Analysis of factors influencing implementation of procurement strategy among regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County
D., Gichunge, E.
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The main purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing implementation of procurement strategies among regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County, Kenya. Specifically, the study focused on the extent to which managerial competence, resource allocation, organizational structure and information communication technology affect procurement strategy implementation in regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County, Kenya. This study would be significant to the management regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County. The study would assist them formulate and design appropriate mechanisms to identify and overcome challenges in implementing procurement strategies so as to achieve the set goals, objectives and remain relevant in the ever-changing environment and position the regulatory parastatals strategically for success in the future. This study adopted descriptive research design and targeted 78 employees of regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was carried out through a census; questionnaires were used in data collection. Quantitative approaches were used for data analysis whereby Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 23.0) was used to run descriptive and inferential statistics. The result indicated that, collectively Information communication technology has the highest positive influence on Strategic plan implementation, followed by resource allocation, managerial competence and organization structure. The findings suggested that, management in executive agencies should pay more attention on stakeholders and organizational culture if they have to benefit from those factors. The study concluded that, predictors individually and collectively influence execution of strategies. The findings were expected to be of value to the management and decision makers to form a basis for improving implementation of strategy. Furthermore, studies could be done to other variables which influence implementation of strategic plans but were not considered in this study or the same variables to different populations, locations and other sectors of economy in Kenya.
CitationOchola, D. T., Gichunge, E., & Kiama, M. (2019). An analysis of factors influencing implementation of procurement strategy among regulatory parastatals in Nairobi County. The Strategic Journal of Business & Change Management, 6 (3), 388 – 405.