Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas

Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas Nigeria's continuous decline in cashew production between 1970 to 2000 was a result of many factors, particularly unavailability of loans from financial institutions due to collateral. Olomola (1999) cited inadequate storage facilities as one of the major setbacks. On the other hand, the Nigerian economy has … Continue reading Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas

New ways to find, develop and retain best employees

With ongoing workforce shortages in the technology sector, much has been said about the need for government to get more creative in its IT recruiting efforts. But there’s a second half of the equation that often gets overlooked. As recruiting gets ever more competitive, there’s a growing need for enhanced IT resiliency. CIOs need to … Continue reading New ways to find, develop and retain best employees

Sample DBA perspectives for client business transformation

POTENTIAL DBA PERSPPECTIVES FOR CLIENT BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION (A case study for Nigerian Breweries Plc.) In his work on poor management, Kreisman categorized managers between those who are loyal and productive and others who are unmotivated and disengaged. Further, productive workers are synonymous with high turnover and are most likely promoted, retained and motivated whereas those … Continue reading Sample DBA perspectives for client business transformation

Why do companies need a Balanced Score Card (BSC)?

Organizations function with distinct management, placement and communication procedures but their BSC remains a workable path which defines value-creation methodologies. In their performance assessment study, Kaplan R. S. and David Norton (2005) opined that successful firms don’t just examine operations with monetary measurements but use other assessment tools such as clients, internal processes, together with … Continue reading Why do companies need a Balanced Score Card (BSC)?

Strategic Road Map to Achieving Growth through Commitment on Workers’ Welfare: A Case Study of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Strategic Road Map to Achieving Growth through Commitment on Workers’ Welfare: A Case Study of Nigerian Breweries Plc.   CHAPTER 1 EVIDENCE REVIEW INTRODUCTION Modern day scholars have repeatedly criticized traditional budgeting as an effective means of management control despite its popularity by Johnson and Kaplan in the mid-80s. There is no doubt that the … Continue reading Strategic Road Map to Achieving Growth through Commitment on Workers’ Welfare: A Case Study of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

BYE-BYE-LOVE: Chinese tech giant Huawei moving business from US to Canada

The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research center to Canada due to American sanctions on the company. In an interview with Toronto's Global and Mail newspaper, Ren Zhengfei said the move was necessary because Huawei would be blocked from interacting with U.S. employees. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the … Continue reading BYE-BYE-LOVE: Chinese tech giant Huawei moving business from US to Canada

Employee Training 101

What is a manager’s job? Is it to provide direction for employees to be productive and effective, or are they responsible for something more? Great managers also engage in the fundamental task of developing talent within the business. A survey conducted by BreatheHR found that nearly half of UK subject matter experts (SMEs) neglect staff development, with almost … Continue reading Employee Training 101

6 Most common leadership challenges

Leadership challenges vary by organization, but many of the most common have to do with motivating, encouraging, and effectively managing people. This is particularly true in business settings, where employees must learn to work together in order for a company to be profitable. Any situation in which there are both leaders and supporters can have … Continue reading 6 Most common leadership challenges

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The Impact of Technology Adoption in e-Commerce: A case of Jumia Nigeria

The advances made in the field of information and communication technology in the late twentieth century and early twenty- first century coupled with relatively higher incomes and drop in prices of consumer goods have fueled consumption globally and more importantly the rise of electronic shopping. Ekwueme and Akagwu (2017) asserted that e- commerce as a … Continue reading The Impact of Technology Adoption in e-Commerce: A case of Jumia Nigeria

A Report of Cadbury Nigeria Plc on how to improve competitiveness and create sustainable growth through advertising

Table of contents 1.1         Executive Summary                                                                                          3 1.2 An Introduction to … Continue reading A Report of Cadbury Nigeria Plc on how to improve competitiveness and create sustainable growth through advertising

Corporate Governance: Everything you need to know

Corporate governance is most often viewed as both the structure and the relationships which determine corporate direction and performance. The board of directors is typically central to corporate governance. Its relationship to the other primary participants, typically shareholders and management, is critical. Additional participants include employees, customers, suppliers, and creditors. The corporate governance framework also … Continue reading Corporate Governance: Everything you need to know

Interview Question: ‘What do you think of your former boss?’

When applying for jobs, you already have your references—people who you know will sing your praises—lined up. But in an interview, sometimes you’ll be the one asked to give perspective on your current or most recent boss. As it turns out, most job seekers don’t exactly have the best things to say about them—to new recruiters. In a … Continue reading Interview Question: ‘What do you think of your former boss?’

Carroll’s theory of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

As we have seen, CSR has gone through several phases of evolution. There remains little consensus on its precise definition. We can say that all the theoretical constructions developed after the 1950s agree that companies committed to CSR demonstrate corporate motivations that go beyond profit-making and formal legal obligations to involve a wider set of … Continue reading Carroll’s theory of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

How to improve your business with Porter’s 5 Forces

For both small and big businesses, managing business effectively is difficult. One of the most essentials skills needed is the ability to assess the competitive environment. Entrepreneur and managers must comprehend the competitive environment of the business. There are several ways to analyze the market and business environment. SWOT analysis is the most commonly used tool.  Applying Porter’s … Continue reading How to improve your business with Porter’s 5 Forces

The problem with SMEs in Nigeria

  Dearth of accurate, verifiable information on the number of SMEs and employees working in the sector is responsible for an alleged distortion of facts on job creation, production of raw materials, export earnings, development indicators, and inherent potentials of SMEs. According to a 2010 survey by SMEDAN and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), there … Continue reading The problem with SMEs in Nigeria