Determinants of the Performance of Social Entrepreneurship Firms in Kenya
Though social entrepreneurs have increasingly been recognized for handling the ecological, economic and social difficulties of our times, there lacks the knowhow of this line of entrepreneurs and the imminent issues affecting their activities. An example at hand is the way for identification, recognition and utilization of opportunities in the creation of the social value is a matter that is not well understood. The purpose for this research piece of work is to assess the determinants of performance of social entrepreneurship firms in Kenya. This research study made use of a descriptive research design. The study population being 448 employees of Iko toilet and Care Kenya.79 was the chosen sample using the stratified random sampling by the help of R software. The raw data obtained from the field was sorted, coded, scrutinized, organized and edited to enhance accuracy and hasten analysis by the help of SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). SPSS assisted in summarizing the data descriptively using frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Inferential statistics were performed by the spearman’s rank correlation and regression analysis to test the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Correlation analysis was used to establish the inter-relation amidst the variables while linear regression, used to find out the degree of the relationship amidst the dependent and independent variables. Multiple regressions were employed in the determination as to whether the combined effect of the independent variables can predict a research gap in the study. The study concluded that financial access, entrepreneurial culture, management and technology have an affirmative and significant relationship with performance of social entrepreneurship firms. The study recommends that the government should formulate measure to ensure that social entrepreneurship firms are facilitated to gain financial access. In addition the banking institutions should prolong the loan repayments periods so that the entrepreneurship firms can get enough financial access.
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