Accounting records management and performance of small scale businesses

Records management is important for organizational growth and survival. It enhances decision making, accountability and staff performance. Although organizations keep records, not all these records are well documented and stored to facilitate the above usage. The objective of this research is to establish the relationship between good records management and organization performance, identify factors enhancing the relationship and recommend changes for improvement. Case studies are being conducted at two universities, namely Egerton University in Kenya and Makerere University in Uganda. The information is being generated through focus interviews with members in the different units and analysis of management records including finance.
La gestion des documents est importante pour la croissance et la survie de l’organisation. Il améliore la prise de décision, la responsabilisation et la performance du personnel. Bien que les organisations tiennent des registres, tous ces dossiers ne sont pas cependant bien documentés et conservés afin de faciliter l’utilisation précitée. L’objectif de cette recherche est d’établir la relation entre la bonne gestion des documents et la performance de l’organisation, d’identifier les facteurs de l’amélioration de cette relation et de recommander des modifications pour l’améliorer. Des études de cas sont menées dans deux universités, à savoir l’Université Egerton au Kenya et l’Université de Makerere en Ouganda. L’information est générée au moyen d’entrevues avec les membres dans les différentes unités et l’analyse de la gestion des documents, notamment les finances.
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme socio-economics".