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Publication date: 1 December 2003

Mohamed Ali Mirghani

This paper develops a case study on the application and implementation issues of a framework for costing planned maintenance. It outlines the methodology for the…

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This paper develops a case study on the application and implementation issues of a framework for costing planned maintenance. It outlines the methodology for the development of the case study and presents the major findings of the existing maintenance‐costing system of the organization under study. It presents the results of a pilot study of the application of the proposed costing framework to a sample of planned maintenance jobs. It provides recommendations and identifies critical issues for a successful implementation.

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Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2511

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Mohamed Ali Mirghani

This paper proposes a costing framework with the objective of providing reliable, relevant, and timely information about the actual costs and the cost efficiency of…

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This paper proposes a costing framework with the objective of providing reliable, relevant, and timely information about the actual costs and the cost efficiency of planned maintenance jobs. The proposed framework includes direct materials, direct labor, and support services costs. The traceability criterion is used for assigning direct materials and direct labor costs to planned maintenance jobs. However, support services costs are allocated to planned maintenance jobs using the concepts and techniques of activity‐based‐costing (ABC). The proposed framework provides a complete audit trail of planned maintenance costs. It also provides a functionality that could be added to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

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Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2511

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Mohamed Ali Mirghani

Provides a description and analysis of the Saudi Arabian Airlines’ (SAUDIA) existing budgetary and costing systems from the perspective of aircraft maintenance as a core…

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Provides a description and analysis of the Saudi Arabian Airlines’ (SAUDIA) existing budgetary and costing systems from the perspective of aircraft maintenance as a core business activity. Views aircraft maintenance as an integral component of the airlines’ value chain. Highlights deficiencies of the existing systems and makes prescriptions so that aircraft maintenance will contribute positively to SAUDIA’s mission statement. Prescriptions for improving aircraft‐maintenance budgetary and costing systems cannot be made without providing precriptions for improving the budgetary and costing systems for the overall organization.

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Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2511

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Publication date: 10 August 2018

Henry O. Onukwuba

Leadership is basically about influence and ability to cultivate followership. This chapter examined the nature of indigenous socio-political leadership in Africa using…

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Leadership is basically about influence and ability to cultivate followership. This chapter examined the nature of indigenous socio-political leadership in Africa using Zimbabwe, Sudan and Nigeria as caselets and compared this with the post-colonial or modern-day leadership realities. A survey was conducted among senior executives at Lagos Business School, Nigeria, with a sample size of 200 persons, to find out their perception of the African indigenous leadership system. An overwhelming 90% believe that culture plays a big role in shaping African leadership style. However, two-thirds of the respondents agreed that Africa lacks proper institutional structures to support good leadership, thus encouraging corruption (97% of the respondents) and non-accountability among the leaders. Also, only 5% thought cultural orientation was the reason why the African followers do not hold their leaders accountable. In other words, it is not in the African culture not to hold leaders accountable for their actions. So, what went wrong? We attempted a deeper look at the effect of colonial rule and the attendant militarisation of the African continent. Our conclusion is that the colonisation of the continent by Europe brought significant distortion to the traditional African indigenous leadership institutions and the psyche of the African leader and the followers alike. Post-colonial Africa has witnessed 133 recorded coups d’etat between 1952 and 2016. This chapter is recommended to all those who seek a deeper understanding of the nature of the African indigenous leadership practices and the factors that have shaped these over the years.

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Indigenous Management Practices in Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-849-7

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Publication date: 9 December 2020

Mohamed Saih Mahfouz, Suhaila Abdalkarim Ali, Haya Ahmed Alqahtani, Amani Ahmad Kubaisi, Najla Mohammed Ashiri, Eshrag Hassan Daghriri, Shaima Ali Alzahrani, Azhar Ahmed Sowaidi, Afnan Mousa Maashi and Doa’a Albarag Alhazmi

The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of burnout syndrome and its associated factors among medical students at Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of burnout syndrome and its associated factors among medical students at Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Design/methodology/approach

A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 440 randomly selected medical students at Jazan University. The questionnaire used for this study was based on the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory.

Findings

The overall prevalence of burnout was estimated at 60.2% (95% CI 55.6–64.8). The prevalence was higher for females (64.1%) than for males (56.2%) but without statistically significant differences (p > 0.05). On average, the students scored the highest averages in the personal burnout category, followed by the study-related and client-related burnout categories. In the multivariate analysis, a lower age (beta = −3.17, p = 0.026), female (beta = −0.896, p = 0.016), and having better burnout knowledge (beta = 0.710, p = 0.025) predict significantly higher personal burnout.

Practical implications

It is necessary to implement strategies to reduce the incidence of burnout among medical students for the sake of a better quality of life for future doctors.

Originality/value

There is a high prevalence of burnout among Jazan’s medical students.

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Mental Illness, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
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Publication date: 28 September 2020

Mohd Razali Ismail, Ming Sun and Graeme Bowles

This paper presents results of an empirical investigation involving private construction clients in Malaysia, which seeks to establish appropriate tender evaluation…

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Purpose

This paper presents results of an empirical investigation involving private construction clients in Malaysia, which seeks to establish appropriate tender evaluation criteria and weightings for a risk-oriented tender evaluation system.

Design/methodology/approach

At the initial stage of this study, a list of significant risks is identified and gathered through literature review. These risks are then mapped onto tender evaluation criteria. Following this, the identified risks and their mappings are validated through a questionnaire survey to determine appropriate criteria for tender evaluation. Weightings for the selected evaluation criteria are established through an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) group decision-making (GDM) method.

Findings

In practice, different lists of criteria, covering tender's technical capability and financial performance, are often used by different client organisations. However, there is a paucity of research behind the selection of these criteria and the weighting being attributed to different criteria.

Originality/value

This study provides an important and a valuable insight into the actual criteria used during tender evaluation practice based on an analysis of documentary evidence. Both current practice and existing tender evaluation studies failed to address the risk element adequately. There is a lack of an explicit link between evaluation criteria and project risks. This study fills this knowledge gap by identifying tender evaluation criteria through reviewing criteria used in practice and examining their links to risk factors.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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