The relationship between monetary policy and Performance of the Nairobi securities exchange

The aim of this descriptive and correlational study was to determine the relationship between monetary policy and performance of the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The Performance measure of the Nairobi Securities Exchange used was the NSE 20-Share Index which was regressed against the monetary policy instruments including 91-day Treasury bill rate, exchange rate (US dollar), money supply (M3), repo rate, cash ratio requirement (CRR) and Central Bank rate (CBR). The period of the study was six years from June 2006 to June 2012.

New perspectives on natural resource development in developing countries

The link between natural resources and economic development is more and more regarded as a fact today even though the whole process of development is only partially understood. The awareness has now spread to the developing countries of the world where resources have yet to be developed to bring about an improvement in standards of living especially for rural populations, as well as a general improvement in the quality of life for the people.

The effectiveness of marketing strategies on sales performance of pharmaceutical companies in Nairobi, Kenya

The pharmaceutical sector in Kenya has been expanding at an increasing rate and is becoming intensely competitive. As such, every organization needs to adopt some strategies which will enable it to have a competitive edge over the others. As competition intensifies, many businesses continue to seek profitable ways in which to differentiate themselves from competitors. The study sought to establish the effectiveness of marketing strategies used by pharmaceutical companies operating in Nairobi on sales. Descriptive research design was used for the study.

The value chain and competitive advantage in the Corporate banking industry in Kenya: the case of Citibank Kenya

The value chain framework is an approach for breaking down the sequence (chain) of business functions into the strategically relevant activities through which utility is added to products and services. Value chain analysis is undertaken in order to understand the behavior of costs and the sources of differentiation (Shank & Govindarajan, 1993)/ In the banking fraternity, differentiation is achieved by creating a perception among targeted customers that the services offered as a whole are unique in some important way, usually by being of higher quality.

New perspectives on natural resource development in developing countries

The link between natural resources and economic development is more and more regarded as a fact today even though the whole process of development is only partially understood. The awareness has now spread to the developing countries of the world where resources have yet to be developed to bring about an improvement in standards of living especially for rural populations, as well as a general improvement in the quality of life for the people.

eaching and learning approaches that promote the achievement of vision 2030 for the agriculture sector

Transforming agricultural education in Universities in Kenya is critical to enable them to contribute to the realization of Vision 2030 for the agriculture sector. Since the mid 1980’s, faculties of agriculture and veterinary sciences have experienced changes that include reduced government funding, reduced student enrolment, increased competition for students, and changes in the role of government as the traditional employer for graduates of agriculture and veterinary sciences.

The development of personnel and industrial relations in Kenya

This thesis examine the development of personnel and industrial relations in Kenya since the country was introduced to international capitalism through British colonialism. As the external employment environment greatly influences the personnel policies adopted by the various employers, a historical analysis of the processes that have structured this external environment opens the discussion.

Industrial air pollution in rural Kenya: community awareness, risk perception and associations between risk variables

Background Developing countries have limited air quality management systems due to inadequate legislation and lack of political will, among other challenges. Maintaining a balance between economic development and sustainable environment is a challenge, hence investments in pollution prevention technologies get sidelined in favor of short-term benefits from increased production and job creation. This lack of air quality management capability translates into lack of air pollution data, hence the false belief that there is no problem.

Strategic quality management implementation practices by horticultural industry in Kenya: the case of pollen Ltd

The horticulture sector has become one of the biggest foreign exchange earners for the Kenyan economy and provides numerous Kenyans with much needed employment and income. However consumer demands on quality aspects and production methods are getting more stringent every day. To remain competitive in the global market will require horticultural industry in Kenya to embrace total quality in all its operations. Appreciation and understanding of the strategic quality management principles is pertinent towards understanding quality management of the horticultural industry.

Does Kenya’s Vision 2030 Capture The Gender Dimension In The Agricultural Sector?

The Vision 2030, Kenya’s long-term development blueprint, identifies Agriculture as the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, representing 24% of GDP and forming a key sector in the economic pillar. In the Vision, the Government embraces gender mainstreaming for sustainable development. Analysis of the extend Gender concerns are truly taken on board has not been interrogated. The main objective of the study was to conduct a gender audit of the policy and program plan for the agricultural sector of Vision 2030.

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