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Babatunde Akanji
Obafemi Awolowo University
EndocrinologyBusinessWork–life balanceRole conflictCoping (psychology)
18Publications
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#2Chima Mordi (Brunel University London)H-Index: 8
Last. Emeka Smart OruhH-Index: 1
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Purpose – This study investigates the overarching ideology of work-life balance (WLB) or conflict as predominantly being a work-family affair. Based on a Nigerian study, and using organisational justice as a theoretical lens, it explores perceived fairness in accessing familyfriendly policies by managers and professionals who are single and do not have children – a workgroup conventionally ignored in research on WLB. Design/methodology/approach – Relying on an interpretivist approach, the datase...
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#1Toyin Ajibade Adisa (UEL: University of East London)H-Index: 4
#2Emeka Smart OruhH-Index: 1
Last. Babatunde AkanjiH-Index: 4
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Purpose – Despite the fundamental role of culture in an organisational setting, little is known of how organisational culture can be sometime determined/influenced by professional culture, particularly in the global south. Using Nigeria as a research focus, this article uses critical discuss analysis to examine the link between professional and organisational culture. Design/Methodology/Approach – This study uses qualitative research approach to establish the significance of professional culture...
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#1Babatunde AkanjiH-Index: 4
#2Chima MordiH-Index: 8
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Purpose – This study aims to explore the impact of organisational culture on leadership styles in Nigerian universities. The study utilises cultural dimensions theory (Hofstede’s insights) and the social exchange concept as theoretical lenses to examine the phenomena. Design/methodology/approach – Using a qualitative approach, 40 interviews were conducted with senior academics and non-teaching staff working in Nigerian universities. Findings – The findings reveal hierarchical, patriarchal, servi...
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This study explores how leadership styles impact work engagement and conflict management practices in Nigerian universities. It utilises a qualitative research design, focusing on 40 semi-structured interviews with senior university management staff comprising Vice-Chancellors, Registrars, Bursars, Deans of Faculties and senior non-teaching staff (i.e. chief librarians) of some selected institutions. The findings reveal cultural values shaping the choice of authoritative, transactional and trans...
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The study examines the relationship between cash flow and financial performance of insurance companies in a developing economy – Nigeria. Using time series data for the period 2009-2014, twenty seven listed insurance firms in Nigeria were selected as sample size. The study uses both descriptive and inferential statistics to determine the relationship among the variables. It also employs the series of diagnostic tests to ensure stability of the time series used as well as to ensure the model meet...
Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine whether work-life balance (WLB) practices are satisfactorily provided in UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the impact of the availability of these work-life policies on turnover intentions. A review of extant literature reveals scarce knowledge in this area of research and this study presents a rudimentary effort to fill this gap. Research Design & Methods: Using qualitative design, the data set comprised of in-depth interviews wi...
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The purpose of this study is to examine difficulties facing Nigerian female entrepreneurs in developing their businesses. The paper addresses the gap in literature on the challenges confronting female entrepreneurs in a non- Western context that tends to obscure any meaningful contribution made by women in this area of work. Using a qualitative methodology, a thematic analysis design was used on the data obtained from semi-structured interviews conducted with 30 women engaged in entrepreneurship...
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This case study explores the realities of work stress in the Nigerian call center context and employees’ views on how effective stress management practices can improve workplace well-being. A total of 30 participants (20 call center agents and 10 team managers) employed in two different call centers took part in the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted about the impact of call center working conditions on employee well-being while thematic content analysis was used to analyze the dat...
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This study examined executive remuneration and firms’ performance in Nigeria. Specifically, the study seeks to ascertain the nexus between executive remuneration, firm size and board size variables and the performance of quoted companies. The population of the study consists of all the quoted firms as at 31st December, 2014. A sample of sixty (60) companies excluding non- financial firms was selected for the period 2013 and 2014. Summary statistics such as descriptive, correlation and granger ca...
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