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11th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium

Author(s): Research Council of Zimbabwe Abstract A total number of 97 papers were presented during the Symposium. Five were in Plenary Session and 92 papers during the Parallel Sessions. The Plenary Speaker from India proposed technologies for adoption by SMEs in Zimbabwe. These included but were not limited to millet, tomato and peanut and cassava processing. The Plenary Speaker from ...

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Effectiveness of online purchasing attributes on company performance: a case of Telone Zimbabwe

Author(s): Mutemararo Ashley Abstract There is stiff competition in the telecommunication sector where companies are coming up with brilliant ideas in order to fight the competitive world. The purpose of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of online purchasing attributes on company performance. A case study on Telone Zimbabwe. The purpose of the research were to find out the ...

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An investigation of the responsiveness by insurance companies to regulations affecting their financial performance: a case of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Dube Thandeka S. Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the responsiveness by insurance companies to regulations affecting their financial performance. More specifically the study sought to investigate the effect of profitability, capital adequacy, return on assets, capital requirements and non- financial factors on the financial performance of insurance entities. Primary data was used in this study, ...

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The impact of mobile banking adoption on financial performance: a case of Central Africa Building Society (CABS).

Author(s): Chiinze Hilda Tinotenda Abstract The purpose of the research was to investigate the impact of mobile banking on financial performance, using CABS a case. The research was mainly aimed at assessing the relationship between mobile banking and financial performance, identifying the risks associated with mobile banking, establishing the critical internal and external factors for successful mobile banking, identifying performance ...

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The significance of extrinsic motivation as a strategy to improve employee productivity: a case of Athienitis Fife Avenue Supermarket

Author(s): Cheteni Nyaradzo Abstract The research sought to determine the importance of extrinsic motivation in the management of people at work in achieving organizational objectives. The research was carried out at the Athienitis Fife Avenue Supermarket (AFVS). Research objectives were to ascertain if extrinsic motivation influences employee productivity, determine effectiveness of rewards offered and to identify the barriers in keeping ...

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The rise of ‘the Joshua generation?’: perspectives and attitudes on Facebook activism in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Shumba Nyasha G. Abstract The research focuses on Facebook users’ perceptions and attitudes of social media activism in Zimbabwe. Following a rise in social media campaigns in Zimbabwe, particularly in 2016, political participation has shifted to social media with a number of people demonstrating awareness and interest in the national issues. Drawing insights from Critical Discourse Analysis, this research ...

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The dialogic relationship between mass media and society: an assessment of triadic reciprocal determinism of Zimbabwean mass media websites

Author(s): Ntini Eric Donald Abstract Zimbabwean mass media has profoundly been polarised by two significant camps, pro-government and anti-government mass media establishments. Public opinion has primarily been centered on the binary ideological inclinations of these two camps. The heavily censored political environment in Zimbabwe since the imposition of the Public Order and Security Act 11 17(POSA) resulted in political interaction ...

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Impacts of land use and land cover changes on the water quality of surface water bodies: Muzvezve Sub-Catchment, Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Mupedziswa Felistas Abstract Many catchments in Southern Africa, including the Muzvezve Subcatchment in the central part of Zimbabwe have been negatively affected by the deterioration of water quality. This study aimed at assessing the impacts of land use and land cover changes on the water quality of Muzvezve River and Claw dam in Zimbabwe. Five sampling campaigns across the ...

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Religion and child marriages in the Johane Marange Apostolic Sect: the case study of Chihota communal areas,1917-2015.

Author(s): Kasinamunda Sally G. Abstract The study focuses on religion and child marriages from 1917-2015. Case of Johane Marange Apostolic Sect of Chihota communal areas. The study reveals the background to the history of child marriages in Zimbabwe from the pre-colonial period which reveals that child marriages has got an African traditional-cultural origin. There are a lot of consequences of ...

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An assessment of surface water availability in the Pungwe Sub Catchment and development of an appropriate water allocation framework.

Author(s): Matimba Nyararai Abstract Pungwe River is a transboundary river which is shared between Zimbabwe (4.7% of land area) and Mozambique (97.3% of land area). The two governments are preparing a Bilateral Agreement on the management of water in the Pungwe River basin to allow part of the total runoff generated in Zimbabwe to flow to Mozambique. This is in ...

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