International Journal of Business and Management Studies

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List of Papers (Total 248)

MODELLING PERSONAL FINANCIAL WELLBEING ON EMPLOYEE COST IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MANUFACTURING SECTOR

With increased competitiveness and rivalry among employers, profitability and productive employees are critical factors to increase the financial performance and results of a company. Previous research found that the levels of personal financial wellbeing have an impact on the profitability of an employer. This study focused on the effect of employees’ levels of personal...

INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS ON DIMENSIONALITY OF TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE OF MANUFACTURING SMEs IN SOUTH AFRICA

Over the past decades manufacturing SMEs have played a very crucial role as a driving force behind socio-economic growth and industrial development, acting as prime agents of change and growth of emerging economies. Manufacturing SMEs are endowed with potential for providing opportunities and eradicating poverty in a more sustainable manner, with great potential for more active...

PERCEPTIONS REGARDING THE IMPACT OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP ON ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Servant leadership has gained significant popularity in the modern age, and is set to become progressively more relevant in the future. Servant leadership, however, remains largely under-researched, with no consensus on a formal definition or theoretical framework found in the literature. This study sets out to investigate perceptions regarding the impact of servant leadership on...

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERCEIVED INJUSTICE, WORK RELATED DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND IRRITATION AND THEIR EFFECT ON TURNOVER INTENTION AMONG EMPLOYEES IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY

The current study aims to establish the relationship between perceived injustice, work related depression, anxiety, irritation and turnover intention in the fast paced manufacturing environment. A cross-sectional survey using a convenience sampling method was used to collect data from sample participants. Data were analysed from 168 questionnaire administered to employees in a...

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Several companies within the context of Zimbabwe folded especially during the turn of the new millennium, companies in the private and public sectors alike were affected mainly by corporate scandals. It is in this context that this paper sought to develop a corporate governance framework to enhance the performance of organisations. The discourse was guided by a fusion of the...

THE INFLUENCE OF GREEN PROCUREMENT ON CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION QUALITY AND REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN AMONG MANUFACTURING SMES IN GAUTENG PROVINCE

The ultimate reason for the need and importance of green procurement is to establish and develop an environmental management system for both environmental benefits and profit maximisation. Green procurement is about reducing waste and finding strategic means of being more efficient to reduce costs. This process of becoming more efficient can impact positively on an organisation’s...

START-UP AND ESTABLISHED ORGANISATIONS’ REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS INCUBATORS

In South Africa, small organisations contribute to the sustainability and growth of the economy through stimulating entrepreneurial activity, job creation, poverty alleviation and the general improvement of living standards. However, these small organisations face various challenges relating to inadequate capital, increasing competition, legislations and market expansions...

REFINEMENT AND VALIDATION OF SCALES FOR MEASURING PERCEIVED SOCIAL RISK, BUYING BEHAVIOUR AND RETAIL STORE CHOICE

Since consumers frequently are uncertain about the consequences of their store and purchase decisions, they frequently perceive a certain degree of risk when making a retail store choice. The purpose of this study, was to refine and validate an instrument for measuring perceived social risk, buying behaviour and retail store choice for Generation Y female students in South Africa...

EXPLORING ATTENDEES’ PERCEPTIONS ON SERVICE QUALITY PROVIDED AT THE VAAL RIVER CARNIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

There is growing evidence globally that the majority of attendees’ at carnival events complain about the service quality with regard to management, planning and organisation of facilities utilised at these events. South Africa is no exception and the complaints include the environment, security, client services, parking space, food accessibility and cultural activities. However...

DETERMINING THE MEDIATING ROLE OF SUPPLIER AND CUSTOMER INTEGRATION TOWARDS ENHANCING RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

It is no use having organisational vision, goals and objectives without the careful strategic alignment of how to integrate the different functional activities to achieve set goals and objectives. A healthy organisation requires an integration strategy to contribute to the continuous success of the organisation. The ability of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to integrate...

THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONAL ETHICS MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVICE

There is a limited body of knowledge on the role of organisational ethics management, systems and mechanisms in promoting and driving ethics on strategic, system and operational levels. Public officials still have to be convinced of the importance of ethics within their organisations. Getting the ethics message across to large groups of employees in a cost-effective, yet powerful...

PERCEPTIONS OF LOCAL BUSINESSES ON THE NEWLY PROPOSED NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA

As a country faced with many socio-economic challenges government intervention prompting protests are not unique to South Africa. In light of these confining circumstances, requests from various economic agents, especially labour unions have been directed towards the implementation of a national minimum wage (NMW). Although theory advocates negative effects from minimum wages...

