International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

Analysis of Factors Influencing Transfer of Technology among Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya
Muturi Phyllis Muthoni, Dr Gesimba Paul Omato, Mungania A. Kithinji

Kenya’s Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) are characterized by restricted levels of technology, inappropriate technology and inadequate institutional capacities to support adaptation and absorption of modern technological skills. Many MSEs produce products with moderate quality, applying to a great extent outdated technologies, therefore facing tough competition with imported products. In order for businesses to be competitive there is dire need for them to produce quality products. The study sought to fill a gap in knowledge concerning transfer of technology among MSEs by addressing the factors that influence the transfer of technology among MSEs in Kenya with great emphasis on the Jua kali Metal workshops in Nyeri Municipality. The study concludes that the level of education and training is the main determinant of transfer of technology other factors held constant. The study found no evidence to suggest that technological information, finances, technological infrastructure and governments support have positively influenced transfer of technology among MSEs in Kenya.

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