IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM)

Volume 7 - Issue 1

Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Consumer Behaviour and Brand Preference of Titan Watches – An empirical study with reference to Haveri District, Karnataka.
Country : India
Authors : Anita N. Halamata
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Abstract:Today human begins work with the time. The various activities to be performed on generally prescribed on the basis of time factor. Thus time is consider to be a fresher factor in every walk of life. Now-adays we find no person without a wrist watch and a home without a clock. Thus the watches have become almost a necessity for human begins, to whichever economic class they belong. This paper contets the consumer behaviour and brand preference while selecting the watches special reference to Titan Watches.

[1] Statical methods : S.P.Gupta
[2] Methods and Techniques : C.R.Kothari
[3] Marketing Management : Philip Kotler
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The Relative Contribution of Management Skills to Entrepreneurial Success: A Survey of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Trade Sector
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim
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Abstract: Studies have shown that SMEs focus on management skills to ensure a long run performance of their firms. Thus, owing to the increase in SMEs in the trade sector in Makurdi town, Benue State, this study examined the relative contribution of management skills to the success of these SMEs. A survey research method was adopted for the study, while systematic sampling technique was employed to gather data using questionnaires. The generated data were analysed using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and regression analysis. It was found that the highest relative contribution was made by skills for planning and budgeting for a marketing strategy that provides attractive range of products, followed by skills to act quickly on detecting changes in the environment, skills for assessing sales problems as a way of maintaining good customer relations, skills to focus on product quality so as to capture a sizeable market share, and management expertise skills to attract and keep competent employees. The study recommends that trade entrepreneurs should be sensitized to concentrate on learning and developing the identified skills.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial capabilities, Entrepreneurial success, Management skills, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Brick-and-Mortar to Click- and-Slide: An analytical study.
Country : India
Authors : T.R.Ramakrishnan, Ashwini K Deepak, Prof.Dr.K.Puttaraju
: 10.9790/487X-0711723      logo

Abstract: The business community globally has embraced technological innovations and revolutionized communication capabilities among people which has enhanced globalization and prosperity. This paper makes an attempt to understand the nature of this new innovative technology enabled services: how it's used, what are the quality control models and what is the experience of the bank and its customers on using Information and Communication Technology(ICT) for transactions, for good and for ill with the largest bank in India namely the State Bank of India. The study engages a qualitative research method and follows an exploratory research approach. Content analysis and discussions were conducted with an interview schedule among key managers at State Bank of India. The level of measurement applied in data analysis is Strengths, weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats(SWOT). The paper will identify the framework for technology management for the financial services system of the Bank. The study makes an attempt to evaluate the use of technological tools and activities to maintain the new type of services to the bank's customers.
Keywords: Banking services, Customer, ICT tools.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The Impact of Strategic Management on Organisational Growth and Development (A Study of Selected Manufacturing Firms in Anambra State)
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Muogbo U .S.
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Abstract: The study investigated the impact of strategic management on organizational growth and development of selected manufacturing firms in Anambra State. 63 respondents selected from 21 manufacturing firms across the three senatorial zones of Anambra State were sampled (3 from each firm). The study used descriptive statistics (frequencies, mean, and percentages) to answer the four research questions posed for the study. The Chi-Square was used to test the three hypotheses that guided the study. Results from the analysis indicated that strategic management is not common among the manufacturing firms in Anambra State; that the adoption of strategic management has significant effect on competitiveness and also influences manufacturing firms; that strategic management has effect on employee's performance and that its adoption has significantly increased organizational productivity of manufacturing firms; also, it enhances structural development of manufacturing firms. The study thus concluded that though strategic management is not yet a common business practice among manufacturing firms in Anambra State, it has been identified as veritable tool for improving the competitiveness, performance levels, and structural development of manufacturing firms in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. The researcher recommended that entrepreneurial centre and business schools in Nigeria should incorporate strategic management principles into their curricula. This will engender sound managerial know-how and boost the performance and competiveness of firms in Nigeria. Also, further studies should be carried out in Nigeria to investigate the causes on non-adoption of strategic management in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. The causes of this when known and curbed, will enable small and medium scale industries in Nigerian to become more competitive in boosting the development of Nigerian economy.
Keywords: Strategic management, Employee Performance. Structural Development, Organisational Performance, Economic Development.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Vicious Circle Analysis of Poverty and Entrepreneurship
Country : Indonesia
Authors : Siti Rohima, Agus Suman, Asfi Manzilati, Khusnul Ashar
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Abstract: Spirit of regional autonomy is reflected by most of the area on a desire to split away and form regions (regions) of new or new districts. One of the new sub-division is the result Distric of Alang-Alang Lebar. Ideally, the division of an area whether it be for the provincial and district and city, is expected to accelerate the development so that social welfare will increase. But in reality the division is carried out can lead to gaps and inequalities in society. and the rise of poverty.
Keywords: Vicious circle of poverty, entrepreneurship, prosperity

