The role of public and private sector transparency on foreign direct investment in Kenya, Uganda And Tanzania

The poor performance of most developing countries in inward FDI flows is largely attributed to the scope of government intervention in the economy, weak systems of governance and slow progress integrating into the global economy. Given that there have been low FDI inflows to most developing countries over the past years, it is important to examine what role transparency could play in attracting FDI in East African countries especially Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Strategic alliances and competitive advantage:A case study of Safaricom limited

This was a case study of Safaricom limited, analysing strategic alliances adopted and competitive advantage gained by Safaricom ltd. The research objectives of the study were to establish the strategic alliances that Safaricom engaged in and to establish the extent to which these strategic alliances were sources of sustainable competitive advantage for Safaricom. The study adopted a case study design so as to undertake an in-depth and comprehensive inquiry. The study interviewed six senior managers (Chiefs of divisions and a head of department) in the Company.

Sources, Governance Structure And Development Contribution Of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Application Of International Experiences To Kenya

The quest for more optimal approaches for sustained growth and development, and the harnessing of available resources is perpetual. An aspect of this is the continual search for strategies for effective development financing. This is one that achieves set goals without compromising national dignity and integrity. Economic independence is seen to go hand in hand with national self-determination, hence its pursuit by nations. Sovereign Wealth Funds have in the past 14 years increased in prominence. They are seen as an emerging strategy for relevant development financing.

Perceptions of coffee branding using a geographical indication by the coffee board of Kenya

Every society develops a certain knowledge base over a long period of time. Development of such knowledge base owes its origin to the geographical environment and human interactions and becomes an important part of the society’s economy and tradition. In a globalized society these knowledge are assets and are vulnerable to misuse and hence the process of preserving the knowledge and heritage is important.

Employee perception of performance based pay practices in Kenya Forest Service

Understanding employee perception of performance based pay practice is vital because the organization will reinforce those factors to improve performance. State Corporations and private companies play key role in the economy; however adequate attention has not been focused on understanding employee perception of performance based pay practice. The main objective of this study was to determine employee perception of performance based pay practice in Kenya Forest Service. The study used descriptive survey design. The population comprised of the 4200 employees of Kenya Forest Service.

A survey of the extent of global operations of local manufacturing firms in Nairobi

The study was undertaken on manufacturing firms that have Kenya as their country of original registration, hitherto referred to as local firms. The study sought to establish the extent of globalization of local firms and the factors facilitating and those constraining globalization of local firms. For determining the extent of globalization of local firms, the Uppsala model was adopted that contains the following four stages: ~ No regular export activities. ~ Export via overseas agents or independent representatives. ~ Establishment of an overseas sales subsidiary.

Policy shifts and foreign direct investment in Kenya with reference to the industrial sector

The amount of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow to Kenya has fluctuated since independence with adverse repercussions upon the growth of the industrial sector. FDI inflows have dropped to as low as US $ 0.39 and risen to as high as US $ 729 in the year 1988 and 2007, respectively. This study sought to explain the fluctuation from the stand point of national policy orientation regarding the contribution of FDI in national development. The study has in so doing discussed the factors that curtail FDI inflows and thereby shed light on the influence of FDI in the national economy.

Choice of foreign country entry strategies for global firms: a case of Ericsson Kenya

Global companies are left with no choice but to compete on a global scale. This is occasioned by shrinking of markets within their immediate environment, spreading of customers and intensification of business. How they spread out and penetrate other foreign markets remains critical in them achieving their business objectives. Foreign markets are characterized by change of environment and increased competition. The choice of entry strategies into these· countries remains critical to their success.

The sustainability of the tourism sector in economic development

Developing countries usually attach importance to the development of the tourism industry because it is wrongly or rightly often regarded to as "The passport to Economic Development". In this regard, the South African government has engaged in a number of strategies and programmes that aim to stimulate sustainable economic growth based on tourism development. A number of these programmes are related to developing tourism in natural, rural areas, and addressing the state's priorities in reducing poverty and promoting opportunities for the historically disadvantaged.

Strategies Adopted By Kenyan Insurance Companies To Alleviate Low Insurance Penetration

The need for greater Insurance penetration in both life and non life segments has been underscored by economic surveys. Insurance penetration has remained low not only in Kenya but in Africa as a whole. This study set out to establish factors causing the low Insurance uptake, the challenges faced by the insurers in marketing their products and subsequently identify strategies the Kenyan Insurance Companies can adopt to enhance Insurance uptake. A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve specific goals.