INFLUENCE OF STAKEHOLDER EMPOWERMENT ON SUSTAINABILITY OF SOCIAL BASED CORPORATE PROJECTS IN TVETS IN WESTERN KENYA.

LUHOMBO Calistus Adema

Abstract


Stakeholder empowerment can be viewed as both a condition and a process. It is a condition where stakeholders are given the authority to act, choice of actions, and control over decisions and resources is held by them rather than the donor agencies or organization. The objectives of the study was to ascertain the influence of stakeholder empowerment on sustainability of SCPs in TVETs in western Kenya, to establish the moderating effect of knowledge sharing on sustainability of SCPs in TVETs in western Kenya. This research used descriptive research design which is mainly survey, cross sectional, and correlational.  The target population for this study was 12,585 stakeholders as detailed, from the 63 accredited TVETs in Western Kenya. The research desired 95% confidence and 5% sampling error, a sample size of 375 was deemed appropriate. Secondary data from the sampled TVETs was collected on different SCPs initiated in the institution, specific functions and sustainability issues using Document analysis form for content analysis. Quantitative information was analyzed using both inferential and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that stakeholder empowerment has a statistically significant contribution to sustainability of SCPs in TVETs, since a unit change in stakeholder empowerment is likely to result in the sustainability of SCPs in TVETs in western Kenya by 61.7%. The study recommends that Stakeholders should be given the authority to act, choice of actions, and control over decisions and resources held by them rather than the corporations that support SCPs.


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