Dr Ambrose Jagongo

Position: Senior Lecturer 
Department: Accounting and Finance
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi (00100)
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Area of Specialization: Entrepreneurship Finance
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship Financing and MSME Management



Dr. Jagongo is the Chairman for the School Curriculum Development and Review committee at the School of Business, Economics and Tourism at Kenyatta University. He is the immediate former Chair for the department of Accounting and Finance, and previously served as Chairman, Postgraduate Studies Board and Coordinator of Quality Assurance in the School of Business.
Holder of a PhD in Entrepreneurship Finance, MBA (Finance) and BA (Business Studies and Economics) from Kenyatta University. A full member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and a member of the American Association of International Researchers (AAIR), a member of the Editorial Board for World Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN 1838-1184) and holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Cooperative University of Kenya.
Dr. Jagongo is known for his prowess in Entrepreneurship Finance and has over 20 years of teaching and supervision of MSc (Finance), MBA and PhD students at KU and other universities. Has supervised and graduated 25PhDs, 36MSCs and several MBAs. Has served as external examiner for the University of Kwasulu Natal, University of Nairobi, Strathmore University, JKUAT, Kirinyaga University, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya Methodist University, St. Paul’s University and Mount Kenya University. Was Conference Chairman for the 1st and 2nd International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC 2019 & 2020)

He participated in the following Research and Development grants:

  • Co-investigator in a successful transnational, trans-disciplinary, trans-generational, trans-sectorial and gender-balanced Collaborative Consortium Research Grant dubbed ‘The Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 4 (GETM4)’ awarded by Horizon Europe initiative, the European Union’s Marie Curie Staff Mobility flagship for research and innovation.
  • Co-investigator in a successful Multi-Institutional Collaborative Consortium Research Grant awarded by National Research Fund for the project titled Optimizing parameters for the proper use of face masks to reduce severity of underlying infections for enhanced tolerance to COVID 19.
  • Principal negotiator for a Development Grant for the establishment of a Coffee House and Bakery at KU, from Agriculture and Food Authority - Coffee Directorate.
  • Principal Investigator (PI) for the British Council Funded Research Grant titled, Innovation for African Universities (Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program), jointly implemented by the University of Northumbria, KU, Technical University of Kenya and Entrepreneurship Educators Foundation for Eastern Africa.

Publications in Refereed Journals

Conferences/ Workshops 

  • 2021: 3 rd International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC), held on 26 th - 27 th August 2021, Virtually. Theme: Building Business Resilience and Sustainability in the Context of Economic Recession and Pandemics. Paper presented: Mwangudza C.K, Jagongo A. & Ndede F.W.S. (2021) “Liquidity Management and Financial Performance of Teachers Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies in Kenya”. Pg. 24 of the book of abstracts.
  • 2020: International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC). Held on 3rd - 4th December 2020, Virtually. Theme: Academia-Industry Partnership for Competitive Innovations and Global Sustainable Development. Conference Chairman.

  • 2020: Approaches to Effective Change Management Seminar held at Prideinn ParadiseBeach Hotel, Mombasa 9th - 13th November 2020.

  • 2019: International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC). Held on 20th -21st June 2019, at Kenyatta University North Coast Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. Theme: Emerging Trends in Business Management for Global Sustainability Development. Conference Chairman and Paper Presenter on Jagongo (2019)“Micro Savings for Entrepreneurial financing (An Empirical Review of Impediments experienced by Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya.”

  • 2018: International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Business & Technology (ICEBUT2018). At Methodist university college Ghana, march 26 & 27, 2018, Paper presented: Okebe B.O & Jagongo A. (2018). “Implications of Mobile Money Services on the Performance of SMEs in Urban Centres in Kenya.” www.icebut.org

  • 2017, 3rd Africalics International Conference on 27th- 29th Nov. 2017, at University of Oran 2, Oran, Algeria.Theme: Emerging Innovation Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa Paper presented: Makori D. & Jagongo A. (2017). “Working Capital Management and Financial Performance: Evidence from Firms listed at the Nairobi securities exchange, Kenya.

  • 2017, 5th Business & Management Conference, Rome, organized by International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (website: www.iises.net) on 5th -8th April 2017. Paper presented: “Strategic Resource Mobilization for Entrepreneurial Financing (A Review of Impediments for Growth of Women Owned MSMEs in Kenya.”

