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  • Stakeholder Involvement, Project Ethical Climate, Commitment to the Project andPerformance of Poverty Eradication Projects in Uganda: A study of NAADS

    Projects in Mukono District

    BYHASSAN BASHIR2008/HD10/14271UBIB Hons, (Mak)

    A Dissertation Submitted to Makerere University in Partial Fulfillment for theAward of a Masters Degree in Business Administration of Makerere University

    DECEMBER, 2010

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    DECLARATIONI Hassan Bashir, declare to the best of my knowledge that, this dissertation is my originalwork which has never been published and/or submitted for any award in any otherUniversity/ Institution of Higher Learning.

    Signed Date:

    HASSAN BASHIR2008/HD10/14271U

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    APPROVALThis dissertation has been submitted with our approval as supervisors and our signaturesare appended against the respective names below:

    SignedDate:

    DR. JOSEPH M. NTAYIMakerere University Business School

    SignedDate:

    DR. MUHAMMED NGOMAMakerere University Business School

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    DEDICATIONI dedicate this work to my children, wives and parents for the over whelming support,advice and encouragement that you gave me during the research process. You havealways been my reason for working hard, please keep up the support.

  • vACKNOWLEDGEMENTThe Almighty Allah, All things are possible with you and surely this has been madepossible with your unending love and presence in my life. I am forever beholden to you.Am indebted to Makerere University Business School Management for the financialsupport given to me to pursue this program, my supervisors Dr. Muhammad Ngoma andDr. Joseph Ntayi for the priceless guidance accorded to me throughout this process. Maythe Almighty Allah abundantly bless you.My colleagues, the G6 club and the 1.8 family, I value the friendship, the support andgood working environment that makes the work place my home away from home andmade the stressful period worthwhile given the warm atmosphere.

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    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONSACCA: Association of Chartered Certified AccountantsDDP: District Development ProgramIDA: International Development AssociationNAADS: National Agricultural Advisory ServicesPMI: Project Management InstituteSPSS: Statistical Package for Social ScientistsUNCDF: United Nations Capital Development Fund

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION.............................................................................................................................. iAPPROVAL................................................................................................................................... iiiDEDICATION................................................................................................................................ ivACKNOWLEDGEMENT............................................................................................................... vLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................................................................ viLIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ............................................................................................... xAbstract........................................................................................................................................... xiCHAPTER ONE.............................................................................................................................. 1INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................... 11.0 Background to the Study ..................................................................................................... 11.2 Statement of the Problem..................................................................................................... 31.3 Purpose of the study ............................................................................................................ 31.4 Objectives of the study ........................................................................................................ 41.5 Research Hypothesis............................................................................................................ 41.6 Scope of the Study............................................................................................................... 51.7 Significance of the Study..................................................................................................... 61.8 Conceptual framework ........................................................................................................ 61.9 Description of the Conceptual framework........................................................................... 72.2.1 Stakeholder involvement and performance of poverty eradication projects ................. 142.2.2 Stakeholder Involvement and Commitment to the Project ............................................ 162.2.3 Stakeholder Involvement and Project Ethical Climate .................................................. 192.2.4 Project Ethical Climate and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ................... 212.2.5 Project Ethical Climate and Commitment to the Project ............................................... 222.2.6 Commitment to the Project and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ............. 24CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................................... 33RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .................................................................................................. 333.1 Research Design. ............................................................................................................... 333.2 Study Population................................................................................................................ 333.3 Sampling Procedure and Target Sample Size.................................................................... 343.4 Data Sources ...................................................................................................................... 363.5 Data Collection Instrument................................................................................................ 363.6 Measurement of Variables................................................................................................. 373.7 Reliability of the instrument .............................................................................................. 39

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    3.8 Data Processing and Analysis............................................................................................ 394.1.1 Sampling Characteristics of Respondents...................................................................... 414.1.2 Background characteristics of the Projects.................................................................... 434.2 Components of Stakeholder Involvement and Ethical Climate That Predict thePerformance of Poverty Eradication Projects................................................................................ 444.2.1 Stakeholder Involvement ............................................................................................... 454.2.2 Project Ethical Climate .................................................................................................. 474.3 Relationship between Stakeholder Involvement, Project Ethical Climate, Commitment tothe Project and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ....................................................... 494.3.1 Stakeholder Involvement and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ................ 504.3.2 Stakeholder Involvement and Commitment to the Project ............................................ 504.3.3 Stakeholder Involvement and Project Ethical Climate .................................................. 514.3.4 Project Ethical Climate and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ................... 514.3.5 Project Ethical Climate and Commitment to the Project ............................................... 524.3.6 Commitment to the Project and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ............. 534.4 Predictive Potential of Stakeholder Involvement, Project Ethical Climate andCommitment to the Project to the Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects.......................... 544.5 Predictive Potential of Stakeholder Involvement and Ethical Climate Components to thePerformance of Poverty Eradication projects ................................................................................ 55CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................... 575.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 575.1 Discussion of Findings ............................................................................................................ 575.1.1 Components of Stakeholder Involvement and Ethical Climate that predicts Performanceof Poverty Eradication Projects ..................................................................................................... 575.1.1.1 Components of Stakeholder Involvement.................................................................. 585.1.1.2 Project Ethical Climate .............................................................................................. 585.1.2 Relationship between Stakeholder Involvement, Project Ethical Climate, Commitmentto the Project and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects................................................... 595.1.2.1 Stakeholder Involvement and Performance of Poverty Eradication Projects ............ 595.1.2.2 Stakeholder Involvement and Commitment to the Project ....................................

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