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Beach erosion: case studies on the East African coast

Challenges facing kenya’s soap manufacturing firms exporting to East Africa Community

The objective of the study was to investigate the challenges affecting Kenya‘s soaps manufacturing firms exporting to East Africa Community. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target companies were three leading soap manufacturing firms in Kenya and they included; Bidco Oil Refineries, Unilever Kenya and Ecolab East Africa (K). The study targeted 9 managers and 5 officials from the Ministry of EAC. Since the target population for this study was small and variable, the study adopted a census study approach. The study collected both primary and secondary data.

PREP-PAC: a nutrient replenishment product designed for smallholders in western Kenya

Continuous cropping in the absence of external nutrient inputs to soils has led to the expression of poorly productive patches in farmers’ fields of western Kenya. Farmers attempting to correct these conditions are often confused by the spatial and symptomatic irregularity of affected plants and, until recently, no soil management product was commercially available that is specifically formulated to restore soil fertility to these patches.

A study on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Supply chain model in the Wrigley Company (East Africa) limited - (WCEA)

A close scrutiny of debates and discourses on the concept of organizational supply chain management readily reveals that a leading concern among most organizations working with known supply chain models give overwhelming attention to cost minimization. It is generally believed that a firm's level of profit maximization will depend in large measure on the type of supply chain process that it depends on.

Determinants of foreign direct investment stock to countries of the East African Community

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock to Africa and its sub-region has increased steadily since J980 but East African Community (EAC) has recorded the least increment. These insights therefore prompted this empirical study to investigate the determinants of FDI in East African Community's jive countries i.e. Kenya Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, to jind out why is the region recording very low increase of FDI. The study employed panel data analysis methods.

A case of multinational investments in East Africa: the soft drinks industry in Kenya

There is very little information available on the soft drinks industry in Kenya and this study is an attempt to rectify the situation. It provides some information on the soft drinks available on the Kenyan market. From an economist point of view, the study shows the oligopolistic nature of the industry and discusses some of the problems which face small local manufacturers of soft drinks in the country. In this paper, the relationship between the manufacturers of carbonated soft drinks is discussed. ~his is done by grouping the manufacturers into multinationals and small local firms.

Turnaround strategy at Eveready east Africa limited

Many firms experience deteriorating performance due to market erosion and maladaptive decisions by management. When a company starts to experience "declining profits, increased debts, there has to be an intervention to return the company back to profitable state otherwise it will eventually fail. Managers react by selecting corporate strategies that redirect their attempts to improve the position. Turnaround strategy is a form of retrenchment strategy which focuses on operational improvement. when the state of decline is not severe.

Call for abstracts - 6th annual east Africa regional exhibition and workshop 19th – 25th July 2015

Frontiers in Urban Management will be a repeat theme for this year bringing up trending boundaries of knowledge in urban management that are presented in terms of four sub-themes: Production of urban space, urban resilience, urban metabolism and the right to the city. Details of contents of papers or posters to be submitted for each theme are given below.

Human factors in agricultural management in East Africa

Many attempts to introduce change into farming systems have resulted in dependence, alienation, resource immobility and the suppression of indigenous adaptation techniques. Dr Mbithi evaluates the social and management environment of farm decision making and shows how this has lead to other serious social and psychological problems.

Green Supply Chain Management Practices and Performance of ISO 14001 Certified Manufacturing Firms in East Africa

Increasing levels of environmental degradation by manufacturing firms has resulted in heterogeneous pressures from various organizational groups on the need for them to conduct environmentally friendly operations. A viable option for these firms has been the implementation of green supply chain practices. The key concern however is whether the implementing these practices actually lead to improved performance. The main objective of this study therefore was to examine the relationship between the implementation of GSCM practices and performance of ISO 14001 certified firms in East Africa.

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