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Universal Journal of Management
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  • Factors Influencing Succession Planning for Continuity of Family-owned
           Businesses in the Wa Municipality, Ghana

    • Abstract: Publication date:  May 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  5  Rhoda Saan   Francis Enu-Kwesi   and Remy Faadiwie Nyewie   The literature generally indicates that succession in family businesses takes the form of transfer from one generation to another, but succession planning appears to be left to chance by many firms. This neglect of succession planning and the emotions generated by the process make owners ill-prepared for succession. The objective of this study was to explore the factors that influence succession planning in family-owned businesses and their importance in ensuring the continuity and prosperity of businesses in the Wa Municipality, Ghana. A random sample of 205 out of 440 family businesses was systematically drawn, and an interview schedule was used to collect data which were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings indicate that higher level of education of founders and communication of the succession decision, comprising the transfer date, and post-succession roles to all key stakeholders affect the succession process and the success of the transfer. When the founder's level of education is relatively high, there is the likelihood of succession planning in the business, but trust seems to be limited with respect to female owners. It is therefore recommended that family-owned businesses in the municipality should be encouraged by supervisory or oversight agencies like the registrar general or National Board for Small Scale Industries to improve their educational level, build trust, and set dates for transfer of responsibilities, specify post-succession roles of incumbents and communicate the succession decision to all key stakeholders in order to improve the succession process and ensure the continuity of the businesses.
      PubDate: May 2018
  • Tourists Perception about Tourist Attraction of Waterfall in the Village
           of Senaru District of Bayan North Lombok

    • Abstract: Publication date:  May 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  5  I Wayan Pantiyasa   Gede Yoga Kharisma Pradana   and Original Bertuyes Nale   A waterfall in the village of Senaru became an attractive tour that offers natural attraction of waterfall, and also unique and interesting artificial attraction. This fact can potentially attract visitors. But the data of tourists visitation in the last 5 (five) years had fluctuations. It is necessary to research on tourists' perception about waterfall in the village of Senaru. The purpose of this research is to know the tourists perception about attraction, amenities, accessibilities and ancillary. Respondents are visitors and about 60 visitors were chosen by random. This research uses questionnaire as instrument that consists of attraction, amenity, accessibilities and ancillary aspect. Data then analyze using descriptively. The results show that the perception of tourists are average of respondents having good perception on aspects of the attractions of comfort and hygiene, the diversity and security in tourism area, on aspects of accessibilities of road quality, affordability of public transportation and road directions, on aspects of amenities of parking security and capacity, lodging, the capacity of the place of worship, restaurant, gazebo, and on ancillary aspect of officers speed in ticket sales, officers ability and civility on handling of complaints and officers politeness in the area of a waterfall.
      PubDate: May 2018
  • Evaluating Possibilities of Regional Tourism Services in the Air-passenger
           Transport Global Market (A Case Study of Latvian Market)

    • Abstract: Publication date:  May 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  5  Kristina Mahareva   The research outlines the issue of specific regional service distribution in small countries' outbound tourism market, as ancillary non-aviation services on the global market of air-passenger transport services (as illustrated by the Latvian market data). The article provides the statistics of passenger flows at Riga airport, which allows evaluating the number of foreign airline passengers arriving in Latvia, considering them as potential consumers of ancillary services in the regional spheres of tourism, leisure, education, etc. The material puts forward the idea of regional service aggregation in the framework of the Next Distribution Capability model introduced by the International Air Transport Association, in cooperation with airline carriers, Global Distribution Systems and international travel associations. The regional aggregator's potential profit was also assessed; and a number of recommendations about its setup and functional structure, as a business company, were offered. PEST-analysis was conducted demonstrating how various factors influence the effectiveness indices for market launches of air-passenger transport services. The paper also emphasizes the expediency of engaging state administration and local government bodies in carrying out a project aimed at creating an aggregator for global distribution of regional services to enhance Latvia's upmarket image and its promotion abroad.
      PubDate: May 2018
  • Insights into a Graduate Degree in Industrial Distribution Offered by
           Distance Education

