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ONLINE PAPER PUBLISHING - Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition

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LEAN MANUFACTURING TO REDUCE WASTE IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS ( POLE POSH ) OF GUARDRAIL PRODUCTS AT PT.XXX

Authors: NANDA PERMANA, DR. VERA PUJANI,SE,MM.TECH

Abstracts: This study aims to apply Lean Manufacturing to Reduce Waste in the Production Process (Pole Posh) of Guardrail Products. The object of research is the result of the production of posh pole PT. XXX. The approach used in this research is descriptive qualitative approach. Descriptive qualitative research is meant about understanding phenomena that occur in the object of research. The snowball sampling method which is a sampling technique based on interviews or correspondence by asking for information from the first sample to get the next sample until research needs are met, in this study the snowball sampling method is used to select the correspondence at PT. XXX to find out the type of waste that occurs during production process in order to conduct further analysis in this study. Data collection techniques with primary data and secondary data, while data collection techniques with secondary data, observation and interviews. Data analysis technique used Value Stream Mapping.

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Pages: 1-6

Cite this Article: Nanda Permana, Dr. Vera Pujani,SE,MM.Tech , "LEAN MANUFACTURING TO REDUCE WASTE IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS ( POLE POSH ) OF GUARDRAIL PRODUCTS AT PT.XXX", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 1-6 #ijarporg


LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR THE PANACEA FOR EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED PUBLIC TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES IN GHANA

Authors: GODWIN KWESI YAWOTSE, JOHN A. MICAH, DR. ELIZABETH CORNELIA ANNAN-PRAH

Abstracts: Employee performance is very key to the survival and growth of institutions. Leadership behaviour plays a dynamic role for the attainment of employee performance. The purpose of this research was to describe the nature of leadership behaviour pattern and employee performance in selected Public Technical Universities in Ghana. The study relied on both primary and secondary data. The primary data was obtained from questionnaires, interview schedules and personal observations whilst secondary data was obtained from literature. There was some amount of data conversion, thus, changing raw data that was collected into usable format fed into the computer statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) for processing. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed to ascertain the leadership behaviour patterns practiced at public technical universities in Ghana. Delegating of responsibilities, monitoring operations, empowering followers, solving the problems that workers were faced with in the course of discharging their duties, issuing instructions and directions to subordinates and showing empathy and support were the behaviours that were exhibited by leaders. With much emphasis on delegating assignments, monitoring operation and empowering of followers were frequently exhibited by leaders. These behaviours led to increase in the performance of employees at the Universities. The behaviours of leaders contributed to the attainment of job performance. The study recommends that the Management of Public Technical Universities should encourage leaders to ensure a balance in the practice of task-oriented and relation-oriented behaviours. Management should intermittently organize training programmes for leaders at various level of the University for Leaders to appreciate and improve upon their leadership skills in the area such as problem solving, monitoring skills and interpersonal relations Employees/subordinates should be made to appreciate that monitoring was relevant for the attainment of productivity.

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Pages: 7-26

Cite this Article: Godwin Kwesi Yawotse, John A. Micah, Dr. Elizabeth Cornelia Annan-Prah , "LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR THE PANACEA FOR EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED PUBLIC TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES IN GHANA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 7-26 #ijarporg


ENGAGING THE STUDENTS IN WRITING ACTIVITY THROUGH TASK BASED LEARNING APPROACH

Authors: AMMANG LATIFA

Abstracts: This study concerned about modeling writing tasks to guide the students in involving writing class. The task is a media that design for the students to deliver their writing by the content of the instruction task. This study aims to engage the students to write in the writing activity. The researcher uses a qualitative method to investigate the students' engagement in the writing process by using a task. Furthermore, the researcher explored the students’ perception toward the task of their study. The researcher divided the students' into four groups that consist of six students, then distributed the task to the students and guide the students in doing the task by instruction. The result of the data showed that task-based learning could engage the students in a writing activity.

