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Strategic Planning in Public Universities: A Developing Country Perspective

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Author(s): Daniel Ofori | Esther Atiogbe

Journal: Journal of Management and Strategy
ISSN 1923-3965

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This paper presents the results of an empirical study on strategic planning in three public universities in Ghana. It assesses strategy development, the implementation process, the main challenges to strategic planning in public universities, and what their success factors are. Findings indicate that the nature, form, and sophistication of information and communication technology use influenced successful implementation of strategic plans for two public universities. Other results suggested that members of staff perceived strategic planning to be the responsibility of top management; thus, there is little ownership and commitment by academic and other stakeholders.
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