Journal of Entrepreneurship and Project Management https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM <p>Journal of Entrepreneurship and Project Management is a scholarly journal that publishes research on entrepreneurship and project management. It is an open access, peer reviewed, and global journal that aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. The journal covers topics such as entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, opportunity recognition, venture creation, project planning, execution, control, and evaluation. The journal is indexed in several databases and provides certificates for publication to the authors. The authors retain the copyrights of their articles and can use them for any purposes as long as they acknowledge the source.</p> en-US <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> journals@carijournals.org (Journal Admin) support@carijournals.org (Journal Support) Sat, 06 Jan 2024 01:04:53 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Monitoring Planning and Implementation of Donor Funded Agricultural Projects in Kenya https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1677 <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between monitoring planning and implementation of donor funded agricultural projects in Kenya. The study also sought to establish the moderating effect of project environment on the relationship between monitoring planning and implementation of donor funded agricultural projects in Kenya. In the realm of donor-funded agricultural projects in Kenya, effective monitoring planning is integral to successful project implementation. Activities such as resource acquisition, organization of materials, and training farm operators depend on a well-structured plan. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN, 2014) emphasizes the need for a seamless integration of techniques, procedures, people, and systems rooted in thoughtful planning.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study employed a descriptive research design utilizing questionnaires as the primary data collection method, emphasizing a positivism philosophy grounded in quantifiable observations and statistical analysis. The target population encompassed various roles within donor-funded agricultural projects, totaling 383 individuals, with a sample size of 196 determined through simple random sampling. Reliability was assessed through a pilot test, utilizing Cronbach's Alpha, and statistical techniques were employed for data analysis, including descriptive statistics, multiple regression analysis, and statistical tests such as ANOVA. The study tested hypothesis related to the influence of monitoring planning on project implementation, as well as the moderating effect of the project environment.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The study's statistical analyses reject the hypothesis (H<sub>01</sub>) that monitoring planning does not significantly influence the implementation of donor-funded agricultural projects in Kenya (F (1, 155) = 70.985, p &lt; 0.001). Instead, it establishes a positive and substantial relationship between monitoring planning and project implementation, with monitoring planning explaining 31.4% of the variability in project outcomes (R<sup>2 </sup>= 0.314, p &lt; 0.001). Additionally, the second hypothesis (H<sub>02</sub>) suggesting no significant moderating effect of project environment on the relationship between monitoring planning and project implementation is as well rejected (F(2, 154) = 64.066, p &lt; 0.001), emphasizing the statistically significant influence of project environment dynamics on the effectiveness of monitoring planning strategies</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy:</strong> Give that the study findings establishes a positive and substantial relationship between monitoring planning, project environment and project implementation, it is recommended that project managers and stakeholders actively recognize and account for the influence of project environment dynamics on monitoring planning. This entails conducting comprehensive assessments to tailor monitoring plans to specific project contexts, fostering adaptability and responsiveness to varying conditions. By collectively defining and adhering to best practices, the sector can enhance its ability to navigate diverse project environments effectively, ultimately contributing to the success of donor-funded agricultural projects in Kenya.</p> Bernard Kiongera Kamau, Dr. Jane Queen Omwenga , Dr. Bernard Lango Copyright (c) 2024 Bernard Kiongera Kamau, Dr. Jane Queen Omwenga , Dr. Bernard Lango https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1677 Tue, 13 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Entrepreneurial Orientation Factors of University Graduates in the Cameroonian Context : The Case of the Far North. https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1606 <p><strong>Purpose<em> :</em> </strong>The objective of this study is to determine the entrepreneurial orientation factors of young university graduates in Cameroon, in a context where businesses evolve in an unstable, unpredictable environment<strong>. </strong></p> <p><strong>Methodology<em> :</em> </strong>To achieve this objective, an analysis was carried out on exploratory survey data collected from 198 university-educated entrepreneurs in the Far North region of Cameroon, using chi-square independence tests between variables such as gender, education and age to confirm their impact on the orientation of entrepreneurial specialization.</p> <p><strong>Findings<em> : </em></strong>The results of this study showed that only gender and entrepreneurial education appear as factors in entrepreneurial orientation in the present study. While for men, there seems to be no limit to engaging in a particular activity, women do not have this flexibility, as they find it easier to orientate themselves in activities such as trade, hairdressing and catering, but not in activities such as butchery and banking.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy</strong>&nbsp;: Given that the study also shows that, thanks to training, young entrepreneurs have the flexibility to operate in all sectors of activity, particularly those requiring specific knowledge such as health services, it is therefore recommended that Cameroonian public authorities step up the promotion of entrepreneurship training to encourage young people to become self-employed.</p> GODOM André Copyright (c) 2024 GODOM André https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1606 Sat, 06 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Project Team Planning and Performance of Housing Projects in Kenya https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1653 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of project team planning on the performance of housing projects in Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology<em>:</em></strong> The study applied mixed methods research design. The study target population was 675 strategic registered contractors in the housing projects in Nairobi metropolitan, Kenya<strong>. </strong>&nbsp;Based on Yamane Formula adopted the sample size for this study was 251 respondents. Purposive sampling was used to select the 251 from the list of 675 contractors. &nbsp;The respondents consisted of the project managers; engineers; architects; contractors; and the site supervisors. The study used both primary and secondary data using semi structured questionnaires and interview guides. The study used SPSS version 25 software to analyze the data where both descriptive and inferential analyses were obtained.</p> <p><strong>Results<em>:</em></strong> The inferential analysis results revealed that project team planning had a significant and positive influence on the performance of housing projects in Kenya at p&lt;0.05. This indicates that project team skills, project team experience, communication plan and project team efficacy are vital in the performance of housing projects. &nbsp;The study used analysis of variance to determine whether the model is significant and shows the good fit for the data. The Coefficient of determination R<strong><sup>2</sup> </strong>of 0.513 showed that 51.3% of housing project performance is explained by project team planning.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy</strong>: While the existing competency theory used in this study was validated, the study recommends that contractors in Kenya should consider project team planning as an important aspect in housing projects as has been observed by majority of the contractors. The study recommends the government to make appropriate policies in housing implementation in the ministry of housing which promote the establishment of comprehensive project teams that include experts in various domains such as architecture, engineering, finance, and project management.</p> Charles Muiruri Wanjau, Prof. Gregory Simiyu Namusonge, Dr. Benard Lango Copyright (c) 2024 Charles Muiruri Wanjau, Prof. Gregory Simiyu Namusonge, Dr. Benard Lango https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JEPM/article/view/1653 Wed, 31 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0300