Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 9 (September 2018)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Effects of the Strategic Values on the Performance of Technical Training Institutions in Meru County, Kenya

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ABSTRACT

Organizational performance is important in justifying its existence and resources allocation. To enhance performance, strategic values are useful management tools to achieving competitive advantage. For Technical Training Institutions to achieve their core mandate in human resource training, the Government has emphasized on their development and implementation of strategic plans. Technical Training institutions have been operating with strategic plans for at least the last ten years; however no systematic study has been carried out to investigate the influence of their strategic values on the performance of the institutions. The current study sought to investigate the effects of the strategic values on performance in respect to enrolment, resources, quality and efficiency. The study used the cross sectional descriptive survey research design. The study was conducted with the top, middle and lower level management in the three Technical training institutions of Meru County. Questionnaires were used for data collection. Instruments were tested for reliability by use of the Cronbach’s alpha and a correlation coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. Data was analyzed by use of both descriptive and inferential statistics and presented by use of tables and figures. The study established that the strategic values had significant influence on the performance of technical training institutional. The introduction of the government policy has a moderating variable improved the model on strategic value. The researcher recommends the alignment of the institutional philosophy to the institutional strategic values which could improve the performance of Technical Training Institutions.

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Muthaa, G. (2018) Effects of the Strategic Values on the Performance of Technical Training Institutions in Meru County, Kenya. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 6, 1-11. doi: 10.4236/jss.2018.69001.

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