DR. Kibe Lucy Wairimu, PhD.

Mount Kenya University

P.O. Box 7089 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

CITATION: : Kibe L.W. (August, 2018). The influence of entrepreneurial training on the performance of social enterprises in Nairobi city county, Kenya. International Journal of Marketing and Entrepreneurship (IJME) Issue No VIII, Volume 4, pp 93-114.

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to analyze the influence of entrepreneurial determinants on the performance of social enterprises in Nairobi City County, Kenya. This paper specifically emphasizes on the influence of entrepreneurial training on the performance of social enterprises in Nairobi city county, Kenya. The study was guided by a descriptive cross sectional design and a mixed methodology was used to collect data. The study population was composed of a target population of 300 registered social enterprises from which a sample of 107 was selected using simple random sampling. Self administered semi structured questionnaire was administered. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was established through piloting where reliability was established by test retest results attaining a Cronbach alpha of above 0.7. The regression analysis for Entrepreneurial Training and Performance on Social Enterprise yielded a coefficient of 0.52, p=0.001<0.05. This implies that the influence of Entrepreneurial Training on Performance of Social Enterprise is positive and significant at 5% levels of significance. Other inferential statistics, the Pearson’s correlation, chi-square were used to test the relationship between entrepreneurial training and the performance of social enterprises. The null hypothesis H0: Entrepreneurial training has no significant influence on the performance of social enterprises in Nairobi City County, Kenya was rejected.

Keywords: :Entrepreneurial Training, Social Enterprises, Business Management Skills -Entrepreneurial Behavior,-Technical Skills,-Inter-Personal Skills.
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