Business Process Reengineering (Bpr) and Competitive Advantage in a Recessed Economy. A Study of Selected Brewing Firms in Anambra State, Nigeria (Published)
The economic condition in Nigeria has thrown up a lot of issues that are disturbing and constitute threat to the very existence of businesses. This necessitated this study to examine how organizations will implement reengineering so as to stem the tide of recession and remain competitive. Specifically, the study sought to examine the type of relationship that exists between management commitment and innovative strength of the studied firms in a recessed economy. The study population consisted of 872 staff of Life Breweries Plc and SABMiller Plc while the sample size was 274. Data were collected using questionnaire and analysed with the use of Correlation Analysis using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings indicated that there was a significant positive relationship existing between management commitment and innovative strength with a correlation coefficient of .975 and a p-value of .000. The study recommended among other things that management of the focused firms should lead the change processes by example so as to motivate their followers to buy into the idea.
Applying Business Process Reengineering to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMES) in the Developing World (Published)
This research looks at processes in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)s in the developing world and how Business Process Reengineering (BPR) can help them cut costs and also become more efficient. The researchers looked at a particular set of processes in a particular SME in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Principles of BPR that are applicable to SMEs were identified from previous literature on BPR. In deciding on a methodology for this research, guidelines from previous research publications on implementing BPR in SMEs were brought together to create a methodology for the study. This research will be of benefit to managers of SMEs in the Oil and Gas Industry trying to gain a competitive advantage in a challenging business environment.