Factors affecting adoption of green technology by firms in Kenya
Development of technology often has adverse effects on the environment. To mitigate the negative effects of technology countries have developed environmental -friendly technologies often referred to as Green Technology. To encourage the adoption of Green Technology countries have established policy framework to provide guidelines to companies wishing to adopt Green Technology. Kenya has such a policy framework. But despsc its existence, the adoption of Green Technology has been very slow. This study set out to investigate factors that affect the adoption of Green Technology by Kenyan. firms. Specifically the study established how the regulatory framework for Green Technology has affected the adoption of Green Technology by firms in Kenya. It examined the extent to which green technology has been adopted by firms in Kenya and the factors that firms take into consideration before the adoption of Green Technology and examined the challenges faced by companies seeking to adopt Green Technology. The research study employed a descriptive survey design that used stratified sampling methodology to sample 15companies or firms, which constituted 30% of the 50 registered green energy firms in Kenya. The research study sampled target population of 68 managers and used stratified sampling to work out by proportionate stratification methodology. Random sampling was then used to get the sample. Data collection was administered using closed ended questionnaires Secondary data was gathered through literature review. Raw data was coded and analysed through Statistical Package for Social Scientists (spss) and the presentation was done in tables or tabular format. At the time of carrying out the study, there were a total number of 50 companies registered in Kenya to investigate the green technology activities a sample of 15 companies which is 30% was used to collect the required data. Closed ended questionnaire was a tool used to collect the data which targeted only managers in the sampled firms.