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Title: Effectiveness of strategic planning in the public sector: evidence from Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ashanti Region.
Authors: Nsiah, Baafi
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2017
Abstract: The public sector is increasingly turning to strategic planning which has been a private sector tool for improved performance. The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between strategic planning effectiveness and strategic planning and the underlying factors of the dimensions of strategic planning that are associated with the relationship. Data was collected from five Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region using questionnaires with each item measured using the five point Likert scale. The obtained data was quantified and analysed using SPSS and STATA. Analysis of data shows a mixed relationship between strategic planning effectiveness and strategic planning dimensions with the involvement of top management in strategic planning having a significant positive relationship. The study concludes that strategic planning cannot be effective in the public sector without the involvement of top management. This requires that top managers must participate fully in the strategic planning process, unit mangers performance must be evaluated based on the achievement of the objectives of the plan, unit managers and top managers must work together and top management must create the climate in the organization that support the development of strategic planning. The recommendations of the study therefore were that top management must create climate in the public sector that support strategic planning, and top management must be cognizant of the fact that their involvement and allocation of resources were what was needed to ensure strategic planning effectiveness.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement of the Degree of Masters in Business Administration, 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10275
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