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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi İktisadi Ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Akademik İzdüşüm Dergisi     Full-text available via subscription  
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British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 50)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
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Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Corporate Communications An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)

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African Journal of Business and Economic Research
Number of Followers: 5  
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 1750-4554 - ISSN (Online) 1750-4562
Published by Sabinet Online Ltd Homepage  [189 journals]
  • Introduction to the Issue : editorial
    • Authors: Nnamdi O. Madichie
      Abstract: The African Journal of Business and Economic Research has recently celebrated its tenth year following its launch in 2006. This final issue (volume 11, issues 2&3), features five papers, covering six countries Ghana, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. Four of these are country-based studies, and are complemented by one general exploration of Global South producers including those in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Topics range from Economic success, to Fair trade shopping, brand loyalty in telecommunications, fishery (the fish value chain), and university-industry co-operation.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Economic success in sub-Saharan Africa : a new measure of economic
    • Authors: Craig J. Richardson
      Abstract: In popular discourse, African countries are typically lumped together and there is little understanding about the large differences in economic complexity between them. This paper seeks to fill in that gap by creating an economic complexity index, which is a tool that can be used to help gauge the relative successes or failures of each African country's business environment. The tool is based on the Herfindahl index, which is a widely used measure of industry concentration in the economics literature that has been adapted for this use. Potential uses of the complexity index in future research include tracking economic development over time, creating an alternative measure of economic success besides GDP growth and examining correlations with business environment variables to find out which ones most influence economic development across industries.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fairtrade consumers and "Global South" producers Supply Chain Management
    • Authors: Fred A. Yamoah
      Abstract: Fairtrade supply chains lack information linking commodity producers with Fairtrade shopper behaviour. This paper aims to show how supermarket loyalty card data of over 1.7 million shoppers can be analysed using paired-samples test analysis to objectively profile the Fairtrade shopper and address its supply chain management implications. The paper demonstrates the huge marketing potential that segmentation based on actual behaviour brings to supply chain management. The results show that global South producers - including those in Africa - have more incentive to adopt a supply chain orientation by understanding the characteristics of Fairtrade shoppers that drive consumer satisfaction and repeat buying behaviour.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Extending the four-stage brand loyalty framework in African Telecoms
    • Authors: Ebo Hinson; Helena VanZyl, Simon Gyasi Nimako, Nathalie Chinje Eric Asiamah
      Abstract: This paper aims at extending sequential loyalty model by proposing and empirically validating simultaneous and formative re-conceptualizations of the four-stage brand loyalty model within the telecommunication industry in an emerging economy context. The proposed models were tested using data collected from a cross-section of 227 subscribers of four leading multi-national mobile networks in Ghana. A response rate of 67.1% was obtained for data analysis using Partial Least Square (PLS) Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The findings indicate that while consumer loyalty follows a sequential order, from cognitive to affective to conative to behavioural loyalty dimensions, the alternative simultaneous loyalty model and implicit-explicit model appears to better capture the complexity of consumer behaviour, and predicts behavioural loyalty (R2 = 0.60) better than the sequential model (R2 = 0.45). The findings further demonstrate that the proposed formative specification of loyalty could explain loyalty in telecommunications context better than the sequential loyalty model does. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed. The paper advances our knowledge on consumer loyalty in telecommunication service contexts.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Exploring demand determinants and consumption behaviour in Ethiopia's fish
           value chain
    • Authors: Abebe Ejigu Alemu; Jimi Adesina
