Research Papers/Topics in Security and Strategic Studies

Strategic Interventions And Implementation Of Reforms In The Public Health Facilities In Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Implementation of reforms is one of the challenging issues among public organizations and more specifically in Public Health facilities in Kenya. Despite efforts from the National and County Governments, Public Health facilities in Embu County have continued to experience a number of challenges that range from periodical employee strikes and unsatisfactory health care services to the general public. The general objective this study was to establish influence of strategic intervention...

Demographic Perspectives On Consumer Insurance Frauds And Its Implications On Intervention Measures In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study explored the demographic perspectives on consumer insurance frauds and its implication on intervention measures. The objective of the study was to explain the nature and features of consumer insurance fraud, to examine the demographic characteristics of consumer insurance fraudsters and to propose strategies for the management of consumer insurance fraud. The study was guided by three theories: Rational Choice Theory, Routine activity Theory and Differential Association The...

Organisational Resources And Sustainable Competitive Advantage Amongst Selected Firms In The Aviation Industry In Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya’s aviation industry has been losing its competitiveness over the last two decades. The industry consist of the Ministry of transport and Infrastructure, Directorate of Aircraft Accidents Investigation, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), aerodrome operators, airlines operators and auxiliary service providers. Previous studies have failed to address the issue of the dwindling competitiveness. Through this study, the researcher sought to investigate whether there is signific...

Challenges Facing The Implementation Of Total Quality Management Practices In Public Secondary Schools In Kenya (A Survey Of Schools In Migori County

ABSTRACT While education is considered to be a basic right and need, the management of secondary education in Kenya has been faced with setbacks due to several bottlenecks. This calls for deliberate action that will bring about the necessary changes in management. Use of Total quality management is the first step in realizing these changes. Several school managers are already using this management method. Such schools have faced several challenges in the use of TQM to improve management. The ...

Logistics And Preparedness Of The Eastern Africa Standby Force For Peace Support Operations

ABSTRACT Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) is one of the sub-regional forces of the African Standby Force (ASF) whose objective is to maintain regional peace and security. EASF structure is composed of three main branches, namely the EASF Headquarters, the Logistics Base and the Planning Elements. The EASF had purposed to achieve full operational capability by developing an operationally ready, multidimensional integrated Standby Force, equipped and ready for deployment by 2015, having atta...

Differentiation Strategy And Performance Of Deposit Taking Saccos In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies sub-sector occupies a strategic position in the socio-economic development of the country. Cost of doing business and reduced saving power of the SACCOs customers have reduced the revenue and access to cheap deposits that they use to give as loans to their members making them re-think their competitive strategy in order to remain competitive and increase performance. The study sought to look into differentiation strategy and performance of...

Corporate Social Responsibility And Performance Of Selected Airlines Operating In Kenya

ABSTRACT The increase in the thorough examination of the operation of busineses has made the organizations to be meet the needs of the stakeholders such ascustomers and government. Normally the organixzations that embrase the requirements of CSR have the high level of achievement. The essential traits of CSR that lead to improved performance are those projects that emphasise on health, environment, education and sports. In view of these contentions, this investigation seeks to draw out the co...

The Influence Of Academic Leadership On The Intention Of The University Students To Apply Strategic Innovative Behavior

ABSTRACT This thesis investigates an ontology that there exists a Strategic Academic Leadership (SAL) in higher education institutions (HEIs) context that can enhance students‟ intention to apply Strategic Innovative Behavior (SIB) at workplaces. SIB is defined in this thesis as a combination of strategic, but ethical innovation virtues (as measured by students‟ Affective Commitment) that enhances the society‟s welfare as time goes on. In order to investigate the ontology of SAL and ho...

THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY ON THE PERFOMANCE OF COMPANIES IN THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN ZIMBABWE

ABSTRACT The study seeks to establish the impact of government subsidy on the performance of companies in the cotton industry in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean cotton industry had collapsed to production levels of 9 500 tonnes in year 2014 and the government of Zimbabwe intervened by subsidising cotton farmers through free Presidential inputs support scheme. The costs associated with financing cotton farming, processing it into cotton seeds and lint has proven to be very high and unsustainable to c...

The Impact Of Mobile Financial Services On Households In The Cash Shortage Era In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The study focused on the effect of mobile financial services on households in a cash strapped society. This research was prompted by the increase in usage of mobile money services due to increasing mobile penetration and internet usage in the Zimbabwean society. It was expected that with increase in use of mobile phones would assist in reducing the need for cash by integrating mobile phone usage and mobile money transfer as the country is experiencing liquidity challenges. Evidence i...

The Influence Of Culture On Capturing And Management Of Tacit Knowledge In The Energy Sector

vi ABSTRACT The cost of energy has a significant bearing on the performance of economy of societies , thus management of energy resources is crucial . The available energy resources should be utilised more effectively with minimum incremental costs. In Zimbabwe the electricity generation , transmission and distribution industry aims to ensure minimum disruptions in power supply . The industry is characterised with zero tolerance for mistakes as the equipment involved is highly valued. The ind...

An Investigation Into The Availability Of Urban Land And Its Implications On National Security Of Namibia: A Case Study Of Windhoek (Khomas Region

ABSTRACT The main aim of this thesis was to investigate the availability of the urban land and its implication for national security in Namibia using the case study of Windhoek (Khomas Region). The City of Windhoek has been faced with the problem of slower pace of allocating affordable land and servicing that has seen the gap between demand and supply widening drastically and the growing numbers of people from rural areas to Windhoek resulting in increased demands for serviceable land. The co...