Influence of Alternative Financing on the Relationship between Managerial Competency and Efficiency of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

Abstract

Worldwide, Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) exhibit inimitable financial needs. While SMEs remain fundamental to economic growth, their mortality rate in Kenya approaches 90% by the second year, mainly owing to lack of credit. However, scholarly endeavors exploring the impact of alternative finance (AF) on managerial competency -efficiency nexus for manufacturing SMEs have received little attention in Kenya. To resolve this conundrum, a thorough study to investigate how AF impacts managerial competency -efficiency nexus is necessary. The study used a cross-sectional research design, employing both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The target population was 171 SMEs registered with Kenya Association of Manufacturers. The accessible population was 136 SMEs owners/managers. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect primary and secondary data. Data envelopment analysis was used to measure efficiency, multiple regression modeling used to analyze the direct relationships while hierarchical moderated multiple regression analysis employed to test moderation. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling was used to test robustness of our results. The findings of this study demonstrate that managerial competency positively influences efficiency (β = 0.150, t-value =10.246, P
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APA

Njau</div>, < (2024). Influence of Alternative Financing on the Relationship between Managerial Competency and Efficiency of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-alternative-financing-on-the-relationship-between-managerial-competency-and-efficiency-of-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-kenya

MLA 8th

Njau</div>, <div>Waweru "Influence of Alternative Financing on the Relationship between Managerial Competency and Efficiency of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-alternative-financing-on-the-relationship-between-managerial-competency-and-efficiency-of-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-kenya. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Njau</div>, <div>Waweru . "Influence of Alternative Financing on the Relationship between Managerial Competency and Efficiency of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024. Web. 16 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-alternative-financing-on-the-relationship-between-managerial-competency-and-efficiency-of-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-kenya >.

Chicago

Njau</div>, <div>Waweru . "Influence of Alternative Financing on the Relationship between Managerial Competency and Efficiency of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-alternative-financing-on-the-relationship-between-managerial-competency-and-efficiency-of-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-kenya