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Supply chain strategy and competitive advantage of Nation Media Group Ltd

Author: Kyengo, Elizabeth Ndaize

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MBA

Year: 2012

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Supply chains/Strategic management/Competitive advantage/Nation Media Group/Broadcasting industry ;

Abstract:

The objective of the study was two folded: to ascertain the effects of Supply Chain Strategies, SCS on NMG's Competitive advantage and establish possible challenges faced in the implementation of such strategies. The researcher interviewed six company executives from varied fields as determined by their level of engagement either in the planning or execution of SCS or reports its performance impacts. There was 100% response. The data collected was assessed through content analysis and to some extent using frequencies and mean tools. The literature review focused on Supply Chain concept as the alignment of supply chain initiatives with the overall business strategy of a company. Potter (1996) supported operational efficiencies but also warned that its unique supply chain activities matched with identified overall strategies that give an organization lasting competitiveness. Such factors linking SCS and performance were highlighted in the research questionnaire to aid the research come up with a conclusion on the case study. An evaluation of a number of selected performance indicators to assess the SCS on NMGs' competitiveness yielded an average score rating of 4 out of 5 (80%), an indication that the relationship is clearly evident. The findings indicated a strong relationship of the various SCS as adopted by NMG and its strong competitive positioning, been a market leader. However, although the Supply Chain initiatives have contributed significantly to the Groups performance, more needs to be done the interviewee reckoned. Benchmarking the NMG supply chain with the best available both regionally and perhaps globally, instituting specific procurement performance measurement tools and driving more collaborations across the business units are seen as great opportunities to deliver sustainable competitive edge for the rapidly growing organization.

Occupational health and safety management practices among the electronic media houses in Kisumu County, Kenya

Author: Ojiem, Duncan Odongo

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MBA

Year: 2012

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Occupational health ; Occupational safety ; Broadcasting industry ; Mass media ; Kisumu County ;

Abstract:

Occupational health and safety management is a phenomenon, which has recently gained prominence as a major issue at the work place. This study was designed to assess the occupational health and safety management practices among electronic media houses in Kisumu County. A descriptive census survey design was used in the study. Data was collected using semi structured questionnaires which were administered through the drop and pick later method. 20 out of the targeted 23 respondents dully filled and returned the questionnaires for analysis giving a response rate of 86.96% . The findings from the study indicate that the following occupational safety management practices existed among electronic media houses in Kisumu County; Inspection, maintenance and repair of machines; employee protection from hazards; having efficient physical plants layout; safety education practices; proactive identification of hazards; and employee empowerment. The study also found out that the main occupational health management practices include: having health and medical programs; use of health rules and regulations; use of noise and vibration control equipment; health surveillance on employees; employee counseling and rehabilitation; and promoting physical fitness activities. From the study findings, it was recommended that media houses in Kisumu County should promote health and safety awareness programs by sensitization through education and seminars. The government through its relevant agencies should also closely monitor all industry players to ensure adherence to statutory health and safety regulations while creating room for the emergence of new trends.

Challenges facing women media practitioners in Kenya

Author: Mugwe, Rosemary N

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MA

Year: 2012

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Gender ; Women ; Broadcasting industry ; Women's studies ; Kenya Broadcasting Corporation ; Royal Media Group ; Standard Media Group ; Nation Media Group ;

Abstract:

The existence of gender inequalities has continued to undermine human and social development for many decades. Eliminating gender inequality to allow for equal opportunities in all industries including the media is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Although globally women media practitiouers are making significant contribution as workers in the media sector, they are faced with numerous challenges while pursuing their careers in the sector. The aim of this study was to investigate the challenges facing women media practitioners in Kenya and identify ways through which these challenges can be overcome. The study intended to provide a platform to relevant stakeholders in the media industry for addressing gender issues and concerns. The study adopted the gender theory of liberal feminism, a gender theory based on egalitarianism/equality of opportunity and freedom developed by Wollstonecraft. A conceptual framework was logically designed to describe the model of problems, causes, strategies and results of women and challenges in the media houses. The study was based on the assumption that women media practitioners in Kenya face numerous gender-related challenges in their work, which are common and can be overcome. The study was a cross-sectional descriptive survey, focusing on Kenya's four major media houses, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Royal Media, Standard group and Nation Media Group. The target population comprised of women media practitioners in the editorial department of the four major media houses in Kenya. Purposive sampling method was used to select the target population. A semi- structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents followed by interviews to complement the questionnaire survey. Data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively by descriptive statistics and presented in tables, charts, graphs and written narratives. The study established that majority of women face gender related challenges to career advancement such as sexual harassment, lack of a clear career path; women are rarely given decision making roles; there's lack of child care policy in the media houses and there is unequal division of labour. The findings also indicated that management's commitment to gender balance and sensitively are still below average and the corporate culture does not support women's participation and career advancement. It was concluded that sexual harassment is of serious concern, gender awareness is far from realisation and most journalists are not aware of the policies that are in place in their respective organizations. The study recommends for media owners and policy makers to develop practical approaches to address gender related issues and concerns at all levels in the media industry. Four areas for further research to establish more insights on gender disparities are recommended.

Factors that enhance employee motivation at Imani Radio and Television

Author: Kosgei, Kipkemei Samuel

Awarding University: United States International University-Africa, Kenya

Level : Executive Master in

Year: 2011

Holding Libraries: ;

Subject Terms: Employee morale/Motivation/Imani Radio and Television/Broadcasting industry ;

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Prevelant themes of Christian outreach media broadcasts : a case study of Neno Evangelism Centre

Author: Isige, Kenneth

Awarding University: Africa International University, Kenya

Level : MDiv

Year: 2010

Holding Libraries: Africa International University Library ;

Subject Terms: Religion/Broadcasting/Broadcasting industry/Neno Evangelism Centre, Nairobi/Television/Media ;

Abstract:

Television broadcasting has grown-to become among the most influential communicative media to many Kenyans, cutting across diverse social classes. Whether used for informative, educative or entertainment purposes, television's multimedia forms open multifaceted communication channels in passing on messages while reaching masses of viewers. Many Churches have taken to employing televised media broadcasting in their endeavor to spread and share the Gospel message. This study identifies the thematic content of televised Christian outreach media broadcasts, and examines how these themes are related to television as a media. The research pursues a case study approach, focusing on the televised broadcasts of Neno Evangelism Centre Nairobi, during the year 2009.

An investigation into the nature of and factors influencing collaborative arrangements in Kenya's media industry.

Author: Shollei, Wilson K

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MBA

Year: 1999

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Broadcasting industry/Business conditions/ ;

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