International Journal of Industrial Engineering
International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, Pages 62-66.
Influence of Organizational Resources on Performance of Public Universities on Kisumu County, Kenya
C. Osuwo¹, M. Anyango¹, N. B. Okelo².*
¹School of Business and Economics, ²School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 210-40601, Bondo-Kenya.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many public Universities in Kenya have understood that investment in talent development is part of their outlay into human capital as it pertains to skill development for job advancement. Among reasons that may hinder public Universities such investment is the expensive or costly nature of executing the empowerment programs and the difficulty to quantify its benefits. This could be partly because these institutions are growing so fast due to the expanded number of people seeking higher education yet educational fee is regulated by the government which is their main coffer. They are as such characterized by weak financial outlays and insufficient funding. This paper gives results on the influence of access to organizational resources as a component of human resource empowerment in public Universities in Kisumu County, Kenya and shows how adequately they have empowered their human resources with the view of achieving improved organizational performance. A Pearson’s correlation coefficient of r=0.522 was obtained showing that there is a positive relationship between access to organizational resources and organizational perform.
Keywords: Organizational resource; Influence; Organizational performance; Human resource.
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