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dc.contributor.authorMuthoka, Richard
dc.contributor.authorKilika, James
dc.contributor.authorMuathe, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-12T08:14:32Z
dc.date.available2023-06-12T08:14:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationMuthoka, R., Kilika, J., & Muathe, S. (2021). Strategic Alliance Among Small and Medium Enterprises: Firm Based Motive in the Manufacturing Sector in Kenya. International Journal of Economic, Commerce and Management, 9(11), 334-359.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard-Muthoka/publication/361208228_International_Journal_of_Economics_Commerce_and_Management_United_Kingdom_Licensed_under_Creative_Common_STRATEGIC_ALLIANCE_AMONG_SMALL_AND_MEDIUM_ENTERPRISES_FIRM_BASED_MOTIVES_IN_THE_MANUFACTURING_S/links/62a2f03b6886635d5cce242f/International-Journal-of-Economics-Commerce-and-Management-United-Kingdom-Licensed-under-Creative-Common-STRATEGIC-ALLIANCE-AMONG-SMALL-AND-MEDIUM-ENTERPRISES-FIRM-BASED-MOTIVES-IN-THE-MANUFACTURING.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/25762
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractBesides the challenges posed by globalization, the SMEs operating in Kenya are exposed to peculiar challenges of high cost of production systems and weak institutional linkages in the production chain, low-quality products, high cost of credit, insufficient demand, corruption and stiff competition from an influx of counterfeits goods. As a result, SMEs in Kenya have embraced strategic alliances to overcome such challenges to improve their poor performance. The study was designed to investigate the motives that motivate SMEs in Kenya to form strategic alliances. To this end, the study’s overall objective was to investigate the effect of firm-based motives on firm performance and targeted manufacturing SMEs in Kenya. The target population consisted of 74 SMEs with existing strategic alliances and was based in Nairobi City County. The study adopted descriptive and explanatory research designs and analyzed the data using descriptive and inferential statistics. The survey findings showed that firm-based motives have a positive and significant effect on the performance of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya. Based on this findings, thestudy concluded that diverse firm-based motives motivate manufacturing SMEs to form a strategic alliance and that these motives have a positive and significant effect on SME performance. The study contributed to the general body of knowledge by bridging the contextual and empirical gaps identified after the literature review. The study recommends that top management teams in the manufacturing industry need to map firm-based motives and align such motives to specific aspects of their value chain activities to facilitate the identification of suitable alliance partners, access to the requisite resources to improve SME performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIJECMen_US
dc.subjectStrategic Alliancesen_US
dc.subjectFirm Based Motivesen_US
dc.subjectSmall and Medium Enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectFirm Performanceen_US
dc.titleStrategic Alliance among Small and Medium Enterprises: Firm Based Motives in the Manufacturing Sector in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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