APPLICATION OF JOHN DEWEY’S AIMS OF EDUCATION TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THE UBE PROGRAMME IN KOGI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study Man is a purposive animal because he acts with an aim.  Man has aim(s) for all major enterprises before venturing into them.  Aims are purposes for undertaking something.  It is the expected result of an enterprise.  According to Okafor (2006), aims are values, and like values, they are […]

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APPLICATION OF TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY A STUDY OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC AND FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY It is apparent that modern Nigeria cannot exist without the financial service industry. In the recent past, this study has experienced tremendous growth and undergone great changes. In the country, varying forms of deregulation, competition, more demanding customers and drive to exceed customer’s expectation have created an […]

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APPLICATION OF THREATS, OPPORTUNITIES, WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTHS (TOWS) MATRIX STRATEGIC PLANNING MODEL IN MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY A major aim of enterprises is to build a market position strong enough and an organization capable enough in producing successful performance despite foreseeable events, potent competition, internal and external organizational problems (Nimmanphatcharin, 2003:13). Global competition requires that managers think of ways to change their organizations continuously […]

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICATION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

CHAPTER ONE                         INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Everyday, managers makes decisions that commit organizational resources. These decisions determine the survival, growth or even death of an organization. The decision making process is not always activated when a manager perceives a problem as most decisions are made to ensure the stability, continuity and expansion […]

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THE APPLICATION OF BENCHMARKING AND TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) AS TOOLS IN GAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: A STUDY OF MAY AND BAKER PLC AND UNILEVER NIGERIA PLC

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY         In the past, there was often this confusion in the mind of an average consumer in a developing country like Nigeria regarding the choice of the imported product he preferred, whether it is “the made-in-America” or “the made –in- Japan” especially in the area of electronics. […]

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