Dr. Zerihun Ayenew Birbisa

Full Name: Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa
Academic Rank: Associate Professor of Management
College/Institute: Business and Economics
Department/Team:Management
Position, if any:  
Qualification: Ph.D
Field of Specialization: Human Resource Management
Research Interest: Human Resource, strategic Management, leadership, Microfinance, risk management and marketing
On-going Researches:

  • Challenges and Prospects of Postgraduate Level Business Education Programs in Ethiopia

List of Publications:

  • Emnet Negash Debele and Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa (2019) Does Leadership Affect Enterprise Risk Management? The Case Of Tomato Production Value Chains In Ethiopia. International Journal of Commerce and Finance, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2019, 13-24 ,
  • Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa and  Emnet Negash Debele (2018).  Examining Prevailing Internal Value Chain Risks In Horticulture Values Chains And Its Management In Ethiopia: The Case Of East Showa Tomato Producers.  International Journal of Commerce and Finance, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2018, 25-39
  • Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa, and  Emnet Negash Debele (2019).  Assessing the Factor that Determines Enterprise Risk Management: Special Emphasis on Tomato Production Value Chains in East Showa zone, Ethiopia.  Global Journal of Economics and Business Vol. 6, No. 2, 2019, pp. 365- 374
  • Deresse Mersha1 & Zerihun Ayenew (2018) Determinants of Access to Finance of Smallholder Farmers: A study on Members of Agricultural Cooperatives in Southwest Oromia Region,Ethiopia. Horn of Africa Journal of Business and Economics (HAJBE), 2018, 1(1), PP: 1 – 15
  • Yeshitila Tesfaye and Zerihun Ayenew (2019) Determinants of Participation in Community Based Health Insurance: A study among high school and preparatory school teachers in Adama town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Journal of Business and Economics (HAJBE), 2019, 2(1), PP: 18 – 30
  • Zerihun Ayenew & Deresse Mersha (2018) Determinants of Output Marketing through Cooperatives in Southwest Oromia, Ethiopia. Horn of Africa Journal of Business and Economics (HAJBE), 2018, 1(1), PP: 31 – 40
  • Deresse Mersha and Zerihun Ayenew (2018). Financing challenges of smallholder farmers: A study on members of agricultural cooperatives in Southwest Oromia Region, Ethiopia
  • Deresse Mersha & Zerihun Ayenew (2019) The association between Access to finance and  Agricultural Productivity. Evidence from southwest Oromia region.  Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences, Vol. 6 No. 2, April 2019
  • Deresse Mersha  and  Zerihun Ayenew (2018).Financing Practices of Micro and Small Enterprises in West Oromia Region, Ethiopia, Journal of Management Research, Vol. 10, No.   Macrothink Institute
  • Deresse Mersha and Zerihun Ayenew (2017). Determinants of Access to Formal Financial Sources of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in West Oromia Region, Ethiopia. International Journal of Business and Economics Research, 6(5): 100-110, http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijber, doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20170605.13
  • Deresse Mersha Lakew and Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa (2017). Does Access to Formal Financial Sources Leads to Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises? Evidence from West Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Developing Country Studies, www.iiste.org , ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online) Vol.7, No.6, 2017
  • Deresse Mersha Lakew and Zerihun Ayenew Birbirsa (2017). Accounting and Reporting Practice of Micro and Small Enterprises in West Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, www.iiste.org , ISSN 2222-1697 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2847 (Online) Vol.8, No.9, 2017
  • Kiros, D., Zerihun, A., & Hayelom, N.(2017). Assessment of the Implementation of Performance Management System: The Case of Implementation of BSC at ERCA’s Western Addis Ababa Branch, EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, 7(4),
  • John, K.  & Zerihun, A.(2014). The impact of organizational climate factors on turnover intention of academic staff  in central and western Ethiopian Public Universities. EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, 4(12), 80-91.
  • John, K. & Zerihun, A.(2015). The Impact of Organizational Climate Factors on Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff  in Central and Western Ethiopian Public Universities. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 4(2), 8-21.
  • Zerihun, A. (2015). The Organizational Climate Factors that Could Predict the Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff of Central and Western Ethiopia Public Universities. EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, 5(4), 59-69
  • Chlachissa, A. and Zerihun, A.  (2015)  Impact of Motivation Strategies on Employee-Management Relationship: A Case Study of Jimma University in Ethiopia, Social and Basic Science Research Review,3(3),  167-179
  • Zerihun, A. & Shimelis, Z. (2013). Do Urban Poor Benefit From Microfinance    Institutions? Available At:   Abhinav National Monthly Refereed Journal Of     Research In Ommerce & Management
  • Zerihun, A. & Wondwosen, S. (2013).   Prospect And Challenges Of Management     Contracting In Ethio-Telecom South West Branch, Ethiopia   Available At: Abhinav National Monthly Refereed Journal Of Research In Commerce & Management
  • Zerihun, A. & Muluneh, H. (2011).  Maintenance  of occupational safety and health at Bedele    Brewery: published on the proceedings of the eighth international conference on the Ethiopian Economy
  • Zerihun, A. and Rojers. J. (2009).   Public enterprise   restructuring and privatization. Issues and  Bottle necks of implementation in Developing Countries with a particular emphasis on Ethiopia (published on the  proceedings of the sixth international conference on the Ethiopia Economy.

Membership in academic associations and academic related committee, councils, groups: 

  • Curriculum development Committee 
  • Served as  modularization  committee
  • Served as strategic planning committee
  • Served as Staff research  Proposal reviewer
  • Served as Academic policy amendment committee
  • Served as   exam standardized committee of Management department
  • Served as  discipline committee  of Management department
  • Currently assigned as a committee member for ICT policy and strategy  development of   Jimma University
  • Serving as research and ethical review board member since 2016
  • Serving as editorial member and reviewer to Horn of Africa Journal of Business and Economics (HAJBE)

Contact Address:

  • P. O. Box:    378, Jimma Ethiopia
  • Office Tel.:    +251-471117091
  • Cell Phone:    +251-917805300
  • Fax:    +251-471117828
  • E-mail Address:    birbirsa2018@gmail.com
  • Skype