Reflections on Organisational Leadership and Implementation of Electronic Project Monitoring Information System in Public Tertiary Institutions in Kenya
Editors: 

Angeline Mulwa, ; Dorothy Kyalo,   Kirema Mburugu

ABSTRACT:

The study sought to establish the influence of organizational leadership on the implementation of e-ProMIS in Public Tertiary Institutions in Kenya.  . The study sought to establish the extent to which the independent variable namely; organisational leadership, influence the implementation of e-ProMIS. The moderating influence of availability of ICT infrastructure and mediating influence of staff attitude between the organisational internal contextual factors and implementation of e-ProMIS were also examined. Research hypotheses related to the objective was  tested.  The moderating influence of availability of ICT infrastructure and mediating influence of staff attitude between the organisational internal contextual factors and implementation of e-ProMIS were also examined. Seven research hypotheses related to the objectives were tested. A pragmatic paradigm using mixed mode approach and cross sectional research design was used. The population comprised staff from public tertiary institutions in Kenya. A sample of 210 staff was selected using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. A questionnaire with both open and structured items with Likert-type interval scale anchored on a five point scale was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics were computed for all variables using arithmetic mean and standard deviation. Statistical tools used for inferential statistic were Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r), simple regression, multiple regression and stepwise regression ( ). F-tests were used to test hypotheses in the study. The results revealed that all the organisational internal contextual factors namely; organisational strategy, organisational structure, organisational leadership, organisational culture and staff capacity had a statistically significant influence on implementation of e-ProMIS. It was further revealed that availability of Information Communication Technology infrastructure had a moderating influence on the relationship between organisational internal contextual factors and implementation of e-ProMIS. However, staff attitude was found not to mediate the influence of organisational contextual factors and implementation of e-ProMIS. The study confirmed the relevance of Diffusion of Innovation Theory, Theory of Structuration and Technology Acceptance Model in studying implementation of electronic based systems. The study highlights the need for staff training on new technologies, provision of adequate ICT infrastructure and staff attitudinal change trainings for effective implementation of new electronic based systems. The study offers direction to policy makers and practitioners. The study recommends further research to be conducted to establish the influence of monitoring and evaluation on implementation of e-government systems. Other e-government systems like e-procurement and i-tax also need to be studied. 

Key Words- organisational leadership, organisational culture, of Electronic Project Monitoring Information System

Frequency of Publication: 
Annually