This research is developed through appropriate ontological epistemological and

This research is developed through appropriate

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across contexts and time. This research is developed through appropriate ontological, epistemological and methodological stages. Ontological assumptions of the research such as nature of reality, what exists, what it looks like, what units make
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it up and how these units interact each other (Blaikie, 2000) were ratified through the observation over the years of professional experience which the researcher has gone through in the telecommunication sector. The ontological claims are enumerated in Chapter I as research problems (existence of TD and its reflective impact on the OH with the mediating effect of CA in telecommunication sector). This stage determined that the problem exists in this industry sector, which remains as an unexplained research area with potential implications to academics, industry, and government as well. According to Blaikie (2000), epistemology is one of the central pillars of research, which is concerned, with the theory of knowledge especially in regards to its methods, validations and possible ways of gaining knowledge of reality. This research adopted a positivist approach to establish variables and constructs from the previous studies conducted in the area. This stage examined the empirical evidence of the relationships among the variables. A thorough analytical review of the available literature from 1950 to 2014 was administered to cull out established instruments on the variables in the model.
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