Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 1

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 1 – banking and small businesses

 

Table of Contents
1. From the Editor-in-Chief……………………………………………………………….……2

2. From the Editors…………………………………………………………………….……….3
3. Analysis of entrepreneurship determinants among ethnic minorities in Benue State, North-Central Nigeria. By S. Tersoo Kpelai, Benue State University, Makurdi……………………..4
4. Attaining Market Competitiveness through the Judo Strategy: The Success Case of the Easy Coach Bus Company in Kenya. By L. Okoth-Odollo, Deborah Muchilwa and J. Kuria Thuo………………………………………………………………………………………….16
5. Communication Experiences of Foreigners in an Informal Kenyan Market
A Study of Cross-Cultural Adaptation……………………………………………………34
6. Determinants of small business successes and failures in Nigeria. By Adesunkanmi S.O. and Akinola G.O., Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife……………………………………55
7. Industrialization and vision 2030. By Jacinta Kinyunzu………………………………………………69
8. Investor’s Participation in Nigerian Stock Market Operations in Northern Nigeria. By Salisu Isyaku………………………………………………………………………………….85
9. Isolation and identification of staphylococcus aureus in yoghurts samples sold in Kaura Namoda Metropolis. By Tijani A.O, Obaseki E.O, and Abdullahi I.O…………………….105
10. Procurement Specifications as a Catalyst for Economic Development (A Case Study of Kenya Power Company) by Njuguna O. Gichane and Iravo M. Amuhaya………………………115
11. Public budgeting, a challenge for development in Africa; Evidence from Kenya. By Henry Kimani Mburu, Morgan State University, USA…………………………………….127
12. Public, Private Partnership: is it Pro-Poor? By Dr. Slaus T. Mwisomba, Stella Maris Mtwara University, Tanzania……………………………………………………………….143
13. Temporal trend in agglomeration economies amongst firms in the Lagos region, Nigeria. By Fagbohunka, A. Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria….155
14. Assessment of the skill competency of business education students in selected higher institutions in Ogun state. By Amoda M. B. & Odunaike K. O……………………………175
15. Banks consolidation and small business lending in Nigeria. By Adesunkanmi Sherifat Omolola, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife. Nigeria…………………………………..183
16. Impact of Language in Development and Economic Participation. By Crispin Wandera Ojwang’a……………………………………………………………………………………195
17. Integrating quality management systems in public sector financial management: a developing country’s nightmare. By Owalla Wilfred, Luanga Salome & Museve Elijah….210
18. Prospects of Entrepreneurship Development in the Economic Development of Africa. By Okusanya A.O and Odunaike K.O,Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode………219
19. Public participation in development projects: case study of the new port of Lamu in Kenya. By Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen and Wilson Omalenge Ndenyele…………………232
20. Sustainable Public procurement for Sustainable development in Kenya. By Murigi Peter Mungai………………………………………………………………………………………250

 

 

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Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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