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Forest Fringe Communities Participation in Forest Reserve Sustainability in Ghana  [PDF]
Charles Adusei, Jasper Yao Dunyah
Open Journal of Forestry (OJF) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2016.62009
Abstract: The paper investigated the forest fringe community’s participation in forest reserve sustainability in Ghana using Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana as a case study. The key issues examined are the forest reserve management strategies, stakeholder’s participation and livelihood activities of forest fringe communities. Two stage sampling technique was used to sample forty-two respondents for the study. A structured questionnaire in an interview form was used to solicit information from the respondents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. The results of the study indicate that there is a management plan for the forest reserve but Forest Services Division (FSD) does not follow its prescriptions strictly, the involvement of Forest Fringe Communities (FFCs) by FSD in the management of the forest reserve was insignificant and evidence of FSD not establishing income generating activity for FFCs livelihood sustenance. It is therefore recommended that community members should be empowered to play the role of co-managers of the forest reserve and there should be regular visit and interaction between FSD and the FFCs.
Determinants of Stock-Out in Retail Shops in Ghana: Evidence from Kumasi Metropolis  [PDF]
Charles Adusei, Dadson Awunyo-Vitor
Modern Economy (ME) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/me.2014.513115
Abstract: This study investigates factors influencing stock-out occurrence in retail shops in Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. The study sampled two hundred and forty four retail outlets located in the central business areas of Kumasi Metropolis. A well structured questionnaire was used to solicit information from the respondents. Both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The results of the study revealed that delay in supplier’s items, demand underestimation, and bad back-of-store practices were the main causes of stock-outs. Generally, the study reveals that most retailers are not equipped to use most of the sophisticated stock control techniques and only limit themselves to the use of stock books to control stock. Information and communication technology and collaboration with suppliers were considered by the retailers as the main stock control implementation barriers. The study concludes that, although retailers are aware of the occurrence and the causes of stock-outs, many of them had done little to put in place measures to control it; and even the few that have been able to put in place stock control measures were confronted with implementation challenges. It is therefore recommended that retailers should adopt effective and efficient stock control techniques to limit out-of-stock occurrence.
Implementation Challenges of the Public Procurement Act by Selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region, Ghana  [PDF]
Charles Adusei, Dadson Awunyo-Vitor
iBusiness (IB) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2015.71005
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the implementation challenges of the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The key issues examined in the study are the level of knowledge, the procedure and modalities of compliance with the Act and the challenges of implementing the Procurement Act by the procurement committee members. Purposive sampling was adopted in selecting fourteen MMDAs while simple random procedure was used to sample members of the procurement committee at the selected MMDAs for the study. Questionnaires and focus group discussion were used to collect data and information from the respondents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The study revealed that a large proportion of the procurement committee members could not explain key sections of the Act. In all the sampled MMDAs respondents claimed to follow procedure required by the Act. However, they enumerated the following as the key challenges with regards to the compliance of the Act: political interference, unqualified staff, and lack of monitoring as well as inadequate motivation for the committee members. There is a need for the MMDAs to take steps to address these challenges.
Entrepreneurship Determinants of Artisans/Craftsmen in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana  [PDF]
Isaac Tweneboah-Koduah, Charles Adusei
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2016.62016
Abstract: A review of entrepreneurship literature suggests that entrepreneurial activities are the most important drivers for economic growth. The study sought to determine the predictors that bring about entrepreneurship for artisans and craftsmen in Kumasi Metropolis. Primary data were gathered from artisans and craftsmen in the market and firms through questionnaires in a criteria-based random survey. The findings of the study revealed the determinant factors of individual, firm and the environmental issues as predictors for the sampled respondents. The determinants were also ranked in relative importance and highlighted the challenges faced by the artisans and craftsmen in Kumasi Metropolis. The study recommends that necessary attention should be given to high ranked determinants so as to increase entrepreneurial processes and activities to alleviate poverty from Kumasi Metropolis through stimulation of economic growth, employment generation, and organizations empowerment.
After-Sales Service and Customer Satisfaction in the Automobile Industry in an Emerging Economy  [PDF]
Charles Adusei, Isaac Tweneboah-Koduah
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105167
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Purpose: The study examined the role of after-sales services on customer satisfaction using CFAO Motors as a case study. Methodology: A mixed ap-proach was used in the data collection through questionnaire administration and interviews. The analysis made used of Kano’s Model and Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance. Results: The result indicated that maintenance (M) = 43 and inspection (O) = 41 were the highest scores of the major categories under customer requirement on “must-be” requirement and “one-dimensional” requirement respectively. The customers ranked solving problems through maintenance, accuracy of documentation and competency of service technicians as the top three priorities of their assessment on after-sales services. The service technicians revealed that competition coupled with insufficient hands on the job as a major challenge to after-sales services while the Workshop Manager indicated that customers were reminded of their next servicing schedule through sticker which was placed in the car to show scheduled service time. Conclusion: The study concludes that CFAO Motor must be customer-centric organization through deployment of effective marketing strategies to build long term relationships with stakeholders to better its performance. Originality: This is the first time in the Ghanaian context where a mixed method and the application of the Kano Model have been used on automaker dealer after-sales services.
