Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Impact Of Credit Risk Management On Financial Performance Of Savings And Credit Co-Operative Societies In Kitui County

ABSTRACTThe financial sector in any country is an important sector in the development of acountry. Most failures in the financial sector have been caused by non-performing loansor bad debts which are attributed by poor or ineffective loaning policy. While theconsequences of credit risk management are well understood, the direction of the effectsare predicted by theory, and evidence on their magnitude are still scarce, and centeredaround banking sectors and insurance markets. This study focuse...

Effects Of Job Design On Employees Performance (A Case Study Of Equity Bank)

ABSTRACTThe world is changing: the evidence is all around us. Markets are growing and becomingmore competitive and dynamic. The systems and methods that once served to holdorganizations together are now more likely to inhibit communication and demotivateemployees. Managers now need to take account of the changing attitudes and expectations ofemployees. They need to find new ways to organizing work so that it allows more flexibilityand brings motivation and job satisfaction to employees. For a...

Effect Of Microfinance Services On Poverty Reduction In Makueni County

ABSTRACTPoverty is a condition in which a person of a community is deprived of the basicessentials and necessities for a minimum standard of living. Poverty reduction hasbeen a major concern for successive governments in Kenya over the years because itis believed to be the universally accepted way of achieving economic growth in thecountry. The intended purpose is to raise the living standards of the people andimprove upon their quality of life. The Kenyan government has been implementingpoli...

Influence Of Social Media Strategies On Organizational Performance Of Commercial Banks In Makueni County

ABSTRACTOver the last two decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the development and use of various social media tools in sharing of information, discussions of issues concerning the day-to-day life of the people. A review of previous studies on the use of social media tools has revealed its impact on the organizational performance of different institutions. However, there is very little that has been done in relation to the impact of social media tools on the organizational perform...

Factors Affecting Sheep And Goat Milk Consumption In Arid And Semi-Arid Lands Of Kenya

ABSTRACTA study was carried out to determine the factors affecting sheep and goat milk consumptionin arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya. Specifically the study sought to assess sheep and goatmilk production, assess sheep and goat milk consumption, and identify sheep and goatmanagement practices for optimal milk production in Kyawango and Kibauni Locations ofMwala Sub County of Machakos County. Data was collected from a sample of 120respondents using questionnaires and observations and was anal...

Internal Factors Affecting The Implementation Of Strategic Plans In Faith-Based Healthcare Institutions In Kitui County

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate the internal factors affecting implementation of strategicplans in faith-based healthcare institutions in Kitui County. The objectives of the studywere to: examine the effect of human resource management practices on theimplementation of strategic plans in faith-based healthcare institutions, to establish theinfluence of organizational culture on implementation of strategic plans in faith-basedhealthcare institutions and to establish the effect of orga...

Influence Of Perfomance Contracting Strategies On Examination Performance In Technical Training Institutes In Eastern Region, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out on the influence of Performance contracting strategies onexamination performance in Technical Training Institutes in Eastern region, Kenya. Thepurpose of this study was to establish how the introduction of Performance Contracting inTechnical Institutions has impacted on external examinations performance. A descriptivesurvey design was used. A sample of three institutions was selected using simple randomsampling method, out of which a sample of two hundred an...

Market Structure Paradigms And Institutional Setting In The Nigerian Electricity Industry

ABSTRACTThis thesis examines the Market Structure Paradigms and the Institutional Setting in the Nigerian Electricity Industry. The main objective of this study is to examine and propose market structure that can achieve a production frontier that will produce efficient output and optimal price determination. The study also proposes the most appropriate institutional setting - market design that can ensure sustainable electricity supply and enhance consumers' welfare in Nigeria under th...

Factors Influencing Employee Turnover In The Hotel Industry In Machakos Town, Machakos County

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was an attempt to understand the factors influencing turnover in the hospitality industry in Machakos Town in Machakos County. The main objective of the study was to establish the factors influencing employee turnover in the hotel industry in Machakos town in Machakos County. The specific objectives of the study were to establish the influence of organizational factors, individual factors and job related factors to employee turnover in the hotel industry in M...

Effect Of Motivational Strategies On Employee Job Satisfaction: A Case Study Of Public Universities In South Eastern Kenya Region

ABSTRACTThis study examined the influence of training and development, recognition andreward, working environment and leadership on employee satisfaction in PublicUniversities in the South Eastern Kenya Region. The study adopted descriptiveresearch design taking on a case study where data was collected from three PublicUniversities namely; South Eastern Kenya university, Kenyatta University (KituiCampus) and Machakos university College. Respondents were sampled throughstratified sampling tech...

Employment-Related Factors Influencing Membership To Voluntary Pension Schemes Among National Gorvernment Civil Servants In Kitui County

AbstractThe study was on employment- related factors influencing membership to voluntary pensionschemes among national government civil servants in Kitui County. The target population wascivil servants performing national government functions i.e functions that are not devolved to theCounty Government of Kitui. It however excluded employees of parastatals and those servingunder the National Police Service Commission. In particular the researcher sought to establishwhether the independent vari...

Influence Of Customer Retention Process Onprofitability Inthebanking Industry: A Case Of Kenya Commercial Bank

ABSTRACTCustomer retention is reflected on three crucial business attributes which include increased revenue, lower customer acquisition costs and increased referrals. Today, with rising customer acquisition costs, businesses are getting innovative and starting to take a proactive role in retaining their clients. Experts in service recovery and customer retention have documented that when service providers succeed in getting a high Customer retention, they not only attract more customers but ...

The Influence Of Work Environment On Bank Employees’ Performance: A Case Of Commercial Banks In Machakos Town

ABSTRACTWorking environment is one of the essential human requirements that enable people to perform their work effectively under defined conditions. It is the quality of the employee’s workplace environment that has most influence on the level of employee’s motivation and subsequent performance. This study sought to understand the influence of work environment on bank employees’ performance. The main objective of this study was to assess the influence of work environment on employee pe...

Women Participation In Agroforestry Technologies Enhances Climate Change Adaptation In Nguumo And Makindu Locations, Makindu Sub County, Makueni County, Kenya

ABSTRACTAgroforestry presents a promising option to sustainable agricultural productivity by providing a buffer to climate variability through permanent tree cover and varied ecological niches. Thus, agroforestry can be used as a strategy to adapt to climate change and variability challenges for smallholder farmers. Success of this strategy in adapting to climate change calls for active participation of men and women in agroforestry technologies. This study aimed to establish roles women play...

Livelihood And Living Conditions Of Formal Sector Retirees In Lagos State Nigeria

Abstract The study examined gender differences in retirement livelihood and living conditions of formal sector retirees in Lagos State. The relationship between sources of retirement livelihood arid living conditions of retirees in the public and organized private sector was essentially examined. The study covered retired men and women from three tiers of government -Federal, State and local Government as well as organized private sector retirees. This involved a cross-sectional surv...


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