  • 2017: Facilitated Executive SME Banking Seminar (SBC Africa). www.suprian .co.ke.

  • 2016: Global Development Finance Conference: 23-24 November 2016: Gateway Hotel, Umhalanga, Durban, South Africa:
    Paper presented : “Jagongo A. and Obere E. (2016) Social Media (a platform for business communication among MSMEs in Nairobi, Kenya.” http://j.mp/2cr3feb

  • 2016: Corporate Governance Certification Course, by the Cooperative University of Kenya, 3-7th October 2016, at Water Buck hotel, Nakuru.

  • 2016: The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC) On “Innovative Research for Sustainable Development; September, 2016, at the University of Eldoret- Kenya. Papers presented:

      • a) “Financial Innovations and Financial Performance of Commercial banks in Kenya.”
      • b) “Mediating effect of Cash holdings on the relationship between Short-term financing and Performance of firms listed at Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya.
        c) “Innovative Communication and Marketing tool towards growth of Micro Small and Medium enterprises in Nairobi: The use of Social Media platform.”

  • 2016: 5th RVTTI International TVET and Interdisciplinary Conference: Theme: Transforming our World: Role of TVET in the Sustainable Development agenda; 26-28 May, 2016, in Eldoret.

  • 2016: Conference on Globalization and the changing business environment at Travellers Beach hotel Mombasa 15th-19th Feb. 2016

  • 2014: Workshop on Pensions Fund Management, Board of Trustees responsibilities and Corporate Governance Practices at College of Insurance, Nairobi, 2014

  • 2014 : The 1st International Cooperatives Summit, 29th to 31st November 2014,at Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa, Mombasa from.

  • 2014: KIST Inaugural Research Conference 2014, at KIST from 9th to 10th Oct. 2014. Paper title: Social Media and Entrepreneurship Growth, (a new Business Communications Paradigm among SMEs in Nairobi, Kenya).

  • 2014: Workshop on Individual Lending Best Practices, held in Travellers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, 26th to 29th August 2014.

  • 2013: Annual SACCO Leaders Congress Held in Nyali International Beach Hotel, Mombasa from 9th to 13th December 2013.

  • 2013: Global Business Research Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7-8th Nov. 2013.Paper title: Strategic Business Savings for Entrepreneurial Financing (An Empirical Review of Impediments for Growth of Women Entrepreneurial Ventures in Kenya).

  • 2013: Teaching Methodology and Evaluation workshop; by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Evaluation, Kenyatta University.

  • 2012: Workshop on Development Research Uptake in Sub-Sahara Africa (DRUSSA) in Kenyatta University Kenya, on 5th – 8th November 2012.

  • 2011: Workshop on Entrepreneurship for Agribusiness and Trade in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 1st and 2nd February 2011. Papers presented: Strategies of New Enterprise Organization. 2)Marketing and Sales Management for Profit Maximization.

  • 2010: Workshop on Domestic Worker’s Socio-economic Rights and Entrepreneurship, in Bujumbura-Burundi on 22nd -23rd November 2010.

  • 2010: Workshop on Effective Teaching Skills organized by Australian Studies Institute (AUSI) in conjunction with Edith Cowan University (ECU), on 19th -20th July 2010.

  • 2007: International Conference on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED), Kenyatta University, on 14 - 16th November 2007.

 

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • 2021: 3 rd Kenyatta University International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC), held on 26 th -27 th August 2021, Virtually. Theme: Building Business Resilience and Sustainability in the Context of Economic Recession and Pandemics. Paper presented: Paper presented Mwangudza C.K, Jagongo A. & Ndede F.W.S. (2021) “Liquidity Management and Financial Performance of Teachers Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies in Kenya”. Pg. 24 of the book of abstracts.

  • 2020: 2 nd Kenyatta University International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC), held on December 3 rd - 4 th , Virtually. Theme: Academia-industry Partnerships for Competitive Innovations and Global Sustainable Development: Paper presented Nthimba. A.N., Mwangi. L.M., & Jagongo. A. (2020) “Fund Size Effect on Performance of Unit Trust Funds in Kenya.” Pg. 20 of the book of abstracts.

