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Management Commitment

Business Process Reengineering (Bpr) and Competitive Advantage in a Recessed Economy. A Study of Selected Brewing Firms in Anambra State, Nigeria (Published)

The economic condition in Nigeria has thrown up a lot of issues that are disturbing and constitute threat to the very existence of businesses. This necessitated this study to examine how organizations will implement reengineering so as to stem the tide of recession and remain competitive. Specifically, the study sought to examine the type of relationship that exists between management commitment and innovative strength of the studied firms in a recessed economy. The study population consisted of 872 staff of Life Breweries Plc and SABMiller Plc while the sample size was 274. Data were collected using questionnaire and analysed with the use of Correlation Analysis using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings indicated that there was a significant positive relationship existing between management commitment and innovative strength with a correlation coefficient of .975 and a p-value of .000. The study recommended among other things that management of the focused firms should lead the change processes by example so as to motivate their followers to buy into the idea.

Keywords: Business Process Reengineering, Competitive Advantage, Innovative Strength., Management Commitment


The study examined factors constraining the implementation of performance related pay in government agencies in Kenya. It investigated the influence of management commitment, employee participation and setting of performance targets on the factors influencing implementation of performance related pay in Kenya Revenue Authority. Findings from various studies have indicated that many organizations have embrace Performance Related Pay but the implementation process remains a challenge. Literature was reviewed in line with the study objectives and the research questions. The study employed the use of a case study as a research design. A self administered questionnaire was used as the primary data collection instrument. To achieve the main objective, a description survey of 232 respondents was conducted from a population frame of 2322 from employees Kenya Revenue Authority in Times Tower Nairobi headquarters. Statistical inferences indicated that high reliability was achieved by the data collection instrument with Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients ranging from 0.764 to 1.000. The findings of the study were that at least three of the elements under study contributed to the constraints faced in the implementation of the performance related pay. The study therefore, recommends that further study on performance related pay be done in relation to the strategic planning of KRA and other public organizations in Kenya, in order to enhance service delivery and employee performance.

Keywords: Cronbach’s Alpha, Employee Performance, Management Commitment, Performance Related Pay, and Performance Targets

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