MSIS Theses and Dissertations (2012)

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    Management information system framework for juvenile justice system in Kenya : a case study for children service department Nairobi
    (Strathmore University, 2012) Kounah, Carolyne Atieno
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of Management Information System (MIS) on Children Service Department: the focus being on Juvenile Justice Supervision. The research objectives were; to identify existing Management Information Systems adopted by Children Service Department in Juvenile Justice Supervision, to establish the challenges faced in adoption of MIS and to propose framework for MIS development that will assist the Kenyan Government in Juvenile Justice Supervision. The study used the case study research design .The data was obtained analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.The first phase involved interviewing the middle management of the Children’s Service Department in Nairobi to identify the existing Management Information Systems used in gathering, storing , transmitting data and aid in decision making. The second phase involved content analysis of writings from Department of Children Service publications. Findings of the study revealed the following challenges or impediments to adoption of MIS for JJ supervision: lack of Information Technology (IT) platform, lack of ICT infrastructure and lack of information on potentials of MIS. The study recommends that the key players in MIS framework should include organization, technology, people, external partners and policies. They are to work together to create an Information System solution that addresses the challenges experienced by Children Service Department in Juvenile Justice Supervision.
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    An information management framework for development agencies
    (Strathmore University, 2012) Musyoka, Betty Kavutha
    Modern organizations face the challenge of accessing information that is relevant for development and sustainability. A key impediment for most organizations is sifting through large amounts of data to extract required information. Studies show that modern organizations geared towards development find it difficult to access and learn from information provided through previous projects conducted for/by the institutions. This study investigates the efficacy of incorporating data mining techniques into information and knowledge management to improve the quality of information used by organizations. Effective Information and Knowledge management practices are important for business growth and diversity, since they provide platforms through which managers can make competent decisions based on stored information. The study introduces a suggested information management framework that incorporates automated storage, access, and analysis of data to improve information and knowledge within organizations. This will translate to overall development in organizations processes.
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    The Framework for quality systems in academic libraries in Kenya: the basis for future information sharing.
    Gichiri, Peter Wanyoike
    The extraordinary developments of Information Technology (IT) profoundly concern libraries which are today experiencing a phase of substantial change. These innovations have changed the image of the library, placing it before a radical transformation Librarians are moving into dramatically different roles as new services are implemented. The most significant transformations in libraries have been the automation of procedures, the realization of online catalogues and the growing presence of non-paper documentation. This study aimed at investigating the extent to which Academic Libraries in Kenya are addressing the ICT guidelines spelt out by the Commission Higher Education (CHE). The study also embarked on establishing whether there is a link between individual library’s systems specifications and the shared requirements among academic libraries in Kenya. The researcher saw this as a means of facilitating for the sharing of bibliographic information among academic libraries. From the research findings, the researcher aimed at designing a framework/model that systematically shows the fundamental steps that a quality library management system project should traverse. The research findings showed that over 87% of the respondents shared their systems specifications. This implied that there was a lot of uniformity within universities libraries in terms of systems specifications. This was supported by the fact all the sampled respondents agreed that academic libraries in Kenya should feel free to share their system specifications. Armed with this statistics, the researcher developed a modified “V model” of systems development which academic libraries in Kenya should adopt in their Integrated Library.
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    Internet banking acceptable model : evaluating behavioural intentions in the adoption of internet banking
    Leornard Wekesa Makokha; Ismail Ateya Lukandu
    The development and diffusion of new technologies by financial institutions in Kenya can result in a more efficient banking system. This dissertation examines the factors that influence customers of banking institutions in Kenya to adopt new technologies, specifically internet banking. The study reviewed literature in respect of four theories of Information Systems acceptance: the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) by Davis (1986), The Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) by Fishbein and Ajzen (1975), The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) by Ajzen (1991) and Diffusion of Innovation by Rogers (1995), within the context of internet banking, then formulated a research model. The research was carried through across-sectional survey design which questioned respondents on Internet banking services. The population of study constituted customers of three banks in the Central Business District (CBD) within Nairobi City. Respondents of the study were retails customers. The sample study consisted of 124 respondents. Data collected was analyzed by use of factor analysis, descriptive and correlation analysis. Findings revealed that, adoption of internet banking is significantly influence by ease of use, usefulness, relative advantage, fast access to internet and behavioural control factors. Consequently, the final modified research model called the “Internet Banking Acceptance Model” was validated and found to have the power to explain and predict customer‘s behavioural intentions towards Internet banking in the context of the Kenyan Banking environment.
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    Framework for linking of mobile application innovations to entrepreneurial opportunities in Kenya
    (Strathmore University, 2012) Otieno, Philip Neri
    Mobile application innovation still an untapped entrepreneurial opportunity in Kenya and local developers are increasingly encouraged to think about accessing global markets by using the “windows of opportunity” offered by the multinational telecommunication companies. Existing mobile service business models have concentrated on markets that are more interested in using the mobile phone as a platform for entertainment such as music, games, movies, and television The purpose of this research is to establish a link between mobile applications innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities.As the whole research of mobile application entrepreneurship is relatively new and the impacts are wide reaching, a model framework of the research was needed. The aim was to widen the theoretical discussion and theory formulation concerning the link between mobile application innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities. The purpose was also to examine the drivers for mobile applications innovations, factors for mobile application entrepreneurship and the challenges in linking the mobile applications innovations to entrepreneurship opportunities. The primary data of the study are interviews of 10 organizations that dealt with mobile applications development. The research is descriptive in nature as it explains the situation in the industry as is. This research widened understanding mobile application entrepreneurship in Kenya. It was found that market needs was the most important driver for mobile application innovation in Kenya, while a thorough understanding of the industry was the most important factor for mobile application entrepreneurship in Kenya.