Research Papers/Topics in Business Management

Factors Influencing Sustainability Of Small Tea Enterprises In Kenya And Suggested Strategies

ABSTRACT This study presents findings on factors that influence sustainability of small tea enterprises in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to assess the influence of enterprise characteristics on sustainability of small tea enterprises, analyze the influence of the way of doing business on sustainability of the enterprises, explore the relationship between finance and sustainability, examine the relationship between resources and sustainability and analyzed how independent variabl...

Change Management Practices And Performance Of Selected Local Governments In Eastern Uganda

Introduction Some Local Governments in Uganda have continued to perform below the expectations of decentralization which is evidenced by poor quality services and inadequate service delivery to the citizens. Similarly, the world is now a global village which calls for a change of ways and practices in which local governments operate so as to improve performance. Change is constant and necessary and while change management practices and objectives may differ from organization to another,...

Welfare And Performance Of Public Primary School Teachers In Bugisu Sub Region In Uganda

Introduction This study will examine the effect of welfare on the performance of public primary school teachers in Bugisu sub region. It has been observed that the situation of teachers over the world is deteriorating; the status of teachers and working conditions too are getting worse (Kitunga, 2009). This chapter will deal with the background to the study, statement of the problem, the purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research questions, hypotheses, the conceptual framewo...

Success Factors For Establishment Of A Results Based Monitoring And Evaluation System At Advocacy For Vulnerable Children’s Rights (Avcr) Uganda

ABSTRACT The study was conducted under a topic “Success factors for establishment of a Results based monitoring and evaluation system at Advocacy for Vulnerable Children’s Right Uganda which was the case study with three major objectives which included: To examine how institutional factors influence the establishment of RBM&E, Establish the relationship between organizational resources and the establishment of RBM&E and to find out how organizational capacity influence the establish...

Developing A Life Cycle Costing Analytical Framework For The Building And Construction Industry In Tanzania

This study intends to develop a life cycle costing analytical framework for the buildings and construction industry in Tanzania. Life-cycle costing (LCC) analysis is a method used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of designs and materials alternatives of major project cost variables including initial costs, operating costs, maintenance and disposal costs over its entire life (Stanford University, 2005).LCC analysis is used for selection of optimal building designs based on assumed inflat...

Evaluating Xyz’s Performance Management System Implementation

ABSTRACTThere has been considerable academic and business interest in the subject of performance measurement in recent years as evidenced by the many academic papers and articles on the subject in recent times. (Bourne M, Mills J, Wilcox M, Neely A and Platts K, 2000; 2003; Kaplan and Norton, 1992). According to Bourne et al., (2003a, Abstract) there is evidence that many an organisation‟s attempts to implement performance management systems (PMS) have not been successful. These authors fou...

An Analysis Of The Operational Challenges Faced By Foreign Companies Investing In Zimbabwe On Enhencing Productivity, A Case Study Of Ayan Trading (Pvt Ltd).

AbstractThis section serves to introduce the reader to the study and analysis of the operational challenges faced by foreign investment companies on enhancing productivity. A case of Ayan trading. The main anchor to the study analyses the relationship between the challenges faced by the foreign companies and the effect to decision making and performance. The chapter gives a preview outline of the sections and facets to be covered and the research framework. The section will focus on the backg...

Alternative Debt Management Strategies That Can Be Employed By Lobels Bread Bulawayo

ABSTRACTLobels Bread Bulawayo faces problem of rising debt, reduction in operational efficiency and increase credit sales due to mismanagement of debtors. This has motivated the researcher to evaluate the debt management strategies employed at Lobels Bread and how they can be harnessed to decrease bad debts. This study sought to look at the applicability of debt management strategies at Lobels, to identify risks associated with debt management and to determine factors...

An Empirical Study of The Planning and Implementation of Competency Based Education and Training in Vocational Education Training Centers in Namibia: The Case of Namibia Training Authority

ABSTRACTNamibia is currently undergoing a dramatic reform of its overall development strategy through its national statement, Vision 2030. As part of the response to make Vision 2030 a reality, the government came up with an Education and Training Sector Improvement Programme (ETSIP), which represents the education and training sector’s response to the call of Vision 2030. Its key purpose is to substantially enhance the sector’s contribution to the attainment of strategic national develop...

An Evaluation of Corporate Governance Practices on Board Member Selection and Recruitment in Namibian State Owned Enterprises

ABSTRACTThis study highlights the importance of corporate governance in the selectionand recruitment of board members in Namibian SOEs. Furthermore, the study intendedto investigate the criteria and methods used in the selection of board members andalso to examine the corporate governance practice in nomination of board members.Critical analysis and empirical studies were conducted to answer the objectivesof the study. The poor performance of the state-owned enterprises is attributed topoliti...

An analysis of the effectiveness of the strategies used to enhance service delivery in the public sector, a case of the Registrar General Department

AbstractThis research study was a case of the Registrar General Department and it sought toevaluate the effectiveness of the strategies used to enhance service delivery in thepublic sector. The research objectives were ,to identify the key strategies adopted byThe Registrar General’s department, in improving service delivery, to establish theideal benchmark requirements for the strategies used that is the use of information andcommunication technology (ICT) and performance management to be ...

The Impact Of Leadership On Learner Outcomes: A Case Of Bhangwe Cluster In Mberengwa District.

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the impact of school leadership on learner outcomes. The idea behind carrying out the research was to make sure that solutions to rectify the problems faced by the cluster were found. The research was carried out in Mberengwa District. The researcher used the case study design to carry out the study. The study used questionnaires and interviews to collect data. In the study twenty teachers and five school Heads were used as research subjects. The research...

The Effect Of Shrinkage On Company Performance; Case Of Choppies Supermarket Mkoba Branch

ABSTRACTThis dissertation was on the effect of shrinkage on company performance. It meant to analyse how shrinkage is affecting the company as shrinkage has been on the rise since the economic and aggregate demand collapse. The main research objectives were determining the effects of physical stock loss on sales, to determine the effects of process failure on service delivery, establish the effects of value discrepancy on profitability and to determine the effects of intercompany fraud on cos...

An Evaluation of the Strategic Management Process of Namibian Correctional Services and its Relevance to the Windhoek Correctional Facility

AbstractThis study investigates the problem of dysfunctional processes in formulating,implementing, monitoring and evaluating a strategic management plan of the Ministryof Safety and Security and the National Correctional Services in Namibia using a casestudy of the Windhoek Central Prison. The main objective is to evaluate howparticipation of staff in the planning influences the extent to which strategic planninghas been used to create efficiency and effectiveness in the Ministry and Departm...

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Training And Development Strategies In The Mining Sector: A Case Of Zimplats

ABSTRACTThe company is trying to minimise accidents (to achieve zero harm tolerance) at the sametime increasing the productivity. The study investigated the effectiveness of training anddevelopment programs by the company. The main aim was to establish how the training anddevelopment strategies are being implemented and how the training programs are run,establish whether they are being highly effective or not.Explanatory research method wasadopted questionnaires and interviews were used to co...


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