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Factors Affecting the Adoption of e-Procurement Systems among International Non-Governmental Organisations in Kenya

Victor Imbanga Tsuma () and Mark Kanda

International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 2017, vol. 7, issue 2, 164-176

Abstract: The benefits of e-Procurement have been verified by many leading companies worldwide, and eProcurement is a significant tactic in most companies’ e-Business strategies. This study proposes sought to determine factors influencing the adoption of e-procurement systems among international NGOs in Kenya. The problem to the study is that the rate of e-procurement systems adoption has been much lower than the opportunity presented by the market and studies have shown that there has been inadequate evidence on the realization of e-procurement benefits. This research based its objectives on four procurement related factors on e-procurement; organization factors, innovation related factors, supply factors and strategic factors. The research shall adopt a descriptive cross-sectional research design while targeting the 510 International NGOs in Kenya with their procurement operations office in Nairobi. Taro Yamane formulae and principle of finite population sample size was used to find the sample. The primary was gathered directly from respondents using questionnaires while secondary data involved the collection and analysis of published material and information from other sources such as annual reports, published data. The research carried out a pilot study to pretest and validates the questionnaire and the interview guide. The researcher shall finally peruse completed questionnaires and document analysis recording sheets. Quantitative data collected was analyzed using SPSS and presented through frequencies and percentages. The information was displayed by use of tabulations, bar charts, graphs and pie charts and in prose-form. Content analysis was used to test the data of qualitative nature or aspect of the data collected from the open ended questions. This multivariate regression model was applied to determine the relative importance of each of the four variables with respect to the influence adoption of E-Procurement. The organizational factors influence e-procurement up to 82% of e-procurement, 93.5% the results indicated that innovation related factors influence the adoption of technology on procurement operations, 94% NGO managers find strategic factors to influence adoption of e-procurement among international NGOs and over 72% found the influence to be at great extent and even beyond.

Keywords: e-Procurement Systems; Non-Governmental Organisations; Kenya (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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