Bangladesh Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research 2021-07-16T05:41:45+00:00 Editor-in-Chief Open Journal Systems <div id="content">&nbsp;</div> ANALYZING THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN E-GOVERNANCE ERA OF BANGLADESH: CHALLENGES AND POTENTIALS 2021-07-16T05:41:45+00:00 Tasnuva Habib Zisan <p><em>This study examines the present status of women in the context of Electronic governance initiatives in Bangladesh. As a developing country, Bangladesh is stepping toward achieving E-governance where there is always a debate of the digital divide. Hence, this study tries to explore the challenges faced by women for access to and control over resources specifically the Information and Communication Technology tools or devices. It also aims to unveil the potentials of women's access and usage of such resources. This study employs survey data collected from study areas. Both urban and rural areas are chosen to get an overall scenario of women's status. This study is conducted in an inductive approach and findings are analyzed in a qualitative approach. The result shows that the status of women in access and usage of ICT varies in urban and rural areas due to some common constraints. The major findings of the study suggest that Information and Communication Technology has some potential for women empowerment which is explained as a case study. In this era of E-governance, most women are still facing gendered challenges such as lack of control over resources, awareness, education, and cybersecurity.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes</strong>: H41, J70, O33, O38.</p> <p><a href=""><img style="text-align: justify;" src=""></a></p> 2021-06-07T18:57:32+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## RISK PRIORITIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY IN TEXTILE INDUSTRIES OF GAZIPUR INDUSTRIAL AREA, BANGLADESH 2021-06-12T19:51:54+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib Md. Shawkut Ali Khan Rifat Akter <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Though textile industries are the backbone of country's economy; it possesses the environmental and occupational health safety risks also. After the Rana Plaza tragedy, the environmental and occupational health safety regulations become started to come spotlight. However, still there found anomalies that threaten environmental and occupational health safety. So to get an overview of present risk levels in different industries, the aim of this study was set to evaluate the risk prioritization for both environmental aspects and occupational health safety. A total of 10 textile industries were selected and a direct field survey along with an interview from workers to top management was done to conduct the study. Risk assessment results for environmental aspects showed that water pollution shows a moderate risk rating value while air quality, soil quality, noise, waste generation, hazardous material handling, and miscellaneous use showed low risks. Again calculated results for occupational health safety showed that necessary action is recommended to avoid future risk in all-hazard categories of different types except for electrical hazards. Controlling measures were suggested in accordance with the risk priority. Thus it is high time to explore and evaluate the risk level and take necessary action on the resultant priority basis.</em></p> 2021-06-12T19:51:46+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## DETERMINATION OF FRUIT DEVELOPMENT STAGES AND PRODUCTION OF DATES IN KHAIRPUR SINDH PAKISTAN 2021-06-24T20:13:16+00:00 Muhammad Mahmood-Ur-Rahman Jamro Zulfiqar Ali Abbasi Ali Sher Chandio <p><em>The study was conducted to record fruit development stages of nine Date palm cultivars from spathe initiation to harvest. The data was recorded as per each parameter; finally mean days were calculated at completion of each fruit development stage. The results revealed that all cultivars initiated spathes from 8<sup>th</sup> January to 26<sup>th</sup> February. Significant differences were recorded in all physiological fruit development stages. The minimum period of (13.66 days) and maximum (24.00 days) were taken by Shakri and Begum jangi respectively up to the spathe maturity stage, whereas Aseel taken (14.33 days) and Dhaki recorded (27.00 days) to pollination. In the fruit setting (Hababuk stage) Hussaini noted minimum period of (44.33 days) and Muzawati observed maximum (57.66 days). In Doka formation (Kimri stage, the Hussaini cultivar recorded lowest period of (71.33 days) and Muzawati taken highest (99.33 days). Up to mature fruit (khalal stage) Begum jangi attained the minimum (110.33 days). However Fasli and Dhakki observed the maximum (153.67 days). At Rutab stage, the cultivar Begum jangi recorded lowest harvesting period (118.33 days) and Dhaki noted highest (158.00 days). In relation to the maximum yield Dhaki recoded (169.00 kg/plant) and Hussaini produced minimum yield (97.00 kg/plant).</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2021-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A STUDY OF WOMEN MANAGER’S SUCCESS FACTORS IN MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION - FROM BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE 2021-06-27T20:01:20+00:00 Farhad Hossain <p><em>Women are getting an imperative part of the full population</em><em>. However, women involvement is very insignificant in Bangladesh. In the last two decades, Bangladesh has experienced rapid economic growth. Economic growth has led to an upsurge in demand for managers and professionals. According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the female labor force participation rate increased to 40% in 2019, compared to 4% in 1974. This change is much faster than the growth of the male labor force. Especially in Multinational Company women are now showing their talent and they occupy many upward posts in their career advancement. The key purpose of this paper is to find out the factors that help women to become a success in MNC’s. Many women in our country occupied many important posts in MNC’s, particularly in managerial mid-level post their presence is significant</em>. <em>This study use exploratory research to shed light on the various aspects that influence women's actual behavior and performance in top positions, as well as the true reasons for women's advancement to the top of organization. A survey questionnaire is distributed among 100 women managers who are occupied different positions in different MNC’s. The methodology employed in this study was quantitative research. To check the questionnaire's validity, the researcher used IBM SPSS Statistics 20. From the results, we get some factors like personal, community, and organizational factors that have a huge impact on their success in MNC’s.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2021-06-27T20:01:15+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## IMPACT OF UNIVERSITY COMMITMENT AND STUDENT AMBITION ON GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY: A STUDY ON SELECTED PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN SYLHET 2021-06-28T08:42:02+00:00 Md. Abdul Muhith Chowdhury <p><em>There is a growing concern in the areas of employability that has increased in the last few decades due to the increased growth process and global competition. This study is based on identifying the impact of university commitment and student ambition on graduate employability. The research aimed to investigate the job market scenario in Bangladesh by reviewing the literature and provide suggestions to different stakeholders of employability. In total, the sample comprises 100 responses from students who are in their final year of study. Different international and local studies on this topic have been reviewed, and a structured questionnaire was used for collecting data from the respondents. The multiple Linear Regression method was used to analyze the data statistically. The result indicates that a one percent increase in the commitment by the university will increase graduate employability by 45 percent, while a one percent rise in student ambition will help to rise graduate employability by 31 percent.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2021-06-28T08:41:57+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##