FACTORS AFFECTING GROWTH OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISE IN KENYA

Topics: Small business, Economic growth, Government Pages: 7 (1851 words) Published: April 6, 2014
CHALLENGES AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES IN KENYA (A Case study of Wajir Soko Mjinga Market)

A Research proposal Submitted in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Diploma in Business Administaration to the Mount Kenya University

JULY 2013
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
I take this occasion to thank the Almighty GOD for blessing me with his grace. I extend my sincere gratitude to my MKU supervisors for giving the right guidance while undertaking this research proposal. My thanks to my beloved parents whom am forever indebted to for their inspiration, love, financial and moral support they have offered me since the onset up to the completion of this proposal.

DECLARATION
I declare that this research proposal is my original work and has not been presented in any other university. This project has been submitted for examination with my approval as the University supervisor Signature:…………………………………Date…………………………………….

ABSTRACT
In the recent past, small scale medium enterprise sector in Kenya has witnessed a myriad of challenges which has affected their growth amid government concerted efforts of empowering small scale traders. The purpose of this research proposal therefore will be to assess the challenges facing small scale enterprises in Kenya, the extent to which government policies affects the growth of small scale enterprises and the contributions of small scale enterprises to the economy.

A descriptive research design will be adapted for the study. The population of the study shall consist of small scale traders at Wajir Soko Mjinga market. A simple random sample will be taken from the traders at Soko Mjinga market, representatives of the traders and senior official from the office of the governor Wajir County. Data will be collected using a structured questionnaire for the traders and an interview guide for the county government officials. Descriptive statistics will be used for the study.

TABLE OF CONTENT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…………………………………………………………………….…..2 CHALLENGES AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES IN KENYA 1 ABSTRACT4
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TABLE OF CONTENT5
1.0   INTRODCTION 6
1.1Background Of The Study6
1.2Statement Of The Problem7
1.3 Objectives Of The Study7
1.4 Research Questions7
1.5 Significance Of The Study8
1.7 Limitations of the study8
1.8 Scope of the study8
1.0.LITERATURE REVIEW9
CHAPTER THREE10
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY10
3.1 INTRODUCTION10
3.2RESEARCH DESIGN10
3.3.2 SAMPLE10
3.4 DATA COLLECTION METHODS AND TOOLS.11
3.5 DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS11
3.6 DATA ANALYSIS11

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS/ACCRONYMS
SMESmall Medium Enterprises

CHAPTER ONE

1.0   INTRODCTION
This topic will entail the introduction of the research proposal, statement of the problem, objectives of the study, research questions, and significance of the study and the limitations of the study.

1.1 Background Of The Study
In the recent past, detailed attention has been paid to the small scale enterprise sector with a great deal of funds being channeled to the same. This has been the case because this sector is strongly coming up due to its target population. The small scale enterprise sector has been recognized as an integral component of economic development and a crucial element in the effort to lift countries out of poverty. Small- Scale businesses are driving force for economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction in most developing countries. They have been the means through which accelerated economic growth and rapid industrialization have been achieved (Harris et al, 2006; Sauser, 2005). The sector targets unemployed youths who are majority of the population and who do not have the necessary capital to start their own business. These people are found in rural and urban areas of the developing countries. However,...
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