Challenges of Strategy Implementation at Kakamega Teachers Savings and Credit Cooperative Society, Kenya (Published)
Strategy implementation is the most challenging stage of strategic management. Strategies that have been formulated have no value unless they are effectively translated into action. During the implementation process challenges may arise both from the internal and external environment. When these challenges occur, organizations should come up with ways that will help them combat, mitigate or sustain the challenges in the turbulent environment. This study intended to establish the challenges of strategy implementation at Kakamega Teachers Sacco and determine the measure taken by the Sacco to cope with the challenges of strategy implementation. To achieve this, an interview guide was administered to the senior management at Kakamega Teachers Sacco who are charged with the responsibility of implementing strategy. More data was also obtained from the relevant secondary documents that were availed by the Sacco. The data was collected basing on the selected departments as reflected in the interview guide. The raw data collected was checked and examined to ensure that it was complete and comprehensive. The findings of the study revealed that the Sacco had experienced several challenges when implementing their strategic plan. They include; inadequate resources, limited access to resources, lack of IT skills and IT equipments, outdated information technology, resistance to change, unsupportive culture, poor communication and lack of a reward policy. The study also established that the measures to strategy implication include; identifying new investments with high returns, adequate collateral and more guarantors should be a requirement for loan application, updating the information technology system, acquiring new members of the staff, training members of staff in relevant fields training them, developing an appropriate reward policy and establishment of a well stipulated protocol procedure. The study recommends that Kakamega teachers Sacco should come up with a team building programme and establish a marketing department. The study recommends that further studies be undertaken on; strategy formulation and evaluation, challenges of strategy implementation in other Sacco’s and a longitudinal study on challenges of strategy implementation in the Sacco.
Studying the Training Quality and Students’ Satisfaction towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Case of Lac Hong University (Published)
The 4.0 Industrial revolution has grown tremendously throughout the world affecting all sectors and fields of social life. Besides, the training of knowledge and skills for employees is also very different. Previously, LHU trained in-depth technical a branch, but now the boundaries between the branches are becoming increasingly blurred and interdisciplinary tendencies have become associated with information technology becoming popular. Therefore, the article objective is to study the training quality and students’ satisfaction towards the industry 4.0 at Lac Hong University, Dong Nai province, Vietnam. The research results surveyed 400 students who are studying at LHU and answered 20 questions. The primary sources of data collected from July 2017 to March 2018 at LHU and simple random sampling technique. Hard copy distributed among 7.000 students of LHU. In addition, the researchers have statically results about the training quality and students’ satisfaction.
The Researching of the Industry 4.0 Affecting the Efficiency of the Logistics Management in Vietnam (Published)
In Vietnam, the industrial revolution 4.0 (Industry 4.0) is on the onset and will affect all socio-economic sectors, while completely transforming the current production and management system. Industry 4.0 can give the Vietnamese economy a rare opportunity to break through and Vietnam is actively preparing for this opportunity, especially the logistics management. Besides, the growth of IT poses opportunities and challenges for logistics. As internet retailing increases, the companies are accepting orders from their clientele across the borders. The competences of staff and staff skills have been found to influence the efficiency of logistics performance in different industries. It is nowadays crucial to understand the importance of logistics both in the levels of the individual firm and the total economy. The study results had 200 the managers of enterprises who interviewed and answered about 13 questions. Data collected from July 2016 to December 2017 and analyzed KMO test, Cronbach’s Alpha and the result of KMO analysis which used for multiple regression analysis. Managers’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale. The results showed that there were three factors, which included of factors following human resource (HR), economic environment (EE), information technology (IT) with significance level 5 percent. In addition, all of three components affecting the efficiency of the logistics management with significance level 5 percent. The research results processed from SPSS 20.0 software.
Impact Of Information And Communication Technologies (ICT), On Student’s Academic Performance in Post-Secondary Schools; Case Study Of Federal College Of Agriculture Ishiagu, Ivo Lga, Ebonyi State-Nigeria (Published)
Information and communication Technology (ICT) have found application in virtually all spheres of human Endeavour, particularly education and training. However, it is not precisely evident if the use of ICT enhances student’s academic performance, or not. This paper investigates the level of availability and access students have to ICT facilities on campuses, as well as the technical know-how they possess, with regards to the use of ICT facilities. The Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu is used as case study. Chi square was used to test postulated hypothesis. The study determined whether the use of ICT impacts positively on the academic performance of students of the Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu Ebonyi State-Nigeria. The paper made recommendations which aim at encouraging effective use of ICT to boost student’s academic performance in Post-Secondary Schools.
Electronic Knowledge of Customers and Employees of Jordanian Banks and Its Impact on the Quality of Banking Service: Banks of Jerash City-A Case Study (Published)
This study aims to highlight the impact of electronic knowledge in the customers of Jordanian banks on the quality of banking services, accuracy, speed of achievement and the extent of their contribution to improve banking services among workers in these banks. To achieve the objectives of the study, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to the study sample which consists of (161) employees working in Jerash banks, and this sample is the total community of the study; the census method was used to represent the community properly. Moreover, the sample was intentionally selected from seven private banks in this city, and data and information were collected by making interviews, and a questionnaire distributed to achieve the objectives of this study. The study achieved its objectives through hypotheses that were tested by several statistical methods, and to know its moral significance, as well as to reach the most important field results that represent the contribution that came out of this study. The study concludes the following: There is an interest in the subject of electronic knowledge in terms of concepts, elements, and advantages through accumulation of knowledge in the Arab administrative library. There is no clear agreement about the rankings (elements) of electronicor electronic knowledge. The level of using the electronicknowledge in the customers of banks is low. The level of relative importance of sub-variants of the dependent variable was high (quality of banking service) There is a significant moral correlation between sub-variables of the independent variable (electronicknowledge) and quality of banking services. There are few studies that joined electronicknowledge with quality banking service. Most of the study’s hypotheses were achieved. The study concluded some important recommendations, including: Promote awareness among customers about the electronic field and increase conviction of the importance of electronicknowledge in terms of saving time, fast achievement, reduce costs and accuracy of work. Facilitating procedures and various means of technology and software for the banks in order to ensure that electronic uses to keep up with global banks that deal and compete with them. Applying quality standards in the banks, and focus on the use of information technology in all branches and divisions.