Research Papers/Topics in Business Management

Impact of Information Technology (IT) on the performance of employees in General Hospital Nasarawa (GHN), Nasarawa State.

Abstract:Information Technology (IT) is expected to provide quality services to the employees at the time that the service is seriously needed but this is often not achieved in practice because accessing the services is still entangled with internal and external constraints. The main objective of this study is to determine whether the application of Information Technology offer satisfactory performance of employee in General Hospital Nasarawa. Data was collected using a well struc...

Effect of Queuing Model on Service Delivery in Total Filling Station Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Abstract:Waiting lines are common phenomenon in our daily life especially in the organization that provides services for profit making. The paper shows that to ensure quality service delivery a good and unique queuing system is necessary in the filling stations which ensure a good flow of customers at the service points. The main objective of this study is to determine whether the application of queuing model shortens the waiting times of customers in Total Filling Station, Keffi. T...

Impact of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) usage on Service Delivery in First Bank Jos Branch, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Abstract:The Automated Teller Machine(ATM) is expected to provide quality services to the customers at the time that the serviceis seriously needed but this is often not achieved in practice because the proportion of customers needing the services on a daily basis continues to increase and the available capacity to meet the challenges is grossly inadequate.The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of ATM usage on customers’ satisfaction.Data was collecte...

An Empirical Assessment of Loanable Funds Market in Nigeria (2001 – 2015)

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of loanable funds market on economic growth in Nigeria. Data from 2001 – 2015 were used. This was obtained from CBN bulletin and Bureau of Statistics. The analysis was done using multiple regressions. The growth in line with a priori expectation. The study also affirms a positive relationship between interest rate and economic growth. The coefficient of determination R2 is 95.7% while the Durbin Watson statistic of 2.25 shows minima...

Sponsored Libre Research Agreements to Create Free and Open Source Software and Hardware

As a growing number of companies reject intellectual property (IP) monopoly-based business models to embrace libre product development of free and open source hardware and software, there is an urgent need to refurbish the instruments of university-corporate research partnerships. These partnerships generally use a proprietary standard research agreement (PSRA), which for historical reasons contains significant IP monopoly language and restrictions for both the company and the university. Suc...

EXPLORING THE SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP IN NIGERIA

Notwithstanding the unstable nature of Nigeria economy small business owners created approximately 32 million jobs and contribute almost 45% to the nations GDP. However, startup small businesses fail at rate over 80% the first five years. Guide by theory of constraints, the purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore survival strategies required by some small business owners to sustain business in Nigeria beyond 5 years. Data collection was through semi-structured inter...

Exploring Factors That Influence Consumer Loyalty to Automobile Dealerships in New York

Customer attrition has severe effects on profitability and organizations incur high costs acquiring new customers while existing ones generates more profits. However, when an organization reduces customer quitting by 5%, it raises profits by 2-8% (Khan & Rizwan, 2014). Previous studies gave much attention to factors of customer loyalty such as product quality and customer satisfaction but none have qualitatively explored the factors relative to automobile dealerships businesses in New Yor...

Small Business Startup Funding for Youth Employment in Nigeria

Abstract Jobs are generated by initiating and growing small businesses within underdeveloped economies. Unemployment among youths is a critical problem confronting Nigeria (Nwogwugwu & Irechukwu, 2015). Unemployment leads to less growth and a drop-in consumer spending. Increased unemployment generates lowered business output. Unemployment results in welfare loss from lowered output, income, and wellbeing which hinder social progress of nations. Nevertheless, unemployed youths with small ...

Introduction to Leadership and Motivation Theory

It was Peter Drucker that said: “The problem of the bottle is also at the top where it is small” once the top of the bottle is opened, one can gain access to the content. The study of leadership and motivation is both research and practical skills encompassing the ability of an individual, organization to lead or guide other individuals, team, or the entire organization successfully. These represent ideas and principles that explain how power is acquired, and the dealings that oc...

Increasing Organizational Productivity Through Effective Communication

Effective communication is important for the development of an organization. It helps the managers to perform the basic functions of management - Planning, Organizing, Motivating and Controlling. Communication skills whether written or oral form the basis of any business activity. Communication serves as the foundation of every facet of a business. Thus, it can be said that effective communication is the building block of an organization...

Entrepreneurship as a mechanism for addressing youth unemployment in Botswana: A reality or idealism

Increasing unemployment in most of the developing countries has become main hindrance behind decreasing livelihood standards and poverty. Worldwide, within the framework of potential efforts and strategies to boost employment and job creation for young people, literature shows that entrepreneurship is increasingly accepted as an important means and a valuable additional strategy to create jobs and improve livelihoods and economic independence of young people. With an unemployment rate ...

Entrepreneurship Education and Information and Communication Technology (Journal)

AbstractEntrepreneurship Education as a new concept in vocational education offers itself for the training and retraining of individuals for skill acquisition, and it has been imbibed by almost all the developing and developed countries. Its capabilities and efficacy in growing up economies are not in doubt. There is widespread keen interest in information and communication technology because of its crucial roles for sustainable development in developing countries and for the past two decades...

BUSINESS EDUCATION AS IMPETUS TOWARDS NATIONAL SECURITY AND TRANSFORMATION (Journal)

Abstract Business education is an education for the acquisition and development of skills, competencies, and attributes which are necessary for the efficiency of the economic system. The focus of this paper is business education as an impetus towards national security and transformation. In addition, this paper sees business education as a cardinal instrument that will foster national security and the transformation agenda. It gives various professional definitions of business education, t...

FUNDING QUALITY BUSINESS EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (International Journal Publication)

AbstractFunding  quality business education  for  sustainable  development in Nigeria  is  viewed  in  terms  of what  sustainable  options  for  funding education  are  to  be  adopted  for  sustainable  educational  development  in  Nigeria.  In analysing this paper, the researcher established a problem and attributed the cause of unsustainable funding for quality business education to a change in the price of oil, as a base of revenue generation in the country. Opti...

CONTRIBUTIONS, CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIAN ECONOMY (International Journal Publication)

AbstractSmall  and medium enterprises (SMEs) are notably the engines that drive economic development.  The businesses account for almost 90% of businesses in both leading and developing economies through job creations, employment, tax provision and contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, in Nigeria, besides their critical and positive role, many SMEs face numerous challenges ranging from power shortage,  lack of capital,  poor management  skills and competencies,...