Strategic Practices and Performance of the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development of Kenya

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Everlyne, Wangila
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Kenyatta University
Strategic practices effectiveness is a requirement for organizations not only to be successful with current undertakings, but also to be successful in the future. Outstanding organizational performance invariably maps to the strategic practices within an organization. The purpose of this study was to establish the strategic practices and performance of the ministry of industrialization and enterprise development in Kenya. The general objective of this study was to investigate the strategic practices and performance in the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the effect of management commitment, communication, activity coordination and organizational culture on organizational performance. The study was based on resource based view, competitive advantage theory, open system theory, internal control theory and stewardship theory. This study was carried out through a descriptive survey research design. The target population for the study was the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development of Kenya. The total number of respondents was 300 comprising of middle and senior managers. The study used stratified sampling method to ensure that all cases are well represented and uses simple random sampling method to select the respondents. The sample size will be 171 respondents. This study used questionnaire as a data collection tool to all the respondents. Inferential statistics were used to analyse data. The study established that management commitment, communication, activity coordination and organizational culture had a positive and significant effect on the performance of MOIED. The study concludes that commitment of MOIED managers who are highly motivated to contribute their time and energy to the pursuit of organizational goals are increasingly acknowledged to be the primary asset available to the organization. Effective communication and the sharing of particular information between management and employees is a fundamental prerequisite in organizational strategy to positively involve employees in the organization in which they are employed. Different types of work are performed by various departments and work groups in MOIED to ensure better performance. All constituent components of organizational culture including goal oriented measures, work oriented measures, employee oriented measures, open culture system, and professional work culture enhance organizational performance. The study recommends that the management should also have steering and functional teams. The management of the ministry must embrace clarity of ideas before communicating and alos the purpose of communication must be thoroughly analyzed, thorough consultation from both levels of the organization. MOIED should be interested in improving activity coordination especially in matters delivery in the public sector. MOIED should invest in organization culture thus improving on their performance.
A Research Project Submitted to the School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Degree of Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) of Kenyatta University