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Pages: 27-32

Cite this Article: Ammang Latifa , "ENGAGING THE STUDENTS IN WRITING ACTIVITY THROUGH TASK BASED LEARNING APPROACH", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 27-32 #ijarporg


CASE REPORT: CAPECITABINE-INDUCED MULTIFOCAL LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY MASQUERADING AS STROKE IN A 40-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA

Authors: JOHN JOSHUA Q. PUNSALAN, M.D., M.B.A.1, MARIVIC A. GUIEB-PREYSLER, M.D., F.P.N.A.2

Abstracts: A 40-year-old male diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma St. IV undergoing chemo and radiotherapy was referred to our service because of sudden right upper extremity weakness. He had been started on Capecitabine 9 days prior to consult. A cranial MRI revealed bilateral and symmetric diffusion restriction over the centrum seimovale, corona radiata, internal capsule, cerebral peduncles. An acute leukoencephalopathy was considered, prompting discontinuation of capecitabine. Symptoms improved after 24 hours of discontinuation. Leukoencephalopathies among chemotherapeutic agents have been well-documented. Capecitabine has just recently gained prominence due to its more favorable safety profile and its side effects are less known. High index of suspicion through knowledge of all possible side effects is important, since symptoms commonly resolve upon discontinuation of the medication.

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Pages: 33-35

Cite this Article: John Joshua Q. Punsalan, M.D., M.B.A.1, Marivic A. Guieb-Preysler, M.D., F.P.N.A.2 , "CASE REPORT: CAPECITABINE-INDUCED MULTIFOCAL LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY MASQUERADING AS STROKE IN A 40-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 33-35 #ijarporg


DOES CONTROL ENVIRONMENT AFFECT THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF SACCOS IN UGANDA? ANSWERS FROM SACCOS IN ISHAKA- BUSHENYI MUNICIPALITY

Authors: MUNIRU SEWANYINA, BAINEAMASANYU

Abstracts: This study thought to answer a question whether control environment affects financial performance of SACCOs in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality. It was guided objective which to determine the relationship between control environment and financial performance of SACCOs in Ishaka division. The study adopted descriptive cross sectional and correlational designs with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A total population of 130 was involved which included employees, supervisory committee, loan committee and board members from which a sample of 98 respondents were selected using Slovene’s formula. Out of 98 respondents, 90 respondents responded positively. Data was collected using questionnaire and interview guide and analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square for quantitative data and thematic analysis was used for analyzing qualitative data. Findings indicate that there is a significant relationship between control environment and financial performance of SACCOs and control environment contributes 69% to the financial performance of SACCOs in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality. From the study findings, the study recommended that SACCOS in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality should create conducive control environment like putting place disciplinary committee to handle disciplinary issues and include communication as part of their internal control system.

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Pages: 36-40

Cite this Article: Muniru Sewanyina, Baineamasanyu , "DOES CONTROL ENVIRONMENT AFFECT THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF SACCOS IN UGANDA? ANSWERS FROM SACCOS IN ISHAKA- BUSHENYI MUNICIPALITY", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 36-40 #ijarporg


IMAGES OF CEBUANO YOUTH IN MISSING FILEMON’S SELECT SONGS

Authors: LESLIE LUCERNAS-CARAMIHAN, M.A., NIñA JEN RUTA-CANAYONG, D.A.

Abstracts: This literary investigation looks into the evolving images of Cebuano youth in the three select rock songs of Missing Filemon and engages to the following aspects: (1) persona’s significant experiences revealed in socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities, (2) listeners’ responses, and (3) poetic vision revealing evolving images of Cebuano youth. This assumption is underpinned by the literary theories of new criticism and affective criticism. This study uses the qualitative descriptive analysis in investigating the select songs. It investigates the important angles on: the presence of socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities in the rock songs; the views or the responses of the Cebuano youth on the select songs under study; and the poetic vision which reveals evolving images of Cebuano youth. The results of the discourse analysis show that the select rock songs of Missing Filemon reveal the socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities of the Cebuano youth as gleaned from the texts of the select songs in which these songs reflect the realities in the world of the Cebuano youth of today. The listeners being the direct addressees mirror the Cebuano youth of today and whose responses speak the realities of the Cebuano youth experiences of love, friendship, values, and the struggle and hardships in life. The select songs convey a meaning that the Cebuano youth are shaped by their society amidst the different social illnesses in language, education, religion, and in the community creating today’s images of Cebuano youth. In conclusion, the select songs of missing Filemon namely Englisera, Prinsipal, and Suroy-Suroy reveal evolving images of Cebuano youth. The songs which are written in Sugbu-anun’g Binisaya embody the ideals, aspirations, and the voice of the young generation of today who are goal-oriented, self-reliant, true friend, religious, and discerning individuals.

