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Competitive Intelligence and Product Development or Innovations in Pharmaceutical Firms in Lagos State, Nigeria

Nduka Kenneth Omede, Amaechi Sylvester Egwuenu, Ezem Matthew Ibekwe

Abstract

This study examined competitive intelligence and product development and innovation in pharmaceutical firms in Lagos State, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated to determine whether or not a relationship exist between competitive intelligence and product development and innovation in pharmaceutical firms in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design to obtain data, using a structured questionnaire which was analyzed using Pearson’s product moment coefficient of correlation. The result indicated that there exists a significant relationship between competitive intelligence and product development and innovation in pharmaceutical firms in Lagos State, Nigeria. Based on the finding it was concluded that the process of product development and innovation cannot be successful except there is information about customer’s needs, wants and expectations of which the innovation products or services intends to serve. The study recommended among others that pharmaceutical firms should leverage on information gathering and sharing to determine the nature of the new product and service so that the new product offerings will be more valued and satisfying than the existing ones that are offered by the competitors. 

Keywords: Competitive Intelligence, Information gathering and sharing, Product Development and innovations, New products, New product offerings, Pharmaceutical firms.

The Influence of the Selection System, Training and Job Satisfaction on Employees’ Performance on PT Lion Air Group of Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Palu Airport before the Pandemic Covid-19

Rika Suprapty, R Syamsuddin, Maria Asri

Abstract

This study aims to determine and analyze the effect of the selection, training and employment systems. satisfaction both collectively and partially on the performance of employees at PT Lion Air Group from Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Airport, Palu before the pandemic covid-19. Data was collected through direct observation and surveys by distributing questionnaires and interviews to employees of PT. Lion Air Group Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Palu before the pandemic covid-19 to become a plague in Indonesia. The analytical method used is multiple linear regression analysis. The test results show that the selection system, training and job satisfaction, both simultaneously and partially have a significant effect on employee performance before the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

Keywords: Selection System, Training, Job Satisfaction, Employee Performance and Covid-19.