African Journal of Emerging Issues <p><strong>African Journal of Emerging Issues - </strong>is scholarly, open access, peer reviewed, double blind, interdisciplinary, and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in medicine, Engineering, Technology and Applied sciences.</p> <p>The Editorial Board is very committed to build the Journal as one of the leading African Journals of Emerging issues in the next few years to come. The Journal's reputation will be enhanced from arrangements with several organizers of international conferences in publishing selected best papers of the conference proceedings.&nbsp;</p> <div><strong>Aim</strong></div> <p align="justify"><strong>African Journal of Emerging Issues(AJOEI)</strong> is aimed to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature, which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come and provide a medium through which scholars and researchers all over the world publish their scholarly applied and fundamental research works including all new theoretical and experimental findings.</p> <div><strong>Scope</strong></div> <p align="justify">The coverage of the Journal publishes research articles and encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes. AJOEI will continue to provide information on the latest emerging trends and developments in this ever-expanding subject.</p> <hr align="JUSTIFY"> <div><strong>Submission</strong>:</div> <p>Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically through the<br><a href="">ONLINE SUBMISSION CENTRE </a>Or As Email attachment to <a href=""></a></p> en-US (Principal Editor) Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:41:04 +0000 OJS 60 POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN KENYA <p><strong>Background:</strong> Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are engines of growth, vital to most economies. While Kenya’s SMEs continue to create numerous jobs and boost the country’s GDP, they face a myriad of challenges that always hamper their performance. SMEs are hindered by inadequate capital, limited market access, poor infrastructure, inadequate knowledge, skills, and rapid changes in technology. Unfavorable regulatory environments present other bottlenecks to this vital cog of the economy.</p> <p><strong>Study Objective:</strong> &nbsp;The aim of this paper was to determine the policy implications for performance of SMEs in Kenya. The specific objectives were to identify the key factors influencing performance of SMEs in Kenya; to determine the challenges faced by SMEs in Kenya and to provide policy recommendations on performance of SMEs in Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study applied a systematically review of recent literatures including a critical analysis of empirical of past findings on the subject matter. The study findings indicated that finance and access to new markets remains the most critical challenge affecting the SMEs in the country.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions and Recommendations:</strong> The study concludes that SMEs inadequate finances and technical knowledge significantly affects the performance of the SMEs. The study recommends on increased innovation and productivity by strengthening the SMEs through, incentives, financial grants and technical assistance.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong><em>Financing, Innovation, Markets, Challenges, Performance, SMEs &amp; Kenya</em></p> Joseph Omondi Oketch, Washington Okeyo Copyright (c) 2024 African Journal of Emerging Issues Fri, 14 Jun 2024 16:22:13 +0000 GRADUATE RESEARCH GUIDE: FORMAT AND PROCESS OF WRITING DISSERTATIONS AND THESES BY PHD & MASTERS STUDENTS <p>This paper aims to provide a brief Guide on both the format and process of writing dissertations and theses as a chaperon to graduate students across the globe. The Guide takes cognizance of some gaps found with respect to the format and process of writing dissertations and theses by PhD and Masters Students. For instance, the erroneous use of contrasts such as measurement for design and analysis for design, and erroneous use of the terms conceptual framework and theoretical framework interchangeably. The Guide places emphasis on the three pillars of a good research, including Design (Methods), Measurement, and Analysis. The Guide comprise three parts including Pillars of a Good Research, Process of Researching, and Context of the Research.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong><em>: Pillars of Good Research, Research Question, Research Objectives, Conceptual Framework, Theoretical Framework, Empirical Framework</em></p> Gabriel N Kirori Copyright (c) 2024 African Journal of Emerging Issues Sat, 15 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000