Stakeholders’ Involvement and Success of Strategy Implementation
Stakeholders by virtue of their interest in a project outcomes, they attribute their involvement and recognize a relation to its success in implementation. This is due to improvement of organizational performance. The higher learning institutions could be one of the institutions to adopt strategic planning to align activities with available resources. The purpose of this paper therefore was to determine the relationship between stakeholders’ involvement and success of strategy implementation at University of Rwanda, Gikondo campus. This paper employed correlation research design. The target population of this study was 1167 people corresponding to the sample size of 92respondents obtained by using Yamane (1967) formula and questionnaire was the main tool used to collect the data. The findings revealed that there is a statistical significant high positive relationship between implementation of strategic plan and the stakeholders’ involvement in Rwanda institutions of high learning thus r = 0.901 and P= 0.000<0.01. This paper also showed that there was 81.2% in success of strategy implementation affected by stakeholders’ involvement and the remaining 18.8% could be affected by other variables. The study concluded that stakeholders influence the implementation of strategic plans in Rwandan higher learning institutions The study also recommended that stakeholders at University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus should engage themselves in strategic implementation at their campus to enhance success of the university’s strategy.
Key words: Stakeholders’ involvement, strategy implementation, strategic management and strategic planning
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