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Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms : Processes, Practices and Performance

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Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms : Processes, Practices and Performance
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Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms
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Processes, Practices and Performance
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Frontiers in African Business Research Ser
Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms : Processes, Practices and Performance
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Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms : Processes, Practices and Performance
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  • Foreword -- African Scholars, African Methods, and African Contexts: Understanding Management from an Indigenous Perspective -- Contents -- Editors and Contributors -- 1 Introduction-Management Challenges in Africa -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Previous Literature on Management Challenges in Africa -- 3 This Volume -- References -- Processes -- 2 Implementation of BPR at a Public University in Ethiopia: A Fashion or a Solution? -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 2.1 Concept of Business Process Re-engineering -- 2.2 BPR Success Factors -- 2.3 BPR Failure Factors -- 3 Theoretical Framework -- 4 Methodology -- 5 Results and Discussion -- 5.1 Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents -- 5.2 Participation in BPR's Implementation -- 5.3 Training in BPR's Implementation -- 5.4 Knowledge About Criteria for Forming BPR Teams and Their Compositions -- 5.5 Problems in Implementing BPR -- 5.6 Organizational Structure -- 5.7 Reasons for BPR's Implementation in the University -- 5.8 Findings from the Logistic Regression Model -- 6 Conclusion and the Way Forward -- 6.1 Conclusion -- 6.2 Practical Implications -- References -- 3 Internal and External Factors Affecting Exporting SMEs in Rwanda -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Framework of the Study -- 2.1 SMEs and Exporting -- 2.2 Overview of Exporting in Rwanda -- 3 Research Methods -- 3.1 Study Design -- 3.2 Data Sources -- 4 Findings and Propositions -- 4.1 How Are Exporting Activities for Rwandan Companies Perceived in General? -- 4.2 How Did Interviewees Perceive Exporting Activities of Rwandan SMEs? -- 4.3 Motives and Decision-Making to Enter the Export Market -- 4.4 The Motives to Export -- 4.5 Effect of Exports on SMEs' Overall Performance -- 4.6 Specific Internal Factors Challenging Exporting SMEs in Rwanda -- 4.7 Key External Factors for Exporting SMEs in Rwanda
  • 4.8 Strategies for Addressing Both Internal and External Factors Faced by Exporting SMEs -- 5 Discussion and Conclusions -- 6 Limitations and Future Research -- 7 Contributions -- 8 Implications for Practice -- References -- 4 Literature Review of Readiness for Change in Ethiopia: In Theory One Thing -- In Reality Another -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Background -- 3 Readiness for Change -- 4 The Challenge of Change -- 5 Institutional Theory and Change -- 6 How Do Organizations Get Ready for Change? -- 7 Conclusions and Future Research -- References -- Practices -- 5 Sustainable Development Goals, Governance, and the Private Sector -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The MDG Initiative -- 3 The SDG Initiative -- 4 Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals Compared -- 5 SDGs and the Triple Bottom Line -- 6 Good Governance and SDGs' Theoretical Foundation -- 7 Enhancing Governance -- 8 SGDs and the Private Sector -- 9 Ethiopia's Development Initiatives and Governance -- 10 Conclusion -- Appendix -- References -- 6 Supply Chain Management Practices and Operational Performance of SMEs in Nairobi County, Kenya -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 3 Methodology -- 4 Results -- 5 Findings -- 6 Summary, Conclusion, and Future Research -- References -- 7 Exploring the Implications of Low-Cost Leadership and Differentiation Strategies in the East African Community Market: A Perspective of Local Firms -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 2.1 Overview of the East African Community's Formation -- 2.2 Competitiveness of East African Community Firms -- 2.3 Conceptual Background -- 2.4 Prospects for Local Firms Competing on the Basis of Low-Cost Strategies -- 2.5 Prospects for Local Firms Competing on the Basis of Differentiation Strategies -- 3 Discussion and Conclusion -- References
  • 8 International Financial Reporting Standards and the Capital Market in Rwanda -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 2.1 The Shift from Accounting Diversity to Accounting Harmonization -- 2.2 Capital Market Development -- 2.2.1 Capital Market Listing -- 2.2.2 Measures of Capital Market Development -- 2.3 IFRS' Role in Capital Market Development -- 3 Research Methodology -- 3.1 Sample and Operationalization -- 3.2 Data Presentation, Analysis, and Discussion -- 3.2.1 Status of the Sampled Companies -- 3.2.2 Adoption of IFRS in Rwanda -- 3.3 Capital Market Development in Rwanda -- 3.4 Correlations Between IFRS Adoption and Capital Market Development -- 4 Discussion -- 5 Conclusion and Implications -- References -- 9 Strategic Innovation Management of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies in Rwanda -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 2.1 Strategy and Strategic Management -- 2.2 The Strategic Management Process -- 2.3 Innovation and Strategic Innovation -- 2.4 Process of Innovation Development -- 2.5 Strategic Innovations by SMEs in Eastern African Countries -- 2.6 Innovation Management of SMEs -- 3 Methods -- 4 Empirical Results -- 4.1 Approaches to Incorporating Strategic Innovations in the Daily Management of SMEs -- 4.2 Building the Innovation Culture -- 5 Discussion and Conclusion -- 6 Limitations and Future Research -- References -- Performance -- 10 Cameroon: Innovations and ICT and Their Combined Performance Effects on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 2.1 Innovation Behavior and SMMEs' Performance -- 2.2 The Use of ICT and SMMEs' Performance -- 2.3 Support for Innovation Activities Through the Use of ICT on a Firm's Performance -- 3 Methodology -- 3.1 Data Source -- 3.2 Specification of the Econometric Model -- 3.3 Variable Selection
  • 3.4 Statistical Analysis of the Explanatory Variables -- 4 Econometric Results -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 11 Job-Rotation, Utilization of Workshops, and Performance of SMEs: An Empirical Study from the Gasabo District in Rwanda -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 3 Methods -- 3.1 Research Design and Study Setting -- 3.2 Study Sample and Data Collection Method -- 3.3 Study Variables -- 3.4 Validity and Reliability -- 4 Data Analysis and Results -- 5 Discussion and Conclusions -- References -- 12 Export Performance of SMEs in the Rwandan Mining Sector: Challenges and Prospects -- Abstract -- 1 Background -- 2 Problem Statement -- 3 The Mining Sector in Rwanda -- 4 Literature Review -- 5 Research Methodology -- 6 Results and Discussion -- 7 Conclusions -- 8 Managerial and Policy Implications -- References -- 13 Assessing the Relationship Between Employee Motivation and Productivity in Rwanda's Nyagatare District -- Abstract -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Conceptual Framework -- 2 Research Methodology -- 3 Results and Discussion -- 3.1 Performance Behavior in Terms of Identified Indicators -- 3.2 Methods of Motivation Used -- 3.3 The Relationship Between the Level of Employee Motivation and Productivity -- 3.4 Factor Analysis Results -- 3.4.1 Factor Analysis for the Exploration of Performance Behavior -- 3.5 Factor Analysis of the Methods of Motivation Used -- 4 Conclusions -- 5 Limitations -- References -- Index
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