INFLUENCE OF ENTREPRENURIAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY AMONG SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

International Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship Research

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Title INFLUENCE OF ENTREPRENURIAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY AMONG SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
 
Creator Atandi, Fred Gichana
 
Description The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of entrepreneurial   working environment on employee productivity among small and medium enterprises in Kitale town, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to; examine    entrepreneurial working environment, establish employee productivity   and to find out the relationship between entrepreneurial working environment and employee productivity among small and medium enterprises in Kitale town. The study used  both descriptive, cross-sectional and correlation research designs. A total of 14 SME  hotels  with  a total of 92 regular employees were sampled   to participate in the study. The sampling method used was census since the population was small. The research instruments reliability test  had a cronbatch’s alpha value of  0.884 which was above the threshold. The results indicated that SMEs hotels have not embraced entrepreneurial working environments in their work places which will allow employees to be motivated to exploit their potential and improve on productivity. The study results also showed that employee productivity is low implying that they may not be achieving their set targets which affects performance of  SMEs hotels. The study results also revealed that there was a significant relationship between entrepreneurial working environment and employee productivity. The study recommendations were;the SMEs hotels are facing stiff competition from world class hotels, to remain relevant  and in productive operations, they should embrace creation of entrepreneurial environment where their employees will feel motivated  and valued. The SMEs hotels  should consider recruiting entrepreneurial human resources who will easily utilize their unique skills and talents to benefit the enterprises they work with and the  county government of Trans Nzoia  and national government should draft a policy to provide incentives to  SMEs hotels while operating in  uncertain business environments..
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Environment, Productivity, Small and Medium Enterprises, Employee, Hotel
 
Publisher Fair East Publishers
 
Date 2021-03-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.fepbl.com/index.php/ijmer/article/view/212
10.51594/ijmer.v3i2.212
 
Source International Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship Research; Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021); 97-106
2664-3596
2664-3588
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.fepbl.com/index.php/ijmer/article/view/212/364
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Fred Gichana Atandi
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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