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Volume 7, Issue 4, pp. 2226-2235

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Title

The Moderating Influence of CSR in the Relationship Between Financial Leverage and Performance of Listed Companies at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

 

Author(s)

1AJohn Karori Nyamiobo and 2Dr. Headmound Okari Isoe

    

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1PHD Candidate Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.

2Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Nairobi, Kenya. School of Business and Management Studies.

 

Accepted Date

18th, September 2017

 

Citation

Nyamiobo JK, Isoe HO (2017). The Moderating Influence of CSR in the Relationship Between Financial Leverage and Performance of Listed Companies at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Prim. J. Bus. Admin. Manage. 7(5): 221426-2235.

 

Abstract

This study examined the moderating effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on the relationship between financial leverage and Performance of listed firms at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The research was designed to use quantitative research method utilizing data collected from companies listed at the NSE. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from finance officers of companies listed at NSE. The data collected was analysed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study carried out the analysis of the data with the help of statistical packages including SPSS and MS-Excel. To achieve its aim, the study employed multiple linear regression analysis to observe the relationship between the independent variable (financial leverage) and the dependent variable (financial performance) and moderated by Corporate Social Responsibility. A correlation and regression analysis was carried out to determine the relationship between financial leverage and financial performance of companies listed at the NSE as well as the moderating variable (Corporate Social Responsibility). The study established that Corporate Social Responsibility has a positive moderating influence on the relationship between Independent Variable and the Dependent Variable. From the findings, the study concluded that, there is a moderating effect of corporate social responsibility in the relationship between financial leverage and performance of listed firms in Kenya. Based on this finding, the study recommends that policy makers and other stakeholders in the institutions under study implement corporate social responsibility programs as they were found to have a positive effect on the performance of listed firms in Kenya.

Key Terms:
Corporate Social Responsibility, financial leverage, organisational performance
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