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  3  Daniel F. Jennings   Bharani Nagarathnam   and Frederick B. Lawrence   Wholesale Distribution in the United States is a $6 trillion dollar industry that includes 370,000 businesses that employ 6 million people. With evolving distribution business models, margin pressure, and an aging workforce, distributors are faced with a talent management crisis, especially with hiring, developing and retaining managers and developing a leadership pipeline. Traditionally, distributors promoted for their managerial and leadership positions based on tenure and prior job performance. With an increase in the need for business competitiveness, customer experience, value added services and innovative new solutions, distributors need to develop competency based mid-mangers who can effectively drive change and impact profitability.
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Dourgouti Island Hotel Project: An Urban Dig Project

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  3  Dikaia Chatziefstathiou   Christos Ananiadis   and George Sachinis   Dourgouti Island Hotel Project is an ongoing programme of cultural activities created by a theatre company in the historical but "forgotten" neighbourhood of Athens, Greece, called Dourgouti. These activities offer not only cultural products but also new ways of living and experiencing the city. A model of cooperation focusing on strong assets of a place can be a new model for local economy. The results of the project mentioned in this paper show the impact of culture on local society as well as some economic benefits, showing the way to a new economy, organized from the "bottom-up".
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Application of Labor Laws and Other Compliances in Readymade Garment
           Industry of Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  3  Nazrul Islam   Sharmina Afrin   Tafannum Tasnim   Md. Pranto Biswas   and Tasnim Shahriar   Although, the economy of Bangladesh is primarily dependent on agriculture, Readymade Garment (RMG) industry has emerged as the largest earner foreign currency of Bangladesh in recent years. More than 75% of foreign earnings are coming through export from this very important sector of Bangladesh. In study of Islam & Chowdhuri, [1] presently more than four million workers are working in 4,500 RMG companies of Bangladesh in which 90% are illiterate women who are from the rural areas of the country. The policymakers and the employers of this sector claim that the growth of garment sector has helped employing a huge number of rural women that has subsequently developed their socioeconomic. But, it is a concern of the national and internal observers that the compliances like factory laws, industrial relations laws, employment laws, payment of wages laws, ILO standards, ethics applied in this sector are hardly followed by the RMG companies that make the lives of the workers very misery. Sometimes, the female workers are exploited by employing more hours a day without the payment of overtime by capitalizing their illiteracy and submissiveness. Hence, this paper aims at identifying the level of application of the labor laws and the compliances in RMG industry of Bangladesh that is the only protective measures of the large number of female workers of this sector of Bangladesh. A total of 238 workers of this sector were interviewed in this study with a structured questionnaire. Multivariate analysis techniques such as, Factor Analysis and Multiple Regression Analysis were used to analyze the data. Results show that in case of measures for protecting sexual harassment there is a severe problem of the use of the labor laws in this sector followed by physical movement and access control, exit and access path of the company, working hours, and counseling arrangements in the company. This study suggests that the readymade garment companies should address the sexual harassment issue seriously so that the workers will feel safe at their work. They also should focus more on the safety issues, working hours, and counseling of the workers in order to make the working environment more favorable to the workers.
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Multicriteria Decision Integrated Prospective Theory Applied at
           Engineering Services' Company

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jun 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  6  José Artur Vieira   Marcela do Carmo Silva   Carlos Francisco Simões Gomes   and Marcos dos Santos   This paper proposes a model integrates future scenario planning techniques, based on the Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) approach, which can be used as a tool for attending companies' strategic planning, applying it to an engineering company services, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The motivation of the studied theme is the possibility of applying MCDA techniques added to the future scenario concepts planning as a tool for strategic (and progress) planning. Thus, the usefulness of the proposed model was proven, since it enabled the manager to analyse investment alternatives in the light of the future prospecting conducted. Recent discussions suggest the use of resources in an optimized way due to the increasing scarcity. This fact makes decision-making and strategic planning based on future scenarios a complex task, since it has multiple and uncertain alternatives. A bibliographic review was performed to identify methods are more applicable to the problems. An innovative proposal is made to unite prospective with multicriteria in a compensatory problem; proposing a methodology with six steps.
      PubDate: Jun 2018
  • Managing Strategic Change of an Organization's Performance: A Case Study
           of Nzoia Sugar Company, Kenya

