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    Computerized Accounting Systems and the Financial Performance of Financial Institutions in Uganda A case study of Centenary Rural Development Bank Uganda Limited.
    (Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management Sciences ., 2016-06) Owange, James
    The research established the relationship between computerized accounting systems and the financial performance of financial institutions in Uganda. The study was guided by the following objectives: 1) To establish the level of adoption of computerized accounting system; 2) To establish level of financial performance among financial institutions and 3) To establish whether there is a significant relationship between computerized accounting systems and the financial performance of financial institutions. This study employed a case study because the researcher was more interested in a deeper understanding of the problem rather than generalizing the findings across the entire population. For the purpose of obtaining the objectives of the study, various designs were used as follows; the research used qualitative and descriptive research design to conduct the study because the findings of the study were non-numerical. A sample size of 50 respondents was got using Cronbach's formula. Both questionnaires and interviews were used to solicit for data from respondents who were randomly selected to participate in the study and the data collected was organized and analyzed to generate information which was treated with utmost confidentiality and strictly for academic purpose. Content validity index (CVI) method was used to establish the validity of all the designed questionnaires. The study made the following findings; age distribution had 71.43% of the respondents between 25-46 years. Education level had degree holders as the majority with 40% of the total respondents; the research also found out that the bank uses mostly computerized accounting to perform its operations since 88.7% of the total respondents agreed that the bank uses computerized accounting, this implied that the bank was a relevant case study with regards to the topic of study. On performance, 85% of the customers had their expectations met by the bank, this was interpreted as satisfactory. The study strongly recommends that financial institutions in Uganda that are yet to adopt computerized accounting systems should do a more thorough cost benefit analysis before venturing into this business of computerization in order to be aware of the benefit beforehand. This will help them to know whether it will be profitable to go into it or maintain the existing manual banking system. In order to avoid loss of data and information, there should also be standby computers and other related facilities as well as other software backups that can be used in times of an urgent need for such replacement. It is also recommended that financial institutions hire highly trained experts in the field of information technology to manage any unforeseen contingencies that can disrupt the smooth flow of the banking activities. Such future eventualities can be frequent power failure, which can create software problems. The research also recommends that further research should be done to find out the extent to which rural financial institutions in Uganda are linked to the Inter banking payment system amongst both the rural and the commercial banks at large. Other studies can focus on how the emergence of Internet and mobile banking in the country is helping the customers.
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    Effects of reward and compensation on team performance: a case study of Bushenyi Dairy Industry Cooperative Union Limited
    (Kampala International University.College of Economics and Management, 2012-12) Ingabire, Beline
    The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the effects of reward and compensation on team performance in organizations especially BUDICO. In chapter one the researcher covered the background the study, stated the problem statement, the scope of the study and finally the signification of the study. In chapter two, the researcher initially started by defining reward and compensation and team performance as defined by different authors. She went ahead to explain the reward and compensation systems, effects and characteristics of teams and strategies of reward and compensation 'on team performance in BUDICO. In chapter three, the researcher provided information on the instruments used in collecting data. She showed the study population and sample size, and sampling design and procedure, mentioned both primary arrlsecondary collection methods used and how data was analyzed, processed and presented including the limitations of the study. In chapter four, the researcher presented the findings of BUDICO where she showed how the questionnaire were administered' and analyzed. Discussions of these findings were presented accordingly following researcher objectives. The researcher used tables, frequencies and percentages. The last chapter, the researcher summarized the findings and drew the conclusions from these findings and also provided recommendations to organizations under the study and other related organizations. The researcher further suggested more research areas for future researchers.
