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Compensation Practices for Firm Productivity: Empirical Study at Multinational Tea Companies in Kericho County in Kenya (Published)

Multinational organizations face challenges in firm productivity in terms of quality, quantity of work, effectiveness and employee performance. The study assessed the effect of incentives on the performance of multinational tea companies in Kericho County. Expectancy theory was adopted. A descriptive research design was appropriate for the study which targeted 99 senior, middle and lower manager of James Finlays Kenya Limited, George Williamson Limited and Unilever Limited in Kericho County. A census of 99 managers was used as respondent. Data was obtained using questionnaires. The data was analyzed using descriptive especially the mean and standard deviation. While inferential statistics was utilized to test significance. The analyzed data was presented using percentages and frequency distribution tables and chart. The study result indicated that there was significant effect of monetary pay, allowance, fringe benefit and incentive on firm productivity. The study concluded that compensation practices significantly affected on firm productivity (p<0.05). The study recommended that other incentive should be explored based on employee performance which results in firm productivity.

Citation: Rugut Hillary Bon, and Kipkorirp Sitieneip Chrisp Simon (2022) Compensation Practices for Firm Productivity:  Empirical Study at Multinational Tea Companies in Kericho County in Kenya, European Journal of Business and Innovation Research, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 54-68


Keywords: Compensation, Kenya, Kericho County, descriptive research design, firm productivity, multinational tea companies

Influence of Leadership as Strategy Implementation Practice on Performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County, Kenya (Published)

Organizations across the world have recognized the importance of strategy formulation in improving service delivery. Good practices in strategy formulation and implementation are among the key pillars of competitive advantage and organizational sustainability. Studies indicate that most managers rightly make effort to formulate strategies, but little investment is made to implement those strategies properly. Therefore, the study explored the effects of strategy implementation practices on performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County (Kenya). Based on the study, this paper presents and discusses the research findings on leadership as one of the strategy implementation practices on organizational performance. The researcher anchored the study on cross sectional survey research design which emphasized on collection of data at a particular point in time rather than over a period of time. The target population of the study was one hundred and thirty two (132) top and middle-level management staff of Postal Corporation drawn from Kakamega, Lugari, Khwisero and Khayega branches. Stratified sampling method was used to sample ninety-nine (99) respondents. Structured questionnaires were then used to collect the data from the sampled managers to which only seventy-six (76) responded. The received questionnaires were sorted, classified; data was then coded and analysed by descriptive statistics (percentages, mean and standard deviation). Inferential analysis was done by multi regression analysis where the result of R square was 0.476 indicating that 47.6% of the performance could be predicted from the study variables. The study found that leadership significantly affected the performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County as indicated by a p value of 0.043, which was within p<0.05 level of significance. In light of the findings, the researchers recommended that a related study be conducted in a wider spectrum of both public and private institutions to determine the consistency of the results.

Keywords: Kakamega, Kenya, Leadership, Performance, Postal Corporation, Strategy Implementation

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