Sintayehu Tsega Ayele, Awel Beker Washi
Abstract: Chambers of commerce and sectoral associations are organizations established to serve and keep the interest of their members. This study sought to identify the factors affecting the performance of chambers of commerce and sectoral association in Ethiopia. Empirical investigation was conducted using mixed research design with quantitative and qualitative research approach. Purposive sampling was used for selecting the cities and proportionate stratified followed with simple random sampling technique was used to select out the respondents. Descriptive statistics and correlation and regression model was applied for data analysis. Finding of the study indicated that, there is positive and statistically significant relationship between independent and the dependent variables. Furthermore, regression analysis indicates that all the factors considered in the study affects the performance of the chambers of commerce and sectoral associations. From all factors considered in the study, government law has greater effect on the performance of the chambers. The study recommends that, government officials and policy makers should properly understand factors and conditions that constitutes the performance of association, since this understanding is a key to the formulation of policies, designing of appropriate intervention strategies and practical step to improve and strengthen the performance chambers of commerce and sectoral associations.
Keywords: Chamber, Commerce, Sectoral association, Satisfaction, Performance