Effect of Kenya bureau of standards regulations on organizational performance of steel companies in Kenya.
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The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of Kenya Bureau of Standard regulations on the performance of steel companies in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design and with a target population of 185 respondents and a sample of 162 respondents from senior level managers selected from twenty steel companies in Nairobi County. The study particularly focused on the effect of technological innovation requirements, standard conformity requirements, and supervisory policies of the Kenya Bureau of Standards on the organizational performance of steel companies.Primary data was collected through the use of questionnaires. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and a multiple linear regression analysis model. The output of the analysis was presented using a statistical summary applied by use of graphs, charts, and tables. Data analysis was done by use of SPSS statistical software, version 12. The study findings indicated presence of a positive and statistically significant relationship between each of the three independent variable (i.e. technological innovation requirements, standard conformity requirements, and supervisory policies) and organizational performance of steel companies.From the findings it was evidenced that the coefficient of determination (R2) was 0.697 from the analysis representing a good model of fitness. The study therefore recommended enhancement of the three factors due to their beneficial effects of the steel industry in Kenya.