Ajzen (1991) developed the TPB, which is an extension of the theory of reasoned action (Hassan et al., 2016). TPB links beliefs of perceived behaviors to behavioral actions. TPB is used to posit that beliefs toward an action ultimately determine the behavior (Hassan et al., 2016). The key constructs underlying TPB is attitude toward the behavior, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, and intention, which together shape an individual’s actions (Ajzen et al., 2011). The belief of likely consequences, beliefs about what others expect as normal, and beliefs about factors that may be present to help or harm the behavior steer a behavior (Ajzen, 2011). These TPB constructs highlight the controlled aspects of decision-making and actions (Ajzen, 2011). The additional element of how much control the individual has over the factors of being successful led to the creation of TPB from theory of reasoned action (Shiau & Chau, 2016). Ajzen’s conceptual model provided a lens for understanding the results of this study. The beliefs of smallmanufacturingbusiness owners on financial data can
Basically, the importance of producing strategy to the success of the corporation has received goodly attention as Skinner printed his landmark article in 1969, manufacturing-missing link in company strategy . in keeping with the new approach to producing strategy, managers ought to deem investments a lot of in their capability to make new capabilities that give enduring sources of competitive advantage and are sometimes engineered over time through a series of investments in facilities, human capital and information. the first approach to producing strategy led high managers to focus their firms operations around specific competitive priorities that cared-for create them at risk of strategic shifts. a decent producing strategy was one that defended a company's position through a narrowly centered set of capabilities . In different words, strategy was denoted as actions or patterns of actions meant for the accomplishment of goals. The term strategy covers quite simply meant or planned strategy in associate structure setting; it additionally contains the sequence of call that exhibit a post consistencies in decisional behavior .
The DoD contracting process presents unique challenges. Currently, a single DoD-wide, enterprise solicitation for Phase I is used to make it easier for small businesses to engage in the program. However, each of the twelve or more participating DoD organizations has unique authority and procedures for contracting. This drives differences in the instructions for preparing proposals, which may be efficient for the individual contracting organizations involved, but inefficient for new entrants and a potential barrier to entry. Having a dozen different business processes for a single, critical function like contracting, on the same program, introduces variability and limits the potential effectiveness and efficiency that can be achieved. We must seek ways to improve the overall process to make it easier for all involved.
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MATs are very important given that they can assist manufacturing SMEs to improve their performance. This includes the ability to deal with increasing complexity, both internally and externally, as the business grows and to deal with a variety of problems and opportunities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which manufacturing SMEs use MATs, particularly the strategic management tools, such as the BSC and budgets, to improve their business performance. A quantitative method was used, a questionnaire was constructed, submitted for field trial with practitioners in the field, and this questionnaire was reconstructed in order to meet the expectation of the respondents. Data was collected from three employee groups, namely managers, accountants and owners in the selected manufacturing SMEs. In addition, a non-probability purposive method was used. A questionnaire was used to gather data. The collected data was captured using SPSS software from which illustrations showing the relationships between the variables under study were shown. The findings revealed that of the two MATs, only a few respondents used the BSC, while the majority of respondents used budgeting tools. The results also indicate that certain respondents mostly used the BSC and budgets for improving their business performance and the BSC was perceived to be the most effective MATs, while the budgeting tools were rated second. The above findings do in fact confirm that the underperformance of manufacturing SMEs could be influenced by the non-usage of BSC. With regard to budgets, the findings do not confirm that the underperformance of manufacturing SME could be influenced by the non-usage of budgets.
Manufacturing organizations desiring to emerge stronger post-recession will create a strategic IT plan that incorporates supply chain and manufacturing solutions, which provide value to their firms today. If a large scale upgrade is not part of the current IT budget, organizations should evaluate stand-alone solutions that complement an existing 11i or Release 12 environment. Customers can take advantage of these rapid value solutions without having to upgrade to the latest release. On the other hand, if organizations are committed to continuing the focus of transforming their supply chain, organizations to grow margins and improve information flow, upgrading to the latest release allows them to standardize and simplify on a global business platform.
The Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a decision-aiding method developed by Saaty in 1980. It aims at quantifying relative priorities for a given set of alter- natives on a ratio scale, based on the judgment of the decision-maker, and stresses the importance of the intuitive judgments of a decision- maker as well as the consistency of the comparison of alternatives in the decision-making process . In applying the AHP to a decision problem one structures the problem in a hierarchy with a goal at the top and then criteria (and often sub criteria at several levels, for additional refinement) and alternatives of choice at the bottom. The criteria can be subjective or objective depending on the means of evaluating the contribution of the elements below them in the hierarchy. Furthermore, criteria are mutually exclusive and their priority or importance does not depend on the elements below them in the hierarchy. The number of alternatives should be reasonably small because there would then be a problem with improving the consistency of the judgments. It was observed that an individual cannot simultaneously compare more than seven objectives (plus or minus two) without maximum number to compare should be no more than seven. If the number of alternatives is more than seven, the rating mode of the AHP may be used. In the rating mode, in
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The theory of business cycles has evolved over the past few decades. For the most part, current business cy- cle theorists agree that cycles result, not from a naturally recurring cycle in economic variables, but from unex- pected shocks to the economy. The appearance of a cycle comes from the tendency of economic variables to adjust to random shocks in a manner that results in a cyclical pattern. While economists may agree shocks are the main cause of cyclical behavior, they do not agree on which shocks will cause cyclical behavior in major macroeco- nomic variables. Nor do they agree on exactly how those shocks are transmitted throughout the economy. Real Business Cycle theorists believe that it is the deviation of productivity from its expected levels, also referred to as technological shocks, that leads to the cyclical adjustment pattern. However, that is not a universally accepted ex- planation. Even were it true, it leaves the reason for the productivity deviation unexplained. With the transmis- sion mechanism and the cyclical trigger(s) still unidenti- fied, there have been no studies that have broaden the theories to explain a differential impact on businesses by business size.
Several recent studies reveal, however, that most strategies are not real long-term strategies, but isolated single solutions. Difficulties also lies with the unawareness of the ‘green mechanism’ and its impact upon consumers, society, environment and ultimately on the business organization itself. But proper assessment of the problems and implementation of the strategy can add value to the overall business.
Ahmad, S., M.S. Chowdry, 2012. A Study on the Importance of Export Assistance Programs: The case of Exporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences. Volume 02, Issue 03. ISSN: 2225- 8329
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Smallbusiness owners play a leading role in the United States economy by creating jobs and driving innovation. However, half of all new smallbusiness owners close their doors before their 5th anniversary. Following the entrepreneurship theory, the purpose of this multiple case study was to explore what strategies 5 smallbusiness owners in the food and beverage industry in the San Francisco Bay area used to survive beyond 5 years of operation. Data sources included semistructured interviews and company documents. Data analysis included descriptive and process coding of the data and use of NVivo to identify themes. Based on thematic analysis of the data, the emergent themes included: human capital, business goals, and growth through innovation. Participants relied on business knowledge to start and sustain their businesses; set incremental goals for growth and aligned business decisions to achieve those goals; and maintained a competitive advantage by implementing innovative and creative changes to their products and services. The implications for positive social change include the potential to provide smallbusiness owners and potential smallbusiness owners with strategies to sustain their businesses beyond the 5-year mark, thus contributing to economic growth of their
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