Open Access Original Research Article

The Impact of Organisational Structures on Services to Polytechnic Students

Dominic Abonam Nchorbuno, Adinan Bahahudeen Shafiwu, Bernard Nicodemus Ayamga

Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, Page 1-13
DOI: 10.9734/AJEBA/2017/38383

This study was aimed at assessing the impact of the organizational structure of Bolgatanga Polytechnic on the services they render to students. The specific objectives were to assess the challenges of the organizational structure of the Polytechnic in meeting the needs of students, assess the satisfactory levels of students in relation to the services provided to them, and to make recommendations that would improve on services to students. The study was a descriptive survey involving 114 students from Bolgatanga Polytechnic. Data was collected with the help of structured questionnaire, aided by interviews through face-to-face interaction with respondents. The results clearly show that most of the students were not satisfied with the organizational structure of the Polytechnic. Majority of the students strongly agreed that the organizational structure of the faculty affects the quality of services they get. The respondents raised issues with regard to bureaucratic procedures which impede access to services, delays in getting results, difficulties in going through registration procedures among other challenges. On basis of the findings, the study recommends that, authorities should take innovative steps to restructure the organization to enhance efficient delivery of services to their students and other clients.

Open Access Original Research Article

Awareness and Perception of Bank Customers towards Green Banking in Sylhet District of Bangladesh

Subrata Koiry, Jiban Krishna Saha, Md. Shaikh Farid, Mst. Sanjida Sultana, M. Sayeedul Haque

Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, Page 1-12
DOI: 10.9734/AJEBA/2017/37811

This paper explores the awareness and perception of bank customers about the green banking practices of commercial banks of Sylhet district. Primary data was collected from the customers in the month of January and February of the year 2017. To examine the awareness and perception about green banking practices ‘Garrett ranking technique’ was used to examine the awareness and perception about the green banking practices, while Tukey’s test as a means of Post-hoc test was used to judge the differences in the awareness level of customers of different categories bank. The result of the study indicated that the customers were more aware about the facility of SMS banking as a part of green banking (ranked 1st with score 80.31) and were holding good perception about environment friendlier feature of green banking (ranked 1st with score 78.38). However, the result of Post-hoc test revealed that customer of different categories of bank significantly differed on their awareness level for green banking practices. So, higher level of awareness and good perception about green banking practices is necessary to save the environment. Therefore, organizing workshop and conference, distribution of leaflets, advertisement about green banking in both print and electronic media can help to raise awareness and building good perception among customers by bank branches or Bangladesh Bank in the study area which in turn make the green banking fruitful.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Effects of Household Sizes on the Living Standard in Uyo Municipality, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Namso N. Frank, Damian I. Agom, Ubokudom Okon

Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/AJEBA/2017/35890

Nigeria sector policies on birth control and child spacing are all aimed at household size reduction and enhanced better standard of living. This is because increased household sizes in most cases progressively increases poverty, thus lowering the household living standard. This study examines the effect of household size, among other correlates, on the standard of living of the sampled respondents in Uyo, metropolis using income and basic needs approach. The results revealed an inverse relationship between household sizes and monthly income per capita, housing density, availability of medical facilities as well as for pipe borne water. Larger household sizes were found to live in rented apartment within densely populated area and the housing type was composite. Majority of the categorized household sizes lived in concrete wall and zinc roof type of building and were all connected to the national grid for power supply. However, irrespective of household sizes, respondents complained of irregular electric power supply in the study area. The study concluded that increase household size had negative effect on the living conditions of the respondents. It recommended for an “all inclusive” vigorous house hold size reduction policy for the country and an aggressive cultural campaign with an effective enforcement strategy.

Open Access Original Research Article

Employees’ Commitment and Its Impact on Organizational Performance

Anthony Andrew

Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, Page 1-13
DOI: 10.9734/AJEBA/2017/38396

The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of Employees’ Commitment on Organizational Performance in Eravurpatru Divisional Secretariat in the district of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The three commitments (Affective, Normative, Continuous) have been taken as independent variables and Organizational Performance as the dependent variable.

Both descriptive and explanatory research methodologies were adopted in this study. A five point Likert-Type scaled questionnaire was constructed and administered among selected Staff of Eravurpatru Divisional Secretariat. The results of the study indicate that the Employees’ Commitment (Affective, Normative, Continuous) are significantly related to Organizational Performance in Eravurpatru Divisional Secretariat. The research findings reveal that there exists positive relationship between the three commitments and Organizational Performance. It has also been proved from the results that there exists strong correlation between the three independent variables and Organizational Performance. These outcomes in turn are associated with guiding the top management for working towards increasing employees’ commitment level, and the management should hire employees who are likely to become linked to the organization, this shall have a great impact and take the organization towards promising competitive edge.

Open Access Review Article

Good Governance of Sustainable Tourism in Nature Park – Carita Beach

Yohanes Sulistyadi, Fauziah Eddyono, Derinta Entas

Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, Page 1-14
DOI: 10.9734/AJEBA/2017/37019

Aims/Objective: This study aims to review whether the performance of the tourism activities management in Nature Park – Carita Beach has already contributed to the increase of domestic economic growth, and natural conservation also preservation of local culture.

Design: This study adopts the principal concept of sustainable tourism and collaborated with strategic management through analyzes of internal factors and external factors.

Methodology: According to data and analytics, this research approach is using qulitative approach utilizes the Miles and Huberman model analytics. The technique of determining participants is conducted based on the required data in the social situation under study using snowball sampling approach.

Results: Existing profile of tourist destination management of Nature Park – Carita Beach, from the research result showed that stakeholders have not shown behaviour that oriented to the principal of sustainable tourism. Tourism management still conventional like in most of developing countries.. Therefore, active participation and strong encouragement from various parties, especially the local government authorities, are required to be able to evolve in applying the principles of sustainable tourism.