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PUBLICATION ETHICS

Introduction

Authorship

Plagiarism

Duplicate submission

Fabrication and falsification of data

Citations manipulation

Introduction

IJCBSS requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). 

Authorship

Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement as specified by the editorial policy or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of this publication ethics.

Plagiarism

The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’ Oxford Dictionaries.Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). IJCBSS will follow COPE guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism. 

Duplicate manuscripts

Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication"

ICMJE Overlapping Publications

It is unethical for authors to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at the same time, either within IJCBSS or any other journal. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals.

 Fabrication and falsification of data

Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics. IJCBSS will follow the COPE guidelines in suspected cases of fabrication and falsification of data.

Citations manipulation

Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts.  Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged.

Irrelevant self citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.

Unnecessary citation of articles for the sole purpose of “increasing” the articles’ citation is unethical.

Unnecessary citation of articles from a particular journal to “increase” the journals citation is unethical.

Academic Journals will review and update this policy periodically.

RESOURCES FOR JOURNALS

Host your journal on IJCBSS / suggest a journal:

IJCBSS is a web platform for international-published journals. It is a partnership of journals committed to increasing the international profile of International's scholarly work and improving access to International-originated knowledge. By joining together as a large group of journals, this service has attained great international recognition, and visibility on the internet. 

IJCBSS provides the following services for each of its participating journals:

  • Free journal home page on IJCBSS (includes contact details, editorial information and instructions to authors)

  • Free meta-data hosting

  • Free full text hosting (closed for subscription-based journals, free pdf article download of articles from Open Access journals)

  • International exposure to over 100,000 researchers each month

  • Potential extra revenue stream from article downloads (subscription-based journals only) Currently, the loading of journal content to the IJCBSS site is done by IJCBSS staff. Going forward, Publishers / Editors will be encouraged to take ownership and control of this process themselves.

Email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for instructions on the application process. 

Remember, your journal needs to comply with 8 criteria for inclusion, namely:

  1. The journal must be scholarly in content, and contain original research (in addition to other content)

  2. The content is peer-reviewed and quality controlled

  3. The journal has an established publishing track record (i.e. Volume 1, Issue 1 not accepted)

  4. The journal has an actively functioning Editorial Board (institutional affiliations and contact details required)

  5. The journal has a registered ISSN

  6. The journal will provide all content for inclusion on IJCBSS (tables of contents, abstracts, and full text) in electronic format and in a timely manner. Partner journals are responsible for ensuring their content on IJCBSS is up to date.

  7. The journal guarantees all requisite permissions are granted to allow IJCBSS to operate an article download service

  8. The journal is published within the African continent (i.e. management of publishing strategy, business development and production operation are all run from an African country)

 


MANUSCRIPT HANDLING FEE

Journal of current Business and Social Science is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the management of the Journals is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The manuscript handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, webhosting, application development and support, electricity etc. Being an Open Access Publisher, Academic Journals does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet.

Authors are required to pay a fair manuscript handling fee for the processing of their articles.  However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.

Journal of current Business and Social Science may also grants waivers to some corresponding authors.

Charges are $150 or equivalent to local currency.

Publishing Timeline as directed by Editorial Board

Number of Reviewers: Most often two

Average Time Required for Review: About one week

Reviewers’ Comments to Authors: Yes, through the chief editor

Ultimate decision maker: The chief editor

Published by: International Journal of current business and social sciences (IJCBSS)

 


PARTNER WITH US

 

IJCBSS partners with academics, scholarly societies, universities, libraries and agents worldwide to bring knowledge to life.

We pride ourselves on enabling our customers and authors to continue their education, contribute to the advancement of their chosen fields and perform their jobs efficiently. To facilitate this, we provide excellent local expertise and support from our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, New Delhi , Johannesburg and Kenya.

 

To help you find out more about what it means to work with IJCBSS, we’ve put together information on how we can help you: whether you’re a potential author, have a gem of an idea for a new journal, or you’re a librarian wondering how to get the most from the resources we publish.

INDEXING

  • EBSCO (U.S.)

  • Index Copernicus (Poland)

  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (ProQuest, U.S.)

