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Strategy Implementation on Non-Financial Performance of Private Universities: A Case of United States International University- Africa

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dc.contributor.author Karanja, Catherine W.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T10:01:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T10:01:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11732/3507
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to assess the impacts of effective strategy implementation on performance of private universities: a case study of United States International University (USIU). This study aimed at determining the influence of strategic financial allocation on performance of private university, explore the influence of human resource competence on performance and examining the influence of organizational culture on performance of Kenya’s private universities. The study adopted a descriptive research method in gathering, analyzing, interpretation, and presentation of information. The descriptive research design helped in focusing at the strength of relationship between strategy implementation and performance. The study employed the use of questionnaires to obtain relevant information from respondents. The study focused on Top management, faculty and staff of USIU-A. Probability sampling technique was used to determine the sample size of 246 respondents and collect data from the sample. The study adopted a descriptive and inferential statistics in data analysis and presentation. Correlation analysis and regression analysis was used in the study to determine the impact of effective strategy implementation on performance of private universities. Data was presented in tables and charts. The study determined how strategic resource allocation influences the performance of an organization specifically, the private universities in Kenya. The study found that resource allocation where senior management dictates fixed levels of resources for middle management hinders performance. The study reveals that resource allocation processes (RAP) shape what initiatives the organization funds hence organizational resources are significant tools to reach superior market position for your organization. The study established that strategic resources are critical in implementing strategies in your organization. The study revealed how human resource competence influences performance of Kenyan private universities. The study found that personality in the workplace is important to achieve v organization objectives hence private universities have employees that have capability of adjusting to swift dynamic business environment. The study found that human capital helps the organization to establish and maintain its competitive advantage over others hence the greatest objectives of human capital are to educate employees. The study examined the influence of organizational culture on organizational performance in the private universities in Kenya. The study reveals that communication helps in improving operational efficiency thus improving the organization performance. Organizational culture is used to guide behaviour at work hence enhance performance hence the ways in which employees behave impact the organizational performance to a big extent. The study concludes that resource allocation where senior management dictates fixed levels of resources for middle management hinders performance. It is necessary for an organization to have full level of employee commitment in order to have outstanding performance. The study concludes that the ways in which employees behave impact the organizational performance to a big extent. The study recommends the management of private universities should pay great attention to the relationship between strategy, resources and organizational performance. The organization should install resource allocation processes (RAP) as they shape what initiatives the organization funds. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Strategy Implementation en_US
dc.subject Non-Financial Performance en_US
dc.subject Private Universities en_US
dc.subject United States International University- Africa en_US
dc.title Strategy Implementation on Non-Financial Performance of Private Universities: A Case of United States International University- Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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