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EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT OUTSOURCING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY: A CASE OF EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LIMITED (EABL)

EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT OUTSOURCING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY: A CASE OF EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LIMITED (EABL)

Paul Machoka - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Susan Were - Co-Author.

Dr. Nicholas Lettng - Co-Author.


ABSTRACT

Outsourcing is a widespread practice in business today and will continue to grow into the future. The reasons for and approaches toward outsourcing vary greatly from company to company. Some are doing so because of tactical considerations which could be geared towards customer focus and cost cutting strategies. Outsourcing procurement services reduces costs, focusing human and financial capital on business focus and core competencies. This is true even when the parts must be customized. While procurement outsourcing holds considerable appeal, especially in this economic climate, prospective clients need to be mindful of potential challenges that loom on the horizon. Benefits gained from procurement outsourcing derive from tactics well beyond labor arbitrage. However, of all forms of outsourcing, procurement outsourcing, because it can have an impact on 25-50 percent of the expense base of a company, has the potential to drive some of the most dramatic bottom-line benefits to corporations


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ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT SCHEMES IN KENYA

ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT SCHEMES IN KENYA

Salome Wanjiku Gakure - Masters Student Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr Muoni Gekara - Lecturer Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


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Across the world, pension funds are a principal source of retirement income for millions of people in the world and contribute significantly to the Gross Domestic Product of many nations. In Kenya, the financial performance of pension funds schemes, both public and private, have in the recent past come under increased criticism. This study sought to analyze the financial performance of retirement benefit schemes in Kenya by taking a case of registered individual retirement schemes in Kenya. The study focused on determining the influence of market volatility, risk management policy, good governance and low coverage on financial performance of the pension schemes. To achieve this, the study adopted a descriptive survey that purposefully targeted senior administrators and key policy makers in 30 individual pension schemes registered by the Retirement Benefits Authority


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INVENTORY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR ESSENTIAL DRUGS AT PUBLIC AND MISSION HOSPITALS IN MERU COUNTY, KENYA

ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL DISTRESS DETERMINANTS: A SURVEY OF NON-FINANCIAL FIRMS LISTED IN THE NSE

Authors: Shadrack M. Meeme.,Dominic C. Okero,Lilian K. Muiruri.

Institution: Kenya Methodist University
Department: Health Systems Management
Corresponding Author: Shadrack M. Meeme P.O. Box 3005 Meru,Tel +254 720 721 371 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ABSTRACT

Essential drugs are important for quality service delivery in the healthcare system. Proper inventory management of essential drugs in the health facilities is critical in ensuring availability of essential drugs (ED). Despite the importance of the required essential drugs at various user points, about one third of the world’s population does not have access to ED. This is a serious problem considering that drugs take up a significant portion of the healthcare budget and availability of ED is critical in quality healthcare provision which is a priority of the Health Systems. To examine the current stock control practices for essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County, determine the current storage practices for essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County and establish the current practices for managing returns of essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County.


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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA: A CASE OF MURANG'A COUNTY HOSPITAL

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA: A CASE OF MURANG'A COUNTY HOSPITAL

Muthoni Njuguna - Author

Ben O.Osuga - Co-Author

Maureen Adoyo - Co-Author

 


ABSTRACT

Good health services are those which deliver effective, safe, quality personal and non-personal interventions to those who need then and where needed, with minimum waste of resources. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting quality service delivery in the public health sector in Kenya and in specific the Murang’a County Hospital. The target population included doctors, nurses and lab technologists


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CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

Authors: Nyawira Mwangi 1, 2 Musa Oluoch 1 , GW Odhiambo -Otieno 1

Affiliation: 1 Department of Health Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University 2Kenya Medical Training College

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Corresponding author: Dr Nyawira Mwangi (MBChB, MSc PHEC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr Musa Oluoch (MBA), Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University
Prof GW Odhiambo-Otieno PhD, Lecturer and Chair, Postgraduate Studies, Department of Health
Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University.


ABSTRACT

This study addressed the human resource for health pillar of health systems. It was carried out in Kenya against the background of the internationally recognized critical shortage of health workers. Kenya is among the 57 countries in the world facing pronounced human resource for health shortage. The need to scale up health workers’ training and the emerging trend of partnerships for health have been widely acknowledged. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) trains the bulk of mid-level health workers for the country, including eye care workers. It runs three ophthalmology (eye care) training programs which are supported by partners. 15 stakeholders support the training programs through partnership. Despite the long experience of collaboration in training, a knowledge gap exists regarding the functioning of the partnership, the lessons learnt from the partnership and how education and partnership can be linked for health system strengthening. The research sought to explore the nature of challenges experienced in this partnership.


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SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

Mohamed Konse Siba - Masters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Dr. Jane Omwenga - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya.


ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to investigate the supply chain risks mitigation strategies adopted by manufacturing firms where the context of focus will be Coca Cola Company in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were: To establish the effects of capacity addition strategy, channel flexibility strategy, inventory addition strategy and supply chain responsiveness strategy on mitigation of supply chain risks in Coca Cola Company.


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IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE MATERNITY SERVICES POLICY IN KENYA: HEALTH WORKERS’ ATTITUDE AND INVOLVEMENT

IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE MATERNITY SERVICES POLICY IN KENYA: HEALTH WORKERS’ ATTITUDE AND INVOLVEMENT

Emmanuel Wekesa Wamalwa.

