Financial Research Proposal

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FIRM CHARACTERISTICS AND FINANCIAL DISTRESS ON LISTED FIRMS IN NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE IN KENYA

RACHAEL WANGUI MAINA

A Research Proposal Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Master Degree in Commerce (MSC) School of Business and Public Management, KCA University
AUGUST, 2015

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I declare that this research proposal is my original work, and to the best of my knowledge, has not been presented to any other university for an award of a degree.

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Rachael Wangui Maina
KCA/13/01928

DECLARATION BY THE SUPERVISOR
This research proposal has been submitted for examination by my authority as the candidate’s university supervisor.
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