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Pages: 41-46

Cite this Article: Leslie Lucernas-Caramihan, M.A., Niña Jen Ruta-Canayong, D.A. , "IMAGES OF CEBUANO YOUTH IN MISSING FILEMON’S SELECT SONGS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 41-46 #ijarporg


SOCIAL DISPARITIES AND ACCESSIBILITY OF SANITATION MARKETING FACTORS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY OF MYINMU TOWNSHIP: A CROSS SECTIONAL ANALYTICAL STUDY

Authors: THAN KYAW SOE, KAY KHINE NYEIN

Abstracts: Introduction: Still 68% of the world’s population about 5.0 billion people still used basic sanitation service. About 2.3 billion People do not have basic sanitation facilities. Accessibility of sanitation market is important to be sustainable development of sanitation and hygiene behavior in the long run. Objective: To identify the prevalence of sanitation marketing factors among rural community in Myinmu Township and to determine the social disparities influencing on the accessibility of sanitation marketing factors among rural community in Myinmu Township. Methodology: This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 6 villages of Myinmu Township, Sagaing region, Myanmar. The 402 sample participants were selected by using multistage random sampling. Result: In 402 total participants, 366 household leaders (91.04%) were accessible to excellent sanitation marketing index. Multivariate analysis after controlling the confounding factors with backward elimination found that presence of university and higher education student, sanitation attitude, mechanism of sustained ODF, water collecting trips, having own toilet , number of people using on one toilet, access to desludging services, clinical treatment receiving times, and cost for current latrines were associated with the accessibility of sanitation and marketing factors among rural community who lived in Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Conclusions: This study encourages the ways to improve the accessibility of sanitation marketing factors in Myanmar by identifying the associated social disparity factors.

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Pages: 47-51

Cite this Article: Than Kyaw Soe, Kay Khine Nyein , "SOCIAL DISPARITIES AND ACCESSIBILITY OF SANITATION MARKETING FACTORS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY OF MYINMU TOWNSHIP: A CROSS SECTIONAL ANALYTICAL STUDY", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 47-51 #ijarporg


EFFECT OF TALENT MANAGEMENT ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY: A STUDY OF STATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA.

Authors: AZOTANI, FRANCIS CHUKS, ONUORAH, A.N, OJUKWU, HENRY SONNA

Abstracts: Creating and maintaining a competitive and productive workforce rests on the ability of an organization to identify exceptional talents which on the long-run would yield the much increase in productivity. The objective of this study was to ascertain the extent to which talent attraction influences employee commitment in State Universities in South East Nigeria. A sample size of 331 was attained from a population of 1929 employees of the five State Universities using Taro Yamane’s formula. The formulated hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 24. The results from the analysis showed that a positive relationship does exist between Talent Attraction and employee commitment. Conclusions and recommendation were made in line from the result findings.

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Pages: 52-55

Cite this Article: Azotani, Francis Chuks, Onuorah, A.N, Ojukwu, Henry Sonna , "EFFECT OF TALENT MANAGEMENT ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY: A STUDY OF STATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA. ", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 52-55 #ijarporg


CORRELATION BETWEEN THE ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND THE TOTAL POLYPHENOL CONTENT OF THE SOLVENT EXTRACTS OF RHIZOMES OF CURCUMA MANGGA VALETON AND ZIGP FROM THE CONGO CATARACTS PLATEAU.

