The Impact of Structure on Strategy Implementation Among Telecommunication Firms in Nigeria .

European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.8, No.14, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2016

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Ekom Akpan

University of Port Harcourt

Sylva Waribugo

University of Port Harcourt

Date Written: June 3, 2016

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of structure on strategy implementation among telecommunication firms in Nigeria. Four hypotheses were formulated and tested to determine if there are relationships among selected dimensions of structure (centralization and specialization) and measures of strategy implementation (budgetary program implementation and resource control implementation). The Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to test the relationship via SPSS version 21. The results showed that centralization has insignificant positive correlation with budgetary program implementation and resource control implementation, (r = .117 and .111). Analyses also revealed that specialization has positive and significant relationships with the dimensions of strategy implementation with (r = .733 and .764). It was concluded that Centralized structure leads to slow pace of strategy implementation while Specialization structure enhances strategy implementation of the telecommunication firms. It was suggested that managers of telecommunication firms should encourage their employees to specialize on their jobs for an effective and efficient strategy implementation. Management were advice to adopt a decentralized structure in order to facilitate faster decision making. Furthermore, it was suggested that a similar study should be done to know the moderating role of leadership styles, and training and development.

Keywords: structure; strategy implementation; centralization; specialization; budgetary program implementation; resource control implementation

Suggested Citation

Akpan, Ekom and Waribugo, Sylva, The Impact of Structure on Strategy Implementation Among Telecommunication Firms in Nigeria . (June 3, 2016). European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.8, No.14, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789542

Ekom Akpan

University of Port Harcourt ( email )

P.M.B 5323, Choba
Port Harcourt, Rivers State 500001
Nigeria

Sylva Waribugo (Contact Author)

University of Port Harcourt ( email )

P.M.B 5323, Choba
Port Harcourt, Rivers State 500001
Nigeria

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