Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies (ISSN: 2315-5086) June 2016 Vol. 5(6), pp 155-161

Copyright © 2016 Global Advanced Research Journals   

 

Original Research Articles

Semi-Mechanized Brick-Making in Southeast Sulawesi: Feasibility and Constraints for Its Adoption

Dr. Haji Saediman

Faculty of Agriculture, Halu Oleo University, Indonesia.

Email saediman@yahoo.com

Accepted 04 June 2016


Abstract

This study aimed to assess feasibility of semi-mechanized brick-making enterprises and constraints for their adoption in Southeast Sulawesi. Data about feasibility collected from one unit of semi-mechanized brick enterprise, while information about adoption constraints was collected from 30 traditional small-scale brick making units. Data were collected using interview method based on the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using financial tools of decision making, namely NPV, IRR, BCR, PBP, and sensitivity analysis. The study revealed that the enterprises can generate a positive NPV, IRR higher than the discount rate, BCR higher than 1, and PBP shorter than economic life of the project. These results indicated that semi-mechanized brick making is financially feasible, and the enterprises that received microcredit from local commercial bank could repay fully the loan. However, depsite its higher net profit, producers continued to use traditional brick making. Some factors that cause its non-adoption included financial barriers, lack of knowledge and skills, poor infrastructure, limited support from government and other agencies, labor problem, and non-difference in price.  The government and stakeholders need to take measures to solve and eliminate the identified barriers in order to promote the brick industry. 

Keywords: Adoption, Brick making, Constraint, Feasibility, Sulawesi







 








Related Articles


Original Research Article
Godwin Ahimbisibwe M and Ernest Abaho
Export entrepreneurial orientation and export performance of SMEs in Uganda
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. January 2013 Vol: 2(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (183 KB)
Review
S. Asuming-Brempong
Sustainable growth of rice in Ghana: The role of biofertilizers (Phosphate solubilizing microorganisms and Azolla anabaena) to rice improvement.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. January 2014 Vol: 3(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (188 KB)
Original Research Articles
Felicity Asiedu Appiah, Oheneba Aduse Poku And Bylon Abeeku Bamfo
An Investigation into Recruitment and Selection Practices of Small and Medium Enterprises Evidence from Ghana
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. March 2013 Vol: 2(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (179 KB)
Bello M, CPO Obinne, ES Salau, L Ezra and OA Galadima.
Selection Criteria for Contact Farmers and the Job Performance Ratings of the Extension Workers of Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. June 2014 Vol: 3(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (131 KB)
Ned┼żad Prazina
The impact of air pollution on the prevalence of obstructive lung disease at children
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. March 2015 Vol: 4(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (99 KB)
Oko, A. E. Ndu
Dis-intermediation and its effects (impacts) in the marketing of consumer products.A case of developing economy-Nigeria.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Manage. Bus. Stud. May 2013 Vol: 2(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (207 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Haji Saediman on Google Scholar
Haji Saediman on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1315
Printed 299
Downloaded 665
Powered By iPortal Works