Effect of entrepreneurial supply chain management competencies on organizationalperformance in manufacturing firms, Nairobi County, Kenya

Effect of entrepreneurial supply chain management competencies on organizationalperformance in manufacturing firms, Nairobi County, Kenya

Author: 
Dr. Bonuke and Korir Loice
Abstract: 

Purpose: The main purpose of the study was to determine the effect of entrepreneurial supply chain management competencies on organizational performance. Design/methodology/approach: The study used random sampling technique to select a sample size of 368 supply chain managers from manufacturing firms in Nairobi County, Kenya with a response rate of 56.25per cent. Data was analyzed by employing correlation and multiple regression analysis Findings: The findings indicated that innovation orientation, risk-taking characteristics, and reactiveness orientation has significant and positive effect on organizational performance Research limitations/implications: The generalizability of the findings is limited as the study focuses only on entrepreneurial supply chain management competencies in manufacturing firms in Kenya. Thus, more research and studies should be carried out to determine entrepreneurial supply chain management competencies from other sectors such as banking, construction among others. Practical implications: From the findings, manufacturing firms need to train more on rapid changes in technological innovation. Managers also need to be proactive and risk takers in their day to day operations in the supply chain department. Originality/value: The findings made a contribution in terms of allowing us to understand the some factors that can contribute to the organizational performance. The study has demonstrated some of the supply chain management practices which are crucial in enhancing manufacturing firms’ performance in Kenyan context.

Paper No: 
117