Investigating the Impact of Employees Involvement in Decision Making on Employee Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector in Kenya: A Case of Tata Chemicals Magadi

Tunga, Moses Okiya (2013) Investigating the Impact of Employees Involvement in Decision Making on Employee Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector in Kenya: A Case of Tata Chemicals Magadi. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (955kB) | Preview

Abstract

This study examines the impact of employee involvement in decision making on employee productivity in the manufacturing sector in Kenya taking Tata Chemicals Magadi as its case study. It looks into demographic influences on the desire for involvement in decision making. The study finally endeavors to understand the form of employee involvement suitable for the manufacturing setup in Kenya and thus recommend appropriately. A quantitative study approach was used in this research. Data on employee involvement was collected by means of questionnaires to a sample of 65 respondents drawn from employees of Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited. Responses from the survey were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics, product moment correlation and regression analysis and presented graphically. The results of the study indicate a significant relationship between employee involvement in decision making and employee productivity; a significant variation in the desire for involvement based on age, gender, education and rank. The findings also reveal an inclination towards direct forms of employee involvement in decision-making. This study suggest the need for the management of manufacturing firms to demonstrate high level of commitment to employee involvement in decision making.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/885

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item