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jun 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  6  Ibrahim Makina   and Robert Keng'ara   The Kenyan sugar sector is characterized by a series of decline and collapse of state funded milling companies despite massive funding by Government of Kenya. This study sought to establish major causes of Nzoia Sugar Company milling cane below daily target of 7000 tonnes, how strategies are formulated, implemented, controlled, and causes of resistance to change. The study employed census approach with target population of 44 staff members due to convenience and sensitivity of the information in the sugar industry. The research design was descriptive. The data for the study was both primary and secondary. Structured and unstructured questionnaires were the main tools for collecting primary data. Data was analyzed using multiple correlation analysis and descriptive statistics. Data was presented through graphs, pie-charts, frequency tables and figures. The findings showed that most of the workers who resisted change were subordinates comprising 67.7% while managers who resisted comprised 6.5%. The correlation significance was 0.05. There was positive correlation between improvement in performance and implementation of the strategies of +0.363. There was a negative correlation between resistance to change and involvement in resistance to change of -0.33. The study recommends involvement of all stakeholders in strategy formulation implementation and control.
      PubDate: Jun 2018
  • Circular Economy in EAF Process: How to Make It Sustainable with Zero
           Waste Project in Ferriere Nord

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jun 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  6  Loris Bianco   Sergio Porisiensi   Giulia Baracchini   Laura Battigelli   and Carlo Ceschia   Ferriere Nord S.p.A., a steel producer from ferrous scrap, in 1998 decided to start the "Zero Waste" project to transform the main process wastes into products to be re-used in a logic of circular economy. 20 years later, since "Zero Waste" project started, the main secondary materials of the EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) process have been reviewed and re-evaluated: the slag from EAF, the slag from ladle furnace, the EAF dust, the iron scale and the refractories. Many companies are now involved in dealing with these materials and established important and stable relations of symbiosis to prepare, transform and finally use them. A company network trusts on regular availability and quality of the new products: scrap dealers, lime producers, zinc producers, aggregates and asphalt producers, highway companies… Finally, reuse of these materials allows saving equivalent quantities of natural resources: iron ore, basalt, porphyry, limestone, zinc and lead minerals.
      PubDate: Jun 2018
  • An Innovative Use of Eco-management Scheme: Some New Applications

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jan 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  1  Andrea Rocchi   and Martucci Olimpia   Eco-management scheme (EMAS), since its first application, has evolved over time. In its last review, it promotes the best environmental management practices through the development of sectoral reference documents that have to be taken into consideration by the "EMAS-registered organizations" in assessing their environmental performance. Many organizations and companies have a wide margin to improve their environmental performance. With the aim to improve their eco-efficiency and thus its reputation and the sustainability of their business, many companies want to lower their impact on the environment. To help organizations achieve this goal, the CCR identifies, evaluates and documents best environmental management practices (BEMPs) for the different sectors, in collaboration with stakeholders. The results of this work are some sectoral reference documents (SRD) on best practices in environmental management. This activity is part of the European Commission's work to implement the system of EU management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), a voluntary framework for enterprises and other organizations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. In this context, the EU decided in 2009 to promote best environmental management practices through the development of sectoral reference documents.
      PubDate: Jan 2018
  • Cleaner Production in Rectilinear Knitting for Fashion Clothing

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jan 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  1  Ana Paula Gentile   and Francisca Dantas Mendes   Research related to fashion clothing and interconnected to a cleaner production are increasingly relevant, for the textile chain is largely complex and linked to innumerous factors relating to environmental pollution. Viewing to add improvements in the process or product, the cleaner production seeks the solution by improving some processes that guide these paths. This article aims to study the possibilities of cleaner production in rectilinear knitting for fashion clothing.
      PubDate: Jan 2018
  • Comparative Study of the Composition of the Mainstream Smoke of Five
           Brands Factory-made-cigarettes and Their Counterpart Roll-your-own

