skills affecting the effectivenessof financial control in Community Support Funds in Kenya: A Case of Maasai Mara Community Support Fund. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out the effect of numeracy skills, book keeping skills, budgeting skills and auditing skills as factors affecting the effectiveness of financial controlin Maasai Mara Community Support Fund. The study used a descriptive cross-section...


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