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The Philosophical Paradigm of African Identity and Development  [PDF]
Frank Okenna Ndubisi
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A037
Abstract:

Identity, is the distinguishing characteristic of a person or being. African identity is “being-with” as opposed to the Western individualism, communalism as oppose to collectivism. African “self” is rooted in the family-hood. The West battered African World view and cultural heritage, with the racialism, slave trade, colonization and other Western ideologies. They considered Africans inferiors and influenced most Africans to see themselves as such. Thus Africans are backward and without integral development and independence, although it was quite certain that pre-colonial Africa was not static or dead. However, the essence of philosophy is to inquire critically into the marvels and problematic that confronts one in his world in view of producing systematic explanation and sustained response to them. Therefore, Contemporary African Philosophy focuses on these marvels and problematic confronting the Africa World. The essence of philosophical paradigm of African identity and development is to reason out the way people think with the aim of rediscovering and situating them on the right track, which is, being original and authentic with the view of arriving at a desired goal. It is also for emancipating Africa from bartered African image and European conditioning, slavery and neo-colonization. African ontology is anthropocentric; any serious minded development paradigm must take manmmaduasits point of departure and the point of arrival. It must be peoples’ oriented, relevant to the peoples’ needs and aspirations.

FACILITATORS OF INTERNET PROMOTION (E-BROCHURE) ADOPTION BY NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
Nelson Oly Ndubisi
Asian Academy of Management Journal , 2005,
Abstract: Internet promotion, otherwise e-brochure (EB) or partial e-commerce adoption by non-profit organisations denotes the use of the Internet to provide business and service related information by academic institutions (as in the present study), non-profit organisations, religious organisations, and government agencies to reduce their expenses or to improve their operations and customer service. A field survey of Malaysian universities was conducted to determine the key factors that facilitate the adoption of non-business EB. Since EB adoption decision is a strategic one, a comprehensive list of potential facilitators for the strategic use of information technology (IT) was derived from extant literature and used in collecting data from 65 schools and centres in five public universities in Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The data were factor-analysed to determine the key underlying dimensions of facilitators. On the basis of the resulting five dimensions namely, relative advantage orientation, network orientation, information efficiency orientation, innovativeness orientation, and competitiveness orientation, regression analysis was done to determine the impact of the five dimensions on non-business EB adoption.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: A CASE OF "SEARCH AND REPLACE MARKETING" OR AN EMERGING FIELD OF MANAGEMENT
Nelson Oly Ndubisi
Asian Academy of Management Journal , 2004,
Abstract: This paper critically examines the term "knowledge management" (KM), its components, and the initiatives of a number of organizations that parade as knowledge management pioneers and catalysts, as well as the concept of tacit knowledge. The concept of knowledge management is examined in the web sites of consultancy firms, information practitioners, and other firms that claim to have benefited immensely by implementing knowledge management solutions. In addition a pool of experienced academicians was interviewed to get their views on knowledge management and to furnish information on the knowledge management initiatives in their department/unit etc. The observation made is that the firms are either managing information under the knowledge management nomenclature or managing work practices by instituting an information sharing culture. It is concluded that information management (IM) has been searched and replaced with KM. There is no value added to warrant KM to be an emerging field of management, even the ontology and epistemology of KM at best is ill-defined. In fact KM has no intrinsic meaning.
Service provider-Customer Relationship: To What Extent Are Customers in Terengganu Being Respected?
Siti Haryati Shaikh Ali,,Nelson Oly Ndubisi
Terengganu International Management and Business Journal , 2011,
Abstract: Today’s rapidly changing environment is demanding service companies to seek more creative and flexible means for dealing with competition. In fact, more and more retailers are investing in relationship building as a strategy for enhancing customer retention in the business-to-customer (B2C) context. From the literature, it is learnt that efforts are being concentrated in creating quality relationship with customers. This effort should include respecting customers. Respecting customers is one of the easiest ways to earn quality relationship with customers. However, the big question is to what extent does respect affect the quality of relationship between customer and service provider? The purpose of this study is to determine the dimensions of respect and to what extent it affects relationship quality. This preliminary study draws on empirical results from clients of banks and clinics in Kuala Terengganu. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Correlation and Multiple Regression Analysis to examine the relationship between the three dimensions of respect and overall relationship quality. The results of the empirical tests give some support to the view that attention to the particularity, understanding and responsibility towards customers are crucial in shaping customers perception of respect and the quality of their relationship with service providers.
EVALUATING GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE COMPLAINT BEHAVIOR OF MALAYSIAN CONSUMERS
Nelson Oly Ndubisi,Tam Yin Ling @ Adeline
Asian Academy of Management Journal , 2007,
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate whether male and female Malaysian consumers differ in their dissatisfaction complaint behavior and its aftermath. The study examines the moderation effect of gender in the relationship between public complaint behavior, private complaint behavior and customer defection. Data for the study was collected from 218 randomly selected customers of retail banks in Malaysia. The results show that public and private complaints are significantly associated with defection. These findings are generic across sex-type. Theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed.
Substrate colonization and relative abundance of immature forms of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in river Mada, Nasarawa State Nigeria  [PDF]
Ndubisi Raphael Uzoigwe, Chukwuemaka Ikechukwu Njoku, Gideon Aduk Amuga, Jael Asabe Yohanna
Advances in Entomology (AE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ae.2013.12006
Abstract: Black flies, vectors of Onchocercavolvulus, are known to colonize fast flowing sections of rivers.A study on aspects of ecology of immature forms of black flies was conducted at River Mada. Larvae and Pupae of the Genus: Simulium were prospected on natural substrates found at various water currents along the course of the river over a 12-month period. Larvae of six speciesand pupae of three species were identified colonizing different substrates in the river. A total of 443 larvae and 142 pupae were collected, and thepeak month of collection was April. 405 (91.4%) larvae were identified as S.damnosum sl while 38 (8.6%) comprised S. adersi, S.hargreavesi, S.cervicornotum, S.
bovisand S.vorax. 110 (77.5%) of the pupae collected were S.damnosumsl while 32 (22.5%) were S.adersi, and S.hargreavesi. The larvae
unlike pupae appeared to be non discriminatory in substrate colonization and current preference. Paucity of the population of immature forms is observed and attributed primarily to scarcity of suitable substrates and other factors also discussed herein.

