Entrepreneurship & Organization Management

ISSN: 2169-026X

Open Access

Volume 10, Issue 5 (2021)

Research Pages: 1 - 4

Customer Lowered Electricity Price: Advancing the Modern Grid Capabilities Through Rate Design

Myon Katz, Brendan JM, Richard T and Syed AA*

DOI: 10.37421/2169-026X.2021.10.304

In this paper, we discuss innovative electricity pricing rate design as a solution to a problem brought about by an “Old Utility Model,” namely the problem of ratepayers shifting, or dumping, cost onto other electricity ratepayers. The solution involves time-of-use pricing, smartly implemented new technologies, and an updated “Utility of the Future “model that turns ratepayers from consumers to prosumers alongside a rate design that incentivized deep investments into DER (Distributed Energy Resources), energy efficiency and storage, such as whole-home batteries, while taking advantage of the practice of net metering.

Research Pages: 1 - 6

How Servant Leadership Relates to Conflict Management Styles at Work

Thomas B. Fields*

DOI: 10.37421/2169-026X.2021.10.305

Managing interpersonal conflict between employees and their supervisors continues to be challenging. Researchers have studied how leadership styles relate to conflict management in organizations, but little is known about how servant leadership relates to conflict management at work. Servant leadership is a management style in which one motivates his or her employees by serving them. The purpose of this study was to investigate how servant leadership dimensions exhibited by supervisors correlated with conflict management styles used by employees when employees experienced conflict with their supervisor. A web-based survey invitation was shared with social service employees resulting in a sample of 230 participants. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to determine if a predictive relationship existed between the servant leadership dimensions, measured by the Servant Leadership Scale, and helpful and unhelpful conflict management styles, measured by the Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory–II. Servant leadership exhibited by supervisors correlated positively with both helpful and unhelpful conflict management styles used by employees.

Research Pages: 1 - 5

Enhancing the Coffee among Small holder farmers by Value-Added System in Thandaunggyi Township, Karen State, Myanmar

Saw Joseph Win* and Taien Layraman

DOI: 10.37421/2169-026X.2021.10.307

Thandaunggyi is one of the townships in Karen state, Myanmar that is categorized as a conflict-affected (brown) area, characterized by late development and natural sightseeing place. However, since crop agriculture are susceptible to drought, Robusta coffee has become the sole most important alternative form of sustenance. Despite documented potential benefits of value addition, coffee is majorly produced and marketed with little processing. There is insufficient knowledge on why this is the case. Using survey data from 185 randomly selected coffee farmers from three areas in Thandaunggyi township, descriptive methods were used to summarize household characteristics and to characterize the farming systems in the study areas, while in-depth interviews with 40 participants and the Probit Regression Models were used to determine the extent of value addition contingent on the decision of a coffee famer to participate in value addition activity, and to assess the link between coffee value addition and household poverty status, respectively.

Research Pages: 1 - 3

The Role of Leadership in Knowledge Management and Information Sharing for Small and Medium Retail Business

Hassan Shakil Bhatti*

DOI: 10.37421/2169-026X.2021.10.308

The purpose of this research is to identify the role of a leader in information sharing and knowledge management within the team of retail stores. It is also trying to identify the mediating role of information sharing and governing role of knowledge management between the leadership and team effectiveness. It is a quantitative research method will be used as data collection instrument

Research Pages: 1 - 5

Effect of the Management of Mortality (Chicken Death) Risk on the Production of Commercial Broiler Farms in the City of Douala, Cameroon

Viban Banah Victor* and Mfondo Merlin

DOI: 10.37421/2169-026X.2021.10.306

This research sought to assess the effect of the risk of chicken death on the production of commercial broiler farms in Douala, the economic capital of the Republic of Cameroon. More specifically this work aimed to assess the effect of (the risk of disease outbreak, the risk of heat or thermal stress and the risk of technical errors) on the production of commercial broiler farms in Douala and to make some suggestions to stakeholders of the poultry industry on how to monitor and control this risk. A sample of 254 poultry farm managers and their assistants in the city of Douala were selected using the purposive sampling technique to take part in this study. Primary data was gotten through the use of a structured questionnaire, interviews and non-participant observations, while secondary data was gotten through magazines, newspapers, published articles and official reports. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (IBM SPSS 20) was used to run the major statistics from the data collected. The coefficient of multiple determinations (R2) was used to assess the relationships between risks management and broiler production. The results of this study revealed that, there is a negative effect of (the risk of disease outbreak, the risk of heat or thermal stress and the risk of technical errors) on the production of commercial broiler farms in Douala. The study therefore recommended among others to the farmers that, they should make sure that strict hygienic conditions and biosecurity rules are implemented in the farm in order to avoid disease occurrence and spread and to equally follow the instructions of the animal health professionals concerning vaccination, preventive treatments and density of birds per meter square.

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