Volume 4, 2020
ISSUE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AMONG SMMES: A CASE STUDY OF FORMER TRANSKEI HOMELANDS IN EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE SOUTH AFRICA
Aim/Purpose The goal of this study was to investigate the financial management practices of SMMEs operating in under developed regions as a challenge facing SMMEs operating in underdeveloped regions using former Transkei Homelands in Eastern Cape Province as a case study. Background In South Africa, the works of Cameron and Miller (2008) highlights that South Africa is ranked among top countr ...
Financial management skills, SMMEs, underdeveloped regions.
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Aim/Purpose Low cost airline passengers are sensitive towards value for money. They also have their own preferences and perceptions on what encompasses value. This paper discusses passenger intentions to purchase halal food with a specific reference to Malaysia, which has a majority Muslim population (57%). The purpose of this study is to determine the most influential factors that explain passen ...
Passenger intention, low cost carriers (LCC), in-flight halal food, purchasing intention
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Records Management Programs in Higher Learning Institution: Case Study of Nelson Mandela Drive Campus Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Aim/Purpose The main aim of this study was to investigate the status of records management program at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) using the Nelson Mandela Drive Site of Mthatha Campus as a case study. Background For an organization to function effectively, records (both in electronic and paper format) need to be captured, recorded and secured in order to ensure their authenticity, integ ...
Records management, institution of higher learning, administration, Walter Sisulu University (WSU)
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Volume 3, 2019
Aim/Purpose: The focus of this study is to find the relationship between the components in Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) such as attitude, subjective norms (Media), subjective norm (celebrity), psychological attribute (self-esteem) and psychological attributes (social status) which influence Seoul Korea female intention to undergo cosmetic surgery in Seoul, Korea. Background: South Korea was ra ...
Beauty Industry, Women Behavior, Cosmetic Surgery, Intention, South Korea
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Aim/Purpose The study seeks to examine the strategic interventions needed to promote the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Specifically, it analyzed the relationship between organizational learning, cultural values and SMEs performance. Background The performance of SMEs has been identified as one of the most important success factors behind growth, development and indu ...
Strategic interventions, organizational learning, cultural values, performance, SMEs
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E-Learning and Conventional Learning in 21st Century Information Age: A Case Study Of Students from Selected Universities in Buffalo City Metropolitan Eastern Cape South Africa
Aim/Purpose The main aim of the study is to critically examine the forces that can impede or support students to use e-learning in higher education teaching and learning environment which require not only pre-technological literacy’s but easy access to the e-learning platform and ICT devices. Background The concept of e-learning has grown considerably in the past three or four decades, which ac ...
Information and Communication Technologies, technological skills, training.
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Assessing the Effects of Government Incentives on the Performance of SMEs in Food Manufacturing Sector
Aim/Purpose: The Malaysian government has given numerous incentives to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including those in the food manufacturing sector, in an attempt to boost their performance. This study aims to assess the effects of these incentives, particularly financial and tax incentives, on the performance of SMEs in the Malaysian food manufacturing sector. Background: Millions of ...
small medium enterprises, structure-conduct-performance, food manufacturing industry, financial incentives, tax incentives
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Aim/Purpose: This study aims to identify the level of perception level of consumer and the relationship between knowledge, attitude and practice toward consumer perception on the halal cosmetic product. Background: Halal labelled cosmetic sector is expected to thrive in Malaysia. The consumption and expenditure among Malaysian consumers on cosmetic products in personal body care, beauty and wel ...
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Cosmetic Halal label
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Readiness of Universities for the 21st Century digital economies: A look at selected lecturers from Universities in Buffalo City Metropolitan in Eastern Cape Province South Africa
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to expand the knowledge base on factors likely to impede implementation and adoption of web-based learning management systems to blend with traditional methods of lecturing in universities to cater for the next generation of learners in Africa and Eastern Cape Province South Africa in particular. Background: The shift from the industrial economies to 21 ...
ICTs, next generation of learners, teaching, technological skills, lecturers, web-based learning management system, 21st century digital economies.
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Aim and Purpose: The African-Canadian Career Excellence (ACCE) initiative was developed to address the loss of highly-educated, English-speaking Black youth from the Greater Montreal Area (Quebec, Canada) facing issues of unemployment and underemployment. Background: The ACCE initiative partners – African and Caribbean Synergic inter-organizational Network of Canada (ACSioN Network), Black C ...
African-Canadian, Black-African youth, multiculturalism, Quebecers, English-speaking, discrimination, systemic discrimination, employability, workforce development, labor force development, community economic development, labor market, skills gap, diversify, diversity, recruitment strategy, public policy, African issues
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Special Issue 2019, Article 3 from Series of 5: Black-White Differences in Canadian Educational Attainments and Earnings
Aim/Purpose: Data from two large Canadian surveys are used to analyze educational and earnings performance of Blacks and Whites. The main purpose of this study is to determine how well blacks perform relative to Whites in these two areas. Background: Canadian researchers have been studying black performance in education and labor markets since the 1970’s. Much of this research was done before 2 ...