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    An online integrated e-business for airline companies case study of Fly54o Company limited
    (College of Economics and Management, 2010-06) Samoei, K. Joshua; Nyamweya, Momanyi Dennis
    An online integrated e-business system refers to software solutions that allow the integration of intra and inter firm’s business processes. Electronic business commonly referred as e-business may be defined as the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. It can be conducted using the web, the internet, intranet, extranet, or some combination of these. In these case Fly540 limited-pronounced Fly Five Forty .The airline’s name refers to its price of Sh5540 per adult return fare between the below mentioned cities the airline with its headquarters in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, began operations between Nairobi international Airport (Jomo Kenyatta) and Kenya’s second largest city and premier port, Mombasa on 24th November 2006.This project was implemented for this Company. The actual system was to be used by the company customers to book flight, rescheduling their flight date and time and change route of flight. The report illustrated the new transactions cycles and processes, to enable required procedures and deal with various problems and solve them. The system was to rectify delays that were caused throughout the transaction processes, it was able to allow more flexibility in that, the clients were to enjoy services that favor various application i.e. rescheduling flights to own convenience. In the same strength, the staffs were to be in a position to offer quality services due to the system
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    Impact of the computerization of the accounting information system of an organization on decision making: case study national insurance corporation Kampala Uganda
    (Kampala International University.College of Economics and Management, 2010-07) David, Kajubi
    The theme under consideration of the impact of the computerization of the accounting information system on decision-making focuses on how computerization of the accounting information system affects decision-making. Questions were raised as to why the information system is actually computerized and costs and benefits involved, and how these create an impact on decision-making. Such questions were important in analyzing the cost effectiveness of the process of computerizing and the benefits of doing so. Then how it has affected the decision-making process. The questions were answered by looking at the background of the study, which explains the importance of information and especially the accounting information. Then it goes on to uncover the relation of the accounting information to decision-making and how decision-making is affected by computerization. With this background, a problem is stated and objectives of the study are developed. Then the significance of the study is revealed. In the literature review, various authors are cited whose views on the topic are compared. This helped to place the topic into a position of relevance for study. A methodology was developed to guide in the collection of information for the purpose of proving the study problem. This methodology helped set the different methods of data collection used in the evidencing of the study. An area of study was set in National Insurance Corporation, which is a listed institution. There were selected participants from within for different X departments intended to develop a diversified view. The materials used for study included questionnaires, interviews and observations and secondary data. The procedures taken were an introduction to the organization, explanations were made, introduction to the respondents and distribution and collection of questionnaires, as well s time for interviews. Some problems were encountered in the event of collecting the data. The findings were that the computerization of the accounting information system had an impact on decision-making in terms of improved speed, accuracy and efficiency in the quality of work. It has reduced vices like fraud and the tasks of employees have been eased. However, it is a very costly process initially. Though such costs are recouped in the bank charges. In conclusion, the impact is seen to be relative. The costly nature of the process is worthwhile since the benefits outweigh the costs. It cannot be ignored that computerization has an impact on decision-making. But in its relative state, it does not wholly affect decision-making. It is necessary to computerize, for better decision-making.
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    The use of a mobile phone as an aid to the growth of agriculture in Uganda: a case study Logoba Village in Moyo District
    (Kampala International University; College of Economics and management, 2013-08) Atimaku, Harriet
    Mobile phone emerges as a great tool to enhance the system of transfer of information in agriculture, so an effort in this study has been made to enumerate the uses of mobile phones in growth of agriculture in Logoba village in Moyo District which is based on combination of ICTD and diffusion theories to understand mobile phone adoption in a holistic mam1er. In doing so, the presented findings provide insight into why individuals within resource constrained environments can adopt mobile phones, and what barriers and opportunities appear in the diffusion process. 50 respondents; 39 farmers, 9 local councilors, I agricultural extension worker, and I local council chairman selected through simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling technique were contacted for interview, data collected were summarize, coded before being analyzed using a Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Primary data was also collected to know the opinion and preferences of fanners towards the use of mobile phones in agriculture. The study found that, mobile phone technology acceptance to rural Logoba village was high enough for one to accompany it with a predictable positive economic impact. In tenus of access to agricultural information through mobile phones, it was evident that, people in the study area capture the advantages of increased number of mobile phone to access information related to their farming business. Data shows that farmers preferred information on marketing most. According to fanners, Private agencies such as NGOs and fam1ers cooperatives are the most credible source of information while governmental agencies are least. Majority of the fanners preferred SMS as the best way of providing information as they can read and save it for its future use. Most of respondents valued mobile phones as easy, fast and convenient way of communicating agricultural information. Factors that influenced mobile phone use in communicating agricultural information included mobile phone ownership, type of agricultural information to be communicated, farming system practiced, network coverage, and respondents' socio-economic characteristics. On the other hand, lack of electricity, poverty and lack of knowledge limited respondents' mobile phone ownership and use. Based on the conclusions, the researcher recommended that the government, NGOs and other development agencies should introduce public phone booths especially in rural areas through which farmers could be capable to communicate agricultural information, government should provide the subsidized phones to the farmers with necessary functions and also provide facility of subsidized agricultural messages should be provided to the fanners since from thee report, fanners rated SMS high as a way of delivering information