Structure and Performance of Manufacturing in Kenya (Studies in the African Economies)

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  • International economics,
  • Manufacturing industries,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Kenya,
  • Industries - Manufacturing Industries,
  • Business & Economics / Economic Development,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Economics - Macroeconomics,
  • Investments & Securities - General

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ContributionsArne Bigsten (Editor), Peter Kimuyu (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9721033M
ISBN 100333970284
ISBN 109780333970287

composition used in the capital structure on financial performance is vague. Therefore, this study will determine the level of use of debt to equity, the composition of the debt mix in the capital structure and investigate its impact on the financial performance of the non financial firms listed at the NSE in Kenya. Objectives of the studyFile Size: KB. The general objective of this study was to find out the influence of supply chain practices on the performance food manufacturing companies in Kenya. Specific Research Objectives 1. To find out how product development affect the performance of food manufacturing companies in Nairobi. PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA MOHAMUD JAMA ALI DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Business Administration) JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY Effect of Firm Size on the Relationship between Strategic Planning Dimensions and Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya. the U.S. total value added for manufacturing. But while this industry is clearly more concentrated than the overall economy, dominance by a few firms is due to the existence of a handful of very large producers (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Dial, and Colgate-Palmolive) whose presence is mainly felt in a few submarkets, such as laundry detergentsFile Size: 65KB.

The study sought to determine the effect of organizational structure on strategy implementation in manufacturing firms in Kenya. Location of the study was Nakuru Municipality and the study population included manufacturing firms with large plants in the Municipality which has got 30 large manufacturing firms, although some of them have ceased Author: Lucyann Muthoni Karani. Tannenbaum, p. ). Performance evaluation during this time was focused on work, people and organizational structure. Later in the 60s and 70s, organizations have begun to explore new ways to evaluate their performance so performance was defined as an organization's ability to. The World Bank’s work in Kenya supports the government’s Vision development strategy, which aims to accelerate sustainable growth, reduce inequality, and manage resource scarcity. The latest economic analysis recommends reforms and investments to accelerate a dynamic and inclusive digital economy in Kenya. The economy of Kenya is a market-based economy with a liberalised external trade system and a few state enterprises. Major industries include agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, energy, tourism and financial services. As of , Kenya had an estimated GDP of $ billion and per capita GDP of $2, making it the 62nd largest economy in the y group: Developing/Emerging, Lower .

the influence of strategic management on the performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya Objectives of the Study General Objective The general objective of the study was to determine the influence of strategic management on the performance of manufacturing firms in Nairobi, Kenya. Organizational structure allows the expressed allocation of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as the branch, department, workgroup, and individual. Organizations need to be efficient, flexible, innovative and caring in order to . line with Porter () and Gallagher and Brown (), Kotter , () reported that firms with performance enhancing cultures grew their net income 75% between and , as compared to a meager 1% for firms without performance enhancing cultures over the File Size: KB. Efficiency Performance of Manufacturing Companies in Kenya: Evaluation and Policies * 1 M. Haron, 2 J. A. Arul Chellakumar 1,2 Department of Economics, Commerce and Financial Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India ABSTRACT: The objective of this paper is to determine the efficiency of manufacturing companies in Kenya.

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Structure and Performance of Manufacturing in Kenya explores the factors affecting business and investment decisions by Kenya's formal and informal manufacturing firms. The analysis of panel data provides insights into the effects of the existing business environment and policy changes on.

Overview. Kenya has a large manufacturing sector serving both the local market and exports to the East African region. The sector, which is dominated by subsidiaries of multi-national corporations, contributed approximately 13% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in This chapter reviews the history of manufacturing in Kenya, starting with the period immediately before independence indiscussing industrial policies pursued by different regimes and their impact on Kenyan manufacturing.

The chapter concludes with a reflection of factors that have shaped industrial development in Kenya. Like many developing countries, Kenya’s early years of. THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING IN KENYA The manufacturing sector in Kenya grew at % in and % incontributing % to gross domestic product (GDP) (KNBS, ).

On average, however, manufacturing has been growing at a slower rate than the economy, which expanded by % in This implies that the share of. the effect of capital structure on the financial performance of manufacturing firms in kenya by: fredrick b.

kubai d63// a research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of master of science in finance, university of nairobi. november The Kenya manufacturing industry contributes to % of the country GDP, 26% of the merchandise exported and 12 % of formal employment.

The manufacturing industry in Kenya is faced with a number. publishing companies in Kenya, to investigate the effects of Divisional structure on performance of sales staff among publishing companies in Kenya and to ascertain the effects of matrix organizational structure on performance of the sales staff among publishing companies in : Charles Kyale.

It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Niger and Uganda to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan.

See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a high. achieve better performance. However, in the case of UK firms, size had a negative and significant effect on performance of UK companies.

This implies that small companies sometimes suffer less from agency problems and more flexible structure to fit the change (big firms are too big to change).

While the growth and the structure of the manufacturing sector is dealt with in detail in the next chapter, it is important to note that Kenya's manufacturing sector is among the largest in sub- Saharan Africa. Bythe sector had about medium and large scale enterprises, small-scale and over micro enterprises.