Canada, Racism, Blacks, Ordered probability Models, Beta Distributions, Mixtures
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Special Issue 2019, Article 4 from Series of 5: Black and English-speaking in Montreal: an Intersectional Snapshot
Summary: This paper presents a general overview of the challenges faced by English-speaking Black community members in Montreal, as well as the exacerbation of those barriers for individuals with a history of justice involvement. Frontline community initiatives focusing on education, employment, and entrepreneurship at DESTA Black Youth Network are profiled as an example of grassroots efforts to ...
Black Community, English-speaking, Montreal, Intersectional, Anti-Black Systemic Racism, Justice, Education, Employment, Income, Entrepreneurship
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Special Issue 2019, Article 5 from Series of 5: Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF) and education - gaining equity in education and empowering black learners
Aim/Purpose: This article explains the movement for Afrocentric public schools in Canada, particularly in Montreal, and the controversy it has generated. It is also argued that Black youth would gain significantly from community based educational programs that root their learning more closely in the life, experiences and needs of their community. Background: The Black Academic Scholarship Fun ...
Black learners, equity, education, non-profit organization
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Special Issue 2019, Article 1 from Series of 5 :Community Education and Development: Perspectives on Employment, Employability and Development of English-Speaking Black Minority of Quebec
Background: On December 7, 2018, the Black Community Forum of Montreal held a conference on “Community Education and Development: perspectives on English-Speaking Blacks and Other Minorities”. The IJCDMS Journal has selected a number of the conference papers for publication in its Special Conference Series: “Collaborative Unity and Existential Responsibility.” This article serves as an overvi ...
English speaking visible minorities Quebec and Canada, non-visible minorities, social and economic indicators, fitness landscape, complex adaptive systems, employment rate, social entrepreneur, ruggedness of landscape
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Volume 2, 2018
EVALUATION MODERATING ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL TRUST ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERSHIP STYLES WITH EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
Aim/Purpose: The main objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between leadership style, performance, and organizational trust. In addition, it will look into the relationship between four leadership styles and employee performance moderating by organizational trust in the case of Shahid Hashemi nejad Gas Refinery. Background: The leadership is one of the key important functions in ...
Leadership styles, organizational trust, employee performance, Structural equation modeling
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EFFECT OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: A STUDY OF SELECTED DEPOSIT MONEY BANKS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to examine the effect of ethical leadership on corporate governance, corporate performance and corporate social responsibility in selected Nigerian deposit money banks. Background: Business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility developed as movements to check unethical and corrupt practices in organizations and by extension improve the perf ...
Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance, Corporate Performance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deposit Money Banks
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Aim/Purpose: This research will explore the factors that determine the level of adoption and participation in sustainability practices among the local dairy farmers in Malaysia. Background: Sustainability is often aimed at a solution in most fields: economics, social, and ecological welfare. Sustainability is known as the best technique to practice farming, which ensures the continuity of the pra ...
Sustainability, Sustainability Development, Dairy Farmers, Agribusiness
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Aim/Purpose: This study examines the factors that influence customer intention to use mo-bile payment service in Nanjing, China. It also gains a deeper understanding and better insight of Chinese consumer behavior. Background: Mobile payments services represent a tremendously interesting paradox in the world of telecommunications. Although, they are convenient, quick and easy but there is not sti ...
Mobile payment, intention, attitude, perceived risk, perceived usefulness
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The Use of Complex Adaptive Theory and Information Technologies to Inform Development Strategies in English Speaking Black Community, Montreal
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conduct a multi-case/agent analysis using complexity theory to develop propositions that guide and inform our research for solutions to the problems of integration and full participation of the English-speaking Black community in the societies of Montreal and Quebec. Background: This study was motivated by our interest in community organizational le ...
Complex Adaptive systems, minority communities, diversity, communication technologies, ingenuity gap, cultural change models, communication and in-forming system
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Aim/Purpose: The objective of this research is to analyze the literature to-date thoroughly and conceptualize a born-global speculative start-up (BGSS) pervasive phenomenon model. Background: The concept of ‘Born-Global’ or International New Venture (INV) firm was introduced into business theory in 1988. Over the last decades BGSSs such as Apple, IBM, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, ...
BGSS, Pervasive Technologies, Pervasive Advertising, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pervasive Phenomenon
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Aim/Purpose: The main objective of the current study is to develop a business model for service providers of cloud computing which is designed based on circular economy principles and can ensure the sustainable consumption. Background Even though the demand for cloud computing technology is increasing day by day in all over the world, the current the linear economy principles are incapable to en ...
Cloud computing, circular economy, circular business model, business model
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Aim/Purpose: The objective of this study is, for a given set demographics, to investigate the effect of knowledge, awareness and perception of consumers on the attitude/preferences of consumers for organic product in Kelantan. Background: Organic foods are food products which are free from any chemicals and are safe to be consumed by consumers. The consumers are getting more health conscious an ...
Organic food, Awareness, knowledge, attitude, perception, demographic factor
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Aim/Purpose: This research paper attempts to assess how the Malaysia rice industry will behave if and when certain changes occur, such as the removal of policies which affect its rice import price (namely the Vietnam rice floor export price and Thailand rice pledging scheme) and which result from the ongoing region economic integration embodied in ASEAN Vision 2020. Background: Malaysia rice f ...
