IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 3

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IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 3 

Title

FACTORS INFLUENCING MOBILE SERVICES ADOPTION: A BRAND-EQUITY PERSPECTIVE

Author/s Parisa Valavi
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 01 – 18 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop and validate empirically a research model that depicts the relationships between the identified key value proposition attributes of mobile value-added services and the core factors of brand equity. Survey data collected from 497 mobile value-added service consumers were examined using structural equation modeling to validate the research model. …..

Keywords Mobile commerce, Mobile services, Brand equity, M-commerce attribute, Consumer behavior, Brand management, Electronic commerce, Value chain
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THE MEDIATING ROLE OF EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE ON PARTICIPATION-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP IN STATE OWNED CORPORATIONS IN KENYA

Author/s Simon Thiaine Kubaison
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 19- 36 Vol 04. No. 3– 2014
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The paper aims to clarify the relationship between employee participation and performance of organizations, and tries to demonstrate the mediator role of employee attitude in this relationship…….

Keywords Employee Attitude, participation and performance, work teams
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FACTORS HINDERING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FROM THE PARTICIPATION IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND TRENDS

Author/s Mehmet Mert PASLI1, Melda HARBALIOGLU
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 37- 44 Vol 04. No. 3– 2014
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This study was carried out to determine factors that hinder the active participation of students in recreational activities and trends. For this purpose, a questionnaire was administered to 387 students studying at Kilis 7 Aralik University. Using data obtained from the survey results, the distribution, frequency, t-test and ANOVA analysis was conducted. As a result of this analysis, the reasons why most students dislike being together and participating in recreational activities with friends without being taught were determined. ….

Keywords Leisure, Recreation, Recreation Constraints
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INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION TO SUPPORT IRANIAN SMES (CASE STUDY IN OIL & GAS BENEFICIARY COMPANY OF MAROON)

Author/s Vahid zarei, Masoud baghban
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 45-52 Vol 04. No. 3– 2014
Abstract

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Iran plays an important role in social and economic growth, due to great number of industry, GPD contribution and total employment. SMEs caractristic more agile and adaptable that capable to survive and raise their performance during economic crisis than larger firm . .. . ….

Keywords open innovation; SME; supportability
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PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE FUNCTION IN NIGERIA: EVIDENCE FROM THE KEYNES’ ABSOLUTE INCOME HYPOTHESIS

Author/s THANKGOD O. APERE
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 53- 58 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
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The study examined private consumption expenditure function in Nigerian using the Keynes’ absolute income hypothesis. Data were collected for private consumption expenditure and national income covering the period 1981-2012. The Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test results showed that the logarithm of consumption expenditure and income were stationary after differencing once, which indicated the possibility of spurious regression if the level form of these variables were used in a regression. …..

Keywords Absolute Income Hypothesis, Autonomous Change, Consumption Function, Income Multiplier, Marginal Propensity to Consume
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CLIMATE RESPONSES OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES: A CASE OF SRI LANKAN COASTAL URBAN AREAS

Author/s P.K.S. Mahanama, C.Chethika. Abenayake, Amila Jayasinghe, P.K.B.D.B. Bandara
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 59- 66 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
Abstract

This study is mainly focused on providing an overview of the current status of awareness and practice of Sri Lankan coastal urban local authorities regarding the integrating climate change responses at local level. …..

Keywords Climate Change, Local Authorities, Urban Planning
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RETAIL BUSINESSES AND SATISFACTION OF CONSUMERS’ PRODUCT NEEDS: A SURVEY OF IKOSI AREA OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Author/s Okwu Andy T.1, Dada, Samuel O
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 67- 73 Vol 04. No. 3– 2014
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In line with its central objective, this paper has assessed the extent to which retail businesses had satisfied societal product needs in Ikosi Area of Lagos State. The study adopted investigative survey method. Data for analysis were generated through structured questionnaire administered on a sample population of fifty respondents selected from the study area. …..

Keywords Retail businesses, Satisfaction, Society, Product needs..
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TOWARDS A HISTORY OF POLITICAL PERIODICAL JOURNALISM: O MOVIMENTO: PERIODICO SEMANAL (1835-1836)

Author/s Alves, José Augusto Dos Santos
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 74- 85 Vol 04. No. 3– 2014
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It is essential to start this text with a reference to Portuguese culture, which has overlooked the phenomenon of periodical journalism, and seen it as a poor relation when it is, in my view, the richest melting pot of knowledge about the people in the nineteenth century. We must remember, revisit, and breathe life into this memory so that it is not definitively erased. …..

