Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Perceptions Of Ordinary Level Learners Who Do Not Register For Examinations In Principles Of Accounts. A Case Of Watershed Cluster In Marondera District

ABSTRACTThe researcher investigated on why learners do not register for examinations in Principles of Accounts at Ordinary Level in Watershed Cluster in Marondera District. The background of the study highlighted a decline in the enrolment figures in Principles of Accounts and this prompted the researcher to investigate on the factors that influence learners not to register for examinations in Principles of Accounts. The researchers‟ hope is that the study will be of significance to various...

The Role Of The Ministry Of Women Affairs, Gender And Community Development In Reducing Domestic Violence In Zengeza 4 Chitungwiza District

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at investigating the role of MWAGCD in reducing domestic violence in Zengeza 4 Chitungwiza District. The study traced the various causes and effects of domestic violence on women. Women are an integral group of people with vast potential to achieve development in political, economic and social dynamics of the nation. The study was conducted in Zengeza 4 targeting women and ministry’s staff. Although scholars have gathered capacious literature on domestic violence in ...

The Impact Of Usd- Rand Exchange Rate On Remmittance To Zimbabwe (2008-2015)

ABSTRACTRemittances are emerging as a stable source of foreign capital inflow in Zimbabwe. Much of the remittances are coming from South Africa. The study sought to explore the impact of US$-Rand exchange rate on remittances to Zimbabwe. Estimation of regression results was done using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), using data sample spanning from 2008 to 2015. The findings show that depreciation of the rand value has a negative impact on remittances. This suggests that a depreciation in the ra...

The Use Of Information And Communication Technology In The Performance Of Ministries: A Case Of Public Sector Of Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the research was to make a survey of the use of Information and Communication Technology in the performance of ministries in the Public Sector of Zimbabwe with  specific reference to the 5 selected Ministries .The backgrounds reviewed up to the global level of ICT. The proliferation of ICT indicates a low average due to insuffient budgets. The availability of ICT in ministries is not improving the performance of Ministries. There is lack of mana...

Factors Militating Against The Use Of Information And Communication Technology In The Teaching And Learning Of Economics At Advanced Level In Gweru District.

ABSTRACTThe research study sought to investigate the factors that are militating against the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of Economics at Advanced Level. The study was conducted in Gweru district.The researcher employed the descriptive survey research design and he selected a sample of five schools from the population which comprised of fifteen schools. The researcher used the simple random sampling and the stratified random sampling to select schools and students from the populati...

Economics Of Urban Households’ Cooking Fuel Consumption In Arusha City, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted in Arusha City, Tanzania. The aim of the study was to analyse the socio-economic factors that influence urban households’ choice of primary cooking fuel and its share to the total household expenditure. The specific focus of the study were (i) to investigate households’ cooking fuel(s) consumption pattern (ii) to analyse factors affecting households’ choice of cooking fuel (iii) to examine households’ cooking fuel consumption intensity (iv) to develop a...

An Analysis Of Effects Of Retailer-Supplier Relationships On Company Competitiveness: Case Of Tm Pick ‘N Pay Gweru

ABSTRACTThis research was carried out to analyze the effect of retailer-supplier relationships on company competitiveness; a case study of TM Pick „n Pay Gweru branch supermarket. The study had three objectives, to determine the role of collaborative partnerships on enhancing company competitiveness, to establish strategies to maintain long-term successful retailer-supplier relationships and to determine challenges facing retailer that leads to business to business relationship failures.The...

An assessment of the effectiveness of community share ownership schemes as a strategy for rural development: a case of Gwanda south rural district

AbstractThis dissertation looks into the impact of Community Share Ownership Trusts on rural development. Indeed, rural communities in Zimbabwe have historically suffered poverty and underdevelopment despite being endowed with rich natural resources. The government has advanced the argument that communities situated near mining areas must benefit from the abundant natural resources in the country. Community Share Ownership Trusts are one way in which the government is trying to ensure that ru...

The Impact Of Corporate Branding On Company Perfomance. A Case Study Of Olivine Industries

ABSTRACTThe research looked at the impact of Corporate Branding on company performance, a case of Olivine Industries Zimbabwe. The study focused on corporate branding in terms of brand name, promise, association and personality and assessed their impact against company measures of market share, customer acquisition, repeat purchase and profitability. The study was guided by four major objectives namely (1)Past research had focused more on financial measures of company performance so the resea...

The contribution of ICT in improving the quality of education. A case of Higherlife Foundation, Masvingo

AbstractThe research investigates if the project of Higherlife Foundation that it rolled out is benefiting and helping in transforming the quality of education that has been in shambles ever since the beginning of the economic meltdown. It focuses on the primary and secondary education in the province of Masvingo, in the rural parts of the province were the learning hubs have been placed. I investigated the role of ICT in the education sector and brought out the indicators of quality educatio...

An Investigation of the payroll polices and its effect on the financial performance. (A case study of United Builders Merchants, Harare)

ABSTRACTThis research was prompted by the researcher’s observations and experience during his timeat United Builders Merchants. The research was centred at investigating the payroll policiesand its effects on the financial performance, a case study of UBM. The problem overemphasis on the outward looking on payroll policies and services the employees receive fromthe entity for the determination of their salaries and wages in relation to their productioncapacities. The focus was on the implem...

An Investigation of the Debt Management Practices on the Performance of Premier Service Pharmaceuticals (PSP)

AbstractTotal Debtors increased from $462 409.67 to $536 009.80 which is an increase of 13.73% betweenthe years 2012-2013 and also increased from $536 009.80 to $633 009.98 which translates to anincrease of 15.3% between 2013-2014. Some debtor balances remained unchanged becauseservices are no longer being offered to them since they failed to pay anything in 2012 thus therewas no movement in their accounts up to end of 2014. This raised an alarm about the debtcollection policy. This has promp...

An Evaluation Of Caritas Masvingo In Creating Resilient Communities In Masvingo Bikita District Ward 12.

AbstractThe study seeks to find out if Caritas Masvingo is creating resilient communities in Bikita ward 12 that is if Caritas is providing communities with resources such that communities would be able to sustain themselves in terms of food, income generation, living a good standard of life . The study looks at the challenges faced by Bikita ward 12 communities even before Caritas Masvingo intervened in ward 12 which include shortages of water, food insecurity, and lack of income generation ...

Impacts Of Socio-Economic Activities In Managing Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor

ABSTRACTEastern and Southern African countries’ authorities managing protected areas have made an effort to establish wildlife corridors as a respond towards ecological and socioeconomic benefits of connected ecosystems. However these corridors face with various socio-economic activities which degrade and fragment their habitats resulting to malfunction of corridors’ management. The study aimed at examining socio-economic activities impacting management of Selous-Niassa wildlife corridor....

An Investigation Of The Responsiveness By Insurance Companies To Regulations Affecting Their Financial Peformance: A Case Of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Zimbabwe.

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate the responsiveness by insurance companies to regulations affecting their financial performance. More specifically the study sought to investigate the effect of profitability, capital adequacy, return on assets, capital requirements and non- financial factors on the financial performance of insurance entities. Primary data was used in this study, where a census survey was preferred as the population of the study was small. A likert scale questio...


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