Investigation of the use of Ishiagu Galena Concrete in E-M Radiation Sheilding
Gabriel Ndubisi EGWUONWU,Paul Hena BUKAR,Abraham AVAA
Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies , 2012,
Abstract: Galena samples, collected from Ishiagu, south-eastern Nigeria, were used to make concretes for experimental radiation shielding. The concretes were moulded into cylindrical tablets of various densities in order to ascertain their attenuation capability to some electromagnetic radiations. Blue visible light and gamma-ray (455-500 nm) sourced from cobolt-60, were transmitted through the concretes and detected with the aid of Op-Amp and digital Geiger-Muller Counter respectively. The absorption coefficients of the samples of thicknesses in the range of 1.00 mm 5.00 cm were determined. Results obtained show that a typical Ishiagu galena concrete of about 2.80 g/cm3 has the capacity of shielding visible blue light with about 2.51 mm TVL and 0.81 mm HVL. It also shows that the concrete of similar density can optimally shield gamma radiation with about 5.06 cm TVL and 1.53 cm HVL. The results of the investigation however, suggest the shielding and engineering properties of the galena sourced from Ishiagu. A database of shielding strength for the insitu galena was established hence, can serve as suitable platform for quality and quantity control in radiation shielding technology and can be used in high voltage radiotherapy rooms and nuclear reactors.
SUPPLIER SELECTION STRATEGY AND MANUFACTURING FLEXIBILITY: IMPACT OF QUALITY AND TECHNOLOGY ROADMAPS
Muhamad Jantan,Nelson Oly Ndubisi,Loo Cha Hing
Asian Academy of Management Journal , 2006,
Abstract: The study evaluates the relationship between technology, quality, cost and delivery performance-based, supplier selection strategies, and manufacturing flexibilities namely, product flexibility, launch flexibility, and volume flexibility. Moreover, the moderating impact of supplier management strategies, namely quality roadmap and technology roadmap on the above relationships were also explored. The data for the study was drawn from a sample of companies listed in the factory directory published by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC). A postal survey of 120 manufacturers provided a return of 92 usable responses. The results reveal that the selection of suppliers based on technological and quality performance positively affects all the three dimensions of manufacturing flexibility, with complementary effects of good technology and quality roadmaps. Technology and quality roadmaps act as predictors for product and volume flexibilities. However, when launch flexibility is the focus, both technology and quality roadmaps moderate the impact of supplier selection strategies. Details of the findings, theoretical and practical implications, and the research limitation are discussed.
Solution for Rational Expectation Models Free of Complex Numbers  [PDF]
Frank Hespeler
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2011.13011
Abstract: This paper approaches the problem of the potential for complex-valued solutions within linear macroeconomic models with rational expectations. It finds that these problems are associated with a specific solution method for the underlying model. The paper establishes that the danger of complex-valued solutions always can be eliminated by forcing those solutions to fulfill additional constraints. These constraints are essentially restrictions on the degrees of freedoms in indeterminate solutions.
A Characterization of the Optimal Management of Heterogeneous Environmental Assets under Uncertainty  [PDF]
Frank Raymond
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2012.25093
Abstract: The application herein involves the optimal management of renewable and nonrenewable resources within the context of a stochastic model of optimal control. By characterizing the two dimensional Bellman solution, three rules with respect to resource management are established. Within the context of coastal development, this analysis may help to explain why renewable resources may become increasingly vulnerable to random external shocks as nonrenewable resources are depleted. Although existence of an optimal closed form solution to the multi-sector Bellman model remains an open mathematical question, this analysis offers a characterization which can be applied to other scenarios in economics or finance in which two assets following stochastic processes interact.
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