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- ItemRole of Small and Medium Enterprises on Employment Provision in Uganda. A Case of Kabale Municipality.(Kabale University, 2023) Namanya, MoreenThe study was about the Role of small and medium enterprises in employment provision in Uganda. A case study of Kabale Municipality. The objectives of the study were; to examine the financial capacity of SMEs in relation to employment provision in Kabale Municipality, to establish the management of SMEs in relation to employment provision in Kabale Municipality, and lastly; to assess the nature of SMEs in relation to employment provision in Kabale municipality. The study was carried out in Kabale municipality, in the Kabale district. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Out of 127 target samples expected to participate in the study, a total of 90 respondents actually participated giving a response rate of 70.8%. from objective one, the correlation coefficient r = .572** shows that there is a positive relationship between the Financial capacity of SMEs and Employment Provision in Kabale municipality. The implication of the correlation coefficient is that with a stable strong financial capacity of SMEs, there are many jobs created. Regarding The second objective of the study which aimed at establishing the management of SMEs in relation to employment provision in Kabale municipality, the study findings revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between the management of SMEs and employment provision in Kabale municipality at Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient (r = .836**). The researcher therefore concluded that improvement in the management of SMEs in Kabale municipality leads to an increase in employment provision. Lastly, Regarding the last objective of the study, findings revealed a positive relationship between the nature of SMEs and employment provision in Kabale municipality at Pearson correlation coefficient (r = .681**). The researcher therefore concluded that the nature of SMEs especially in terms of creditworthiness, and the size of the SME determines the number of people to employ in Kabale municipality.
- ItemInstitutional Pressures and Procurement Cycle Time in Uganda’s Central Government Procuring and Disposing Entities: The Mediating Role of Opportunistic Behavior Ab(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2023) Olupot,Simon PeterThis study focused on establishing the mediating role of opportunistic behavior in the relationship between institutional pressures and procurement cycle time (PCT) in Uganda’s central government (CG) procuring and disposing entities (PDEs). The study also sought to establish the relationship between institutional pressures and PCT, between institutional pressures and opportunity behavior and between opportunistic behavior and PCT. This study was carried out because most PDEs had failed to perform well in terms of PCT, and beneficiaries had often complained of the lengthy PCT.
- ItemPublic Procurement Practices and End-User Satisfaction in Uganda: A Case of Rubanda District Local Government.(Kabale University, 2023) Asiimwe, Medard KatabaziThis study examined the effect of public procurement practices and end user satisfaction in Uganda: A Case of Rubanda District Local Government. The objectives that guided the study included: to examine the effect of transparency on end user satisfaction; to examine the effect non-discriminatory on end-user satisfaction; and, to examine the effect of competition on end user satisfaction in Rubanda District Local Government. The study utilized the cross sectional and correlation designs. Data was collected from 70 respondents. Data was presented using frequency distribution tables. At the bivariate level, a Pearson correlation matrix was conducted to ascertain the effect between the predictor variables and the dependent variable. A linear regression model was used to fit the data. Research findings from the regression model show that transparency (R=.463**, P<0.001), competition ((R=.219, P<0.001) and nondiscrimination (R=.493**, P<0.001) have a positive significance on the service delivery in Rubanda district local government. Conclusions were drawn that competitions in procurement, transparency and non-discrimination in procurement have a positive significant effect on end user satisfaction. The study recommended that since there is a significant relationship between best procurement practices and public sector performance, the government and its entities should enforce the use of best procurement practices so that the level of compliance with best procurement practices can be raised.
- ItemSupplier Relationship Management and Organizational Performance in Local Governments: A Case Study of Kabale Municipal Council.(Kabale University, 2023) Kesande, GraceThis study investigated the relationship between Supplier Relationship Management and Organizational Performance of Kabale Municipal Council, South Western Uganda. The study was guided by three specific objectives, that is: to examine supplier relationship management practices being used at Kabale Municipal Council; to ascertain the moderating influence of supply chain attributes on relationship between supplier relationship management practices and organizational performance; and to establish the challenges being experienced by Kabale Municipal Council in respect with Supplier Relationship Management practices used. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design to explore information from different stakeholders in Kabale Municipal Council. A sample size of 165 respondents, selected by simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques was considered. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews. Statistical Package for social Scientists, SPSS, Ver. 26 analyzed the data. Findings were presented in tables. Results showed that Supplier Relationship Management practices strongly used at Kabale Municipal Council are purchasing strategies and supplier vendor rating. A significant relationship existed between supplier relationship management practices and organizational performance of Kabale Municipal Council (R =.7786; p<.05). However, supply chain attributes did not have a significant moderating role on the relationship between Supplier Relationship Management Practices and Organizational Performance at the Council (p= .9072>05). Bureaucratic delays, over-emphasis of cost reduction, competence gaps, and low levels of adherence to PPDA guidelines were major challenges facing Supplier Relationship Management practices at KMC. It was concluded that interventions need to be spearheaded on issues pertaining to supply chain attributes so as to enhance supplier relationship management and performance. Hence, the study recommended that appropriate supply chain attributes be implemented so as to continuously reinforce their moderating power on the relationship between supplier relationship management and organizational performance within Kabale Municipal Council.
- ItemInventory Management and Service Delivery in Government Hospitals: A Case Study of Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.(Kabale University, 2023) Muhindo, PatienceThe study aimed at establishing the effect of Inventory management on service delivery in government hospitals using Kabale Regional Referral Hospital (KRRH) as a case study. The research employed a correlational research design to enable the researcher establish the relationship between study variables. The researcher also used mixed methods approach in which qualitative data was used to triangulate quantitative data. Out of the targeted 97 staff, 86 of them were interviewed which resulted into an 89% response rate. The findings revealed that service delivery at KRRH was lacking with majority (63%) of the interviewed staff saying that the patients’ level of satisfaction in regards to the health services offered was generally low and also majority (65%) of them said the health services were not readily available. The chi square test of association revealed that there exists a significant relationship between Service Delivery and Inventory Turnover which implied that inventory management and service delivery in government hospitals were related. The major Inventory Management Techniques that were found out to be used at KRRH were Bulk shipment and ABC Inventory Management. The other techniques that were being used included: Economic Order Quantity (EOQ); Last in First Out (LIFO); First Expire First Out (FEFO); and First In First Out (FIFO) among others. The major challenges that KRRH was facing in IM processes included: Late delivery by the suppliers; Inadequate tools and equipment to use in inventory management like computer software; Manual documentation; Inconsistent tracking of ordered goods and services; Lack of collaboration between the Procurement and Inventory department and other departments; Poor inventory management process; Lack of Transparency amongst the store staff: and Entrance of unauthorized personnel among others. Based on the study findings, the researcher recommended that; efforts should be made by both the government especially the Ministry of Health and development partners to improve the quality of services offered in different healthcare facilities such as recruitment of professional staff and enhancing the storage spaces.