  • JournalTOCS (UK)

  • PKP Open Archives Harvester (Canada)

  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (Germany)

  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Germany)

  • SCI-Edge (U.S.)

  • Open J-Gate (India)

  • OCLC WorldCat (United States)

  • Universe Digtial Library (Malaysia)

  • NewJour (Georgetown University Library, U.S.)

  • Google Scholar

 


ADVERTSING OPTIONS

Advertising options

Our journals are the official publications of a number of leading societies and associations, and we deliver them to the association members. Our open access policy increases the visibility of the journals’ content, reaching far more readers than paid-for journals. They are therefore the ideal place to advertise your products, services or conferences.

In addition to print advertising we also offer a number of digital options including; banners on journal websites and email alerts, advertisements in journal apps and dedicated email campaigns carrying your message to our database. 

Advertising with IJCBSS journals will deliver your message to your target audience at a low cost of investment per view for both print and digital opportunities.

 

Please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i submit the paper?

It is essential to email the paper to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by the researcher. The manuscript receipt will be admitted within by our Editorial support stuffs. In the call for paper page the particulars information will be available.

How much time to complete a review?

Domain experts and domain peers will review and peer review every submission minutely. Review process will take 7-8 days or more.

How to correct an experimental data in my published paper?

For any correction please contact the editorial team at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Refer the changes providing the revised manuscript. In agreement to IJCBSS article policies the revised manuscript will be published.

I have not received any IJCBSS notification even after 15 days of submission?

Sometimes the notification email may be directed to your spam folder rather than your inbox. It is depend on your personal spam settings. If not so, please mention the issue to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You request will proceed within 24 hours.

Do I need to submit the copyright from along with the manuscript?

IJCBSS will not accept any copyright forms, in case of if the submission is allowed for publication.

SCOPE & AREA COVERAGE

Business Management
IjCBSS covers the diverse areas of Management such as Marketing, International Business, Human Resource Management (HRM),Office Administration/Management, Operations Research, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Banking & Finance, Marketing, Operation &supply chain management, Management information system ,Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Organizational Development, Production/Operations,Purchasing/Materials Management, Policy making, Technology/Innovation, Tourism and Hospitality, Leisure, Transportation/Physical Distribution, Rural/agricultural Management, Knowledge Management, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility.

Social Science
Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, Social Welfare, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Development Studies, Population Studies, Corporate Governance, Cross- Cultural Studies, Women Studies, Religious Studies, , Linguistics, Education, Ethics and Politics of Social Sciences, etc. Authors are invited to submit their research paper in the area of business/commerce and administration. The research paper will be published

THE EFFECT OF TABLE BANKING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY

ABSTRACT

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) play a big role in social economic development in terms of employment creation and their significant contribution to the economy’s output of goods and services (Muthuri 2011). The Economic Survey (2006) states that the sector contributed over 50% of the new jobs created in 2005. Despite their significance, past statistics indicate that three out of five businesses fail within the first few months of operation (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2007).The Government, private institutions and NGOs have come up with interventions like Table Banking to boost the performance of these enterprises. However, according to the 4th Annual Progress Report 2011-2012 (2013), the effect this concept has had on MSEs has not been determined. Consequently, this study aimed at delving deeper into this subject and coming up with a comprehensive report on it. The target group population was 2,340 Table Banking Group members in Nairobi managed by Maono Initiative, Joyful Women and SMEI. A sample of 10% was drawn using stratified random sampling technique to get a sample size of 234 respondents. Primary data was collected through self-administered questionnaires and individual interviews conducted where gaps in data collection were found. The study revealed that Table Banking has increased ease of access of credit for micro and small enterprises who would normally not qualify for credit from formal financial institutions. It also revealed that Table Banking groups are lacking in capacity building, technology transfer and market linkages of the members. However, it was evident that social capital was a key component of Table Banking with mentorship, accountability and loan guarantee being the major benefits brought out by the respondents. Challenges of being in such groups were also not lacking, the major ones being non-serious members and loan defaulting. Nevertheless, 95% of the entrepreneurs involved in this study confidently said that their businesses had grown in terms of profitability, customer base, product diversification and asset base. In fact, the study revealed that most businesses in Table Banking Groups are between 0 and 2 years and by the time they hit their 3rd year, they are slowly outgrowing the groups; at this stage, they need bigger loans and more sophisticated technologies and trainings in order to grow further. The study recommends that proper structures and policies be put in place by the Government to ensure that these groups are nurtured so well that they do not fall out of the group as they grow. The study also recommends that further research is done on how other countries run this concept and how Kenya can make the concept work better for micro and small enterprises.

