International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Papers 2018-09-18T14:24:03+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p><strong>ISSN: 2519-528X</strong></p> <p>International Journal of multidisciplinary papers is indexed, refereed and peer-reviewed journal is designed to publish research articles in&nbsp;Engineering &amp; Technology,&nbsp;Management,&nbsp;Medical Sciences,&nbsp;Medicine,&nbsp;Social &nbsp;science,&nbsp;Education,&nbsp;Agriculture, Advertising, Accounting &amp; Finance, Botany, Business Research, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Application, Consumer Behaviour &amp; Relationship Management, Corporate Governance, Earth Sciences, Economics, E-commerce, Bioscience, Entrepreneurship, Fisheries, History, Human Resources, Management, Information Technology,&nbsp;Library Science,&nbsp;International Business, Law / Criminology, Life Sciences, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Performing Arts, Physics, Psychology, Health Care, Management, Industrial Relations,&nbsp;Architecture,&nbsp;Marketing communication, Marketing, Management, Marine, Microbiology, Nursing / Pharmacy, Nutraceuticals, Physical Education, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Population Studies, Selling and Marketing techniques, Strategic Management, Total Quality Management Training and Development, Sociology, Veterinary Sciences, Languages (e.g. Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu etc.) Apiology, Arachnology, Arthropodology, Cetology, Conchology, Mosquito Taxonomical Studies, Vector (Mosquito) Biology, Vector Ecology, Prevention and Control of Mosquito/Vector-Borne Diseases, Vector Competence of Vector-Borne Diseases, Biopesticides/Botanical Insecticides in Vector Control and Management, Biological Control of Vector Mosquitoes, Vectors “Parasite Interaction, Epidemiology, Parasitology, Surveillance and Control Technology of Vectors, Applied Fields of Mosquito Research, Entomology, Helminthology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Malacology, Myrmecology, Nematology, Neuroethology, Ornithology, Paleozoology, Planktology, Primatology, Zooarchaeology, Zoosemiotics, Vector Molecular Biology, Molecular Endocrinology, Parasitology and Immunobiology, etc.</p> <p><em><strong>Submission</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Authors can send their papers through online submissions or as an email attachment to:</strong> <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Impact Factor=1.39</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Indexed in</strong>:</p> <p><strong>Index Copernicus,</strong></p> <p><strong>CiteFactor,</strong></p> <p><strong>Genamics JournalSeek,</strong></p> <p><strong>J-Gate,</strong></p> <p><strong> Scientific World Index,</strong></p> <p><strong> Science Library Index,</strong></p> <p><strong> JournalGuide Directory of Journals,</strong></p> <p><strong> Centre for Science and Technology Studies, </strong></p> <p><strong>Leiden University, </strong></p> <p><strong>The Netherlands, </strong></p> <p><strong><strong><span class="tagline">Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research</span>, </strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>ResearchBib, </strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong><span class="tagline">Scientific Indexing Services (SIS database),</span></strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong><span class="tagline"> International Innovative Journal Impact Factor,</span></strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong><span class="tagline"> International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),</span></strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong><span class="tagline">Directory of Research Journals Indexing</span></strong></strong></p> Assessment of HSE Dep. Performance in 400 Maroon Gas and Liquid Gas Plant 2018-03-07T15:15:06+00:00 Mahdi Chal Ashtari Makari Seyedeh Soolmaz Dashti <p>Background: This study aims to assess HSE dep. Performance in 400 Maroon Gas &amp; liquid Gas plant using balanced scorecard method during 2016-2017. The research area is in 70th km of Ahvaz to Omidieh, by Maroon 3 Complex.<br>Methods and Material: Statistical community of this research consisted of all factory staff of over 1800 employees, and customer plants, and statistical sample of 35 employees of the plant, and 35 employees of the customer plants. To identify and analyze the status quo, first we need to identify the plant and its goals using the BSC method; then we identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of plant using SWOT method; and finally we analyze them by QSPM Method.<br>Results: Results of these matrices showed that external factors have a greater impact on the status quo and conditions. Research strategies are aimed at improving the performance of the plant in terms of equipment and the quality of the activities of employees, such as increasing training courses, employing experts in this field and improving device safety.</p> 2018-03-07T15:15:06+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Impact of Project Fund Management on Timely Completion of Projects funded by Khwisero National Government Constituency Development Fund, Kakamega County, Kenya. 