Keywords Communication, Culture, Periodical Journalism, Politics, O Movimento
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RESETTLEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Author/s Tom Ogwang
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 86- 96 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
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There were 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in greater northern Uganda at the height of the LRA insurgency, from 1994 to mid-2000. Although the 2006 Juba peace talks were ultimately unsuccessful at bringing about a resolution to the conflict, it did contribute to a semblance of relative calm and peace in the northern, enabling many people to leave the official IDP camps for either their original homes or ‘transit’ camps …..

Keywords Resettlement, internally displaced persons
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AN EXAMINATION OF STAFF TRAINING AT VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY

Author/s Emmanuel Erastus Yamoah, PhD Bus. Adm. – Management (Can.)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 97- 102 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
Abstract

In this paper, the primary objectives were to review the literature on staff training and development, and to analyse staff training issues at Valley View University. This study was exploratory in design and relied on secondary data. The study concludes that Valley View University …..

Keywords Staff training and development, Valley View University
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Title

BUDGETING AND BUDGETETARY CONTROL PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES IN TIMBER FIRMS WITHIN KUMASI METROPOLIS

Author/s Evans Frimpong- Manso
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 103 – 110 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
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The purpose of this study was to examine the budgeting and budgetary control practices and procedures in the timber firms in the Kumasi Metropolis. Specifically, the study examined the budgeting practices and approaches that exist in the timber firms, the importance of budgeting and budgetary control system as a performance measures at the timber firms, and the challenges that exist in the timber firms in Kumasi during the process of budget preparation and implementation. To tackle these objectives, opinions were elicited from all the 35 heads of departments and 53 deputies in four selected timber firms in the Kumasi …..

Keywords Budgeting; Budgetary control system; Budgeting practices; Budget preparation.
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VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND ENSURING THE JUSTICE FOR CHILD VICTIMS THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS AND PENAL LAWS PERSPECTIVES IN SRI LANKAN CONTEXT

Author/s Muthukuda Arachchige Dona Shiroma Jeeva Shirajanie Niriella
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 111 – 120 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
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In Sri Lanka, children are subjected to violence in a range of contexts, including psychological, physical and sexual violence pushing their protection into serious question. The variety of violent activities against children takes place both outside and inside the home which results in damage to their future. According to crime statistics in Sri Lanka, violence activities against children have been considerably increased especially in the later part of the last decade. …..

Keywords Penal Code, Violence against Children, Sri Lanka
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MARKET ORIENTATION: RELATION TO STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE

Author/s Parvin Dashtmir
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 121- 130 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
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The purpose of this study is to identify and resolve the incompatibilities of Organizational structure dimensions which have been theorized as significant to and organizational performance as a consequence of market orientation. Results show that the structure dimensions (formalization, specialization, decentralization, and integration) tested, only formalization was suggest ? ? to be a positive forecaster ?of market orientation. …..

Keywords Market orientation, Organizational structures, Organizational performance
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EXAMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT EFFECTIVENESS AND EMPLOYEE EFFICIENCY OF QAZVIN AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION

Author/s MASOUME SALMAN , KATAYOUN POURMEHDI , NASER HAMIDI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 131 – 147 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
Abstract

Organizational commitment and efficiency of the organization is numerous discussions with various concepts that have been studied. Most studies have examined the relationship between these two have been statistically and Much research has been reported in relation to organizational commitment and employee efficiency. However, to determine the optimal point in this connection in organizations is fewer mentioned the purpose of this study was to determine the optimal point …..

Keywords organizational commitment, emotional commitment, normative commitment, continuance commitment, employee efficiency, job satisfaction
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SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES FACED BY VOLUNTARY HOME-BASED CAREGIVERS IN MUTALE MUNICIPALITY, SOUTH AFRICA

Author/s Ntsieni S. Mashau, Makondelela J. Mudau and Vhonani O. Netshandama
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 148 – 156 Vol 04. No. 3 — 2014
Abstract

The study explored the socio-psychological challenges faced by voluntary home-based caregivers in the rural areas of Limpopo province in South Africa. A qualitative approach was used to explore and describe the socio-psychological challenges faced by voluntary home-based caregivers. Non-probability purposive sampling method was used and data were collected through focus group interviews…..

Keywords challenges, home-based caregivers, socio-psychological, voluntary,
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