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Item Open AccessPerceived Quality and Competitive Advantage in Beer Products In Kabale District, South Western Uganda(International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Educational Research, 2019) Moses, Agaba; Alex, KanyesiimePerceived quality is customer perception to the overall quality or superiority of a product or service with the intent to expect respect. Perceived Quality ensures the organisation defines and delivers the requisite levels of satisfaction desired by their various target customer segments. Competitive advantage has been approached by looking at the external environment of the firm that is how the economic power of firms can be used to create competitive position in an industry. This study focuses on Resource Based View a model that provides a framework for identifying unique set of resources and this perspective shifts the approach of assessing competitive advantage from the external to the internal environment that is the resource power. This study, therefore, set out to determine the effect of perceived quality on competitive advantage in beer products in Kabale district. The specific objective of the study was to (i) To determine the effect of perceived quality on competitive advantage in alcoholic beer products in Kabale district. The study used a descriptive survey research design. The target population was 1783 including wholesalers, retailers, customers and brand and marketing managers of Nile Special Lager, Eagle Lager, Senator Extra Lager, club and Bell beer products in the District of Kabale, South Western Uganda. Multistage sampling techniques were used in this study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select alcoholic beer products and producers. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to sample shopping center to collect consumer information. Shopping centers were selected based on a marketing investigation. Primary data were used and collected using questionnaires. The descriptive analysis involving computing the mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis of percieved quality and competitive advantage variables was conducted. The inferential analysis was conducted using multiple regression analysis and the t-statistic and the p-value were adopted to test the hypotheses of the study. The study used the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) as a tool to process and analyse data. The study found out that perceived quality has positive effect on competitive advantage in alcoholic beer products in Kabale district, South Western Uganda, at the 5% percent significance level. The study concludes that producers of high quality beer brands have a competitive edge over those that produce poor quality beer products. The researcher recommends that beer brand Managers of EABL and UBL must position their beer brands in Kabale district to target customers through: attributes such as high quality, high prestige; functional and emotional benefits. Item Open AccessTask-Oriented Leadership and Employee Performance: A Case Study of Buhoma Mukono Community Development Association (BMCDA) in Kanungu, Uganda(Science Publishing Group, 2022) Orikyiriza, Elli; Moses, Agaba; Alex, KanyesiimeThe study aimed to determine the relationship between Task-oriented Leadership and Employee Performance at Buhoma Mukono Community Development Association (BMCDA). The study objectives were: to determine the relationship between task structure and employee performance; to investigate the influence of level of authority on employee performance at BMCDA; and, to examine the influence of leader-member relations on employee performance at BMCDA. The study employed a cross-sectional research design using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The target population of the study was 120 respondents. Ninety-two (92) respondents were selected using simple random sampling, and 12 key informants (leaders/managers) were selected using purposive sampling. Subsequently, the researcher used questionnaires and interview methods to collect data from respondents. The study findings revealed a correlation coefficient of r = .682 which shows a significant relationship between task structure and employee performance. The study findings also revealed that there was a significant relationship between the level of authority and employee performance as indicated by a correlation coefficient of r = .490. The study findings revealed a weak correlation coefficient of r = .171 which implies a weak positive relationship between leader-member relations and employee performance. The conclusion of the study, therefore, was that task-oriented leadership has a more significant positive relationship with employee performance, in which situation leader’s behaviour which involves: inspiring a shared vision through timely communication, emphasizing development and recognizing accomplishments explain some of the determinants in whether employees will ensure timeliness, quality, the quantity of work and cost-effectiveness at BMCDA. The researchers recommend that a more significant and more positive focus should be put on leadership behaviour that involves giving constructive feedback about performance, providing resources to employees to help them accomplish tasks, and implementing procedures to improve work processes, to improve employee performance. Such changes should be properly and carefully implemented to guide, and motivate subordinates and ensure organizational effectiveness.