Recent Submissions

  • The sources of housing prices growth in Kenya 

    Stephen Githae Njaramba, Stephen Githae; Gachanja, Paul; Mugendi, Charles (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books (IPRJB), 2018)
    Purpose: The objective of the study was to analyze the sources of housing prices growth in Kenya Methodology: The study used time series data for the period 1960 to 2015 and adopted an ARDL modeling approach. The model ...
  • Productivity and its determinants in smallholder tea production in Kenya: evidence from Bomet and Nyamira counties of Kenya 

    Ateka, Josiah M.; Onono, Perez; Etyang, Martin (Premier Publishers, 2018-05)
    The smallholder tea sub-sector makes an important contribution in the Kenyan economy. Although subsector has enjoyed relative growth in terms of acreage, output and number of growers, productivity has remained low. Industry ...
  • Analysis of income tax system productivity in Kenya 

    Wawire, Nelson H. W. (Amity Directorate of Management & Allied Areas (ADMAA), 2016)
    The Government of Kenya has over the years undertaken reforms in the income tax system with a view of making it elastic. Despite these efforts, studies have shown that the structure is still inelastic. However, these studies ...
  • Determinants of participation of micro and small enterprises in microfinance in Kenya 

    Obebo, Forah; Wawire, Nelson; Muniu, Joseph (OMICS International, 2018-05-22)
    Microfinance development is one of the avenues that can potentially promote performance of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) especially in developing nations. Despite the development, MSEs continue to suffer from high ...
  • Effects of participation of micro and small enterprises in microfinance on their performance in Kenya 

    Obebo, Forah M.; Wawire, Nelson H.W.; Muniu, Joseph M. (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2018-06-05)
    The development of the microfinance sub-sector in Kenya is seen as a favourable catalyst for increasing performance of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Despite the development, MSEs continue to suffer from high levels ...
  • Bank competition in Kenya 

    Mdoe, Idi Jackson; Omolo, Jacob O.; Wawire, Nelson H. (Springer Nature, 2018-05)
    Abstract This study investigates the level of competition among commercial banks in Kenya over the period 2001 to 2014. The study used a balanced panel data set from 36 commercial banks, the performance dynamics approach ...
  • Macroeconomic environment and public debt in Kenya 

    Makau, Justus Kalii; Njuru, Stephen; Ocharo, Kennedy (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books (IPRJB), 2018)
    Purpose: To estimate the optimal levels of real economic growth rate needed to stabilize debt levels and carry out a stochastic debt simulation to determine the possible future debt path and its distribution in Kenya. ...
  • Institutions’ effect on households’ choice of saving options in Kenya 

    Njenga, Githinji; Onuonga, Susan M.; Sichei, Moses Muse (The International Journal of Business & Management, 2018-04)
    The study uses a multinomial/conditional probit model to analyze the effect of institutions on households’ saving behavior in Kenya. Data from the Financial Access National surveys is used in the analysis. The key finding ...
  • Dynamic relationship between the housing prices and selected macroeconomic variables in Kenya 

    Njaramba, Stephen Githae; Gachanja, Paul; Mugendi, Charles (Stratford Peer Reviewed Journals and Book Publishing, 2018-08)
    In Kenya housing prices are considered high and have still continued to rise. This has made housing affordability and access a preserve of the top income earners. Consequently, large population live in houses with reduced ...
  • Fiscal policy and public debt in Kenya 

    Makau, Justus; Ocharo, Kennedy; Njuru, Stephen (IOSR Journals, 2018)
    Fiscal policy in Kenya has been unstable. Fiscal balance to GDP ratio worsened from a surplus of 0.2 percent to a deficit of 7.6 percent while debt to GDP ratio rose from 25.4 to 56.2 percent between 1963 and 2015. This ...
  • Factors influencing micro and small enterprise’s decision to innovate in Kenya 

    Njiraini, Peter; Gachanja, Paul; Omolo, Jacob (Springer Nature, 2018-12-08)
    An enterprise’s propensity to innovate has been recognised to have an important bearing on its performance. In Kenya empirical work on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) propensity to innovate is still nascent in spite ...
  • Effect of dispensation of justice and provision of security on private investments 

    Marang’a, Moses; Kosimbei, George; Ouma, Duncan (IOSR Journals, 2018-09-06)
    Most economists have argued that government institutions play a crucial role on performance of private investment. One such institution is the justice system that dispenses justice and provides security. There has been ...
  • Effect of credit and education on performance of micro and small enterprises in Kenya 

    Musavi, Valentine Lynda; Maingi, James (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2018)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of credit and owner/manager educational qualification on performance of micro and small enterprises in Kenya and their joint effect using the 2016 MSMEs survey ...
  • Causes of congestion in the justice system. Does macroeconomic environment matter? 