      Abstract: A rising food demand is the global challenge and aquatic food bases fill nutritional requirements. However, fish consumption in northern Ethiopia is limited. This study investigates reasons for lower fish consumption and assesses demand determinants. A sample of 420 households was surveyed using structured questionnaire. Three competing regression models (Heckman's, Tobit and OLS) were employed to identify determinants and fish consumption intensity. The descriptive statistics reveal that only 6 percent of the surveyed households had consumed fish previously. The rest didn't consume owing to supply shortage, lack of experience of eating and cooking fish, fear of spoilage, religious belief, and lack of interest. The result also shows that presence of children, access to rivers and frequency of swimming in rivers, fasting, and literacy as significant determinants of fish consumption. Home-users however consumed little fish. Interestingly, 73 percent of the responding households are willing to consume fish if improvements are made in promotion and awareness creation, supply, quality, and transportation. Establishing convenient and reliable cold-chain, aggressive promotion and awareness creation, supply and quality consistency will foster fish demand. Encouraging private sectors in processing, transporting and packaging may also improve the situation.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • A process model for university-industry cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa
           : lessons from Lesotho
    • Authors: Timothy M. Thamae; Retselisitsoe I. Thamae Leboli Z. Thamae
      Abstract: The ability of a typical university to engage in academic entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is constrained not only by lack of strong internal resources, but also by poor absorptive capacity of the industries and absence of enabling intermediary institutions. However, an SSA university can still develop university-industry relationships by taking a development path that begins at the inception stage, where the university is prepared to put aside seed funding for research and commercialisation from its meager resources. The focus of such research should be on strategic projects that will deliver demonstrable artifacts within a reasonable time frame to incite the interest of medium scale entrepreneurs, who are neither too small to be unable to fund further research nor too big to develop an "I can do without you" attitude. Furthermore, issues around technology transfer offices and intellectual property can evolve with the process from inception to maturity stages.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Inside South Africa! Reflections on a troubled business environment
    • Authors: Nnamdi O. Madichie
      Abstract: That Africa, and especially sub-Saharan Africa is a contradiction of rages and riches, is no longer a new topic of discussion as far as business and economic research is concerned (see Ohiorhenuan, 2009). As Ika and Saint-Macary (2014: 151) once pointed out, "Africa itself is seen as a dichotomy: at best a business opportunity, at worst hopeless." Meanwhile the number of African billionaires has increased, while wars, famine, and dictators have receded (Kolo, Madichie and Mbah, 2016; Madichie, 2015; Adibe, 2014). As far as Doing Business is concerned, not many African countries fall within the top-100 out of 189 countries in the most recent ranking (Table 1). Indeed the two economic giants - Nigeria and South Africa (see Madichie, 2011), have a dismal ranking of 169 and 73 respectively, compared with other notable performers such as Mauritius, Rwanda and Botswana - ranked 32, 62 and 72 respectively.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Decoding risk management practices in the South African Public Service : a
           focus on national government departments
    • Authors: Tankiso Moloi
      Abstract: Government provides essential services to the population and therefore, uncertainties that could hinder government's objectives should be identified, mitigated/controlled and monitored. Using the content analysis for data extraction in the annual reports of national government departments (NGDs) and the SPSS software for data analysis, this paper explored risk management practices in South Africa's public service, with national government departments as a case in point. The findings are that in general, there are poor risk management practices in the NGDs as the majority of the observed category es were not disclosed in the NGDs annual reports. Since risk deals with the uncertainties on the objectives, it is concerning that NGDs have poor risk management practices, particularly because they are enablers (implementers) of government overarching strategy. As enablers of government strategy, it is recommended that NGDs view risk management as a process that enables them to identify threats that could hinder the attainment of their objectives whilst also leveraging opportunities that may arise. It is further recommended that the processes is viewed as an scenario or option analysis exercise that allows NGDs to properly plan, understand the intended outcomes and prepare responses to deal with any uncertainties. A summarised and harmonized risk governance requirement used for the purpose of exploring risk management disclosures could be used as a reference point of risk disclosure improvement by NGDs.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Power distribution at Eskom : putting self-leadership, locus of control
           and job performance of engineers in context
    • Authors: Patient Rambe; Disebo Modise