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jan 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  1  A. Marcilla   M. I. Beltrán   A. Gómez-Siurana   I. Martínez-Castellanos   and D. Berenguer   A comparative analysis of the mainstream smoke (gas fraction and condensed fraction) obtained from 5 brands of roll-your-own (RYO) tobaccos and the same brand of manufactured cigarettes (MC) commercialized in Spain has been carried out. Both types of tobaccos were smoked using after conditioning under the same conditions and using the same commercial tubes with no vent holes. The average CO yield of the five RYO brands is 27.5 mg/g of smoked tobacco, whereas for MC tobaccos the average is 19.2 mg/g of smoked tobacco. Other harmful compounds present in the gas fraction such as aldehydes are also more abundant in RYO tobaccos, while aromatics, paraffins and olefins are more abundant in MC tobaccos. The results show that in general RYO tobaccos also provide higher yields for the compounds analyzed in the condensed fraction than the MC tobaccos of the same brand. The average of nicotine and tar (in mg/g smoked tobacco) is 2.42 and 19.92, respectively for the five RYO tobaccos and 1.78 and 14.47 for the MC brands.
      PubDate: Jan 2018
  • Common Resource Pooling Strategies for Alleviation of Conflicts over
           Natural Resources among Communities in Kenya's Asal Regions

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Jan 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  1  Clement O. Olando   and Muinde Kimuyu   Despite the ASAL regions of Kenya having been endowed with rich deposits of resources essential for economic development and sustainable livelihood, the communities living in these regions are in constant conflicts accelerated by searching for rare visible resources. Such conflicts are threatening peaceful coexistence among neighborhoods. This has significantly hampered any development in this region in form of economic, social and even political. Although empirical studies have revealed that resource pooling strategies aid in converting available resources into a rich pool in wealth to the communities having access to these resources, most studies on conflict resolution are not cognizant of the role played by common resource pooling as a strategy for peace building in ASAL regions of Kenya. It is against this background that the present study sought to lock the gap. The main objective of the study was to assess the influence of Community Resource Pooling strategies on conflicts alleviation in Kenya's ASAL regions. The study used descriptive research and purposively sampled 108 farmers of Kavete village of Nzaui sub County of Makueni County. Data was collected from primary sources using a structured questionnaire, which was pretested for validity and reliability before administration. Data was analysed by using both descriptive statistics and thereafter inferential analysis. Based on the results obtained, the study concludes that utilization community resource mobilization and funding strategy, stakeholders' (community) participation in the common resource pooling, establishment of governance and management strategy, and resource management skills and financial competence in a common resource pooling would positively enhance conflict alleviation in Kenya's ASAL regions. The study reveals that there is a significant positive relationship between each of: community resource mobilization and funding strategy, stakeholder participation strategy, governance and management strategy, and resource management skills and financial competence and conflict alleviation in Kenya's ASAL regions. The study recommends that the through communities in Kenya's ASAL region should be encouraged to participate communally on utilizing the resources available (pain sharing-gain sharing), hence a peaceful living owing to abundance of resources. Once a community is enlightened, it is adapted to the new strategy and converts this to normal way of living.
      PubDate: Jan 2018
  • An Analysis of Workplace Spirituality Debates

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Feb 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  2  Ahmet Göçen   and Habib Özğan   While calls for spiritual practices at work increase, the debate to position the concept of Workplace Spirituality (WS) gets thornier. This paper offers a theoretical contribution to the existing debates about spirituality in the workplace in that it addresses the issues of (a) religion, spirituality, and secularity (b) capitalizing the human soul, (c) measuring spirituality, specifically WS (d) indoctrination, (e) the trendy nature of WS. The need for meaning and fulfillment for a greater cause is a long-craved one in organizations. Profit-based organizations have started to consider using spirituality to increase their financial returns by making room for pragmatic spiritual practices, while ontological disputes still continue about whether spirituality could be an asset for inducing profit. Our study starts with a general look at workplace spirituality, continues with criticism and debates rose about "spirituality and a spiritual workplace," and ends with our clarifications regarding these issues.
      PubDate: Feb 2018
  • Good Governance and Service Delivery: A Study of Citizen Participation in
           Kisumu County