Authors: ERNEST BITEMOU1, 3, AUBIN NESTOR LOUMOUAMOU1, 3 , KEVIN BIKINDOU1, 3 BOB WILFRID LOUMOUAMOU1, HOUZEL BOUKOSSO1,3,THOMAS SILOU2, PIERRE CHALARD4

Abstracts: Curcuma mangga Val is a zingiberaceae whose leaves are used as aromas and rhizomes to relieve various ailments. This use suggests an impact on the biological action of the different organs of this plant. The samples collected at four different sites are dried and then ground. The determination of total polyphenols is carried out with the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent and the antioxidant activity with the reducing agent DPPH. The amount of total polyphenols is greater by methanol compared to the two other solvents used: ethyl acetate and chloroform. Methanol extracts have good antioxidant activity with an IC50 of 415.18 µg / ml compared to vitamin C of 296.42 µg / ml. There is a positive correlation between the content of total polyphenols and the anti-radical activity.

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Pages: 56-60

Cite this Article: Ernest BITEMOU1, 3, Aubin Nestor LOUMOUAMOU1, 3 , Kevin BIKINDOU1, 3 Bob Wilfrid LOUMOUAMOU1, Houzel BOUKOSSO1,3,Thomas SILOU2, Pierre CHALARD4 , "CORRELATION BETWEEN THE ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND THE TOTAL POLYPHENOL CONTENT OF THE SOLVENT EXTRACTS OF RHIZOMES OF CURCUMA MANGGA VALETON AND ZIGP FROM THE CONGO CATARACTS PLATEAU.", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 56-60 #ijarporg


ESTABLISHING WHETHER STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING INFLUENCES ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR PERFORMANCE OF BUSHENYI DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN UGANDA.

Authors: BENARD NUWATUHAIRE, PRISCILLA TIBIHIKIRRA

Abstracts: This study sought to establish whether stakeholder participation in planning, influenced road transport sector performance of Bushenyi District Local government in Uganda. The study adopted a cross-sectional design using both quantitative and qualitative research approaches on a sample of 112 respondents. Quantitative data involved the use of descriptive statistics particularly frequencies, percentages and the mean. Inferential analysis methods were correlation and regression. Findings revealed that stakeholder participation in planning was good but road transport sector performance was moderate. Therefore, it was concluded that stakeholder participation in planning is a necessary requirement for road transport sector performance but stakeholder participation is not the most probable requirement for road transport but feedback as well. Thus, it was recommended that stakeholder participation in planning should be made apriority in implementation of road transport sector projects to enhance performance of road transport sector; and stakeholder feedback should be encouraged for performance of road transport sector.

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Pages: 61-69

Cite this Article: Benard Nuwatuhaire, Priscilla Tibihikirra , "ESTABLISHING WHETHER STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING INFLUENCES ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR PERFORMANCE OF BUSHENYI DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN UGANDA.", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 61-69 #ijarporg


MONITORING AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN COUNTY GOVERNMENTS IN KENYA: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH NYANZA COUNTY GOVERNMENTS.

Authors: MANYANGE NYASIMI MICHAEL1, ALUONZI BURANI (PHD) 2, MABONGA ERIC (PHD) 3

Abstracts: This study was about monitoring and financial accountability in South Nyanza County Governments, Kenya. The county governments have continued to struggle for liquidity, efficient accountability for financial resources and timely financial reporting as part of internal control procedures. The study adopted descriptive cross sectional and correlational designs with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. From a total population of 2066 a sample size of 335 respondents was obtained using Slovene’s formula. Data were collected using questionnaires and interview guide. Quantitative data was analyzed using Means and standard deviations, Pearson linear correlation coefficient and regression analysis. Qualitative data analysis was done using narrative and thematic analysis. The results point out that there is a positive and significant relationship between monitoring and financial accountability .The magnitude of the beta suggested that monitoring positively and significantly influenced financial accountability (β = 0.629, t=13.443 and p = 0.000). This suggests that a one unit increase or improvement in monitoring will bring a 0.629 increases or improvement in financial accountability, leaving other factors constant.The study concluded that there is relationship between monitoring and financial accountability. As a matter of recommendation, this study suggests that monitoring should be part and parcel of day-to-day operations of all County governments in Kenya.

