Research Papers/Topics in International Business

Outsourcing third party logistics services usage in the Namibian manufacturing industry

AbstractThe aim of the study is to give a comprehensive understanding of the Namibianmanufacturers’ current status of using third party logistics (3PL) services in Namibia. Anexploratory survey was conducted to investigate the extent use of 3PL services byNamibian manufacturers, the reasons for Namibian manufacturers using 3PL service, thereasons for Namibian manufacturers not using 3PL services, the level of satisfaction ofNamibia manufacturing firms using 3PL services, the organizational ...

An investigation of the Supply Chain challenges faced by small scale crop farmers at Etunda Irrigation Farm in Namibia

ABSTRACTThe investigation of the supply chain challenges faced by small scalefarmers at Etunda irrigation farm is the core of this study. The main rationale forthe investigation is the fact that Green Scheme projects, of which Etunda is oneof them, is one of the key economic development and diversification focus areashighlighted in Namibia’s fourth national development plan (NDP_4).The farming operations at Etunda are heavily dependent on logisticalservices for production inputs and post-ha...

The effects of equity and motivation on the work performance of support staff at NIP Ltd.

AbstractThe objectives of this research were to establish the link between perception of equityand work performance of the non-technical support staff of the NIP as well as todetermine whether there is a link between work performance and motivation of the NIPnon-technical support staff.Since the determination of fairness is based on individual feelings and perception datawas collected through survey questionnaires and interviews to gain an in-depthunderstanding of issues which influence an in...

An Analysis Of The Impact Of Refugees On Security: The Case Of Zimbabwe, 2012-2017

ABSTRACT The increase in the number of refugees in Zimbabwe has seen many even the national assembly claiming that this is why there are cases of crimes, human trafficking, budget deficit and other socio-economic and political threats. The research was influenced by a high rise in influx of refugees into Zimbabwe who are migrating from war torn region the African Great Lakes Region (AGLR) in particular the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Refugees are viewed as a security threat in d...

The Impact Of Performance Related Pay On Employees – A Case Study Of The Performance Incentive Bonus Scheme At The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund

Abstract The Performance Incentive Bonus Scheme (PIBS) is part of the broader market type transformations occurring in Public Service in Namibia today (Mwita, 2002). The thesis claims that the value of PIBS policy is a function of the organizational setting, objectivity of performance measurement process and perceived equity of the fixed scheme. The research uses survey based data for the Case Study of PIBS in the MVA Fund. The issue of employees’ performance in persistence of organ...

Assessing the Usage of Infant Industry Protection Policy in Selected Manufacturing Industries of the Namibian Economy

ABSTRACT As part of its Industrial Development Policy, Namibia has made use of an Infant Industry Protection (IIP) policy to protect what are deemed as infant industries. This study investigated how effective the use of this policy has been in the Namibian manufacturing sector, specifically the Pasta and Dairy industries. The main objectives of this study are twofold: firstly, to establish whether IIP has been effective in assisting protected industries to develop and grow; and seco...

The Determinants Of Effective And Efficient Land Development And Delivery System In Windhoek

ABSTRACT The main aim of this thesis was to find out the determinants of effective and efficient land development system in Windhoek. With increased movement of population in search for better settlement and employment, more people tend to be concentrated in urban areas. This thesis identifies the dynamics of land for urban housing in Namibia with specific reference to the city of Windhoek. The thesis remarks on one hand, weaknesses in the existing institutional framework for urban plan...

An Empirical Investigation Into The Factors Affecting The Performance Of Smes In The Retail Sector In Windhoek, Namibia

Abstract In developing countries, Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in fostering socio-economic development. They create employment opportunities, empower communities and make positive contributions towards the gross domestic product. The survival of SMEs is therefore crucial in alleviating poverty and achieving sustainable development. This research aims to investigate the factors that affect the performance of SMEs in the retail sector in Namibia. The research w...

Highlighting The Importance Of Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge Into New Product Development And Commercial Production Processes Through A Study On The Attitudes And Preferences Of Mahangu

AbstractIncorporating indigenous knowledge into new product development and byextension commercial production processes is critical for the successfulcommercialisation of traditional products. Traditionally, mahangu grain goes througha process referred to as the lactic acid fermentation process. The mahangu grain isexposed to a chemical reaction causing the taste, colour and texture of mahanguporridge to be altered. The results from the discrete choice experiment shows thatmahangu consumers p...

Impact Of Climate Change In Namibia- A Case Study Of Omusati Region

ABSTRACTClimate change is said to be a threat to country’s development. This thesis investigates the impact of climate change in Namibia with a specific focus on the socio-economic impact of flooding in the North Central Regions of Namibia. The thesis examines the socio-economic conditions of the local people as a result of the 2009 flooding in Oshitutuma village. The thesis’s literature review had looked at climate change and flooding concept within Namibia, Southern Africa, Africa at la...

The Effectiveness of Third Party Logistics Providers in the Public Health Sector

AbstractThe main function of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) in Namibia is to provide health care services to population of Namibia. A large portion of the budget is usually spent on issues relating to logistics. This Ministry makes use of in-house logistics services. The current trends of many facilities are to make use of Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL’s). The main objective of the research is to investigate the possibility of using 3PL’s for the provision of lo...

The Impact of Namibian Reclassification as an Upper-middle Income Country on Official Development Assistance

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to analyse the impact of Namibian reclassification asan Upper Middle Income Country on Official Development Assistance (ODA). This studywas prompted by the negative perception that was going on in the country about thereclassification and how it reduces ODA while on the contrary having the knowledge thatNamibia is striving to become an Industrialised country with a high income status by2030.In order to address the issue of the negative perception about the rec...

An Investigation of Performance and Motivational Challenges Affecting Service Delivery in the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Namibia

ABSTRACTThis study investigates the performance and motivational challenges affecting the servicedelivery in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in Namibia.A questionnaire was designed to collect primary data on factor affecting services delivery in theMoHSS. Literature was done on best practices that motivate employees to increaseorganisational performance.The overall results reveal different factors that affect performance and motivation of employeesin the Ministry of Health ...

Investigating Reasons For Failing To Implement Strategic Plans In The Ministry Of Regional And Local Government, Housing And Rural Development.

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing theineffective implementation of strategic plans in the MRLGHRD and identify possibleremedies to improve the situation. The study was guided by four objectives and datawere collected to answer the research questions. An administered questionnaire wereused, both descriptive (qualitative) and quantitative data were collected and analysedin order to answer the questions of the study. The study also used a combinati...

Evaluation Of External Expert Knowledge Acquisition And Retention Processes At The Directorate Of Development Cooperation Of The National Planning Commission – Namibia

AbstractThe Directorate of Development Cooperation in the National Planning Commission uses technical assistance to mobilise, coordinate and manage Official Development Aid (ODA) through the use of external experts in areas where such knowledge is not locally available.While there are no indications of a decrease in the need for external expert knowledge to the Directorate of Development Cooperation, donors are increasingly phasing out traditional grants which support technical assistance tha...


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