Strategic Factors Affecting Technology Management In Technical Training Institutes In Nairobi County
Maindi, Stanley A
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The current Technical Education landscape in Kenya is rapidly becoming complex and Technical Training Institutes are facing accelerating technological development and competitiveness. These opportunities need to be harnessed and converted into value through effective and dynamic Technology Management. This calls for strategic technology management in these institutions. However, the Technology Management discipline is silent on the coherent set of factors that could be used to manage technology. TTIs have been operating in an environment full of broad challenges that affect technology management. Effective and dynamic management of technologies require a set of skills and knowledge in Strategic Management. SM has a long-term focus and involves the development of vision, mission, setting of objectives, and strategies that guide the design of functional strategies. This study dealt with two interrelated questions: 1) what are the factors that affect TM in Technical Training Institutes? 2) What are the factors that determine the application of TM factors? The study employed statistical techniques in the analysis of data obtained through the use of a structured questionnaire. Factor analysis was employed to determine factors affecting. In this research, strategy, in the context of Technology Management, was used to show the linkage between technology management and strategic management in Technical Training Institutes within Nairobi County. The findings of this research have important implications for the practice of Technology Management. It will help demystify the concept of Technology Management in Technical Training Institutes within Nairobi County and also contribute to the discussion on strategic technology management.