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Pages: 70-75

Cite this Article: Manyange Nyasimi Michael1, Aluonzi Burani (PhD) 2, Mabonga Eric (PhD) 3 , "MONITORING AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN COUNTY GOVERNMENTS IN KENYA: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH NYANZA COUNTY GOVERNMENTS.", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 70-75 #ijarporg


A LIGHTWEIGHT AGILE DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

Authors: JOE ESSIEN

Abstracts: Changing the way people work is difficult. The habits and culture of systems development teams are typically ingrained in the way they conceive and approach software solutions. Agile development is a software development process that leverages on adaptive planning, rapid response to change in requirements, early delivery and continuous product improvement. The purpose of agile development is to minimize project failure by collaborating and harnessing bilateral interactions with users. However, agile projects come with a set of challenges and problems different from those faced by projects that follow traditional methodologies. For organizations and projects, where experience can be used to plan a course of action with a good degree of certainty for a positive outcome, a traditional methodology may be more appropriate than an agile methodology. Agile methodologies are effective when the product details cannot be defined or agreed in advance with realistic degree of accuracy. In that case, the situation calls for a collaborative environment between the user and the developer. This paper presents an implementation of the agile methodology in a complex and dynamic environment of human resource management. A tripartite case study of an online recruitment involving governmental job pooling center, organizations seeking for applicants and the job applicants is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Agile methodology. The importance of this particular case under study is that it goes far beyond an employer or recruiter running a job recruitment portal. This case involves government collaboration in a way that can enable the provision of a supportive environment that create solutions to unemployment, stimulates economic growth and manpower development using accurate and reliable statistics obtained from this type of project. Unemployment can induce precarious social ills such as crime, corruption and underdevelopment prevalent in many societies. The lightweight approach adopted in this work defines its own processes for realizing the core principles for agile methods. The outcome exemplifies an effective client-centric approach to feature – driven development and knowledge sharing thus fostering the principles of high-quality development, testing and collaboration within the enterprises.

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Pages: 76-85

Cite this Article: Joe Essien , "A LIGHTWEIGHT AGILE DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 76-85 #ijarporg


A CASE STUDY OF UITM POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS ON ONLINE LEARNING: BENEFITS & CHALLENGES

Authors: HASHMATULLAH TAREEN, MOHAMMAD TAHIR HAAND

Abstracts: Access to education requires technology which makes it easy mainly adults who try to go back to universities and acquire new information. Considering technology, internet brings changes into areas of studies for increasing opportunities for gaining education and information. Online learning as an approach to teaching and learning that utilizes internet technologies to communicate and collaborate in an educational context. In online learning, learners and instructors interact with each other asynchronously and synchronously and interaction between learners and instructors in has been very positive when online courses are taught. Assessment and providing effective feedback have been considered a major challenge in online learning. The main purpose of the study was to investigate UiTM post-graduate students’ perceptions on benefits of online learning. Also, this study attempted to discover challenges of online learning. This study uses a quantitative research approach in which a survey questionnaire was distributed to UiTM students of Master in Education. Results of this study revealed that online learning is convenient, promotes student participation, and caters students’ needs. Meanwhile, this also discovered lack of interaction among students, unclear assessment strategy, lack of precise feedback and support from lecturers, and lack of interest in learning. With this study, students need to make decision beforehand to consider traditional and online learning approaches, sensible pros and cons and choose courses which meet students’ expectations.

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Pages: 86-94

Cite this Article: Hashmatullah Tareen, Mohammad Tahir Haand , "A CASE STUDY OF UITM POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS ON ONLINE LEARNING: BENEFITS & CHALLENGES", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 86-94 #ijarporg


DEMAND BASED PRICING STRATEGIES AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: EVIDENCE FROM MTN COMPANY IN BUSHENYI - ISHAKA MUNICIPALITY, UGANDA

