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Volume 5, Issue 1, 2008
Ethical dimensions in decision making: perceptions of business students at the University of BotswanaAuthor Temtime Zealeme TemtimeSource: Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal 5, pp 4 –16 (2008)More Less
The ethical behavior of the business community has been the subject of much debate and the reputation of the business schools has been noticeably tarnished because of the unethical business practices that resulted in recent corporate disgrace as well as the current global financial crisis. Although the ethical behavior of people is shaped by a plethora of personal and environmental factors, business schools are responsible for developing acceptable behavior among their students. This paper investigates the perceptions of graduate and undergraduate students about ethical and unethical practices.
Author Oitshepile MmaB ModiseSource: Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal 5, pp 17 –31 (2008)More Less
The Department of Adult Education at the University of Botswana offers professional training to people from different walks of life. However, the Department does not know what becomes of graduates of the adult education programmes once they complete their studies. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate adult education as a viable profession for graduates, based on the demand - supply curve. The paper is informed by the perspectives of stakeholders and potential employees. A qualitative study was conducted and from the data gathered, there is evidence to suggest that the vocation of adult education graduates is evolving rapidly in Botswana. The data reveals that there are greater opportunities in the public service and limited opportunities in the NGOs while there is potential for growth in the private sector.
Source: Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal 5, pp 32 –47 (2008)More Less
This paper examined the Bank of Botswana's monetary policy reaction function (MPRF) using the extended Taylor's rule, the VECM and the impulse response functions. We found that the Bank rate responds positively to a shock to the inflation gap and output gap. This confirms that the Bank of Botswana is committed to attaining price stability. This finding suggests that the Bank of Botswana priority is on targeting inflation than output. Also, Bank of Botswana considers the South African interest rate in setting the domestic interest rate.
The readiness of the Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce (BIAC) to spearhead e-government training in Botswana: an investigationAuthor Frederic MbubuSource: Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal 5, pp 48 –68 (2008)More Less
Findings of this study conducted in 2007 revealed that the Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce (BIAC) was not ready to train public officers on e-government due to a number of factors. These included leadership, technology, facilities and personnel. The researcher viewed the above factors as independent variables as they were appropriate at organisational level. Political will and policy issues were beyond the scope of the study as they were perceived to be national issues to be dealt with at government level.