Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Coenurosis In Slab-Slaughtered Sheep And Goats In Ngorongoro District: Prevalence And Predisposing Factors Of The Disease.

ABSTRACTTanzanian tobacco has significant contribution to GDP, employment, and industrial raw materials. This study was stimulated by the decrease in tobacco income in Mpanda District from 2010-2012. The decrease in income from tobacco production has made it plausible to conduct a study on tobacco profitability as low profit could increase poverty among smallholder tobacco farmers in the study area. The overall objective of this study is to analyse the economics of smallholder tobacco product...

Impact of Microfinance on the Livelihoods of Rural Communities: A Case of VIRL Microfinance in Manicaland Province.

AbstractThe absence of traditional service providers (commercial banks) came the rise of microfinance institutions in marginalised rural areas. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of microfinance on the livelihoods of rural people as a way of ensuring sustainable livelihood. The Makoni District in Manicaland Province was selected to be a case study of the impact of microfinance and VIRL a microfinance institution which is greatly active in the area. The microfinance inst...

Service Automation And Company Competititveness In The Luxury Travel Coaches In Zimbabwe. A Case Study Of Pathfinder Luxury Coaches

ABSTRACTThe research study was aimed at assessing the impact of service automation and company competitiveness of firms using Pathfinder Luxury Coaches as a case study. The main objectives of the study were to establish if there is an association between online reservation and increase in customer traffic, to distinguish if on-board facilities have an association with enhancing passenger experience in the luxury coaches and to assess if automated payment system has an association with sales v...

The Role of the Southern African Development Community On Zimbabwe’s Quest for Food Security

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the role that the Southern African Development Community has played in Zimbabwe’s quest for food security. Food insecurity is a major development problem in Zimbabwe despite food being the most basic of human needs. The study used qualitative research methods to interrogate the research topic. The report looked at the SADC objectives on food security and how these have been translated into programmes that improve the food security situation of Zimbabwe ...

Prevalence And Predictors Of High Risk Sexual Behaviours Among Undergraduate University Students At Midlands State University.

ABSTRACTThe highest number of new HIV infections in Zimbabwe are recorded in the 20-29 age group, with most being through heterosexual transmission. University students are a sub-population within this age group, and are key in HIV prevention efforts as they tend to engage in risky sexual behaviours. This study sought to determine the prevalence of high risk sexual behaviours among undergraduate university students at Midlands State University, and determine the predictive value of alcohol us...

Assessing The Impact Of Tobacco Farming In Poverty Alleviation: The Case Of Small Holder Centenary Farmers

ABSTRACTThis paper presents a review on the literature of tobacco farming on the observed research on the impact of tobacco farming on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers as well its impact on poverty alleviation. In this study I drew on the existing academic structure on tobacco farming in Zimbabwe. An examination of the factors that led farmers in partaking tobacco farming was carried out on 86smallholder farmers. The case was in Centenary District. This study was therefore initiated wit...

Livelihood Strategies For Communities In Drought Prone Areas. A Case Of Mwenezi District Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe study focused on the investigation of the livelihood strategies of people living in Mwenezi district. The study looks at the challenges in implementing the livelihood strategies. lt identified the vulnerabilities to drought that people face in Mwenezi. lnterviews were conducted and each respondent from a selected household was asked questions and responses were organized so that conclusions can be drawn. The study also attempted to highlight challenges of drought in Mwenezi. Agric...

An Economic Analysis Of Cigarette Demand In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTEmpirical literature exists that cigarette consumption is a major epidemic internationally and locally. The study was mainly conducted to analyse cigarettes consumption in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2015 by looking into the consumers’ response if there is a change in price, income, excise tax or an addition of more tobacco control events. The study sought to solve for the increase in the demand for cigarettes, where consumers continue to consume knowing the negative impacts it has on the...

Economic Impacts Of Climate Change On Teff Production In Lume And Gimbichu Districts Of Central Ethiopia

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out with the main objective of analyzing the economic impacts of climate change on teff production in central Ethiopia. Specific objectives of the study were: i) To analyze the relationship of income from teff (Eragrostis tef) production with biophysical and socioeconomic variables, ii) To determine the marginal impact of temperature and rainfall on income from teff production, iii) To predict a range of potential future impacts on teff production under a mid-ra...

Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Consumption Of Honey In Mwanza City, Tanzania

ABSTRACTBeekeeping practice in Tanzania contributes to foreign earnings, employment, food and industrial raw materials. This study was stimulated by the increased tendency of honey consumption in urban centers of Tanzania. However there was little information on present quantity consumed and factors influencing the choice for honey consumption in Mwanza City. Specifically, the study determined the present quantity consumed, examined factors influencing the choice for consumption and forecaste...

Women And Property Ownership, A Case Of Tongogara Rural District

ABSTRACTThe main thrust of the study is to access the relationship between women and property ownership. To bring to light gender inequalities that exists in property ownership and allocation. The research focused on Tongogara Rural District‟s ward eight the ward which is poverty prone and one of the causes of poverty being that of lack of property ownership in which affects mostly women. The main aim of the research it to bring to light the disparities in property ownership in Tongogara Ru...

The relationship between non-monetary benefits and Department of Livestock Production and Development employees (civil servants) commitment

ABSTRACTThe study sought to identify, if there is relationship between non-monetary benefits and the Department of Livestock Production and Development employees commitment. The researcher tried to find out how the following factors tangible, social and job-related non-monetary benefits contribute to employees commitment and retention. Applicable literature and theories were reviewed. The researcher employed the quantitative research paradigm. A survey research design administering Likert-sca...

A Feasibility Study on the Adoption of Accrual Based IPSAS and Its Effect on Government Financial Reporting: A Case of Attorney General’s Office

ABSTRACTThe research was a feasibility study on the adoption of accrual based IPSAS and its effect on government financial reporting: A case of Attorney General‘s Office. In coming up with this paper, this researcher complied related literature from various scholars and also formulated research objectives which guided this researcher. The researcher focused on the technical staff of the Attorney General ‘Office who are the accounting and finance department personnel. The researcher compil...

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...

Impacts Of Central Government Supervision On Rural Local Governance And Deelopment Case Study Of Zaka Rural District Council

ABSTRACTThe research topic is based on the impacts of central government supervision on rural localgovernance and development using Zaka rural district council as the case s tudy. Centralgovernment supervision has proved that it can run in two ways either producing positive ornegative impacts in as much as rural local governance and development is concerned. Zaka ruraldistrict council has not been spared when incompetent ru ral local authorities are being counted.The district has been charact...


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