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The Effects of Environmental Factors on Strategy Implementation in Private Hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Muthai, Maria Mutheu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-13T07:41:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-13T07:41:10Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4105
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of environmental factors on strategy implementation in private hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following research questions; what is the effect of internal organization factors on strategy implementation in private hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya; how does industry forces affect strategy implementation in private hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya and lastly, how do government regulations affect strategy implementation in private hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya. A descriptive research design was used, with a sample size was 44 employees from 50 private hospitals in Nairobi. Out of these 32 respondents returned their questionnaires resulting into a response rate of 72.73%. Data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively where it provided an appropriate analysis that was then used in the preparation of frequency tables. The findings of the study on internal organization factors indicated a positive correlation between internal organization factors and strategy implementation with a magnitude of 0.461. The study further found that industrial forces positively affected strategy implementation. This is indicated by Pearson correlation statistic with a magnitude of 0.387. On whether the government affected strategy implementation the study found that it indeed affected strategy implementation with a magnitude of 0341. From the findings, all Pearson correlation statistics indicated positive relationship between internal organization factors, industrial forces, government regulation and strategy implementation. Therefore, conclusion can be drawn that internal organization factors, industrial forces and government regulation affected strategy implementation. The researcher recommends that internal organization factors that contribute to successful strategy implementation should be properly be aligned with the short-term objectives, functional tactics and personnel empowerment. It also recommends a combination of industrial forces tactics that hospitals can adopt while implementing strategies. These are hospital brand, consultations with suppliers on price increases: buying of medical suppliers in large scale. The study further recommends lobbying by the various players in the private hospital sector so as to find solutions to the various government regulations that have acted in a manner to undermine the factors such as organization resource that helps in strategy implementation The study recommends that further studies on the effects of environmental organizational factors in strategy implementation study be carried out in other private hospitals in other Counties as well as in other sectors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Environmental Factors en_US
dc.subject Strategy Implementation en_US
dc.subject Private Hospitals en_US
dc.subject Nairobi County en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title The Effects of Environmental Factors on Strategy Implementation in Private Hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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