2018-08-25T15:56:27+00:00 Misiko S. B Mukanzi C <p>Timely completion of projects is a key component for measuring the success of many development projects in Kenya where the<br>timely completion of constituency development projects has been a big issue. Many project management practices have been thus<br>shown to impede timely completion of many constituency development projects funded by the national government, but recent<br>constituency development project reports in Kenya point at project fund management as the perennial cause of project failures.<br>The main objective of the study was therefore to investigate the influence of project fund management on timely completion of<br>projects financed by Khwisero National Government Constituency Development Fund in Kakamega County, Kenya. The study<br>was guided by stakeholder theory and theory of constraints. Descriptive survey research design was adopted and primary data<br>was collected using structured questionnaires. The study targeted 200 project management committee members from which a<br>sample of 133 respondents was drawn. A pilot test was carried out to test validity and reliability of data collection instruments.<br>Data analysis was done using Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS Version 24) where descriptive and inferential<br>statistics were computed and results presented in form of tables. A total of 95 out of 133 sampled respondents returned dully-<br>filled questionnaires representing a response rate of 71.4% hence good for generalizability of results to a wider population. Both<br>descriptive and inferential statistics showed that project fund management significantly influenced timely completion of<br>constituency development projects financed by Khwisero National Government Constituency Development Fund in Kakamega<br>County, Kenya. The study concluded that having an effective project accounting strategy that focuses on effective and efficient<br>management of assets and total cash budgeted for constituency development projects enhances timely completion of constituency<br>development projects. The study recommends that project management officers involved in project oversight functions should<br>have viable project accounting strategies focusing on effective and efficient management of assets and all finances meant for<br>constituency development projects so as to enhance continuous and sufficient cash flow for specific constituency development<br>projects in order to meet the appropriate expenditures incurred at the course of those projects; which then will ensure timely<br>completion of selected constituency development projects.</p> 2018-08-25T15:56:27+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Impact of Ownership Concentration on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Kakamega County, Kenya. 2018-09-18T14:24:03+00:00 Mugambi J. E,Otinga H, Miroga J <p>Financial scandals and major accounting failures in Kenya commercial banks have focused the minds of<br>governments, bank regulators, investors, bank shareholders and the general public on weaknesses in internal<br>corporate governance systems and the need to address this issue. In the Kenyan context, there have been cases<br>involving corporate scandals and cash fraud for instance the cases involving the collapse of the Euro Bank in 2004,<br>financial flaws in National Bank of Kenya and the board room wrangles plus the discovery of secret overseas bank<br>accounts for siphoning company money by some directors in commercial banks in Kenya. This raised questions on<br>the effectiveness of internal corporate governance systems such as ownership concentration on financial<br>performance of commercial banks in Kenya.The study therefore sought to investigate the effect of ownership<br>concentration on financial performance of commercial banks in Kakamega County, Kenya. The study was hinged on<br>the stakeholder’s theory and the agency theory. The study adopted explanatory design and targeted all the<br>11commercial banks in Kakamega County, Kenya, and used self-administered structured questionnaires to collect<br>primary data from 98 senior management employees of commercial banks in Kakamega County, Kenya. Both<br>descriptive and inferential data analyses were conducted whereby; descriptive analysis involved computations of<br>frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation while inferential analysis involved computation of correlation<br>and regression analysis. Data analysis was computed by the Statistical Package for Social Scientists version 24<br>software and analyzed data was presented in form of tables and graphs. A total of 90 out the targeted 98 respondents<br>returned completely filled questionnaires representing a response rate of 91.8%, thus suitable for generalizability of<br>research findings to a wider population. The study through both descriptive and inferential analysis revealed that<br>ownership concentration was a significant predictor of financial performance of commercial banks in Kakamega<br>County, Kenya. That is; ownership concentration (β=0.309 at p&lt;.001); and from the model summary, R2 = 0.404<br>implying that 40.4% of variation in the dependent variable (financial performance as measured by ROE) is<br>explained by the independent variable (ownership concentration). The study concludes that since ownership<br>concentration was found to be a significant predictor of commercial banks’ financial performance, policy makers in<br>the banking industry should encourage more domestic and foreign shareholding while minimizing state ownership in<br>commercial banks, so as to boost financial performance of commercial banks in Kenya.</p> 2018-09-18T14:24:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##