An Empirical Analysis of Adverse Selection in Consumer Lending
Michael Adusei
Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Business , 2011,
Abstract: The study employs Principal Component Analysis, Cluster Analysis and Multinomial Logistic Regression Analysis to investigate adverse selection in consumer lending using a randomly-drawn sample of 250 individualbank customers in Ghana and finds that they are not homogenous in terms of propensity to cause adverse selection in lending. Among the three clusters of latent orientation to borrow (undisclosed orientation); negative orientation to borrow (more likelihood of causing adverse selection in lending) and positive orientation to borrow (little or no likelihood of causing adverse selection in lending) identified in the study, gender, marital status, level of education and the number of years of saving with a bank are not discriminators. Only age as a demographic factor has been found to be a positive and significant discriminator between latent orientation to borrow and positive orientation to borrow. The paper, therefore, contends that as an individual bank customer grows his or her propensity to cause adverse selection reduces and that individual bank customers who are older are less likely to cause adverse selection than individual bank customers who are younger. The recommendation of the paper is that banks and other lending institutions that seek to mitigate their credit risk should lend more to individual customers who are older.
THE GENDER SIDE OF LENDING: ARE FEMALES BETTER BORROWERS?
Michael Adusei,Sarpong Appiah
Economics and Finance Review , 2011,
Abstract: The study employs binary logistic regression analysis to investigate the gender side of lending using crosssectional data from 198 credit unions collected from the Credit Union Association (CUA) of Ghana. Contrary to anecdotal and empirical evidence in the literature, evidence adduced in this paper underpins the conclusion that female borrowers are not better than their male counterparts. Consequently, the paper contends that lenders in Ghana should not expect any improvement in their loan repayment performance if they lend more to females. Instead, lenders who contemplate better repayment performance should strengthen their management and integrate group lending into their lending operations.
Intelligent Mammography Database Management System for a Computer Aided Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Isaac Adusei,Ognjen Kuljaca,Kwabena Agyepong
International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT) , 2010,
Abstract: To efficiently and intelligently archive, retrieve, and analyze digitized mammogram images in breast cancerdetection, a robust knowledge based system needs to be developed to provide decision support to radiologistsand researchers. A Mammography database is therefore designed for the development of a knowledge base tosupport the detection and diagnosis as well as research in mammography. The system also has implementedComputer Aided Detection (CAD) and Diagnosis (CADx) information system of digitized mammogramimages to aid in breast cancer detection. In this paper, we will outline the architectural design for theCAD/CADx system and then focus primarily on the design and modeling of the mammography database. Thedatabase design combined two standards, the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) byAmerican College of Radiology and the Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) by theCommission on Cancer standards. The complete system is in final development and debugging phase.
Farmers’ Assessment of Benefits and Constraints of Ghana’s Cocoa Sector Reform
Benjamin Tetteh Anang,Kwame Adusei,Ebenezer Mintah
Current Research Journal of Social Science , 2011,
Abstract: This study looked at farmers’ assessment of the benefits and constraints of Ghana’s cocoa sector reform. The study was conducted with 80 randomly selected cocoa farmers from four communities in Bibiani- Anhwiaso-Bekwai District, Western Region, Ghana. Results show that farmers are happy with the introduction of privatization in cocoa marketing. Majority of the farmers (93%) rated the performance of licensed buying companies highly. Results showed that after privatization, the benefits derivable to cocoa farmers included: prompt payments for produce sold; provision of inputs, loans, bonuses and incentives by buying companies; and nearness to produce sales point. In terms of the constraints, pests and diseases were the highest followed by long distances in transporting cocoa from the farm to drying sheds. Theft of cocoa beans during drying was the least constraint. Close to 59% of farmers were dissatisfied with the price they received for their produce. It was recommended that the Cocoa Diseases and Pests Control Exercise Committee (CODAPEC) should be monitored to ensure that cocoa farms are properly sprayed to control pests and diseases in order to sustainably enhance output and product quality.
Improving the Nitrogen Mineralization of Dried Azolla pinnata as a Bio-fertilizer for Increased Rice Production in the Vertisol
S Asuming-Brempong, NK Amon, V Adusei-Okrah
West African Journal of Applied Ecology , 2008,
Abstract: An incubation experiment was conducted to improve the rate of nitrogen mineralization of dried Azolla pinnata samples in the Akuse series of the Vertisol. Incubation was done for 60 days at soil moisture content of 40% and at room temperature of 28 °C. The available N (ammonium and nitrate N) was determined for each of the treatment samples on every tenth day after incubation by extracting soil sample with 1M KCl. The treatments were fresh azolla (FA), dry azolla (DA), dry azolla + urea (DA+U), pelleted dry azolla + urea (PDA+U) and the control (C), where neither azolla nor nitrogen fertilizer was applied. From 10 to 30 days after incubation, immobilization of nitrate N was observed for the treatments DA and PDA+U. Mineralization was highest for PDA+U treatment and the least for the DA treatment between 40-60 days after incubation. The addition to pelleted dried azolla of 3 mg/g urea fertilizer improved the nitrogen mineralization. West African Journal of Applied Ecology Vol. 13 2008: pp. 144-149
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