Determinants of Technical Inefficiency of Saccos in Kenya: A Net Operating Cash Flows Output Slack Analysis


Leonard Rang’ala Lari, Philip Mulama NYangweso, Lucy Jepchoge Rono

Abstract


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the determinants of technical inefficiency of Saccos in Kenya. Methodology: The explanatory research design was utilized. The financial statements data was collected from a census of 46 audited deposit taking Saccos and methods used included estimation of technical inefficiency by employing a non-parametric DEA method while the second step concerned determination of inefficiency using parametric SFA. The log truncated panel data was used for a period of 8 years (2007-2014). Result: All the predictors jointly influence inefficiency and are significant except for prime regressors given NOCF slack as hypothesized in agency, efficiency and intermediation theories. NOCF slack regression reflects lack of managerial influence as indicated by Gamma (1.13E-23) while DEA result of all Saccos indicated 0.976 mean efficiency. Contribution to policy and practice: The NPTA, CA and FI predictors had significant influence on pure technical inefficiency, thus apt for decision making.

Keywords


Saccos in Kenya, Technical inefficiency, Net operating cash flows (NOCF) Output slack.

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Title

Determinants of Technical Inefficiency of Saccos in Kenya: A Net Operating Cash Flows Output Slack Analysis

Keywords

Saccos in Kenya, Technical inefficiency, Net operating cash flows (NOCF) Output slack.

DOI

10.20448/journal.501.2017.42.49.60

Date

2017-09-27

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Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research
Vol 4, No 2 (2017) Page: 49-60

Print ISSN

2518-010X

Online ISSN

2409-2622

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Authors & Affiliations

Leonard Rang’ala Lari
School of Business and Economics, Moi University
Kenya

Philip Mulama NYangweso
School of Business and Economics, Moi University
Kenya

Lucy Jepchoge Rono
School of Business and Economics, Moi University
Kenya


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