Ben Osuga.

Maureen Adoyo.


ABSTRACT

Kenya has a high maternal mortality rate. Free maternity services program was implemented to improve access and utilization of maternal health services and ultimately improve maternal health. The implementation of the policy in Kenya was done through a top-down approach, with health workers being called upon to implement the formulated policy. Evidence shows that involvement of health workers is critical for ownership and successful implementation of the policy. There is no evidence of involvement of Kenyan health workers before implementation of the policy. This study was carried out to determine the involvement of health workers in the policy process as well as their attitude towards the policy.


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FACTORS AFFECTING THE MANAGEMENT OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE KENYA POLICE: THE CASE OF NYERI POLICE DIVISION

FACTORS AFFECTING THE MANAGEMENT OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE KENYA POLICE: THE CASE OF NYERI POLICE DIVISION

Alex Munyao Ndili.

Dr. Anne Muchemi  - Lecturer,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)

Mr. Philip. Wambua  - Lecturer,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)

Dr. Shadrack Bett  - The Chairman,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)


ABSTRACT

Organizational change is undertaken as a matter of survival and Kenya police as organization is not spared. . Community policing has been found to be a positive step in improving police–public relations and engaging the public in crime prevention; however, the Kenya police is believed not to have succeeded in changing and adapting to policing styles that emphasize working partnerships with client communities; pro-active policing and problem solving. The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting the Kenya police in the strategic management of change in accommodating community policing principles. The study adopted a descriptive survey design


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CHALLENGES OF STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN KENYA: A CASE OF AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

CHALLENGES OF STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN KENYA: A CASE OF AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Maurice Omondi Ooko - Masters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Jane Omwenga - Lecturer: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


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The global business environment has evolved since 1990. The modern business environment and fast changing global economy demands high productivity, speed and flexibility for organizations that seek to thrive. This has brought new realities in the form of new business opportunities for growth and, at the same time has exposed companies to new competitors. Data from the recent studies in Kenya has shown that effective implementation of strategy has become the goal of many organizations. However, in translating their grand plans into action, unacceptably high rates of failure has been reported among many companies. This study examined the challenges of strategy implementation in the health sector of a developing economy, and more specifically, the challenges posed by leadership, corporate structure, technological changes and communication in the implementation process.


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DETERMINANTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA

DETERMINANTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA

Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Banafa - Doctoral Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. John Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The main purpose of the research is to verify the determinants of capital structure on profitability of firms in the manufacturing sector in Kenya. The research adopted convenience sampling which took samples from the empirical studies of emerging economies, South Africa companies and in East African countries. The variables studied were Leverage, Equity finance firm asset tangibility, and firm size. The performance was in terms of profitability, Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Asset (ROA), Total Asset base, firm’s revenue and degree of competition of a firm as the dependent variables. The result shows that capital structure has a positive and significant effect on the organizational performance in manufacturing companies.


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FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF E-COMMERCE STRATEGY AMONG SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY: A CASE OF FINETOPS ENTERPRISES LIMITED

FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF E-COMMERCE STRATEGY AMONG SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY: A CASE OF FINETOPS ENTERPRISES LIMITED

Agnes Njeri Kimani - LMasters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Mike Iravo (PhD) - Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

With the advent of globalization, many economies and markets become increasingly international and competitive. Technological progress in logistics and distribution enables nearly every business to buy, sell and cooperate on a global scale and even smaller and locally oriented businesses are forced to see themselves in a global context to survive in this new challenging business environment. Although common sense is that the globalization exposes Small and Micro Enterprises too many challenges the recent literature argues that Small and Micro Enterprises can benefit the new environment via e-commerce. The general aim of the study was to establish the factors influencing implementation of e-commerce strategy among small and micro enterprises in Nairobi County with a special focus on Fine Topes Enterprises Limited situated in the central business district at Kenbanco House Moi Avenue. The objectives of this study were to find out whether top management commitment, organizational culture, effective communication and staff proficiency influence the implementation of e-commerce strategy among small and micro enterprises in Nairobi County


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DETERMINANTS OF INITIAL EXPORT MARKET PARTICIPATION AMONG MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN THE COMMERCIAL CRAFT SECTOR IN KENYA

DETERMINANTS OF INITIAL EXPORT MARKET PARTICIPATION AMONG MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN THE COMMERCIAL CRAFT SECTOR IN KENYA

Evans Mwiti - Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship Development of Kenyatta University,Kenya.

Dr. Gorretty A. Ofafa -  Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University,Kenya.(Co -Author)

Dr. Ambrose Jagongo -  Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business, Kenyatta University,Kenya. (Co -Author)


ABSTRACT

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) play a critical role in the economy of most developing as well developed nations in terms employment creation and generally wealth creation. In many developing countries, MSEs form the largest proportion of the businesses and therefore need
to be competitive both in the local and international markets. Though Kenya has over 1.3 million MSEs which is a critical mass for any economic development, the level of market participation is low. In terms of export market participation, only about 30% of MSE in Kenya that have been able to tap into the great potential of this huge global market. This is low despite the fact that Kenya has huge potential especially within the commercial craft MSEs who can exploit the global market to market Kenya’s unique cultural and artistic products. The general objective of this study was therefore be to investigate the determinants of initial export market participation among MSEs in the commercial craft sector in Kenya.


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