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  • Assessing managerial skills in SMEs for capacity building 

    Pansiri, J.; Temtime, Z.T. (Emerald Publishing Group Ltd, www.emeraldinsight.com/jmd.htm, 2008)
    The paper aims to identify perceived critical managerial factors (PCMFs) affecting the performance of SMEs, show the direction and extent of relationship between PCMFs and firm characteristics, and forward some research ...
  • An assessment of academic stress among undergraduate students: the case of University of Botswana 

    Ongori, H.; Agolla, J.E. (Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM, 2009)
    This research finding is based on the responses obtained from the undergraduate students at a higher learning institution (University) in Botswana. This paper investigated the stressors, symptoms and effects that are ...
  • Business Planning in Small and Medium Enterprises in Botswana 

    Temtime, Z.T. (Faculty of Business, University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw/ord/ord_journals.cfm?pid=540&rf=545, 2004-03)
    Although the relationship between planning and profitability is inconclusive, there is much consensus in the strategic management literature that no firm can survive in todayâ s turbulent and competitive markets without ...
  • Challenges faced by graduate business education in Southern Africa: perceptions of MBA participants 

    Temtime, Z.T.; Mmereki, R.N. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, www.emeraldinsight.com, 2011)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the degree of satisfaction and perceived relevance of the Graduate Business Education (GBE) programme at the University of Botswana. Design/methodology/approach – A ...
  • Critical Realism in Management Studies 

    Marobela, M. (Botswana Journal of Business, Faculty of Business, University of Botswana, 2006-09)
    In Africa as in other parts of the world critical management research is assuming a lot of significance. There is now a felt need to break away with positivist or empiricist research, which has over years assumed hegemonic ...
  • Critical review of literature on workforce diversity 

    Ongori, H.; Agolla, J.E. (Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM, 2007-07)
    Workforce diversity is a primary concern for most of the businesses. Today's organisations need to recognise and manage the workforce diversity effectively. Many articles have been written about this topic but there is ...
  • A decision tree approach for integrating small business assistance schemes 

    Temtime, Z.T.; Chinyoka, S.V.; Shunda, J.P.W. (Journal of Management Development; Emerald Group Publishing Limited; www.emeraldinsight.com/0262-1711.htm, 2004)
    There is a general consensus among public policy makers, academics and researchers that entrepreneurship is a vital route to economic advancement for both developed and developing economies. As a result, a host of small ...
  • The effects of characteristics of partners on strategic alliance performance in the SME dominated travel sector 

    Pansiri, J. (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.; www.elsevier.com/locate/tourman, 2008)
    This study examines the effects of characteristics of alliance partners on perceived strategic alliance performance. Alliance relationships were explored within and between the travel sector, and other tourism sectors of ...
  • Environmental Scanning Behavior of Small and Medium Firms in Developing Economies: Evidence from Botswana 

    Temtime, Z.T. (Science Publications / ANSI Journals; http://www.ansijournals.com/3/c4p.php?id=1&theme=3&jid=jas, 2001)
    Although environmental scanning is a key concept in management research, its application and importance, particularly in developing African countries, is not well investigated. Scanning the company's external environment ...
  • Evolution of a doctoral thesis research topic and methodology: a personal experience 

    Pansiri, J. (Elsevier Ltd, www.elsevier.com, 2009)
    This paper gives an insight into the practical process of identifying the research philosophy, methods and research topic by doctoral students. The paper draws from personal experiences on the dilemma and challenges of the ...
  • Exploring Managerial Fit and Flexibility: Towards a Project Management Approach 

    Temtime, Z.T. (Science Publications / ANSI Journals; http://www.ansijournals.com/3/c4p.php?id=1&theme=3&jid=jas, 2001-10)
    This paper reviews the usefulness of the project management approach in promoting organisational and managerial flexibility in traditional organisations in developing countries. Three aspects of project management, viz. ...
  • From operating efficiency to competitive edge: lessons from small firms in Botswana 

    Temtime, Z.T. (WileyInterscience, http://www.wileyinterscience.com, 2008)
    Today’s business environment is characterized by stiff competition, rapid technological advancements, and changing requirements of customers and employees. To grow and survive in this turbulent environment, Small and ...
  • How company and managerial characteristics influence strategic alliance adaptation in the travel sector 

    Pansiri, J. (WileyInterscience, www.wileyinterscience.com, 2007)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of company executive characteristics in strategic alliance formation in the tourism sector of travel. A survey of Australian travel sector businesses was carried out and the ...
  • Linking environmental scanning to total quality management through business planning 

    Temtime, Z.T. (Journal of Management Development; Emerald Group Publishing Ltd; www.emeraldinsight.com/0262-1711.htm, 2004)
    This paper investigates the relationship between scanning and planning, planning and TQM practices, and scanning and TQM practices by collecting primary data from 54 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through ...
  • Linking firm and managers' characteristics to perceived critical success factors for innovative entrepreneurial support 

    Pansiri, J.; Temtime, Z.T. (Emerald Group Publications, www.wileyinterscience.com, 2010)
    This paper aims to examine perceived critical success factors (SCFs) affecting the performance of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their relationships with firm characteristics. The paper also seeks to investigate ...
  • Managerial Competency and Organizational Flexibility in Small and Medium Enterprises in Botswana 

    Temtime, Z.T.; Pansiri, J. (Business Perspectives; Sumy State University (Ukraine); http://www.businessperspectives.sumy.ua/, 2005)
    Although the discovery of diamond has propelled Botswana from one of the poorest countries in 1966 to its current stage of development as a middle-income country, the country still faces the problems of economic diversification, ...
  • Managing behind the scenes: a view point on employee empowerment 

    Ongori, H. (Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM, 2009-01)
    Empowerment is a concept which is widely used in management and many managers and professionals in various claim to be practicing it. Nowadays empowerment has occupied a central point in many organisations of the 21st ...
  • Managing behind the scenes: employee empowerment 

    Ongori, H.; Shunda, J.P.W. (Asian Network for Scientific Information, http://www.ansinet.org, 2008)
    The main objective of this study was to find out the strategies for success of employee empowerment in organisation to reduce employee turnover. In addition, the study focusses on the benefits and criticism of employee ...
  • The moderating impacts of business planning and firm size on total quality management practices 

    Temtime, Z.T. (Emerald; http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0954-478x.htm, 2003)
    Total quality management (TQM) research has concentrated on large firms. Little has been done on the TQM practices of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in developing countries. This paper investigates ...
  • Monitoring environmental complexities and changes:some lessons from small firms 

    Temtime, Z.T. (International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business; Inderscience Enterprises Ltd; http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijgsb, 2006)
    The process of gathering and interpreting pertinent information from the environment and introducing the results into the business planning process is referred to as environmental scanning. This paper investigates the ...