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Feb 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  2  Kimutai, Gilbert Kiplimo   and Aluvi Patrick Amisi   Citizen participation is embedded in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the County Governments Act of 2012. The responsibility of operationalizing and implementing these provisions lies with both levels of government. Citizen participation is the process through which stake holders input and share control over development initiatives, decisions and resources which affect them. Strengthening citizen participation is a key focus of Kenya's devolution under the constitution and legal framework. This ambitious devolution shifts some key decision making from central to county governments creating a window of opportunity for more "bottom-up" engagement backed by a constitutional and legal framework that include provisions for government to share information, consult the public and regularly gather citizen feedback. Although counties are mandated to facilitate public participation, the actualization and subsequent impact of this aspect of good governance on service delivery is a matter of public debate. This paper sought to investigate the influence of citizen participation in governance on service delivery in Kisumu County. Its objectives were to examine the existing avenues available for citizen participation, to assess the extent of citizen participation in governance in Kisumu County, to examine the challenges hindering effective citizen participation and to assess the contribution of citizen participation in promoting good governance and service delivery in Kisumu County. A sample of 112 respondents was selected for the study. These included 42 county government officials and 70 local residents purposefully selected for the study. Data was collected through interviews, collated and presented in tables and discussions. The findings of the study indicate that public participation has been largely entrenched in key government roles in Kisumu County. The input of the public is sought and co-opted at every stage of the project cycle. The study established that this participation has enhanced public ownership of government projects and promoted accountability. However, the scope and effectiveness of public participation in the County has been hampered by political interference, low turnout in government functions and lack of adequate understanding of government procedures among the community members. The findings suggest that civic education must be intensified to increase the scale and quality of public participation in Kisumu County.
      PubDate: Feb 2018
  • Exploring the Socio-economic Effects of the Community Tourism Fund to the
           Local Community, Maasai Mara National Reserve

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Feb 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  2  Mark Lari Letoluo   and Lawrence Wangombe   This study evaluates the socio-economic effects of tourism development on the local community in Narok County, Kenya. It uses descriptive and inferential statistics, the county wants to utilize tourism as an economic development tool to reduce poverty and increase socio-economic wellbeing. Tourism has profound effects on the local community of the destination as it brings economic and socio-cultural changes. Some of the positive economic impacts include; increased direct and indirect employment, enhanced standard of living, more investments, infrastructural development, and new business linkages and opportunities. Some of the identified negative economic impacts include, increased income disparity, increased land price and rent, price hike of essential goods and services, seasonality effects and leakage of earnings. From the findings majority of the tourism assets and well-paid jobs are enjoyed by nonlocal whereas the local community does not benefit its rightful share due to uneven benefit distribution. Major positive socio-cultural impacts include: increased women participation and empowerment, increase in the level of education, enhanced social security and safety. Some negative socio-cultural impacts are grabbing of land from the poor, increased social gap, social disorder and loss of cultural originality. The local community is involved in tourism activities but are not fully involved in the decision making process. This study reveals that the local community is not fully involved in policy formulation process and most stake holders do not consider the socio-economic impacts of tourism development on the local community. Some recommendations are made for the Development of Tourism in Narok County to maximize positive impacts and minimize negative impacts.
      PubDate: Feb 2018
  • Methodological Contribution to the Planning of Urban Passenger Transport
           in the Perspective of Environmental Sustainability

