International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Towards Improving the Performance of Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises in Nairobi County, Kenya: Policy Recommendations
Jane Queen Omwenga, Elegwa Mukulu, Christopher Kanali

The study sought to investigate the determinants of performance of small and medium women-owned enterprises. The study employed desk top research. Small and medium enterprises have been recognized as a major source of global economic growth and women entrepreneurs have been acknowledged to play critical roles for bringing their ideas and capabilities towards successful achievement of the SMEs development. Prior research has indicated that capital, networks affiliation, education, training and usage of ICT are important determinants of performance of women entrepreneurs in Kenya. This research not only helps the Government to identify appropriate women entrepreneurs, but also leads the Kenyan women entrepreneurs in developing sound skills and capabilities in doing businesses which might help them to create and sustain successful business ventures so as to help achieve Kenya’s vision 2030 which is based on the economic, social and political pillars with Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) as their foundation so as to create a knowledge-based economy

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