Graduate Thesis and Dissertations

Graduate Theses and Dissertations is a collection of completed and approved graduate works. These works are collected through the Office of Graduate Studies submission process and are approved by the Faculty, Student, and The ICT University.

Thesis/Dissertations from 2015

NDI SELMA EKFVEI
NDI SELMA EKFVEIInternational Masters in Business Administration (IMBA)

AN ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRO INDUSTRIES IN CAMEROON DOWNLOAD (.PDF)

This study identifies and analyses the factors influencing agricultural productivity in the Cameroon Development Corporation for the period 1994-2013. The Ordinary Least Squares Regression has been used to analyse the factors. The study utilized mostly secondary data from the annual reports of CDC.

The study has established that most of the agricultural growth in CDC can be attributed to Human Capital, Physical Capital, and Natural Resources, although each factor influences productivity on a different magnitude.

NKAM MICHAEL
NKAM MICHAELInternational Masters in Business Administration (IMBA)
FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NON-SUSTAINABILITY OF FAMILY-OWNED AND MANAGED BUSINESSES: THE CASE OF THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST REGIONS OF CAMEROON DOWNLOAD(.PDF)

The goal of this work was to determine the factors responsible for the non-sustainability of family-owned and managed businesses in Cameroon. A case of the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon was considered with 26 family businesses sampled. The findings showed that: about 90% of the creators of family businesses did not consider the notion of sustainability by the time they created the businesses, and so did not put in place measures to ensure their sustainability after they die.

Most of the children of the business owners were not involved in the management of the businesses. Most business owners were either reluctant or ignorant about opening up to share-holding.

We Proposed family business owners should market their businesses to the younger generation so as to arouse their interests and ensure continuity after they die, family business owners should open up to share-holding.