    Marang’a, Moses; Kosimbei, George; Ouma, Duncan (International Knowledge Sharing Platform, 2018)
    Public services rendered by the justice system institutions are susceptible to congestion which arise from partial rivalry in consumption of these services. This paper investigated the causes of congestion in Kenyan justice ...
  • An econometric analysis of effect of poverty on health status in Kenya 

    Musyoka, Peter K.; Omolo, Jacob; Korir, Julius; Nzai, Charles (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2018)
    One of the most important social-goal world-over is the achievement of good health. This is because, apart from been a fundamental right, it is also an invaluable asset and a prerequisite for improved productivity. However, ...
  • The sources of housing prices growth in Kenya 

    Stephen Githae Njaramba, Stephen Githae; Gachanja, Paul; Mugendi, Charles (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books (IPRJB), 2018)
    Purpose: The objective of the study was to analyze the sources of housing prices growth in Kenya Methodology: The study used time series data for the period 1960 to 2015 and adopted an ARDL modeling approach. The model ...
  • Analysis of income tax system productivity in Kenya 

    Wawire, Nelson H. W. (Amity Directorate of Management & Allied Areas (ADMAA), 2016)
    The Government of Kenya has over the years undertaken reforms in the income tax system with a view of making it elastic. Despite these efforts, studies have shown that the structure is still inelastic. However, these studies ...
  • Productivity and its determinants in smallholder tea production in Kenya: evidence from Bomet and Nyamira counties of Kenya 

    Ateka, Josiah M.; Onono, Perez; Etyang, Martin (Premier Publishers, 2018-05)
    The smallholder tea sub-sector makes an important contribution in the Kenyan economy. Although subsector has enjoyed relative growth in terms of acreage, output and number of growers, productivity has remained low. Industry ...
  • Determinants of participation of micro and small enterprises in microfinance in Kenya 

    Obebo, Forah; Wawire, Nelson; Muniu, Joseph (OMICS International, 2018-05-22)
    Microfinance development is one of the avenues that can potentially promote performance of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) especially in developing nations. Despite the development, MSEs continue to suffer from high ...
  • Effects of participation of micro and small enterprises in microfinance on their performance in Kenya 

    Obebo, Forah M.; Wawire, Nelson H.W.; Muniu, Joseph M. (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2018-06-05)
    The development of the microfinance sub-sector in Kenya is seen as a favourable catalyst for increasing performance of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Despite the development, MSEs continue to suffer from high levels ...
  • Bank competition in Kenya 

    Mdoe, Idi Jackson; Omolo, Jacob O.; Wawire, Nelson H. (Springer Nature, 2018-05)
    Abstract This study investigates the level of competition among commercial banks in Kenya over the period 2001 to 2014. The study used a balanced panel data set from 36 commercial banks, the performance dynamics approach ...
  • Institutions’ effect on households’ choice of saving options in Kenya 

    Njenga, Githinji; Onuonga, Susan M.; Sichei, Moses Muse (The International Journal of Business & Management, 2018-04)
    The study uses a multinomial/conditional probit model to analyze the effect of institutions on households’ saving behavior in Kenya. Data from the Financial Access National surveys is used in the analysis. The key finding ...
  • Macroeconomic environment and public debt in Kenya 

    Makau, Justus Kalii; Njuru, Stephen; Ocharo, Kennedy (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books (IPRJB), 2018)
    Purpose: To estimate the optimal levels of real economic growth rate needed to stabilize debt levels and carry out a stochastic debt simulation to determine the possible future debt path and its distribution in Kenya. ...
  • Dynamic relationship between the housing prices and selected macroeconomic variables in Kenya 

