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An investigation into management strategies affecting performance of micro, small and medium enterpises (MSMEs) in Kenya

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dc.contributor.advisor Pellissier, Rene Wanjiku, Lily Njanja 2010-03-01T14:04:35Z 2010-03-01T14:04:35Z 2009-03
dc.identifier.citation Wanjiku, Lily Njanja (2009) An investigation into management strategies affecting performance of micro, small and medium enterpises (MSMEs) in Kenya, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This research was geared towards the investigation of management strategies (factors) that affect the performance ofMSMEs in Kenya. Many developed countries record a time in history when entrepreneurial activities led to revival of economical growth after decline. This implies MSMEs is a very vital sector especially for a developing country like Kenya. MSMEs stagnate and their performance is uncertain according to writers such as Namusonge, Management inadequacies have been suggested in several studies. The objectives of this research was to, 1. To identifY the critical management factors affecting the performance of MSMEs in Kenya; ii. To establish the process through which managerial factors affect the performance of a MSMEs in Kenya ; m. To determine the integrative effect of various management factors in the MSMES in Kenya; IV. To establish the effect of demographics and management factors on performance, v. To establish effects of external environment on internal management factors A conceptual model was formulated from the literature review showing relationships of the management strategies and the environment they operate in. These relationships became the basis for the hypotheses which were later tested. In chapter 4, a mini research (pilot study) was conducted in May 2007,whose main aim was to test the reliability and validity of the research instruments. The 36 questionnaires returned were analysed through descriptive method. Results obtained indicated the instruments were reliable and the results valid. A few corrections suggested were made. The major correction was addition of question 35 to collect financial information. The data collection was done between mid August and mid October 2007.In chapter 5, the researcher analysesd the results of the survey after receiving 180 questionnaires. Time was a constraint. In chapter 6, the hypotheses and conceptual model were analysed and the results obtained suggested that, most strategies did not affect the profitability separately but severally. The integrated effect of the management strategies and the associated factors had a higher impact on performance of the MSMES than any individual strategies. In chapter 7, the conclusions, summaries and Recommendations are given. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 358 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Management strategies en
dc.subject Business performance
dc.subject (MSMES) in Kenya
dc.subject Development plans
dc.subject Research strategies
dc.subject Pilot study
dc.subject Sessional papers
dc.subject Cross tabulations
dc.subject Logistic regressions
dc.subject Pearson's correlations
dc.subject Discriminant analysis
dc.subject Composite means
dc.subject.ddc 658.4012096762
dc.subject.lcsh Small businesses -- Kenya
dc.subject.lcsh Strategic planning -- Kenya
dc.subject.lcsh Business forecasting -- Kenya
dc.subject.lcsh Business planning -- Kenya
dc.subject.lcsh Discriminant analysis
dc.title An investigation into management strategies affecting performance of micro, small and medium enterpises (MSMEs) in Kenya en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Business Management D. Com. (Business Management and Policy)

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