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Feb 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  2  Shadia S. Assaf Bortolazzo   Eugênio Cavallazzi   and Amir Mattar Valente   This study aims to present the results of a systematic literature research developed to identify methodologies, models and scientific planning methods, and valuation of environmental costs in transport, which should serve as theoretical and technical basis for the development of a specific methodological contribution, for sustainable planning, reduction of energy consumption, low pollutant emissions, the urban environment of cities, and for the transport of people. The research carefully selected articles that have demonstrated the potential application of the concepts of sustainable logistics, green logistics and low-carbon logistics in public transport of people. In the second stage, applications directed to transport planning and valuation of environmental costs in transport were identified in these articles, such as pollutant emissions and energy consumption to standardize the concepts, understand them and use them to build a model. It was possible to identify 20 different methods with common objectives of transport sustainability and to build a methodological proposal of sustainable urban transport planning (MPTS-URB), whose contribution is a joint approach of sustainability, economic study, demand and transportation capacity factors, in which all work in harmony. Following this research, it is intended to apply the methodology built - MPTS-URB in the sample environment and to analyze its results.
      PubDate: Feb 2018
  • Restructuring Regional Economy Based on ICT Networks

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Apr 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  4  Makoto Hirano   Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gave us great influence on our society/industries as a kind of paradigm shift in many aspects. For many rural regions in advanced countries, globalization accelerated by ICT advancement caused some negative influences in industries. Manufacturing industry and agriculture in those regions were damaged and stagnated by competing with low cost products/labor-force in merging countries. The stagnation of regional economy also promoted degradation of regional commerce and unemployment that caused depopulation and aging issues in regional community. However, on the other hand, ICT advancement also brought us new potential of regional industries through virtual clustering by networking. Many small enterprises can be virtually integrated through ICT networks and can be enhanced their power by virtual integration such as real industrial clustering. By joining in such clustering, many regional enterprises regained their power. And by restructuring regional industries with those enterprises, regional economy has been recovered in some cases. This study introduces some cases of virtual clustering in industries and some regions recovering their economy by restructuring regional industries. Their manners to restructure regional economy are very suggestive for regional societies to escape from undesirable negative circulation of de-industrialization/unemployment and to realize sustainable development.
      PubDate: Apr 2018
  • Towards the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at the
           University of Guadalajara, Mexico

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Apr 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  4  Marco Berger Garcia   and Carla Aceves Avila   The focus of this article is to examine how higher education institutions in Mexico are preparing for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. Specifically, we have developed a case study of the University of Guadalajara (UdG), the second largest higher education institution in Mexico, by identifying its institutional sustainability programs as preconditions toward the achievement of SDGs. For this purpose, we first analyze the evolution of UdG's sustainability programs and their preliminary results, including participation in nationwide higher education sustainable development partnerships and consortiums. We then explore how these institutional programs might harmonize with the sustainable development goals and targets. Finally, and based on the main environmental issues faced by each region of the state of Jalisco, we propose a statewide SDG preliminary agenda that links UdG's outreach and research programs with sustainable development policies of local governments.
      PubDate: Apr 2018
  • An Extent Analysis of 3PL Provider Selection Criteria: Turkey Cement

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Apr 2018
      Source:Universal Journal of Management  Volume  6  Number  4  Berna Bulgurcu   and Gulsun Nakiboglu   Outsourcing has become an increasingly popular means for businesses through which to improve their efficiency. Logistics outsourcing can be described as transferring some of the logistics functions to an external firm. This paper aims to identify the selection criteria that are used by logistics service providers in Turkey's cement sector in choosing the third-party service provider. By drawing on Chang's Extent Analysis on Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP), the present paper evaluates cost, service/operation quality, competencies, general attributes of firms and relational factors as the main criteria, and considers explanatory 29 sub-criteria. In doing so, a questionnaire which was prepared in the pairwise comparison model was used as a large sample to collect data from a total of 25 experts working in 14 cement companies. As a result, the analysis identifies service/operation quality as the most important one among the main criteria, and determines the service price as the most preferred criterion among the sub-criteria. The study and results both provides particular insight into a specific sector as it is based on the data collected from a large number of experts in one sector, and offers an opportunity for other sectors from the same point of view.
      PubDate: Apr 2018
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