Factors influencing project implementation in developing economies; The case of Tiomin Kenya limited, Kwale county, Kenya
The purpose of the study was to determine the factors that influenced implementation of projects within developing economies and a specific case study was picked from existing Tiomin Company in Msambweni constituency in Kwale County. The study was guided by five objectives; to establish the government goodwill and effective leadership for project implementation determine the community goodwill for sustainable project implementation, assess the financial viability in project implementation in developing economies, know the effectiveness of technical Expertise and finally, establish the company management behaviours in sustainable company project implementation in developing economies. The literature reviewed showed the extent of the factors in the overall determination of project implementation in developing economies as stated in the conceptual framework. Prior literature has indicated that Kenyan Companies possess different characteristics and thus strengths and/or weaknesses compared to others in developing economies. As such, the collection of data on the profile, government, community goodwill, technical expertise, financial viability and management behaviours was paramount and significant. A quantitative, descriptive design was used to study a sample of 180 respondents taken for the study. In the process of answering the basic questions, a questionnaire that include profile, government, community goodwill, technical expertise, financial viability and management behaviours, factors that influenced the project implementation in developing economies. The study was carried out using a structured questionnaire for respondents and a discussion guide for key informants all administered based upon the theory of planned company behavior. This study sought to describe the characteristics of certain companies, estimate the proportion of people who have certain characteristics and make predictions. Stratified sampling method was used to compare company practices at the same point in time. The design was chosen for this study due to its ability to ensure minimization of bias and maximization of reliability of evidence collected. The research was also guided by a null hypothesis; community goodwill influenced project implementation in developing economies. Review of relevant literature revealed that mining industry as a whole has a poor track record in management behaviours, government goodwill, designing and implementing sustainable projects in the field indicating the need -for conducting research to establish factors that influence project implementation in developing economies. The respondents for the study were purposely and randomly selected. Direct observation was used to collect data on completed and continuing project activities. The collected data was cleaned for possible errors presented in tables, organized, coded and inputted into the computer for analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences to generate tables, frequencies and percentages. The Null hypothesis was subjected to a Chi-square test at 5% confidence level which established that there is a significant relationship between community resilience and project implementation in developing economies.