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Planning and participation as determinants of strategic planning effectiveness Evidence from the Arabic context

Planning and participation as determinants of strategic planning effectiveness Evidence from the... Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate relationships between strategic planning practice, management participation and strategic planning effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 87 questionnaires were collected from privately owned firms working in Egypt. Regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Findings – Strategic planning practice, but not management participation, is significantly associated with strategic planning effectiveness. Further, both strategic planning practice and management participation jointly enhance the effectiveness of strategic planning. Research limitations/implications – Longitudinal data would be needed in order to prove that causal relationships exist. The common method bias restricts the inferences that can be drawn from this study. It would be useful to explore whether the results hold when other integrative variables are taken into consideration. Practical implications – A wide use of strategic planning tools is one important element in organizational success. Originality/value – Little research has so far examined the use and worth of strategic planning tools in organizations. One function of this paper is to re‐visit this area of research. It does so in one of the areas that have largely been neglected in past research in Arab countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

Planning and participation as determinants of strategic planning effectiveness Evidence from the Arabic context

Management Decision , Volume 46 (5): 18 – May 23, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/00251740810873761
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate relationships between strategic planning practice, management participation and strategic planning effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 87 questionnaires were collected from privately owned firms working in Egypt. Regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Findings – Strategic planning practice, but not management participation, is significantly associated with strategic planning effectiveness. Further, both strategic planning practice and management participation jointly enhance the effectiveness of strategic planning. Research limitations/implications – Longitudinal data would be needed in order to prove that causal relationships exist. The common method bias restricts the inferences that can be drawn from this study. It would be useful to explore whether the results hold when other integrative variables are taken into consideration. Practical implications – A wide use of strategic planning tools is one important element in organizational success. Originality/value – Little research has so far examined the use and worth of strategic planning tools in organizations. One function of this paper is to re‐visit this area of research. It does so in one of the areas that have largely been neglected in past research in Arab countries.

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Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: May 23, 2008

Keywords: Strategic planning; Private sector organizations; Employee participation; Business performance; Egypt

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