Training/Development and Survival of Small Businesses in Port Harcourt Authors: Akpuruku Banton & Enyia Charles Daniel

Training/Development and Survival of Small Businesses in Port Harcourt

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Akpuruku Banton & Enyia Charles Daniel

Abstract

This study empirically examined the extent to which training and development creates business success among small businesses in Port Harcourt. 60 small formal and informal businesses were randomly selected in order to achieve full representation. Our findings showed that small business success can be related to factors such as training and development. The result of our partial correlation also showed that technology significantly moderates the relationship between training/development and business success. The study therefore recommends conscious effort by potential enterprises to train and re-train themselves before venturing into any form of business because having good knowledge on the business is also a sign of future success.

 Key words: Training, development, success, business, entrepreneur

 

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Title: Training/Development and Survival of Small Businesses in Port Harcourt
Authors: Akpuruku Banton & Enyia Charles Daniel
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1439140
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Acceptance Date: 30/08/2018
Date of Publication: 30/09/2018
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Page: 598-606
First Page: 598
Last Page: 605

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Akpuruku Banton & Enyia Charles Daniel (2018). Training/Development and Survival of Small Businesses in Port Harcourt. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(4), 598-605. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1439140

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Akpuruku Banton (Corresponding Author), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Enyia Charles Daniel, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1439140

Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria Authors: Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha

Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

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Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha

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This study investigated the extent to which entrepreneurial orientation can bring about the growth of SMEs in Bayelsa State. Innovativeness, risk-taking and proactiveness were used as dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation. One hundred and fifty copies of questionnaire were distributed to three local governments in Bayelsa State which are Yenagoa, Kolokuma/Opukuma and Brass LGAs. Our findings show that entrepreneurship orientation has significant effect on SME growth in Bayelsa State. The study further recommended a mental shift from indigenes, a new orientation that would make them depend less on political cakes and encourage their entrepreneurial mindset. This was suggested to keep the youths out of crime and juvenile delinquency.

 Key words: entrepreneurship orientation, innovation, risk-taking, proactiveness, SME,                  growth

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Title: Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Authors: Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1421905
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Acceptance Date: 30/08/2018
Date of Publication: 20/09/2018
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Page: 580-587
First Page: 580
Last Page: 587

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Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha (2018). Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(4), 580-587. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1421905

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Emelah Gentle E. (Corresponding Author), DBA Student, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Chima Onuoha, Professor of Management, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1421905

Impact of m-payments on purchase intention and customer satisfaction : perceived flow as mediator Authors: Md. Shamim Hossain & Xiaoyan Zhou

Impact of m-payments on purchase intention and customer satisfaction : perceived flow as mediator

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Md. Shamim Hossain & Xiaoyan Zhou

Abstract

This study aims to observe the impact of m-payments on purchase intention and customer satisfaction by considering perceived flow as a mediator in the online shopping context of China. A theoretical stimulus-organism-response (S-O-R) framework was used in this study to explain the effect of m-payments on customer satisfaction and purchase intention. Primary data were collected by online questionnaires from 350 valid respondents, who purchased a product online via M-Payments system.  The partial least square path modeling approach was used to test the structural model and measurements. This study showed that m-payments have an enormous impact on customer satisfaction and purchase intention. The findings of this study also showed that m-payments influence perceived flow, which, in turn, influences online shoppers’ satisfaction and purchase intention. Findings of this study are practically significant for both marketers and customers. Because of usability, emotion, and security of m-payments system, marketers should accept m-payment as an easy payment tool that will lead to more profitability for organizations. Not only that but also customers can learn their behavior regarding online and mobile payment in the online shopping context. This study has significant implications in the field of online marketing, retailing and consumer behavior.

 Key words: m-payment, perceived flow, customer satisfaction, purchase intention , china.

 

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Title: Impact of m-payments on purchase intention and customer satisfaction : perceived flow as mediator
Authors: Md. Shamim Hossain & Xiaoyan Zhou
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1408692
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Acceptance Date: 24/08/2018
Date of Publication: 26/08/2018
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Page: 503-517
First Page: 503
Last Page: 517

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Hossain, M. S. & Zhou, X. (2018). Impact of m-payments on purchase intention and customer satisfaction : perceived flow as mediator. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(3), 503-517.  doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1408692

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Md. Shamim Hossain,(Corresponding Author), Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur, Bangladesh. & PhD. Student, University of  International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Xiaoyan Zhou, Professor, Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1408692

Measuring Service Gap of Higher Education in Bangladesh – A Comparative Study between Public University & Private University Authors: Tarannum Islam Shimin

Measuring Service Gap of Higher Education in Bangladesh – A Comparative Study between Public University & Private University

Author: 

Tarannum Islam Shimin

Abstract

The study investigates the gap between student’s expectations and perceptions regarding higher education services in Bangladesh with a special focus on SERVQUAL model along with the following dimensions: Tangibility, Reliability, Responsiveness, Assurance, and Empathy. Thirteen public and private universities were surveyed. Average 20 students were taken as a sample from the universities. As of students perception, the services gap (Expected service – Perceived service), in the dimensions of tangibility, responsiveness, assurance and empathy, is significant because expected service is far below from perceived service in the public universities in Bangladesh. But in the dimension of reliability, the services gap is insignificant because expected service is near about perceived service in the same universities. Again, the services gap (Expected service – Perceived service), in the dimensions of responsiveness, reliability, assurance and empathy, is significant because expected service is far below from perceived service in the private universities in Bangladesh. But in the dimension of tangibility, the services gap is insignificant because expected service is near about perceived service in the private universities. However, this SERVQUAL model is used to find out the services gap as well as ensure the service quality in the public and private universities in Bangladesh and to recommend some strategies to minimize this gap as well as to enhance service quality to benefit students, policy makers, government, service providers and country.

 Key words: SERVQUAL Model, Reliability, Responsiveness, Assurance, Empathy and Tangibles.

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Title: Measuring Service Gap of Higher Education in Bangladesh – A Comparative Study between Public University & Private University
Authors: Tarannum Islam Shimin
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1345070
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Acceptance Date: 11/08/2018
Date of Publication: 14/08/2018
PDF URL: http://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/266.pdf
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Page: 491-502
First Page: 491
Last Page: 502

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Shimin, T. I. (2018). Measuring Service Gap of Higher Education in Bangladesh – A Comparative Study between Public University and Private University. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(3), 491-502. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1345070

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Tarannum Islam Shimin: (Corresponding Author) MBA in Marketing, Department of  Marketing, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU),  Dinajpur,Bangladesh

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1345070