Abstract

Tea factories especially those managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency are faced with challenges of implementing business growth strategies. This has resulted to poor performance leading to public outcry. The study sought to establish the effect of market development strategy and performance of selected tea factories in Kenya. This study was anchored on the Ansoff Matrix theory and Agency theories. A descriptive research design was adopted and used in this study. KTDA has seven regions comprising of 69 factories with 1506 management staff. This study purposively selected Kisii and Kericho Highlands regions. The population of this study was 701 with a sample size of 364 obtained using Yamane’s (1967) formula. Simple random sampling was used to get specific respondents. A selfconstructed questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents. A pilot study was conducted at Kagwe and Theta Tea Factories in Aberdare Ranges region to test reliability of the data collection instruments. Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient was used to test reliability which had an overall coefficient of 0. 903. The study tested face validity through peer reviews and content validity by opinions of research expert and supervisors.

How to Cite
MOTONGWA HENRY, DR. JAMES MUYA, DR. STELLA OMARI, DR. CHARLES MOMANYI, Omosa. Role of Product Development Strategy on Performance of Tea Factories in Kenya. Global Journal of Management And Business Research, [S.l.], feb. 2022. ISSN 2249-4588. Available at: <https://journalofbusiness.org/index.php/GJMBR/article/view/3544>. Date accessed: 07 july 2022.