https://rajpub.com/index.php/ijmit/issue/feed INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2021-01-09T07:20:10+00:00 Editorial Office editor@rajpub.com Open Journal Systems https://rajpub.com/index.php/ijmit/article/view/8941 Effect of economic sectors on employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2021-01-02T06:44:00+00:00 KAMAU NDUNGU ttfrkndungu@gmail.com <p>The motif of this study was to determine the effect of economic sectors on employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, given that the Sub-Saharan African region had had about two decades of sustained economic growth. Thirty Sub-Saharan African countries were used in this study, their data that was obtained and used spanning from the year 1990 to the year 2015. The study made use of the traditional neo-classical aggregate production function in the estimation of the regression results. The software program that was used in data analysis was STATA. Hausman test was undertaken and it determined that fixed effects estimations were preferred to random effect and as a result fixed effects were utilized in the study in carrying out regression analysis. On effect of economic sectors on employment, foreign direct investment was found to negatively influence employment though the influence was not statistically significant. The export and agriculture variables negatively and statistically significantly influenced employment. All the other variables in the study were found to positively and statistically significantly influence employment. Empirical results established that the gender gap in employment was maintained in the whole period of the study with more men being employed than women.</p> 2021-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 KAMAU NDUNGU https://rajpub.com/index.php/ijmit/article/view/8940 Effect of economic growth on employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2020-12-23T06:29:13+00:00 Francis Kamau Ndung’u ttfrkndungu@gmail.com Professor Niu Xiongying ttfrkndungu@gmail.com <p>The study aimed at investigating the effect of economic growth on employment in Sub-Saharan African. The study employed secondary data that was sourced from the World Bank, World development indicators and FAOSTAT covering 30 Sub Saharan African Countries for the period 1990 to 2015. The study employed the traditional neo-classical aggregate production function in its estimation of the regression results. The panel data obtained was analysed using the STATA software program. Hausman test was used and it determined that fixed effects estimation was preferred to random effects estimation and therefore fixed effects regression was used during the analysis. Empirical results on effect of economic growth on employment established that total employment, women in employment and men in employment statistically and significantly influenced economic growth and on the other hand economic sectors which comprised of domestic capital, imports, exports and services sectors statistically and significantly influenced economic growth.</p> 2021-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Francis Kamau Ndung’u, Professor Niu Xiongying https://rajpub.com/index.php/ijmit/article/view/8939 The effect of demographic characteristics on employment in Sub- Saharan Africa. 2020-12-24T05:30:07+00:00 Francis Kamau Ndung’u ttfrkndungu@gmail.com <p>This study aimed at establishing the effect of demographic characteristics on employment in Sub Saharan Africa. The study used data ranging from the year 1990 to the year 2015 that was obtained from the data banks of World Bank and FAOSTAT. The panel data that was obtained and used was for 30 Sub-Saharan African Countries. The traditional Neo classical production function was utilized in this study in estimating the regression results. Hausman test was carried out and it determined that fixed effects estimations were preferred to random effects and as a consequence, random effects estimations were made use of during the analysis of data. In establishing the relationship between demographic characteristics and employment, demographic characteristics, imports and services sectors variables were found to statistically and significantly influence employment. However, domestic capital was found to negatively influence employment though this was not statistically significant, while exports was found negatively and statistically significantly influencing employment.</p> 2021-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Francis Kamau Ndung’u https://rajpub.com/index.php/ijmit/article/view/8943 Motives and Consequences of Social Network Sites: Teachers in Greece A Case Study 2020-12-26T14:05:12+00:00 Vasileios Gougas bgougas@gmail.com Lucia Malinova bgougas@gmail.com <p>the last fifteen years and especially during the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, there have been an intense In use of Social Network Sites (SNS) by all age, social and professional groups. Logically, that teacher could not escape from this trend. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the hedonic use, utilitarian use, socializing, procrastination, job escapism, work productivity of the specific professional team from the use of SNS. For this reason, a questionnaire consisting of 30 questions was created which was given to a sample of 351 teachers (N=351, Cronbach’s alpha=0.90) in Greece. The results showed that the strongest motivation for the use of SNS is job escapism. It became apparent that the negative effects are associated with escapism and socializing, while hedonic use seems to be more linked with procrastination.</p> 2021-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Vasileios Gougas, Lucia Malinova