Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorIreri, Joseph Ngari
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-23T07:42:36Z
dc.date.available2021-04-23T07:42:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22016
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (Project Management Option) Kenyatta University, November, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractToday's dynamic business environment and global competition necessitate the identification of new ways to turn projects into powerful, competitive weapons for strategic advantage. It requires that organizations adopt a strategic response especially in project management to prevent being sidestepped by competitors. The main objective of the study therefore was to establish the influence of organizational strategy on project performance of tea processing companies in Embu COW1ty.The study was guided by the following specific objectives: to determine the influence of organizational structure, portfolio management, organizational culture and resource management on project performance of tea processing companies in Embu County. Descriptive survey research design was used in collecting the data from respondents because it ensures complete description of the situation, making sure that there is minimum bias in the collection of data. The target population was two hundred and seventy five respondents from the three tea processing companies in Embu. A sample size of ninety respondents was drawn consisting of the senior managers and project department staff of the tea processing companies. The researcher used stratified random sampling procedure to select a sample that represented the entire population. Questionnaires was used for collecting data. The data collected was cleaned, checked for errors, coded and then analyzed using descriptive statistics employing mean and standard deviation with the aid of statistical tools like SPSS. Data collected and analyzed was finally presented in various formats including charts; graphs and tables. The study findings indicate that organizational strategy significantly influences project performance. As per the regression analysis, all the variables under study, that is, organization structure, portfolio management, organizational culture and resource management have a significant effect on project performance of tea processing companies in Embu County. The multiple regression table values indicated that 86.8 % of the variance in organizational structure, 68.1 % of the variance in portfolio management, 88.7 % of the variance in organizational culture, and 77 % of the variance in resource management representing the independent variables as explained by linear regression have a significant effect on the project performance. From these it can be concluded that although organizational culture have a stronger influence on project performance, all these variables have a significant relationship with the project performance. Hence the study recommends that the management and other stakeholders in the tea processing companies should ensure that the projects are aligned and managed according to organizational strategy so as to improve project performance; develop and align their organizational structures with the company strategy and processes so as to enhance effective coordination of a variety of tasks and resources and the synchronization of different activities to improve project performance as well as improve operational efficiency. The companies should also ensure that their leadership support employee innovativeness as well as provide a culture that fosters teamwork and commitment. Further, their portfolio management should enable the factories to systematically evaluate projects so as to establish the best project to undertake for profit maximizationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.titleOrganizational Strategy and Project Performance of Tea Processing Companies in Embu County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record