Volume 5, Issue 4
1) Cultural Dynamics Influencing Community Participation and Their Impact on Quality of Basic Education: The Case for Rural Primary Schools in Zimbabwe.
Author Details: Sango Mesheck Godfrey (Dr) Senior Lecturer- Zimbabwe Open University
This study set out to investigate cultural dynamics that influenced the behaviour of community members in their involvement in school activities. To sharpen the focus, the study was guided by the following research questions: What cultural practices influence community participation in providing basic education? How does this subsequent behaviour of community members influence quality of basic education? The research study was conducted in a qualitative paradigm which provided a platform for accessing in-depth cultural data through community engagement in focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. The data that were generated were analysed. The study found out that sacred days, community work groups, respect for traditional leadership, distribution of domestic chores by gender, and religion had influence of community members in participation and subsequently on quality of basic education. The study concluded that sacred days, respect for traditional leadership, and community work groups had potential for improving community participation. distribution of domestic roles by gender had a negative influence; and religious beliefs had both positive and negative influence. The study recommended that schools should develop strategies to maximise sacred days, community work groups and traditional leaders, and mitigate the effects of gender roles and religion.
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2) FINCARE LTD: Cost, Volume and Profit Analysis.
Author Details: Erasmus Fabian Kipesha (PhD)-School of Business, Mzumbe University
This teaching case study aims at providing students with real world practical application of the cost, volume and profit analysis model. It provides data for FinCare Ltd a firm operating in Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania. The case provides situation where the firm has experienced some business failures during the startup, but then have been able to perform hence need to maintain the performance level. The case provided operating data for the company for five years and requires students to use the CVP model to analyze the trend and other variables which are necessary for firms to ensure it maintains its performance. This case study is intended for class discussion only.
Keywords: Cost, Volume and Profit Analysis, cost, financial performance, FinCare Ltd
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3) Desi Hustle Vs MNC Muscle: The Case Study of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd.
Author Details: Dr. Ramesh Sardar (Associate Professor)-School Of Management Studies, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
There is one unlisted company that is now on the radar of almost all the big brokerages; it is not burning cash and boasts of a loyal following, traits that are uncommon in the ecommerce space where profits are a distant dream. The company is Patanjali Ayurved Ltd (PAL).Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has, in a short span of less than a decade, recorded a turnover higher than what several companies have managed to achieve over several decades. There is no doubt that Patanjali is a disruptive force in the FMCG space and is a credible threat for the incumbents. The rise of Patanjali has been nothing short of meteoric, posing a challenge to the companies that have dominated the consumer scene for years. The success of Patanjali has raised investor concerns about the impact on established consumer names.
The case study explores the strategies of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and the tussle between the established FMCG players.
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