International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management (IARJBM) - ISSN : 2227-1287 (Print)

Impact Factor - 68.16 (ICV) 2015

International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management (IARJBM) is a Double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal, published by Academic Research Publishers. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of business, management, marketing, finance, economics, human resource management and relevant subjects. The journal is available only on print edition and the current issue can be viewed online. Authors can also download current article from online version.

Vol No. 4 Issue 1 : May 2015
The Assessment of Financial Performance of Steel Industry- A Case Study on Bangladesh Steel and Re-rolling Mills (BSRM) Limited Pages From : 01-06
Author(s) : Md.Taslim Uddin,Md. Alauddin,Atiqur Rahaman
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   The assessment of financial performance is essential for sustainable growth and forecasting future risk of economic failure of a manufacturing company. The study is about the investigation of financial performance of Bangladesh Steel and Re-rolling Mills during 2007-8 to 2011-12. The financial performance of this mill measured in terms of profitability, liquidity and solvency had been pitiable during the study period. Altman’s Z score model also reviled the overall financial performance of the mill had been at the lowest level of insolvency. Dependency on the foreign source for major portion of raw materials, price hike of imported raw materials, currency devaluation , budgetary constrains were mainly accountable for such situation. The study suggests some policy implication like reduce dependency on imported materials, introduce new technologies and research, modern marketing technique to increase sales, suitable pricing policy and the like.

Problems and Prospects of Tourism Industry in Bangladesh: A Study on Coxs Bazar City Pages From : 07-16
Author(s) : Md. Alauddin,Ali ekramul haque,Md. Ziaur Rahman
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   Tourism is a leading sector for Bangladesh. It is considered as one of the most growing industries all over the world. The contribution of tourism industry in the global as well as individual perspective is really amazing. Many countries in the world depend upon tourism as a main source of foreign exchange earnings. Coxs Bazar is one of the districts of Bangladesh that is blessed with natural beauty and cultural heritages. It is the largest sandy beach in the world. There are more than fifteen popular tourist spots in Coxs Bazar. Every year thousands of foreign tourists come to this country to enjoy the beach. The aim of this paper is to reveal the problems and prospects of tourism in Coxs bazaar. The writer also tries to highlight the special attractive tourists spots of Coxs Bazar. This paper also finds out some barriers of tourism in Coxs bazaar and provides some suggestions to overcome those problems

Pre-Sale Process Optimization for Improved Efficiency Using Six Sigma Tools Pages From : 17-23
Author(s) : Lenin Karthikeyan
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   Six Sigma is a set of business practices to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. It drives customer satisfaction and bottom-line results by reducing variation and wasteful activities which in turn improves a firm’s competitive standing.
 
The process or a set of activities normally carried out before a customer is acquired should be effective and efficient to generate new enquires and develop a strong cliental. This process is often referred to as Pre-Sales. The Pre-Sales team acts as an initial bridge for communication between the customer and the organization. It is an effective pre sales team and their capability to meet the requirements that would reflect the organizations service level. With increase feedback about poor response time, it was important that the organization had to dig down the root cause and try eliminating waste looking for alternative ways for a speedy process.
 
The major objective of the study was to understand this process and to determine the causes for the delay in response time. With the help of both client evaluation and Pre Sales Team evaluation questionnaires; we were able to understand the problems and the internal procedure that currently exists. For more detailed and descriptive overviews, interviews with the Division managers and team Heads were conducted. With the analysis undertaken it was evident that improvement was required in the current process .Findings and recommendations were given to reduce the gap in the existing system and to fasten the quotation cycle time. However these have not yet been implemented as it is requires time and strategic decisions to be made with the involvement of the management 
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