IDENTIFYING THE NATURE OF PARTICIPATORY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STAKEHOLDERS OF A UNIVERSITY INCUBATOR

Participation and effective communication has become the normative approach within the field of development communication over the last couple of decades. It is reasoned that for development projects to be sustainable and truly contribute to the development of communities, the communication within these projects must be participatory in nature. Universities are under pressure...

INTERNAL CONTROLS SYSTEMS AND THE RISK PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZING SMALL AND MEDIUM MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN THE CAPE METROPOLE

In recent years, manufacturers are refocusing and intensifying their keenness on the nature of risks within their operational environments. They are also concerned about their risk exposures. Numerous stakeholders, including government, creditrating agencies, stock exchanges, occupational agencies and institutional investors are increasing their call for significant focus on...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE FACTORS AFFECTING YOUNG PEOPLE’S ENTREPRENEURIAL INCLINATION: THE CASE OF SELECTED AREAS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Entrepreneurship has been pointed out as a key driver of economic growth and development by academia, policymakers, and government institutions alike. Globally, youth unemployment figures are alarmingly high and entrepreneurship, especially among the youth, plays an important role in generating employment among this cohort. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors...

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN BRAND LOYALTY TOWARDS FASHION BRANDS AMONG GENERATION Y STUDENTS

The purpose of this study was to determine African Generation Y male and female students’ brand loyalty towards their preferred fashion brands. In South Africa, the African Generation Y cohort (individuals born between 1986 and 2005) represents an important market segment particularly to fashion marketers, given the size of this market segment and their spending on products such...

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

The potential of the South African economy to achieve desired growth is greatly hampered by the systematic exclusion of women entrepreneurial activity in the key industries that drive the economy. One such industry is the construction industry that contributes positively to the South African’s economy. Yet, this industry is highly male-dominated. Despite seeming improvements in...

DRIVERS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AMONGST GENERATION Y STUDENTS IN ZIMBABWE

This article examines the influence of four factors, namely, personal attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intentions amongst Generation Y students in Zimbabwe. A quantitative approach was followed using a sample consisting of 200 conveniently drawn Generation Y students from Great Zimbabwe University...

INFLUENCE OF PERCEIVED CUSTOMER VALUE, EMPLOYEE SERVICE QUALITY, BANK IMAGE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ON GENERATION Y STUDENTS’ BANK LOYALTY

Retail banks are increasingly focused on maintaining a loyal customer base. This is because loyal customers translate into higher profits and increased market share. The Generation Y cohort, which comprises the youth of today, is an important current and future banking segment and its bank loyalty could have a notable effect on the profitability of retail banks. Understanding the...

SHARED LEADERSHIP: HOW IS THE PHENOMENON UNDERSTOOD IN THEORY AND PRACTISED IN THE SCHOOLS?

Leadership affects the success and failure of every type of school, and the complexity of today’s school environments makes leadership even more challenging. Therefore, it is becoming more difficult for any single individual to possess all the skills and abilities required to competently lead a school. Shared leadership has been identified as a key governance base for the future...

GENDER DIFFERENCES AMONGST AFRICAN GENERATION Y STUDENTS’ HEDONIC AND UTILITARIAN SHOPPING MOTIVATIONS

The South African retail industry is a major industry with high public spending. As such, there is a high level of competition among retailers, pressuring marketers and retailers to gain and maintain a competitive advantage. By developing and adapting marketing strategies to target their market effectively, these marketers and retailers can differentiate themselves from their...

EMPLOYEES’ COMMITMENT TO THEIR SUPERVISORS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SUPERVISORY SATISFACTION AND CAREER SATISFACTION

The objective of this study was to examine the association between supervisor related commitment, supervisor satisfaction and career satisfaction among employees in a manufacturing organisation.A cross-sectional survey was utilised to gather data from employees in a manufacturing company in Gauteng. These employees were selected by means of a non-probability convenience sampling...

ORGANISATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOUR, EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF EQUITY, ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT AND INTENTION TO STAY OF EMPLOYEES IN ZIMBABWEAN SMES

While research constructs such as organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB), employee perception of equity (EPE), organisational commitment (OC) and employee intention to stay (ITS) have been researched extensively in developed countries, research on these constructs remains scant in developing countries. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the stronghold of economies and...

RETENTION AND MOTIVATION STRATEGIES FOR MUNICIPAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

The retention of health professionals within local municipalities has become a topical issue for managers of health facilities in developing countries. This could be attributed in part, to the availability of alternative employment opportunities for health professionals in developed countries overseas. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of retention strategies on...

RETHINKING AGENCY THEORY IN COMPANIES WITH CONCENTRATED OWNERSHIP

This article aims to provide a commentary on the need of alternative theories on corporate governance in companies with concentrated ownership with the aim to identify the gap in this field. The main argument of the article is that concentrated ownerhip gives rise to agency problems when a manager who has superior information acts on behalf of a group of shareholders and...