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Selected factors that influence successful strategic planning in South African higher education

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dc.contributor.author Bosire, Samuel, M
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-20T10:35:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-20T10:35:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11622/178
dc.description.abstract The objective of this investigation is to examine selected factors that contribute to successful strategic planning in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in South Africa. Organisations, including HEIs, that wish to achieve their objectives in the current fast-changing operating environment should formulate and implement strategic plans. The King III Report on corporate governance stresses the need for leaders to take responsibility for defining the strategies of their organisations. Existing literature has identified some factors that influence the success or failure of strategic planning. However, the extent to which these factors influence - if at all - strategic planning in South African HEIs remains unclear. The importance attached to these factors in South African universities is compared with their international counterparts. In carrying out this investigation, online questionnaires were completed and returned by 108 participants comprising Registrars and Information Managers at 23 South African HEIs and Information Managers in selected international higher education institutions. Data analysis entailed both descriptive and inferential statistics. Correlational analysis of the results confirmed that factors such as management buy-in and the availability of Business Intelligence (BI) reports were positively related to effective strategic planning and vice versa. Similarly, a strong correlation was observed between the presence of reporting guidelines and strategic planning. Other factors that strongly emerged as being positively related to successful strategic planning include: consultation during the strategic planning process as well as visible and strong leadership. en_US
dc.language.iso de en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Higher education institution en_US
dc.subject Business intelligence en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Monitoring en_US
dc.subject Strategic planning en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject The King III Report en_US
dc.subject Corporate governance en_US
dc.title Selected factors that influence successful strategic planning in South African higher education en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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    This collection contains approved preprints for submission to "The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning" the accredited open access journal published by The IIE. ISSN: 1818-9687.

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