Tag Archives: Working conditions

CRITICAL EVALUATION OF HOW WELL PLACED AMAZON IS TO SUSTAIN ITS HISTORICAL IN ONLINE RETAILING (Published)

E-commerce has staged a stay in modern day businesses and the retail sector is not an exception. As such, competing in the 21st century market without online presence is simply unthinkable because the Internet has offered organizations an entirely new and efficient way of delivering value to customers and achieving sustainable competitive advantage (SCA). This paper therefore, is essentially a mapping exercise that critically examined how Amazon has deployed the Internet to develop a business strategy that is changing the face of retailing and driving the company towards SCA. We first identified the key factors responsible for Amazon’s current success and thereafter, presented some critical issues that the company should watch if it wants to outlast its critiques. Drawing from basic financial analysis, the resource-based view (RBV) as well as SWOT diagnosis, we argue that although Amazon generates astounding sales volume on yearly basis, the proportion of these sales that actually translates to profits is very infinitesimal because of the company’s business model and rising operational costs. Interestingly too, we found that Amazon is yet to do excellent customer profiling despite its good technologies. We argue that whilst it is too early to conclude that Amazon will hit a plateau very soon, the company’s long-term vision, business model, customer-centric philosophy, continuous product/process innovation and pool of unique employees are strategic resources that were found to be great sources of SCA. In the light of the abovementioned and coupled with the predictions that e-commerce will continue to grow, we reinforce that Amazon stands a great chance of putting the sharp-end of its business at the cutting-edge if it deploys resources more efficiently, keep its debt financing within plausible limits, reduce rising operating costs, examine working conditions in its warehouses and do better customer profiling.

Keywords: Amazon, Customer Profiling, E-Commerce, Online Retail, Operating Cost, Operation Cost, Working conditions

FACTORS INFLUENCING SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ JOB SATISFACTION LEVELS IN LANG’ATA DISTRICT, NAIROBI- KENYA DEPARTIMENT OF EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET (Published)

To achieve the objectives of education it requires motivated and satisfied teachers in most institutions, however, in Kenya teachers have always expressed lack of motivation and satisfaction in their jobs. This manifests that there is low morale in teaching profession and underperformance could be evident. This study set out to investigate on the factors influencing teacher job satisfaction levels amongst teachers Lang’ata District. People do not develop their potential if their esteem is low when one feels unappreciated at their work they are unlikely to be creative. Scholars have observed that teachers lack motivation at their work place leads to poor performance in their duties as teachers which consequently affects students’ performance especially in the national examinations. However despite these observations, it is not clear which factors account for teachers’ motivation and job satisfaction in Kenya. This study therefore, investigated the factors which influence motivation and job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in order to enhance performance and consequently raise academic standards.
Job satisfaction is considered a key cause for teacher shortage, according to educational policy makers in

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Public Secondary Schools, Working conditions, attitude

LABOUR CONDITION IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH: IS BANGLADESH LABOUR LAW 2006 ENOUGH? (Published)

There is a growing concern that labour rights are often violated in Bangladeshi RMG industry. This study seeks to analyze the labour condition for workers in the apparel industry of Bangladesh by providing an analysis of the current state of labour condition in the RMG industry on the basis of nine indicators that are selected based on ILO core labour standards. The studies go through the extensive analysis of implementation of Bangladesh Labour Law 2006 and its impact on the nine indicators. The study concludes that though some of the labour rights issues like child labour, wages and working hour have improved significantly in Bangladesh, the other issues like health and safety, discrimination, compensation and benefits need careful attention in order to sustain in a very competitive global apparel market

Keywords: ILO conventions, Labour Law, RMG Industry, Working conditions

LABOUR CONDITION IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH: IS BANGLADESH LABOUR LAW 2006 ENOUGH? (Review Completed - Accepted)

There is a growing concern that labour rights are often violated in Bangladeshi RMG industry. This study seeks to analyze the labour condition for workers in the apparel industry of Bangladesh by providing an analysis of the current state of labour condition in the RMG industry on the basis of nine indicators that are selected based on ILO core labour standards. The studies go through the extensive analysis of implementation of Bangladesh Labour Law 2006 and its impact on the nine indicators. The study concludes that though some of the labour rights issues like child labour, wages and working hour have improved significantly in Bangladesh, the other issues like health and safety, discrimination, compensation and benefits need careful attention in order to sustain in a very competitive global apparel market.

Keywords: ILO conventions, Labour Law, RMG Industry, Working conditions