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Research Paper | Management | Kenya | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
The Strategic Factors affecting Adoption of Rail Transport in Kenya
Mohamed Dimbil Hassan | Stanley Kavale
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the strategic factors affecting adoption of rail transport in Kenya. the specific objectives were, to determine the effect of establish the effect of corporate governance on the adoption of rail transport in Kenya, To assess the role of government transport policies on the adoption of rail transport in Kenya and to identify the influence of staff competency on the adoption of rail transport in Kenya. The study was based on the resource-based view of the firm (RBV). It was a case study of the Kenya railway corporation. The sample size was 196 Kenya Railways employees. A questionnaire was the main tool for data collection. analysis of the data revealed that staff competence had a significant influence on adoption of railway transport Kenya. Government policies on transport had also significant influence on adoption of rail transport in Kenya. However the positive influence of corporate governance was not statically supported at 0.05 significant levels. Thus the study concluded that staff competencies and transport policies are key determinants in enhancing use of rail as means of transportation in Kenya. Therefore the study recommended that policies be constantly reviewed such that they take into consideration the changing realities in the environment like customer preferences, taste and competition. Government should channel adequate funding and facilities at the training institutions to improve technical skills and training opportunities should be fairly given to employees to motivate them. And there should be people of integrity especially the senior management to inculcate a culture of transparency in the organization. The study finally recommended that other similar studies be undertaken that include other variables like competition and pricing of substitutes services.
Keywords: Capital Constraint, Public Infrastructure, Capital Budgeting, Non-Motorized Transport, Concession
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 71 - 76