Business, Management and Economics Research
Online ISSN: 2412-1770
Print ISSN: 2413-855X
Print ISSN: 2413-855X
Volume 2 Number 5 May 2016
What Makes Chinese College Students Accept and use Mobile Education Applications?
Authors: En Li ; Min Chung Han
In China, a mobile education app is one of the top-three most popular apps, and its market size is continually growing. As the age of the largest group of mobile app users in China is between 26 and 30 years old, college students will become the largest potential group to use mobile education apps in the future. Therefore, understanding the Chinese potential consumers’ attitude and behavior intention to use mobile education apps is a good way for marketers to set up competitive strategies during promotions. Based on the TAM model, this study used perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and perceived enjoyment to measure students’ attitude and behavior intention to use mobile education apps in China. Based on the research of 125 Chinese college students, the result indicated that perceived usefulness and perceived enjoyment were positively influencing users’ attitude and intention to use mobile education apps. However, the perceived ease of use didn’t affect participants’ behavior intention to use education apps. It confirms that the perceptions of usefulness and enjoyment are indicators of attitude and intention to use mobile education apps among Chinese college students. Moreover, the perceived ease of use has a positive impact on the Chinese college students’ attitude toward education apps but not the individual intention to use the apps. Therefore, in order to target Chinese college students, marketers can focus on the usefulness and enjoyment of using education apps.
Bank Credits and Performance of Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors in Nigeria, 1970-2013
Authors: Ipalibo Watson Sogules ; Emeka Nkoro
This study examined the impact of bank credits on the performance of Agricultural and Manufacturing sectors using annual time series data from 1970-2013. Using co-integration and error correction mechanism for the analysis, the study revealed that a long run relationship exists between bank credits and Agricultural and Manufacturing sectors output respectively. Given the error correction mechanism results, the study showed that bank credits exhibited negative significant impact on the performance of both agricultural and manufacturing sectors in Nigeria. Based on these findings, the study recommends among others: Bank Credits to the Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors should be properly monitored to ensure that funds are not diverted for other purposes, Recipients of these Bank Credits to the Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors should be made to undergo entrepreneurial training and as well on how to pay back as at when due, so as to reduce the risks associated in giving out these Credits to the Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors.