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Volume 5, Issue 2

Comparative Study of Leadership Style and Competitiveness of SMEs: The Case of SMEs in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana
Original Research
This study sought to establish the relationship between leadership style and competiveness of SMEs in the Greater Accra Region. The probability sampling technique known as stratified sampling technique was employed to select the SMEs to participate in the study. SMEs were divided into two categories; comprising 10 small scale and 10 medium scale organisations. From each of the stratum, a simple random sampling technique is employed to select 6 staffs. From the 6 selected staff 2 staffs comprising lower level of management, 2 for middle level management and the last 2 for staff at the top level of management as respondents. The study revealed that the leadership style that makes room for participation and inclusivity turn to be more competitive than SMEs that has strict leadership and very little participation by employees.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 67-71. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-6
Pub. Date: August 07, 2017
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A Glance of Business Research Methodology for Researchers
Original Research
This paper deals with the conceptuality of the Business research methodology e.g. the meaning of the research, objectives, motivation and types of research. The basic approaches to research, research methods versus methodology, research process, sorts of research i.e formulation of the research problem, extensive literature survey, development of working hypotheses, preparing the research design, execution of the project, analysis of the data, hypothesis- testing, generalizations and interpretations and preparation of the report have also been described along with the criteria of good research and problems, issues experienced encountered by Iranian researchers.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 62-66. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-5
Pub. Date: July 29, 2017
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The Value of Consumer Goods Brands in Industrial Markets
Original Research
Little facts are known about the value of consumer goods brands in the industrial market. Theories have tried explaining the value associated with the of consumer brand equity. The research paper is aimed at exploring whether the consumer goods brands have more equity that the exclusively professional brands. The experiment is tested among 211 sample respondents in the industrial market in Egypt. The study will evaluate the diverse consumers’ opinion on the topic of research. The report also provides the methodology of the data collection and the analysis. An evaluation will be given to show the reliability of the method chosen for data collection. A brief literature review will be associated with the research to give the guideline and boundaries of the research. The results for the synthesized data will be carefully stated into detailed perspective. This will allow readers to comprehend effectively the content of the research. Lastly, a conclusion will be given on the same to show the overall stand of the research findings and how they are of importance to learners.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 57-61. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-4
Pub. Date: July 11, 2017
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Analyst Coverage and Stock Returns
Original Research
This study investigates the association between risk-adjusted returns and analyst coverage. We find that stocks with better risk-adjusted returns attract more analysts to provide research reports for investors. By following companies with better risk-adjusted returns, an analyst may be able to save time and effort in collecting and processing information. The empirical results indicate that earnings forecasts are more accurate for firms with better risk-adjusted stock returns. Moreover, we found that an analyst is more likely to pay more attention for stocks with better risk-adjusted returns and revise earnings forecasts more frequently for them. The results suggest that risk-adjusted returns of stocks have impacts on analysts’ performance.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 42-56. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-3
Pub. Date: July 11, 2017
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Implementing Six Sigma via Management by Objectives Strategy: An Empirical Study in Taiwan
Original Research
The paper reviews the related literature on Six Sigma and management by objectives (MBOs), and then proposes the framework of implementing Six Sigma via MBOs strategy. An empirical study on the experience an aerospace industry parts-making in Taiwan which implementing the framework in are explored. This paper provides a comprehensive perspective of three steps on the using MBOs methodology to implement Six Sigma which are to build the organizational consensus, formulate Six Sigma strategy and to integrate action workout plan with Six Sigma project. According to the implementing experience in Taiwan, lies in conducting a comparative study on the improvement stages of Six Sigma implementation project. The paper will be valuable for quality professionals and management personnel in the aerospace related industry.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 35-41. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-2
Pub. Date: July 06, 2017
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Leadership, Employee Engagement and Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana
Original Research
Organisations are developing interest in the effective management of their employees’ performance in today’s competitive environment. Effective leadership has become increasingly necessary for organisations who are interested in improving employee performance. Extant literature confirms the role leaders play in the management of employee performance as well as ensuring high levels of employee engagement. This paper seeks to identify the relationship between leadership style, employee engagement and performance in public sector organisations. Adopting a mixed method approach, the study employed convenience sampling and data was obtained from questionnaire and interviews. Using the Partial Least Squares (PLS) approach of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and content analysis the results showed that motivation and quality play an important mediating effect on the effect of leadership on employee performance. It was also found that fairness, flexibility, involvement in decision making and creating an environment where an employee feels valued and respected made employees engaged. Results also showed that engaged employees perform to their maximum best.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2017, 5(2), 27-34. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-5-2-1
Pub. Date: April 11, 2017
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