EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Entrepreneurial opportunity discovery dimensions and growth of non-governmental organizations in Kenya

Olive Kamene Ndeveni Tindika, Kenneth Lawrence Wanjau, George Mbugua Kariuki and Joseph Muchiri
Additional contact information
Olive Kamene Ndeveni Tindika: Business and Economics Department, Karatina University, P.O Box 1957-10101, Karatina, Kenya
Kenneth Lawrence Wanjau: Business and Economics Department, Karatina University, P.O Box 1957-10101, Karatina, Kenya
George Mbugua Kariuki: Econometrics and Statistics Department, Kenyatta University, Kenya.P.O Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Joseph Muchiri: Business and Economics Department, Karatina University, P.O Box 1957-10101, Karatina; Kenya

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2019, vol. 8, issue 5, 18-26

Abstract: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in addressing social ills like poverty, employment, and food insecurity; therefore, their growth prospects enhance their ability to address these social ills. Discovery of entrepreneurial opportunities amongst the agro-based NGOs has not got the desired attention, and it is the least researched area in social entrepreneurship. This study investigated the relationship between Entrepreneurial Opportunity Discovery Dimensions and Growth of Non-Governmental Organizations in Kenya. It employed correlation design and was anchored on the Kirznerian Entrepreneurship Theory. The target population was 135 agro-based NGOs in Kenya. A mixed-method approach was used, combined qualitative and quantitative techniques. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21 and Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS graphic-25) aided in the analysis. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS and Simple linear regression analysis were the primary analysis techniques used to evaluate the relationship between entrepreneurial opportunity discovery dimensions and the growth of NGOs. The results indicated that alertness0.372, p=0.033)and prior knowledge (0.163, p=0.031) have a significant favorable influence on growth, while social networks 0.047, p=0.713) showed an insignificant effect on the growth of NGOs. Investing in acquiring alert individuals and helping them gain relevant knowledge in the 21sttechnologies and emerging issues can lead to increased NGO ability to continue serving the community effectively and be engines of development for the general good of Kenya. Key Words:Opportunity Discovery, Kirzner Theory, Structural Equation Model, NGOs

Date: 2019
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.ssbfnet.com/ojs/index.php/ijrbs/article/view/300/418 (application/pdf)
https://www.ssbfnet.com/ojs/index.php/ijrbs/article/view/300 (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:8:y:2019:i:5:p:18-26

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478) is currently edited by Umit Hacioglu

More articles in International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478) from Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance Istanbul Medipol University, School of Business. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Umit Hacioglu ().

 
Page updated 2019-09-09
Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:8:y:2019:i:5:p:18-26