Authors: MARY BAINEAMASANYU, MUNIRU SEWANYINA

Abstracts: The study on “demand based pricing strategies and competitive advantage: a case of MTN Company in Bushenyi – Ishaka municipality, Bushenyi district”. Issues of competitiveness in MTN seem to have arisen from keeping costs at a high level, overpricing products, and failure to address customers needs as these make the public unhappy making them want to migrate to other companies that offer better services. Hence, the pricing strategies and their leverage on competitive advantage in MTN Corporation was investigated. The objective of the study was to assess how demand based pricing affects competitive advantage. Cross sectional survey was used as research design. From a population of 70, a sample size of 60 respondents was selected. Purposive, stratified random and simple random sampling were used to select respondents. Questionnaires and interview guide were used to collect data. Data was presented, analyzed and interpreted by use of frequency tables, percentages and Pearson’s Linear Correlation Coefficient. The major findings indicated that: prices in MTN were very high; the pricing strategy used by MTN was demand-based rather than cost based or competition-based pricing strategies. It was established that customers preferred penetration pricing strategy. It was observed that by using demand-based pricing strategy, MTN is helped by the fact that most of its products are used by corporate customers. This allows MTN to have high prices that are not based on other competitor’s charges and which give it a competitive advantage. Nevertheless, penetration pricing strategy was regarded as the most suitable by the customers. It was concluded that, for a company that depends on non corporate clientele, penetration pricing strategy may help the company to have a competitive edge over rivals.

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Pages: 95-100

Cite this Article: Mary Baineamasanyu, Muniru Sewanyina , "DEMAND BASED PRICING STRATEGIES AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: EVIDENCE FROM MTN COMPANY IN BUSHENYI - ISHAKA MUNICIPALITY, UGANDA ", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 95-100 #ijarporg


FACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN RUKIRI SUB-COUNTY IBANDA DISTRICT, UGANDA

Authors: KENNETH MUGAIGA, PATIENCE TUGUME

Abstracts: The importance of Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) in contributing to job creation and increased output is widely accepted in both developed and developing countries. Of particular interest is the process of expansion of these enterprises from very micro into small scale size, that they make tangible contribution to economic growth and job creation. However, in Uganda and other less developed countries (LDCs), there is evidence of a shortage of Small-sized growth-oriented SMEs that could make an important contribution to development. This is generally attributed to hidden and largely inadvertent biases in the economic policies of these countries that militate against the gradual and organic growth of their enterprises. This study assessed the factors that affect the performance of Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) in Rukiri Sub-county Ibanda District Uganda. The aim of this study was to provide the business owners in the locality with information on starting and managing their Small and Micro Enterprises by creating awareness on the factors that affect performance and sustainable management of SMEs. The factors tested were: Business characteristics, Managerial skills, financial accessibility and physical infrastructures. A descriptive and correlational research design using both descriptive and analytical methods were applied during the study. The study was conducted in Rukiri sub-county parishes of Bwenda, Rukiri, Katembe, and Mpunda. A sample size of 101 SMEs was selected using a purposive stratified random sampling technique. There was a positive correlation between; Physical infrastructure and SMEs performance (r=0.507, p<0.05 financial accessibility and SMEs performance (r= 0.462 p<0.05) and between managerial skills and performance of SMEs (r= 0.396 p<0.05). The independent variables significantly explained 60.7% of the variations in the dependent variable at 0.05% The study, recommends training for SMEs owners and establishment of free interest loans or grants with minimal conditions of access since most SMEs lack collateral security.

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Pages: 101-108

Cite this Article: Kenneth Mugaiga, Patience Tugume , "FACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN RUKIRI SUB-COUNTY IBANDA DISTRICT, UGANDA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 101-108 #ijarporg


WATER QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM USING IOT

Authors: ANKITA TAWARE1 , VRUNDA GHATE2 ,MINAL GAINGADE3 , MAYURI BHANDVALKAR4 , DR. SANJEEV WAGH5

Abstracts: Water is an essential part because no life is possible on earth without water. So, water quality management is a very important thing but the techniques which are used currently are very costly and mostly performed by scientists in labs monthly or yearly. But nowadays it is important manage the water quality in real time because of increase in the number of waterborne diseases. In this paper, we are going to propose a low-cost solution which will analyze the water quality in real time using IoT. The water quality sensors like pH sensor, turbidity sensor, conductivity sensor will analyze water quality in real time and will be sent to the cloud using NodeMCU. So, with the help of technology, the process can be automated to get the results appropriately rather than depending on manual process

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Pages: 109-115

Cite this Article: Ankita Taware1 , Vrunda Ghate2 ,Minal Gaingade3 , Mayuri Bhandvalkar4 , Dr. Sanjeev Wagh5 , "WATER QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM USING IOT", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/june2020.html, Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition, 109-115 #ijarporg