Rice trade, Food security, Policy analysis, System Dynamics, Malaysia, ASEAN
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Induced Resettlement and Livelihoods of Communities: A Case Study of the Bui Dam Jama Resettlement Community, Ghana
Aim/Purpose Study aimed to examine the impacts of the Bui-Dam Hydroelectric Power (BHP) project resettlement on communities’ livelihoods. The purpose was to understand how the resettlement affected livelihood assets, activities, and capabilities of communities and households. Background Induced displacements and livelihoods of households and communities have received enormous scholarly attentio ...
Resettlement, Dams, Community Livelihoods, Ghana
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The use of ICT by SMMEs in a Digital Economy: A case study in Buffalo City Metropolitan in South Africa
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this study is to advance understanding of ICT utilization by SMMEs by checking access, ability (in terms of technological skills) and usage of ICT among some SMMEs entrepreneurs operating their businesses in an underdeveloped areas to enhance their business activities in order to utilizes the digital opportunities 21st century digital economies present. Background: In ...
Information and Communications Technology, Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises, 21st century digital economies
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Volume 1, 2017
TECHNOLOGY VERSUS QUALITY EDUCATION IN AN UNDERDEVELOPED REGION: A CASE STUDY OF UNISA STUDENTS IN FORMER CISKEI HOMELAND IN EASTERN CAPE
Aim/Purpose:This paper seeks to show how University of South Africa (UNISA) is using technology to connect lecturers, tutors and students of [UNISA] in an underdeveloped region in South Africa (SA) to reduce cost and time of travelling to access information, tutorials and help [available] in designated centers, hence making quality and higher education more accessible and less costly. Background ...
Development, Higher education, Technology,
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Aim/Purpose : This paper is a review of the progress of the Vietnam socio-economic and development plan and an assessment of the extent to which Vietnam is putting in place the critical social and economic development structures that will enable it to reach the status of “developed nation” in the time set (2020) by its national strategic plan. The research will identify and review trade ...
Developing nation, trade, terms, patterns, preferences, development and policy, foreign aid, import substitution, and export-led growth
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EMERGENT GLOBAL MARKETING CHALLENGES FOR KERALA CARDAMOM PRODUCERS VIS-À-VIS ROLE OF THE SPICE BOARD
Aim/Purpose: This research paper attempts to deeply and rationally probe into the present situation, discussing the expected role of the Spices Board of India, which in 1987 started to function replacing the erstwhile Cardamom Board, where the focus was only on the Cardamom plantation sector and export development. Background: Cardamom, the “Queen of Spices” is the third most expensive of the s ...
Global marketing, producers, spice board, India
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IDENTIFYING BARRIERS TO INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY INTO TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF TEACHING: A CASE STUDY OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN FORMER TRANSKEI IN THE EASTERN CAPE
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of the study is to identify some of the barriers to the integration of technology into the teaching of mathematics in high schools. Background: Writing on chalkboards as a method of transferring knowledge is a key fea-ture of traditional approach to teaching may have been successful in the past, but the minds of the current generation vary from those of the previous gen ...
Mathematics teachers, technological skills, training.
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Aim/Purpose: This research seeks to determine the consumer preferences between local and import rice by using theory of knowledge, attitude and perception model (KAP). Background: Rice industry has received special attention from the government and was put as the most important food crop for ensuring the nation’s food security. This study tries to reveal the preferences of the consumer for import ...
Consumer preference, local rice, imported rice, knowledge, attitude, perception
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Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the public perception towards Facebook usage in the 2015 political campaigns in Nigeria. Background: The utilization of online networking in political issues has kept on developing in late time, even though it was not at first recognized as a political apparatus, political aspirants and politicians at large have now understood its capability. Hence, it has tu ...
Campaign; Facebook; politics; senatorial elections; Taraba; Nigeria.
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Social Services Impact on Community Development in the Philippines: Case of Kapit-Bisig Sa Kahirapan Project in Camarines Sur
Aim/Purpose: The general purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the KALAHI-CIDSS project on community development in the East Coastal Area of Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, Philippines after its implementation. Background: Examining the impact of the KALAHI-CIDSS project on community development helps to determine the program’s priority issues that the government should be able to address. M ...
KALAHI-CIDSS, community development, poverty reduction program, community participation, Philippines
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Aim/Purpose: Since the valuation of a born-global speculative start-up (BGSS) has been a guessing game and there is no framework in the literature from ethical fashion smart wearable (EFSW) venture valuation perspective, this research explores to create a holistic model using multi-stage valuation method to valuate BGSS at its inception and investigates how ethical is ethical fashion? Background: ...
EFSW, BGSS, Informing Systems, Multi-Stage Valuation
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Aim/Purpose: The objective of this study is to determine the preferences of food sellers in Kelantan towards the halal-labeled fish ball. Background: Fish balls are the popular value-added products in Malaysia. Fish ball production is in second place after fish cracker production for processed fish-based production in Malaysia. Thus, this study tries to expose the preferences of the food sellers ...
Fish ball, halal labeled, knowledge, attitude, practice
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