Effect Of Investment Decisions On Efficiency Of Deposit Taking Savings And Credit Cooperative Societies In Nairobi County, Kenya
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With growing competition globally, SACCOs are directing their energies on investments to enhance their efficiency and so as to survive extreme competition. However, the decision to invest is subjective and a wrong investment decision can lead companies even to bankruptcy. Investment choices can also be made in compliance with the conditions in the markets, the portfolio level divergence, the results of fundamental and technical analysis, along with what the investors and managers expect and prefer. This study’s intent was to determine how investment decisions impact the efficiency of deposit taking SACCOs in Nairobi. The study’s population was all the 43 DT-SACCOs in Nairobi County, Kenya. The independent variable for the study was investment decisions with four measures; investment in real estate, investment in government securities, investment in fixed deposit and investment in shares. The control variables were liquidity, firm size and liquidity. Firm efficiency was the response variable which was the primary focus of the study. The study utilized secondary data from 2014 to 2018 (5 years) on annual basis. A descriptive cross-sectional design together with the multiple linear regression model were used for the analysis of the variables. For this analysis the researcher used the SPSS version 21 software. The findings gave an R-square value of 0.317 meaning that 31.7 percent changes in the efficiency of DT-SACCOs in Nairobi, Kenya can be attributed to the seven selected predictor variables while 68.3 percent changes of efficiency of DT-SACCOs was attributable to other factors outside the scope of the study. It was further revealed that the predictor variables showed a strong correlation with efficiency (R=0.563). ANOVA results show that the F statistic was substantial at 5% level with a p=0.000. This shows the model was suitable for the study to provide an explanation of the variables. The results also showed that investment in real estate, investment in government securities and investment in shares produced positive and statistically substantial values for this study while investment in fixed deposits, liquidity, firm size and age were found to be statistically insignificant determiners of efficiency. This study recommends that measures should be put in place to enhance investment in government securities, real estate and shares as these three have a substantial influence on efficiency of DT-SACCOs in Nairobi.
University of Nairobi
SubjectEffect Of Investment Decisions
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