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Influence of End Users Involvement in Procurement Decision Making on Purchasing Performance at Kenya Police College, Kiganjo
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 115-121
Received: Sep. 18, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 26, 2016; Published: Oct. 15, 2016
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Benson Motari Onchiri, School of Entrepreneurship, Procurement & Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
Josephat Kwasira, School of Entrepreneurship, Procurement & Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
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Abstract
This study was intended to establish the influence of user involvement in procurement decisions making on purchasing performance in Kenya Police College, Kiganjo. The study was a survey as primary data was collected for the purpose of the study. The target population for the study included all employees in Kenya Police College, Kiganjo. All the employees were involved in the study making this a census study. The study was guided by Consumer Involvement Theory and Principal-Agency Theory. Data was collected through structured questionnaires that were issued through drop and pick technique. Collected data were coded and analyzed through SPSS and presented through tables accompanied by relevant discussions. The research variables were studied through descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) while the influence of end user involvement on purchasing performance was studied through inferential statistics (correlation and regression analysis). F-test was used to test research hypotheses. A multiple regression model was developed to guide the study. The findings revealed a statistically significant influence of user involvement on specification development, purchasing planning and tender evaluation on performance of purchasing activities. The study recommends that management of Kenya Police College, Kiganjo as well as other public organizations should consider involving users in specification development and purchasing planning while the procurement function should provide guidance during the process. Tender evaluation should be conducted by well constituted and well informed committee. Further studies should be conducted to establish the role of end users in development of organizational procurement policies such as e-procurement, procure to pay etc. Similarly, study should be conducted to establish factor hindering end user involvement in purchasing activities especially in public organizations.
Keywords
End User Involvement, Procurement Decision Making, Purchasing Performance
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Benson Motari Onchiri, Josephat Kwasira, Influence of End Users Involvement in Procurement Decision Making on Purchasing Performance at Kenya Police College, Kiganjo, Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 115-121. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20160506.14
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