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Article Published In Vol.6 (May-June-2018)

Influence of Strategic Technological Capabilities on Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya

Pages : 514-519, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.6.3.21

Author : Emily Mokeira Okwemba

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The study aimed at establishing the influence of strategic technological capabilities on performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. This study used descriptive survey design to establish the relationship between strategic technological capabilities and performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. The target population consisted of 513 manufacturing firms. The study used a sample size of 225 respondents. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the sample within the target population. Regression results revealed that strategic technological capabilities had a positive and significant effect on performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. This means that an increase in strategic technological capabilities led to an improvement performance of manufacturing firms. The study recommended that firms should adopt new technologies for cultivation of organizational capabilities. In addition, the study recommends adoption of technology for the development of new services, new functions, and formation of new alliances

Keywords: Strategic technological capabilities, performance, manufacturing firms

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