Title: PUBLIC LEADERSHIP AND ETHICAL PROCUREMENT PRACTISES, EMPIRICAL SURVEY OF COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITALS IN KENYA
Authors: Ms. Gloria Beth Muthoni, Dr. Emmanuel Awuor, Dr. Joel Koima, Kenya
Abstract: Purpose: The main purpose of the paper was to determine the influence of public leadership on ethical procurement practices in county referral hospitals in Kenya.
Methodology: The study is grounded on stakeholder's theory. Explanatory cross sectional research design was employed. A census was undertaken in the Level 5 hospitals in Kenya with a target of 172 professionals in procurement department. Primary data was collected from structured questionnaires. Chi test was used to test the association of variables.
Findings: The study findings showed a positive relationship between public leadership and ethical procurement practices.
Implication: The study recommends that public leadership be enacted to enhance ethical procurement practices.