Kenya Manufacturing Sector Survey – Terms of Reference Background Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is the leading and most influential industrial organisation in Kenya - especially when it comes to advocating for the manufacturers Size: KB.

Organizational Structure and Accuracy of Performance Forecasting in Large Manufacturing Firms, In Kenya 1E. Chindia, 2G. Pokhariyal 1Graduate, School of Business, 2Prof, School of Mathematics University of Nairobi, Kenya [email protected] Abstract: This paper presents an integrative framework for understanding accuracy of performanceAuthor: E.

Chindia, G. Pokhariyal. debate in Kenya large manufacturing firms. Organizational structure is how the organization is designed to meet its goals and objectives. This study used customer perspective as measure of performance.

The Kenya manufacturing sector decelerated from an expansion of percent in File Size: KB. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

Content may be. Chapter Performance Management 1. Introduction 2. Human Resource or Employees 3. Definition of Employee under Various Acts 4. Main Characteristics 5. Employee Performance 6. Advantages of Higher Employees’ Performance 7. Performance Management 8.

Functions of Performance Management 9. Concerns of Performance ManagementFile Size: KB. Organizational Structure: Influencing Factors and Impact on a Firm Researchers have argued that if organizational theory is to be relevant to practitioners, emphasis should be placed on organizational effectiveness and its influencing factors [].

In the light of this argument, any mean-File Size: KB. Nigeria) and Odongo et al. () for Kenya. However, Ebaid () finds a weak-to-no-effect of capital structure on firm performance for Egypt.

The foregoing evidence raises a fundamental question: is financial leverage associated with poor firm performance in Kenya. Our research is an attempt to seek answers to this question. performance in terms of profitability, reliability, cost, responsiveness, flexibility and asset management efficiency of textile manufacturing firms in Kenya.

The study was guided by the cooperative game theory. The study adopted the convergent parallel mixed methods Size: KB. Summary statistics of all variables as proxies of capital structure, firm performance, ownership structure and control variables are shown in Table average of total book leverage (TLEV) and total market leverage (MTLEV) overall account for % and % during the period from to and widely disperses, from % to % and from % to %, by: to make sub-optimal decisions.

Namazi and Kermani() analyzed the impact of ownership structure on corporate performance of listed companies in Tehran Stock findings of this research indicates that there is a negative relationship and meaningful relationship between institutional ownership and firm performance.

performance (Koh, Demirbag, Tatoglu and Zaim, ). Building on this situation, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship, if any, between inventory management practices and financial performance of sugar manufacturing firms in Kenya.

Inventory Management is viewed as a significant blend of the key performanceCited by: 9. Coordinates. Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / ()), officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by electedsquare kilometres (, sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area.

With a population of more than million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous g code: + EFFECTS OF OUTSOURCING ON ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA: A CASE OF DEL MONTE KENYA LIMITED Felix Ndungu Kamanga1 and Shale Noor Ismail (PhD)2 1Masters student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Procurement and Logistics, School of Entrepreneurship, Procurement and Management Size: KB.

main drivers in strategy implementation that is leadership styles, structure, and human resources. This study investigated whether technology can be regarded as major driver influencing strategy implementation and performance of manufacturing SME firms in a developing county’s set up like Kenya.

The study found statistical. knowledge strategy and organizational performance. To enhance competitiveness and performance, manufacturing firms in Kenya are managing knowledge as a resource.

However, past studies in Kenya have not examined the relationship between knowledge strategy and performance of the firms. The objective of this study. The purpose of this paper is to explore the interrelationship between macroeconomic factors, firm characteristics and financial performance of quoted manufacturing firms in Nigeria.

Specifically, the study investigates the effect of interest rate, inflation rate, exchange rate and the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, while the firm characteristics were size, leverage and by: 1. The Impact of Management Information System (MIS) on the Performance of Business Organization in Nigeria International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR) Page 78 comprehensive, accessible, flexible and useable at all appropriate levels of the organization’s Size: KB.

In Kenya, Manufacturing share of total Kenyan economic output has stagnated at 10 with a declining contribution to total wage employment. It is this fact that necessitated an enquiry on the role of micro factors on the financial performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya.

The specific. Chapter 7. Organizational Structure and Change Figure The structures of organizations vary and influence the ease or challenge of organizational performance and change.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME. Reading this chapter will help you do the following: 1. Define organizational structure and its File Size: KB. including Kenya. In any sector, businesses usually adopt one of several legal structures (often called ‘business structures.’) It can be expected that businesses seeking to engage in REDD+ implementation or, more broadly, business opportunities in the ‘green economy’ will do the same.

Different businessFile Size: KB. “Annual performance reviews,” report performance management consultancy experts Gallup, “no longer work.”. In fact, research results from Brandon Hall Group’s survey show 70% of organizations believe their performance management programs are ‘average’ or ‘below average’.The capital structure decision plays an important role in the performance of a firm.

Therefore, there have been many studies inspecting the rapport of capital structure with the performance of firms, although the findings of these studies are inconclusive. In addition, there is a relative deficiency of empirical studies examining the link between capital structure and the performance of banks Cited by: 3.The relationship between capital structure and financial performance is one that received considerable attention in the finance literature.

How important is the concentration of control for the company performance or the type of investors exerting that control are questions that authors have.