      Abstract: Given the deep energy crisis that currently engulfs South Africa, which has been attributed to the crisis of electricity supply leadership and perceived weak locus of control among Eskom management and staff, the purpose of this study is to review the self-leadership and internal locus of control literature to identify components of these concepts that could leverage employee job performance and improve electricity service delivery. In the absence of literature that examines the combined effects of self-leadership and internal locus of control, the researchers adopted a theoretical and reflective approach that combined the interpretation of extant literature on isolated effects of these variables on job performance and the researchers' individual perspectives on the matter. Drawing on this literature review, gaps in the extant literature are identified and an integrative framework for improving Eskom engineers' job performance and electricity service delivery is developed. The study reported that although the reward strategy component of self-leadership and external locus of control serve as moderating variables, the combination of behaviour-focused strategies, thought self-leadership strategies of self-leadership and internal locus of control had the greatest influence on job performance of Eskom engineers. The paper renders a rich literature review on self-leadership and locus of control in a resilient, national energy supply institution and bestows an innovative conceptual framework for leveraging the job performance in particular and electricity service supply in an energy crisis ridden country in general.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • An analysis of small business skills in the City of Tshwane, Gauteng
    • Authors: Thea Visser; Kudakwashe Chodokufa, Anthea Amadi-Echendu Magaret Phillips
      Abstract: Small businesses receive much attention in South Africa as vehicles that stimulate economic growth and development. Evidence shows that high levels of unemployment and poverty exist; small business owners and managers have limited skills, capabilities and knowledge; while low levels of education persists. This paper focuses on the technical and conceptual skills of small businesses in the City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Respondents were selected from nine economic sectors, representing a sample of 270. Data processing and analysis were done by the Bureau of Market Research, University of South Africa. Chi-square tests show a significant association between the business sector and type of skills possessed. Technical skills are high in all sectors, while conceptual skills lack in most sectors. Small business owners and managers are advised to participate in various initiatives to enhance the level of conceptual skills in particular.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Factors enhancing market participation : a case of small holder farmers in
           Zululand district, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
    • Authors: P. Maponya; S.L. Venter, E. Van Den Heever, S. Mahlangu P. Maponya
      Abstract: This paper highlighted factors affecting agricultural market participation and the promotion of the establishment of vegetable markets, fruit markets and nurseries in the Zululand District, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This entailed taking a representative sample consisting of 50 agricultural projects, with 418 beneficiaries participating in the research. The following 5 local municipalities were visited: Mahlabathini, Nongoma, Pongola, Dumbe and Abaqulusi. Quantitative and qualitative design was used as a detailed questionnaire written in English, with a focus group discussion, a stakeholder's discussion, and field observations as part of the data collection. A purposive sampling technique was used to select fifty (50) projects, in order to cover uniformity and homogenous characteristics such as infrastructure requirements, skills availability, production challenges, agricultural training needs, water source needs, educational level and others. Data was coded, captured and analysed with a software package for social sciences (SPSS version 20). The following analysis were conducted: Descriptive and Univariate Regression. The results showed a significant association among the following variables: Age, Educational level, Farming experience, Land acquisition, Crops planted, Water source, Farming fulltime, Land size, Production inputs, Agricultural training and Market participation. It is recommended that fruit and vegetable markets be established, as well as the creation of a complete, viable agro value chain that will expand community driven agricultural production and processing.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Skills shortages and job satisfaction - insights from the gold-mining
           sector of South Africa
    • Authors: Freda Van der Walt; M.E. Thasi, C. Chipunza P. Jonck
      Abstract: The article reports on the levels of job satisfaction of mining-sector employees, as well as the perceived influence of skills shortages on the job satisfaction of these employees. The findings emanating from the study indicate that the respondents did experience job satisfaction, and that perceived skills shortages in two core occupational categories did not influence job satisfaction. The study has augmented the body of knowledge vis-à-vis the relationship between perceived skills shortages and job satisfaction. This is particularly important, since the mining industry remains a key driver of economic growth in South Africa, despite the negative perceptions that have beset the sector following the Marikana massacre of 2012.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
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