Beyond financial performance: A perspective on occupational safety performance in automobile SMEs in Nigeria

Sakariyau, Olalekan Busra and Hamrila, A. Latip (2016) Beyond financial performance: A perspective on occupational safety performance in automobile SMEs in Nigeria. International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 5 (1). pp. 19-29. ISSN 2243-7770

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Abstract

Previous studies of SMEs have found that accounting, finance, production and marketing take precedence over personnel related issues like safety and health. There has been a long standing interest in finding ways to assist SMEs in improving safety and health. The aim of this study was to assess the occupational safety performance in automobile SMEs in Abuja, Nigeria. The research method is descriptive - survey. The population consisted of all employees in the department of works and maintenance within 46 automobile SMEs. The results indicate that health and safety which is a crucial characteristic and component in the organization need to be improved upon. The entrepreneurs and owners in this enterprise need to inculcate safety leadership supports as part of their strategies to boost employees’ health morale and job satisfaction.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: automobile; small and medium enterprises; safety performance; entrepreneurship; occupational safety, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 06:39
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 06:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17028

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