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The Role of Knowledge Management on Individu, the Community and the Organization
Country : Indonesia
Authors : Didi Sundiman, M.S. Idrus, Eka Afnan Troena, Mintarti Rahayu
: 10.9790/487X-0714754      logo

Abstract: Adoption of knowledge management (KM) has become the emerging agenda in developing business strategies. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to an emerging debate centred on the ways in which knowledge management (KM) might be give benfits and, in turn, how KM practice might be improved. Stillslightly companies in particular will benefit from the application of KM for enhanced decision support, expanded human performance, and sustained competitive advantage. Using quantitative design, the authors explore the benefits of KM in business systems.
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Individual, Community, Organization

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Factors Affecting the Employees Performance in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Country : Pakistan
Authors : Muhammad Usman Zafar, Muhammad Asim, Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, Nazia
Malik, Kashif Shabbir Khan
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Abstract: The work performance and efficiency of employees has a significant effect on any organization. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the factors that affect employee performance and to identify factors which influence the employees work performance in university of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. Employees are the most valuable asset in any organization. A successful and highly productive performance can be achieved by engaging the employee in improving their performance. The sample of the study was 75 respondents who were employed in Agriculture University, Pakistan. It is found that better education, higher salary; facilities at work place communication of the employees with their seniors were highly associated with batter job performance. Impact of family background, type of family and marital status had not linkages with job performance.
Keywords: employee's performance, organization, and job satisfaction

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Solar Energy System in India
Country : India
Authors : N.Sasikumar, Dr.P.Jayasubramaniam
: 10.9790/487X-0716168      logo

Abstract: Conventional energy sources like coal, oil, natural gas, etc., are limited in quantity, and if these continue to be depleted at the present rate, these will be exhausted in the coming decades. Energy demand is resulting in the creation of fossil fuel based power plants leading to substantial green house gas emissions having an adverse impact on global warming and climate change.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Social Media – History and Components
Country : India
Authors : Sajithra K, Dr. Rajindra Patil
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Abstract: Social Media is an extension and explosion of traditional word of mouth networks. Word of mouth has always been the most effective and trust worthy means of disseminating information. With the enablement of technology, anybody with an internet access and has an opinion can be part of social media. This cultural shift is a force to reckon with for companies.


Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Organized Retail Strategy – A Study at Loyal World Supermarket
Country : India
Authors : Aluregowda
: 10.9790/487X-0717580      logo

Abstract: Indian retail has traditionally been an unorganized sector, where retailers lacked the means as well as the will to develop or expand. Retail could also never enjoy the support of the Indian consumer, who is famous for being miserly and who treats shopping as a form of leisure, enjoying the thrill of discovering bargains and discount deals in his own time. The western attitude of splurging, indulging and shop-till-youdrop has slowly entered the country and led to organized retailing. The purpose f the study is to determine the influence of selected strategies on the growth of the business. The convenience sampling method was used and the data was collected from the loyal world supermarket managers. The results revealed that all the selected strategies are positively related to growth of the business.
Keywords: Organized retailing, Strategies, Loyal world supermarket

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The Effort of Economic Growth through Foreign Direct Investment in Libya
Country : Indonesia
Authors : Alsnusy O. Alfadel, Kertahadi M. Com, Imam Saudi
: 10.9790/487X-0718186      logo

Abstract: Today, most countries strive to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) because of its acknowledged advantages as a tool of economic development. Africa and Libya in particular joined the rest of the world in seeking FDI as evidenced by the formation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), which has the attraction of foreign investment to Africa as a major component. North Africa as a region now has to depend very much on FDI for so many reasons, the preference for FDI stems from its acknowledged advantages. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an integral part of an open and effective international economic system and a major catalyst to development. Yet, the benefits of FDI do not accrue automatically and evenly across countries, sectors and local communities. National policies and the international investment architecture matter for attracting FDI to a larger number of developing countries and for reaping the full benefits of FDI for development. The challenges primarily address host countries, which need to establish a transparent, broad and effective enabling policy environment for investment and to build the human and institutional capacities to implement them. Hence, in this report, we description the effort on foreign direct investment in Libya and evaluate the effort on foreign direct investment in Libya and What are the challenges faces by Libya on foreign direct investment and propose possible solution through looking at various factors that hinders or support foreign direct investment.
Keywords: Libya, Foreign direct investment (FDI), economic growth, National policy.

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