Volume 2 Number 1 January 2016

Maximizing the Eco Tourism Potentials of the Wetland Regions through Sustainable Environmental Consumption: A Case of the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Authors: Luke Amadi ; Prince Igwe
Pages: 13-22
At the turn of the millennium, the management and preservation of human, animal and plant species forms a major strand of the sustainable development agenda, defined as development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generation from meeting their own needs. However, one major contention which requires scholarly attention and policy discourse is the sustainable maximization of the tourism potentials of the wetlands in the periphery coastal regions such as the Niger Delta in Nigeria, the third largest wetland in the world. The paper engages in the policy relevance of eco -tourism from a Marxian political ecology perspective. Using sets of primary and secondary data sources, it examined two Islands in the Niger Delta namely; Opobo and Bonny to demonstrate incidence of under- utilization or otherwise of the tourist potentials of the islands. Findings suggest that ecotourism has not been given adequate policy attention as the Niger Delta wetlands which ought to have been tourist destinations are unsustainably consumed with deleterious crude oil resource exploration by the Multinational Oil Companies (MNOCs). The paper argues that tourism should be prioritized as a central concept in resource sustainability and proposes policy discourse aimed at ecological justice as integral to eco- tourism. 

Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Sport Organizations

Authors: Proios Konstantinos ; Proios Ioannis ; Dianni Maria ; Proios Miltiadis ; Charitonidis Kostas ; Samara Eleni
Pages: 8-12
Human resources play a significant role in organizational effectiveness. In this regard, the contribution of organization citizenship behavior is very important and can be interpreted based on the existing climate in an organization. The goal of the present study is to investigate the ethical climate existing in nonprofit sport organizations, and to examine the possible differences in the perception of ethical climate between the members in relation to gender, age and experience. One hundred and fifty six members (117 men and 39 women) of non profit sport organizations were used. Participants filled out the Ethical Climate Questionnaire. Results revealed a superiority of benevolent climate (social and individual caring) in the relevant associations, and the absence of differences between members in relation to gender, age and experience.

Assessing E-Procurement Knowledge of Procurement Staffs of AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Limited

Authors: Charles Adusei
Pages: 1-7
This paper aim at assessing e-procurement knowledge of procurement staffs of AngloGold Ashanti, Ghana. The key issues examined in this paper are understanding and perception of e-procurement, benefits and challenges of incorporating e-procurement. Purposive sampling was adopted in selecting the company and the procurement department for the study. Questionnaires were used to collect data and information from the respondents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. The findings of the study revealed that e-procurement is yet to be accepted fully as a replacement to the manual system; staff knowledge on the e-procurement is not satisfactory; benefits and challenges of e-procurement were highlighted. It is recommended that AngloGold must make it mandatory for all its strategic partners to be e-procurement ready to be selected as suppliers for both parties to reap the full benefits of e-procurement adoption and training of staffs on e-procurement software systems.