 

Key Words: Table Banking Group, Micro and Small Enterprises

Journal Archive

International Journal of Current Business and Social Sciences (IJCBSS) Journals Archive.

Volume 1, Issue 1


FACTORS INFLUENCING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AMONG CUT FLOWER COMPANIES

Karuoya Lucy Njeri - Masters Student, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

Ann Thuo - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

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FACTORS AFFECTING ADOPTION OF FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICE IN SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISE: A CASE OF WATER BOTTLING COMPANIES 

Eric Antony Ngugi Njaramba - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya 

Dr. John Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya

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INFLUENCE OF INTERNAL CONTROLS ON GROWTH OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THE ERRAND SERVICES BUSINESSES IN NAIROBI COUNTY  

Eric Antony Ngugi Njaramba - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. John Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES DAIRY FARMERS’ IN KENYA: CASE OF GATUNDU SOUTH FARMER’S DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD

Kamau J. Munyori - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. John Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


MARKETING SKILLS AS A FACTOR INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF INNOVATIONS ALONG THE MANGO SUPPLY CHAIN IN MERU COUNTY, KENYA

Isaiah Gitonga Imaita (Ph.D.) - School of business, Africa Nazarene University, Kenya

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International Journal of Current Business and Social Sciences (IJCBSS) Journals Archive.

Volume 1, Issue 2


FACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF MATATU PARATRANSIT VENTURE IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY

Justus M. Thaimuta - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Makori Moronge - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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EVALUATION OF CHALLENGES THAT INFLUENCE STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION: A CASE STUDY OF MALEZI BORA IN KIRINYAGA DISTRICT

Joyce Wangui Kirubi - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. M. Oloko - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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CHALLENGES FACED BY ADULT FEMALE STUDENTS IN SOME FACULTIES: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

Iro-Idoro Bose Charlotte - Office Technology Department, The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

Aluko Olusegun Olarewaju - Department of Architecture, The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ayodele Kolawole Olanrewaju - Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Babcock University Ilishan, Ilishan, Ogun State, Nigeria

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PORTFOLIO FORMATION: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM KHARTOUM STOCK EXCHANGE

Khalafalla Ahmed Mohamed Arabi - Professor of Econometrics, Department of Econometrics & Social Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Bakht Alruda, Sudan

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ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL DISTRESS DETERMINANTS: A SURVEY OF NON-FINANCIAL FIRMS LISTED IN THE NSE

Bernard Baimwera - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

Antony Murimi Muriuki - Lecturer, The East African University, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


CORPORATE LOAN PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION AND CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT AMONG COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KENYA

Maubi Andrew Mokaya - Masters Student, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr. Ambrose Jagongo - Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN LEARNING INSTITUTIONS: THE CASE OF KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE (KMTC)

Peter K. Tum - Master of Science in Energy Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Patrick Mutinda Master of Science in Electronics and Instrumentation, Kenyatta University, Kenya

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FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND PROJECTS IN MACHAKOS TOWN CONSTITUENCY, MACHAKOS COUNTY IN KENYA

Patrick N. Kairu Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya

Dr. P. Karanja Ngugi - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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FACTORS INFLUENCING KENYAN TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATOR LOYALTY TO INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIERS OF WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

John Kipchumba Tanui - Master of Business Administration, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


ROLE OF SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION ON SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE IN KENYAN STATE CORPORATIONS

Maureen Muthoni Njagi - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Prof. Martin Ogutu - Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


FACTORS AFFECTING THE PROCUREMENT OF ERP IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Charity Nkonge - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Agnes Njeru - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


FACTORS AFFECTING ACCESS TO PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS BY SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN KENYA: A SURVEY OF LIMURU SUB-COUNTY

Mercy Wambui Gitari - Master of Science in Procurement and Logistics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Karanja KabareJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN AGILITY ON FMCG MANUFACTURERS IN KENYA

Maureen Bungei - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Gladys Rotich - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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EFFECTS OF E-PROCUREMENT ON THE EFFICIENCY OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN FIVE STAR HOTELS IN NAIROBI CITY, KENYA

Otieno Nelly Cynthia- Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Mike A. Iravo - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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ASSESSMENT OF BENEFITS AND RISKS OF OUTSOURCING ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SERVICES BY ORGANIZATIONS IN KENYA

James Thiaine - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Prof. Robert Kinyua - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Pius W.  Makhonge - Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

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THE EFFECTS OF MIRAA TRADE ON FARMERS WEALTH:  A CASE STUDY OF FARMERS IN MERU NORTH DISTRICT, KENYA

Jeremiah K. Mailutha - Masters Student, Moi University, Kenya

Conlet W. Kikechi - Lecturer, Moi University, Kenya

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EFFECTS OF PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING ON INNOVATION: A CASE OF KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY

Caxton M. Ngeywo - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya 

Prof. Stephen Nyambengera - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


THE EFFECT OF TABLE BANKING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY

Carolyn M. Kariuki - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Patrick Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract (HTML Format) | Full Text (PDF Format)


INFLUENCE OF STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP ON UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF KARATINA UNIVERSITY 

Moses Muturi Murimi - Lecturer, Karatina University

Dr. Humprey Omondi - Lecturer, Karatina University

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IJCBSS Policy

Privacy Policy

The names and e-mail addresses entered in all our functional journal websites will be used exclusively for the scholarly mission of all journals and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. These details are made available in this way purely to facilitate communication. Collecting these email addresses for commercial use is not permitted.


Peer Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts are sent for review unless they are out of scope or below the threshold level of the journal. The manuscripts will be sent to two experts for an informed recommendation on whether the articles should be accepted for publication. Statistical reviewers are also used where necessary. We employ a 'single-blind' reviewing system (where the reviewers remains anonymous to author, but the reviewers knows the identity of the author). Once the reviews have been received by the editor, a decision is made whether to accept the manuscript, ask for a revised version, or reject it. Ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-chief of that journal. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests.

Editorial Board

 

The International Journal of Current Business and Social Sciences is an international, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Building a great tradition of global innovations on issues under business, social sciences and education. IJCBSS aims to contribute substantially to the field of research by providing a high-quality medium for the dissemination of new research and analysis knowledge and methods. Among IJBSSE’s targeted audience are business scholars, practitioners and education consultants (e.g., marketing research and consulting professionals) and other interested groups and individuals. IJCBSS follows double blind review with respect to contributors and reviewers; however, it is possible that a reviewer may have seen an earlier version of the research in the form of a conference paper, a paper presented at a research seminar, or a working paper. The editorial board is aware of author identity.

Mohamud Saeed Ambashe  (Ph.D. In CEIF University Malaysia) - Senior Lecturer, Alitttiad University, United Kingdom.


Nishant Bagadia - (Ph.D., Joint program in Medical Anthropology, UC - San Francisco/UC - Berkeley San Francisco, CA) - Founder and CEO, Summsa (www.summsa.com), San Francisco, CA.


Dr.Saroj Ranjan Mania - (Ph.D. in Sociology under Utkal Univerty, Bhubaneswar) - Project Director, Centre for International Trade & Development, School of International studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.


Dr. Alenga Amadi (CPS (K), BBA, MBA, Mphil, Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Kenyatta University, Kenya) -CEO & Founder Gifts & Talents Testing, Career Advisory Center, Kenya.


Dr. Karenye Kimani David (MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Makerere University, Uganda) - Pharmacist - VCare Pharmaceutical Ltd., Uganda. 


Alex Saningo (LIMIS, DIPIT/PM, BA, MSc.) - Founder and Managing Director of Capital Research Group International, Kenya.


Dr. Isaiah Gitonga Imaita (Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management), Mt. Kenya University) - Senior Lecturer Africa Nazarene University, Kenya.


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Editor, editorial board and other members do not receive any remuneration. These positions are voluntary

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