  • 2019: 1 st Kenyatta University International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC), held on 20 th  -21 st  June 2019, at Kenyatta University North Coast Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. Theme: Emerging Trends in Business Management for Global Sustainability Development. Papers presented:-

     “Micro Savings for Entrepreneurial Financing. (An Empirical Review of Impediments Experienced By Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya.)” Jagongo A.
     “Asset Quality and Efficiency of Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies in Kenya” Kimutai C.J., Jagongo A., & Omagwa J.
     “Impact of CBK Prudential Guidelines on MFI Operations in Kenya.” Chepkutwo D., Jagongo A. & Okech T.
     “Bank Size and Financial Risk Exposure on Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya” Konya M. N., Jagongo A. & Kosimbei G.
     “Lending Interest, Inflation and Foreign Exchange Rates Relationship with Loan Delinquency in the Tea Subsector In Kenya. Kogei I., Jagongo A., Ndede F. W.S.
     “Digital Credit and Personal Finance Management in Kenya: A desk review of the related literature in the recent time. Wanyama Sara Ajiambo S. W & Jagongo A.
     “Agency banking transactions on financial performance of primary business of small scale enterprises in Kiambu Town, Kenya.” Thogori J.N., Jagongo A. & Ndede F. W.S.
     “Factors Hindering Growth of Women Owned Micro and Small Enterprises: A case Of Micro Finance Borrowers In Makadara - Nairobi.” Kiyai G., Namusonge M., & Jagongo A.
  • 2017, 3rd Africalics International Conference held on 27th-29th Nov. 2017, at the University of Oran 2, Oran, Algeria. Theme: Emerging Innovation Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa.
    Paper presented: “Working Capital Management and Financial Performance: Evidence from Firms listed at the Nairobi securities exchange, Kenya.

  • 2017, 3rd Africalics International Conference held on 27th-29th Nov. 2017, at the University of Oran 2, Oran, Algeria. Theme: Emerging Innovation Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa. Paper presented: “Working Capital Management and Financial Performance: Evidence from Firms listed at the Nairobi securities exchange, Kenya.

  • Jagongo (2017). “Strategic Resource Mobilization for Entrepreneurial Financing (A Review of Impediments for Growth of Women Owned MSMEs in Kenya.” 5th Business & Management Conference, Rome, organized by International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (website: www.iises.net) on 5th -8th April 2017.
  • Ndede, F., Mbewa M. and Jagongo A. (2016) Regulatory framework and demographic determinants of acquisition of financial services by MSEs in Nairobi County, Kenya. Global Development Finance Conference: 23-24 November 2016: Gateway Hotel, Umhalanga, Durban, South Africa.
  • Jagongo A. and Obere E. (2016) Social Media (a platform for business communication among MSMEs in Nairobi, Kenya. Global Development Finance Conference: 23-24 November 2016: Gateway Hotel, Umhalanga, Durban, South Africa.
  • Jagongo A. and Makori D. M. (2016). Financial Innovations and Financial Performance of Commercial banks in Kenya. The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC) On “Innovative Research for Sustainable Development; September, 2016, at the University of Eldoret- Kenya.
  • Jagongo A. and Maubi A. M, (2016). Mediating effect of Cash holdings on the relationship between Short-term financing and Performance of firms listed at Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya. The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC) On “Innovative Research for Sustainable Development; September, 2016, at the University of Eldoret- Kenya.
  • Jagongo Ambrose (2016). Innovative Communication and Marketing tool towards growth of Micro Small and Medium enterprises in Nairobi: The use of Social Media platform. The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC) On “Innovative Research for Sustainable Development; September, 2016, at the University of Eldoret- Kenya.
  • Jagongo Ambrose (2013): Strategic Business Savings for Entrepreneurial Financing (An Empirical Review of Impediments for Growth of Women Entrepreneurial Ventures in Kenya). Global Business Research Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7-8th November 2013.
  •  Jagongo Ambrose (2012): Entrepreneurial Financing (The Savings Approach for Growth   of Women businesses in Kenya). World Business Research Conference, 4th- 6th October 2012, Hotel Novotel Bangkok, Siam Square Thailand

 

Recognition awards

  • 2014 – Vice Chancellor’s Award: Received Kenyatta University Extra-mile Award, in recognition of his outstanding Service to the University as Chairman of Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee.
  • 2002 – Vice Chancellor’s Award: Received Kenyatta University Worker of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding Service to the University as an Assistant Registrar in Examinations section.