Application of Modern Human Resource Management Practices by Women SME Owner/Managers in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Linge, Teresia Kavoo
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T11:57:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T11:57:03Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1998-1279
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2444
dc.description A Journal Article by Dr. Teresia Linge, a Lecturer at USIU-Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the application of modern human resource management practices by women SME owner/managers in Kenya. The objectives of the study were two: to examine to what extend the women SME owner/managers applied human resources management practices in their organizations and to establish if the application of human resource practices affected employee job performance. Methodology To realize the research objectives, a cross-sectional survey design was adopted. The target population constituted women SME owner/managers from different parts of Kenya, who had been identified for entrepreneurship training in Nairobi in 2013. About 100 women owner/managers from all sectors were sampled for the study. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and qualitative methods. Results and Implications The results showed that recruitment, selection methods and rewards affected employee’ performance most in the SME’s owned/managed by women. Results suggest that many women owner/managers do not apply most of the modern human resource management practices because they lack the capacity to do so. Since the study identified gaps of management skills and knowledge among the women owner/managers, it recommends empowerment of women in order to fill the gaps through training or the support of consultants. Empowering women SME owner/managers would be a step in making important strides in the right direction of empowerment of women in Kenya. en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa en_US
dc.subject SME owner/managers en_US
dc.subject Human Resource Management en_US
dc.subject Employee Performance en_US
dc.subject Recruitment en_US
dc.subject Selection en_US
dc.title Application of Modern Human Resource Management Practices by Women SME Owner/Managers in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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