Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Examination Of Factors That Hinder The Effectiveness Of The Anti-Corruption Strategies In Rural Local Authorities. Case Of Masvingo Rural District Council

ABSTRACTThis study looks forward to examine factors that hinder the effectiveness of the anticorruption strategies for rural local authorities, case of Masvingo RDC. Corruption isaffecting service delivery in various rural local authorities and Masvingo RDC was found tobe one of the public organizations that are being haunted by it. Although there are anticorruptionstrategies in place, their efforts are being whitewashed by the effects ofcorruption. Corruption still exists in Masvingo RDC and...

The Role Of The Environment Management Agency Towards Sustainable Environment Management In Zimbabwe.A Case Study Of Gweru District.

ABSTRACT This research’s main objective was to assess the contribution of EMA in sustainable environment management in Gweru District. It was realized that if there is poor service delivery in terms of sustainable environment management, health, economy, people, and environment is threatened through degradation of the environment, spread of diseases, conflicts in regard to the environment, extinction of natural resources thus causing underdevelopment. The research targeted EMA and ...

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...

The Contribution Of Forest Products To Rural Livelihoods In Nkasi District, Rukwa, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThis study was conducted in Nkasi District, Rukwa region, Tanzania, with the overallobjective of assessing the contribution of forest resources in improving the livelihoods ofrural communities. The focus was on various ways in which local communities in thestudy area earn income through forest resources. Similarly, the study focused on the typesand quantities of the forest products and establishment of the contribution of the productsto household income. Primary data were collected fr...

Contribution Of Improved Charcoal Kilns To The Households’ Income In Kilindi District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTContribution of improved charcoal kilns to households’ income is not well documented. This study analysed contribution of improved charcoal kilns to households' income in Kilindi district by focusing on; characterizing charcoal producers, economic contribution of improved charcoal kilns and examining factors underlying the use of improved charcoal kilns. The study used questionnaires and checklists to collect data from 200 charcoal producers. Gross margin was used to analyse the con...

Effects Of Rotational Woodlots On Households’ Livelihood In Meatu District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTMeatu district in Simiyu region is one of the most degraded areas in Tanzania where the effects of deforestation were vivid resulting from increased population of both humans and livestock. The problem extends to the effect of soil degradation, poor crop yield, shortage of fuel wood, building materials and fodder. Rotational Woodlot (RWL) was the most promising tested technology to solve the problem. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of rotational woodlots on house...

Effect Of Microfinance Institutions On Income Of Micro And Small Enterprises Owners In Mafia District

ABSTRACTThis study identified the effect of MFIs on income of MSE owners who had better access to credit facilities. Micro credit was found to be a critical instrument in improving the income of poor people. The present study examined the extent to which microfinance services were successful in delivering their promise, particularly to the poor and its resultant effect on household income. Both primary and secondary data were used in the study. The study collects data from 110 respondents, in...

Forest Income And Rural Livelihoods Under Suledo Community Based Forest Management In Kiteto District

ABSTRACTHow forest income in Community Based Forest Management (CBFM), enters into peoples’ livelihood diversification strategies, income distributional profile, degree of dependency and variations due to contextual factors is unknown. This study was carried in Sunya, Lengatei and Dongo wards in Kiteto district from September to December 2008 to assess the impact of community based forest management on rural livelihoods. Livelihood framework was the main approach used. Data collection invol...

Dissemination Status Of Agroforestry Technologies Among The Communities: A Case Study Of Uyui District Tabora, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThe present study was conducted in Uyui District, Tabora Tanzania from November 2006to January 2007. The aim of the study was to make an assessment on the status ofagroforestry dissemination in Uyui District. Specifically, the study assessed the origin andstatus of agroforestry dissemination in the study area, agroforestry technologies adoptedby local communities, benefits gained by the farmers through adoption of agroforestrytechnologies, constraints to scaling-up agroforestry and po...

Land Use Conflicts Between Local Communities And Management Of Mkungunero Game Reserve, Simanjiro Tanzania

ABSTRACTLand conflicts between local community and a protected area is a common phenomenon in most African countries due to eviction of local communities to provide room for wildlife conservation. Land conflicts are emerging because of the failure to resolve existing conflicts in different areas between stakeholders. Long term conflicts have negative impacts economically, socially and ecologically. The aim of the study was to provide a better understanding of land use conflict between local c...

An Analysis Of Tax Compliance Problems Of Small To Medium Enterprises In A Zimbabwe Economic Environment.

ABSTRACTTax is one of the major stream of revenue to the government of Zimbabwe and thus the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority must continuously assess and improve its operations to maximise revenue collections and efficiency in administering tax collection. The Revenue Authority was continually missing its revenue collection targets for period 2012 up to 2016 even though it was the same period SMEs were emerging and making enormous economic contributions to the national GDP and country’s budget. ...

The Effects Of Outsourcing On Labour Productivity: A Case Study Of Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the effects of outsourcing on labour productivity at Sino Zimbabwe Cement Company. A sample of 6 participants from SZCC management and 3 managers from outsourced labour companies was selected using judgmental sampling technique. Quota sampling technique was used to select 23 non managerial participants from SZCC employees and 15 participants from outsourced labour. Outsourcing was done to reduce costs and to access technical skills. It reduced level of commitmen...

An assessment of the role of government in youth socio economic empowerment: A case of Kurera/Ukondla youth fund in Hwange.

AbstractThis study concentrates on the role of government in guaranteeing youth socio economic empowerment, investigating the project Kurera/Ukondla youth fund. The plague of youth unemployment has been recognized as one of the major encounters facing youngsters around the globe, with developing opinion slanting towards microloans as an answer, on the other hand access to capital is a huge problem confronting youth in Zimbabwe in the formation and growth of small business. Access to loans has...

An Investigation Into The Financial Management Practices On The Perfomance Of Elephant Lodge

ABSTRACTThe study‟s intention was to investigate how financial management practices were impacting the operational performance of Elephant Lodge Private Limited. It looked at the overall financial management practices in the Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SME) sector but focusing on Elephant Lodge. The study‟s statement of the problem revealed that, the decrease in revenue and escalation of operating expenses resulting in losses in the entity is a cause for concern since it has crippli...


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