    Njaramba, Stephen Githae; Gachanja, Paul; Mugendi, Charles (Stratford Peer Reviewed Journals and Book Publishing, 2018-08)
    In Kenya housing prices are considered high and have still continued to rise. This has made housing affordability and access a preserve of the top income earners. Consequently, large population live in houses with reduced ...
  • Factors influencing micro and small enterprise’s decision to innovate in Kenya 

    Njiraini, Peter; Gachanja, Paul; Omolo, Jacob (Springer Nature, 2018-12-08)
    An enterprise’s propensity to innovate has been recognised to have an important bearing on its performance. In Kenya empirical work on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) propensity to innovate is still nascent in spite ...
  • Fiscal policy and public debt in Kenya 

    Makau, Justus; Ocharo, Kennedy; Njuru, Stephen (IOSR Journals, 2018)
    Fiscal policy in Kenya has been unstable. Fiscal balance to GDP ratio worsened from a surplus of 0.2 percent to a deficit of 7.6 percent while debt to GDP ratio rose from 25.4 to 56.2 percent between 1963 and 2015. This ...
  • Effect of dispensation of justice and provision of security on private investments 

    Marang’a, Moses; Kosimbei, George; Ouma, Duncan (IOSR Journals, 2018-09-06)
    Most economists have argued that government institutions play a crucial role on performance of private investment. One such institution is the justice system that dispenses justice and provides security. There has been ...
  • Effect of credit and education on performance of micro and small enterprises in Kenya 

    Musavi, Valentine Lynda; Maingi, James (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2018)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of credit and owner/manager educational qualification on performance of micro and small enterprises in Kenya and their joint effect using the 2016 MSMEs survey ...
  • Causes of congestion in the justice system. Does macroeconomic environment matter? 

    Marang’a, Moses; Kosimbei, George; Ouma, Duncan (International Knowledge Sharing Platform, 2018)
    Public services rendered by the justice system institutions are susceptible to congestion which arise from partial rivalry in consumption of these services. This paper investigated the causes of congestion in Kenyan justice ...
  • An econometric analysis of effect of poverty on health status in Kenya 

    Musyoka, Peter K.; Omolo, Jacob; Korir, Julius; Nzai, Charles (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2018)
    One of the most important social-goal world-over is the achievement of good health. This is because, apart from been a fundamental right, it is also an invaluable asset and a prerequisite for improved productivity. However, ...
  • Innovation and Micro and Small Enterprises Growth Performance: Evidence from Kenya 

    Njiraini, Peter; Omolo, Jacob; Gachanja, Paul (International Organization of Scientific Research, 2018-10)
    The role that innovation can play towards the growth and survival of an enterprise continues to gain credence as better indicators of enterprise innovativeness come to the fore. In spite of this growing body of knowledge, ...
  • Effect of Employees’ Leadership Skills on Project Performance in the Energy Sector in Kenya 

    Musembi, Annastacia Katumbi Kavita; Guyo, Wario; Kyalo, Dorothy Ndunge; Mbuthia, Aflonia (International Academic Journals, 2018)
    The purpose for this study was to investigate the effect of employees’ soft skills on project performance in the Kenyan energy sector. The objective of the study was to establish the effect of employees’ leadership skills ...
  • Effect of Employees’ Soft Skills on Performance of Public Energy Sector Projects in Kenya 

    Musembi, Annastacia Katumbi Kavita; Guyo, Wario; Kyalo, Dorothy Ndunge; Mbuthia, Aflonia (International Academic Journals, 2018)
    The purpose for this study was to establish the effect of employees’ soft skills on project performance in the sector. In line with these objectives, one hypothesis was developed and pragmatic paradigm adopted to support ...
  • Institutions’ effect on households’ savings in Kenya: A ranked ordered multinomial/conditional probit model approach 

    Njenga, Githinji; Onuonga, Susan M.; Sichei, Moses Muse (Academic Journals, 2018)
    Savings is a vital source of investment funds especially for developing economies. However, like in many developing countries, domestic savings in Kenya remain low. Hence, posing a significant development challenge. ...
  • Demand for Reproductive Health Vouchers and Utilization: A Case Study of Output Based Approach in Kilifi Kenya 

    Mwangangi, Mary N.; Kioko, Urbanus; Korir, Julius (NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, 2017)
    Demand side financing initiatives are different forms of financing health services that aim to minimize financial obstacles to accessing health care and also decrease inequities by ensuring that services are made affordable ...

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