International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Supply Chain Collaboration among SMEs in Kenya: A Review of Collaboration Barriers
Jack Gumboh, Dr. Robert Gichira

Small and Medium Enterprise usually face a myriad of challenges ranging from technology to finances. There are many other challenges that affect the SME supply chain collaboration worldwide though some are prevalent in developing world. These challenges inhibit collaboration and finally affect SME performance. Supply chain collaboration barriers are one area that has not been conclusively studied. Therefore, this paper reviewed the supply chain collaboration barriers affecting SME in Kenya since Supply chain collaboration plays a vital role in the development and performance of SMEs. Exploratory research design was used based on desk research that involved a review of relevant literature. Most SMEs account for a large percentage of informal and formal employment in Kenya hence the need to study the barriers.

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