IJBPM Volume 2

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT( Volume 2)

International Journal of Business and Public Management: ISSN 2218-6603 (Print), 2223-6244(Online) is published by the School of Business and Public Management of Mount Kenya University.

The journal seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for scholarly discourse in all the functional areas of business and public management: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, International Business,Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, Production and Operation Management, Supply Chain Management etc.

The aim of the semiannual journal is to advance conceptual development and practice of management with a view to improving organizational performance and public management especially in Africa.

The journal welcomes both theoretical and empirical works from scholars and practicing managers all over the world.

The IJBPM is indexed in the following directories:

Cabell Directory, Ulrich Web Global Serials Directory and Index Copernicus International

Articles

Changes in share prices as a predictor of accounting earnings for financial firms listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange
Danson Musyoki

 

Examining the marketing of e-Government services in Egypt
Laila El Baradei, Hammed M Shamma, Noha Saada

 

Factors influencing the influx of counterfeit medicines in Kenya: A survey of pharmaceutical importing small and medium enterprises within Nairobi
Kenneth Wanjau, Muli Muthiani

 

Impact of employee commitment on retention in state financial corporations in Kenya
Lucania Vincent Maluti, Tobias O. Warentho, John O. Shiundu

 

Nurturing student leadership skills
Kristin B. Naituli, Gitile J. Naituli, Francis N. Wegulo

 

Technology and business incubation a proven model to promote technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Rwanda
Rajeev Aggarwal, Baig Mohammed Siddiqaliali, Pawan Kumar

 

The challenge of value addition in the seafood value chain along the Kenyan north coast
Fred Mugambi Mwirigi, Fridah Simba Theuri

 

The contribution of entrepreneurship education course offered in technical training colleges in enhancing management skills of informal sector entrepreneurs in Kenya
Samuel Muchiri Mwangi

 

An investigation into competitive intelligence practices and their effect on profitability of firms in the banking industry: A case of Equity Bank
Hildah Wambui Mugo, Kenneth Wanjau, Eunice M. A. Ayodo

 

The impact of credit risk management on the financial performance of Banks in Kenya for the period 2000 – 2006
Danson Musyoki, Adano Salad Kadubo

 

The financial performance and sustainability of microfinance institutions during the current financial crisis: The case of Amhara Credit and Saving Institution (ACSI) in Ethiopia
Tilahun Aemiro, Dereje Mekonnen

IJBPM Volume 3

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT( Volume 3)

ijbpm vol 3International Journal of Business and Public Management: ISSN 2218-6603 (Print), 2223-6244(Online) is published by the School of Business and Public Management of Mount Kenya University.

The journal seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for scholarly discourse in all the functional areas of business and public management: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, International Business,Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, Production and Operation Management, Supply Chain Management etc.

The aim of the semiannual journal is to advance conceptual development and practice of management with a view to improving organizational performance and public management especially in Africa.

The journal welcomes both theoretical and empirical works from scholars and practicing managers all over the world.

The IJBPM is indexed in the following directories:

Cabell Directory, Ulrich Web Global Serials Directory and Index Copernicus International

 

Vol. 3, October 2014

 

 

 

Articles

      1. "The Effect of International Factors on Accounting Earnings and Security Prices” by Ronald A. Stunda,
      2. Attitude of Rental Tax Payers and their Compliance with Tax System: An Empirical Study of Mekelle City, Ethiopia Suresh Vadde
      3. "Impact of Subsidized School Funding on Infrastructure Development in Public Secondary Schools in Sabatia Sub-County, Vihiga County – Kenya” by Mbayah and Maende
      4. "Exploring factors that influence students to buy ringtones in Tanzania” by Mwanjela and Nandonde
      5. "Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Hypothesis Testing” by Henry Kimani Mburu
      6. "Construction of Markov Transition Matrices for Cohorts of Students in Bsc.Actuarial Science Programme (A Case Study of JKUAT)” by Imboga O. Herbert et al,
      7. "Analysis of Factors that Influence Implementation of Performance Contracts in State Corporations (A Case of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority)” by Waithaka et al
      8. "Developing a Model for Effective Management of Building Construction Projects” by Kalume and Diang’a
      9. "Impact of the Adoption of Improved Practices on the Kenyan Financial Sector” by Emma Anyika
      10. "Overall Seasonal Energy Cost Analysis of Smallholder Pumped Irrigation Systems in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya” by Kang’au et al

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An Analysis of the Effect of Corporate Governance on Performance of Commercial State Corporation in Kenya

Alice Miring‟u and Esther Muoria.

Abstract

This study sought to examine how Corporate Governance affects performance in commercial state corporations in Kenya. Well-governed firms have higher firm performance. Mismanagement, bureaucracy, wastage, incompetence and irresponsibility by directors and employees are the main problems that have made State corporations (SCs) fail to achieve their performance. The poor performance of SCs in Kenya by 1990 led to outflow from central government to parastatals equivalent to
1 percent of the GDP in 1991. The objective of the study is to identify the relationship between financial performance, board composition and size. The study used descriptive survey design. The target population for this study was 41 commercial SCs in Kenya as presented by Inspectorate of SCs. Sample of 30 respondents out of 41 was found ideal. Respondents were 30 human resource officers. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and multilinear regression technique. The findings were that the board size mean for the sample was found to be ten while a minimum of three outside directors is required on the board. The study thus discloses that
there is a positive relationship between RoE and board size and board compositions of all SCs.

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Editorial Advisory & Review Board

  1. Dr Bill Beurnar Puplampu- University of Ghana, Ghana
  2. Dr. Umar Kakumba- Makerere University, Uganda
  3. Prof David Coldwell- University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  4. Dr. Prakash J. Singh- University of Melbourne, Austraria
  5. Prof. Moni Wekesa- Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  6. Prof. J. Russell Hardin, University of South Alabama, USA
  7. Dr. oujukme Lopez, Lynn University, USA
  8. Prof Robert W. (Bill) Service, Samford University, USA
  9. Dr. oujukmiah Aduda, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  10. Prof George K. King'oriah, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  11. Dr Gichuhi A. Waititu ,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), Kenya
  12. Dr. Fred M. Mwirigi- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T), Kenya
  13. Prof. P. Malyadhi, Osmania University, India