Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies (GARJMBS) ISSN: 2315-5086 July 2014 Vol. 3(7), pp 337-343

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How Employee Motivation and Quality Assurance influences Organizational Performance on Palm Oil Projects in Uganda 

Johnson Ssekakubo1, Freddie Lwanga2, Jackson Bwire Mc3, George Ndiwalana4 

1Department of Management Science, Makerere University Business School

2Department of Human Resource Management, Makerere University Business School

3Cavendish University

4Department of Accounting, Makerere University Business School

Corresponding author Email: kimayoka@gmail.com 

Accepted 07 July 2014

 

Abstract
 

Using a descriptive case study and quantitative research techniques, this study examined the influence of employee motivation and quality assurance on organizational performance on palm oil project in Kalangala district, Uganda. Data were collected from 291 respondents, comprising of employees and palm oil famers using a self-administered questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis, and correlation and regression analysis methods.  Results indicate that there is a positive relationship between employee motivation and Quality Assurance (r = .293*, p<.05). This indicates that if employees were motivated, there will be improved quality assurance. Regression results reveal that Employee Motivation and Quality Assurance can predict 72.5% of organizational performance (Adjusted R Square = .725, Sig. =.000). For improved organizational performance, managers should work towards improving both employee motivation and quality assurance since these have been found to positively influence organizational performance.                      

Keywords: Employee Motivation, Quality Assurance, Organizational Performance

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