An assessment of the impact of land use regulations and policies on land utilization in Mombasa Municipality.

Land use regulations in developing countries often fail to achieve greater efficiency and equity in the use of urban land. As a result. plans often bear little or no relation to the peoples needs and wishes and they are in any case distorted by limited implementation. These problems are exacerbated. particularly in the face of rapid change,by lack of consistent overall policy framework and mechanisms for resolving conflicts between different objectives.

Performance contract as a tool for management:a case study of the state corporations sector

The Government of Kenya introduced Performance Contracting in the Public Service as one of the tools to improve service delivery. Since its introduction in 2004, when only a few State Corporations were participating, Performance Contracting is now being implemented in a majority of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The decision to extend its coverage to all MDAs was as a result of the benefits that were beginning to be manifest in participating institutions through improved administrative and financial performance as well as improved service delivery.

Operations strategies in Kenyan airlines

The business environment is affected by a range of factors including; economic system, political system, legal restraints, industry, labour relations, customer expectations , markets, competition, technology, culture, history, infrastructure, state of the economy, shareholders’ demand, natural environment, labour conditions and so on (waters, 2006). Changes in the environment often happen and cannot be controlled yet they influence the operational decisions made. Organizations strategically respond to any significant changes in the business environment in order to remain competitive.

Implementation of business process reengineering and benchmarking at Kenya Ports Authority

Studies in regard to business process improvement on port industry had been rare in the Kenyan environment. The purpose of this research was to present an assessment of business process reengineering (BPR) and benchmarking implementation at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), their impact on port performance and challenges faced. The research used both primary and secondary data drawn from interviews with five senior managers representing five KPA divisions and performance data from KPA's bulletins of statistics.

Mt. Elgon ethnic conflicts and the threat it poses to East African Community's cohesion

Ethnic conflicts may have devastating effects to the economic, political and socio-cultural wellbeing of a state. These effects may spread to the neighbouring states to the extent that the relationship of such a state and her neighbours are affected. There are a number of conflicts along some of the Kenyan borders. This study focused on Mt. Elgon ethnic conflicts. The main objective was to find out what exactly is the main cause of these conflicts and establish the ripple effect to the neighbouring countries and by extension the entire East African region. The ethnic conflicts within Mt.

Comparative study between serum cystatin c and creatinine levels in chronic Kidney disease patients and blood donors

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a disease spectrum characterized by progressive loss of renal function over a period of time. Chronic kidney disease has reached epidemic proportion with current reported incidence of approximately 14.5% among the adult population in the United States of America. While no data exists on the Kenyan situation, risk factors for CKD such as post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and lately HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) are on the rise.

The relationship between corporate governance and financial performance of parastatals in Kenya

Recent and continuous global events involving major corporate and business failures continue to reverberate the importance of good corporate governance as a catch phrase necessary for ensuring the financial health and viability of business entities so that the interests of all stakeholders are protected and to prevent the unfair dominance of the interests of any stakeholder over those of the others. Studies on Corporate governance have mainly focused on private firms. Inefficiency, financial impropriety and mismanagement have characterized most public sector financial management.

International Market Factors Affecting the Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya: 2000-2014

Successive regimes in Kenya have appreciated the significance associated with the SME sector as numerous policy initiatives have been introduced during the past decade to accelerate the growth and survival of SMEs. Although there has been a growing interest paid to the sector by the government of Kenya through a raft of policy actions, limited scholarly attention has been paid to the challenges Kenyan SMEs face in the international market environment from a foreign policy viewpoint.

The role of culture in industrialization: An ethnography of the structure, culture and behaviour of the corporation in Kenya

This study was a comparative examination of the Kenyan corporate culture as it contributes to making the society adapted in a knowledge-based economy. It examined 152 corporations from all the sectors of the economy within a period of 26 months (between November 1994 and January 1997) in seven maj or urban areas in Kenya.

SUSTAINING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Today’s business world is characterized by stiff competition and the inevitable dynamic changes in technology, organizations and institutions are continuously striving to sustain themselves in the market. In such situations and circumstances, there arises the need to craft better methods of sustenance. In the modern economy, adopting new competitive methods has been an increasingly popular because organizations cannot always cope with increasingly complex environment such as globalization from internal resources and competence alone.

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