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Social Processes and the Performance of Food and Beverage Manufacturing Firm in Enugu State

Social Processes and the Performance of Food and Beverage Manufacturing Firm in Enugu State

Ede, Titus Eguji, PhDa, Okolie, Jonathan Ibekweb & Aku-Ibe, Chidimma Celestine PhDc
aDepartment of Psychology and Sociological Studies, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
bDepartment of Business Administration, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu
cDepartment of Business Administration and Management, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri

Abstract

The study evaluated the social processes and performance of food and beverage manufacturing firm in Enugu state. The specific objectives were to: examine the effect of gain commitment on the improved employee productivity and identify the effect of communication on the optimization of resources of food and beverage manufacturing firm in Enugu state. The area of the study was food and beverage firms in Enugu State. The study used the descriptive survey design approach. The primary source of data was the administration of questionnaire. A total population of 1238 selected staff of the study organisations. The adequate sample size of two hundred and ninety-three (293) using Freund and William’s statistic formula at 5 percent margin of error. Two hundred and fifty-seven (257) staff returned the questionnaire and accurately filled. That gave 88 percent response rate. Data was presented and analyzed using Likert Scale and the hypotheses using the Pearson correlation coefficient (r). The findings indicated Gain commitment had positive significance relationship with the improved employee productivity (r = .424 < .983, p<.05) and Communication had positive significance relationship with optimization of resources of food and beverage manufacturing firm in Enugu state (r= .383 < .966, p<.05). The study concluded that gain commitment and communication had positive relationship significance on the improved employee productivity and optimization of resources of food beverage and tobacco manufacturing firms in Enugu State. The study recommended among others that the management of organisations should instill in the minds of employees the importance of shared commitment. Commitment nurtures camaraderie, trust, and a sense of caring—the essential elements a team requires to sustain itself in the long run.
Keywords: Social Processes; Gain Commitment; Beverage Manufacturing Firm; Enugu State
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Citation: Ede, T. E, Okolie, J. I. & Aku-ibe, C. C (2023). Social Processes and the Performance of Food and Beverage Manufacturing Firm in Enugu State. Contemporary Journal of Management 5(5), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10361934

 

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