Tag Archives: Strategic Planning

Developing an Educational Managerial Guide for the Strategic Planning Of Higher Education in Jordan (Published)

This study aimed at developing an educational managerial guide for strategic planning in higher education in Jordan, based on the theoretical literature on the subject and the current planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education. The study society consisted of all employees in the departments of the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan in 2013/2014, and the study sample consisted of  (186) employee who participate directly in decision-making. In order to achieve the objective of the study, the theoretical literature and previous studies were surveyed and a questionnaire was developed to measure the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education, and to revel the degree of willingness to practice all stages of strategic planning. The questionnaire consisted of (74) paragraphs summarized the reality of the plan available in the Ministry of Higher Education and the challenges facing it. Statistical averages and standard deviations were used to determine the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education and the degree of desire to practice its stages. It was found that the Ministry of Higher Education adopts the plan of implementation and then the long-term plan and the strategic plan. The entity familiar with and participating in the development of the plan was represented in the senior leadership in the ministry. The results of the study showed the need for the Ministry of Higher Education to provide an educational management guide in the strategic planning of the ministry. Accordingly, an educational management guide for the strategic planning of the Ministry of Higher Education was developed. The main outcome of the study was the development of the Educational Guide to Strategic Planning.

Keywords: Educational Institutions, Managerial Guide, Ministry of Higher Education, Strategic Planning

Roadmap to Strategic Planning: Definitions, Practices, and Relationship with Performance (Published)

The need for strategic planning is, today, more critical than ever before. Strategic planning enables the organization to form strategy, make decisions, assign resources, and manage programs safely, effectively, and efficiently. Accordingly, this paper will explain the main concepts and definitions related to strategic planning, generally, its practices and relationship with performance

Keywords: Performance, Performance Relationship, Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Best Practices (Published)

Strategic planning is a business concept that’s useful to all businesses and organizations, no matter its size or resources. Strategic planning is incorrectly positioned as a tool only available to big businesses. With the help of a practical and realistic approach to strategic planning, the plan is organization-wide or focused on a major function such as a division or a department. The strategic planning is a management philosophy that serves the purpose of helping an organization does a better job, because planning focuses the energy, resources, and time of everyone in the organization in the same direction. In this article, the author presents some of the practices of strategic planning, why organizations use and don’t use such philosophy in their organizations, benefits and pitfalls. The paper also gives a clear roadmap of the major steps involved in the strategic planning process inside an organization.  

Keywords: Best Practices, Planning, Strategic Planning

The Degree of Commitment of the Higher Education Institutions in Jordan to the Strategic Planning Standards (Published)

The main purpose of the present study is to identify the importance of strategic planning, the strategic planning standards and the obstacles against the commitment to strategic planning in the higher education institutions. Thereafter, to shed light on the degree of commitment of the higher education institutions in Jordan to the strategic planning standards. The study has produced a cluster of results and recommendations, the most significant of which is that the higher education institutions in Jordan are highly committed to the strategic planning standards. The researcher also recommends conducting more spaced out studies on all the educational institutions in Jordan to specify the best strategies used in those institutions to be generalized on the rest of the educational institutions.

Keywords: Degree of Commitment, Higher Education, Institution, Jordan, Strategic Planning

Towards Revitalizing Nigerian University System through Strategic Thinking and Planning (Published)

The main purpose of this paper is to present how Nigerian university system could be revitalized through strategic thinking and planning. The university education in Nigeria is faced with a lot of challenges. The result is that most employers of labour complain about the poor quality of the products. This paper therefore examines the roles and state of university education in Nigeria. It also presents the steps in strategic planning process and how to revive the university system through strategic thinking and planning. The measures to be taken in order to sustain the gains of strategic thinking and planning in Nigeria universities are also presented and recommendations were also made.

Keywords: Quality control, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, University Education

Decision Support Systems: Creating Value For Marketing Decisions In The Pharmaceutical Industry (Published)

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of decision support systems to creating value for marketing decisions in the pharmaceutical industry. Methodology: This paper was completed with the help of an extensive literature study on decision support/business intelligence and pharmaceutical industry marketing available on the databases and websites. Primary data has been used in this paper to check the impact of information technology market performance. The SPSS software package is used to analyze the employee responses and statistical technique. Regression analysis is used to check the impact of information technology on market performance. Findings: 150 questionnaires were being given to stakeholders in different pharmaceutical companies located in Pakistan. 104 were collected back and 96 questionnaires are considered valid and used are for analysis. After analyzing the data, we find that information technology has significant impact on market performance in pharmaceutical industry. According to the stakeholders, strategic planning, organizational support, knowledge management and technological advancement have significant impact on the success of information technology for decision support. Research limitations / Implications: More research will be required on the theory presented in this thesis “Decision Support Systems: Creating Value for Marketing Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Industry”

Keywords: Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Marketing Performance, Organizational support, Qualitative and quantitative study, Strategic Planning, technological innovation

Strategic Planning and Formulation in Public Secondary Schools, Kenya: An Empirical Study of Selected Public Schools in Homa-Bay County (Published)

The researchers carried out the study on the relationship that exists between effective strategic planning and its formulation in public secondary schools in Homa – Bay County, Kenya. The researchers used both primary and secondary data which were analyzed and results were gotten. The study established that there is strong relationship that exists between strategic planning and its formulation. The researchers recommended that academic qualification and training of the secondary school principals and BOG chairpersons need to be emphasized as the determinants of effective strategic planning and formulation.

Keywords: School Category, Strategic Planning, Strategy Formulation, Training

A Matter of Decision – from College to University (Published)

The history of Ariel University began over three decades ago in a small town in the West Bank, with a few dozen students. Over the years the small school managed to establish itself on the local map of higher education and became the first regional college to reach the status of public university. In this paper we shall review and analyze the external and internal factors that facilitated the process. External factors refer to changes in social, economic, political, and constitutional aspects at the base of the development of regional colleges. Internal factors refer to a series of decisions made at the college leading it of all others to become a university. We shall present the teleological approach as the basis for understanding the processes that occurred at the college and that ultimately facilitated the transition.

Keywords: Higher Education, Leadership, Public University, Regional Colleges, Strategic Planning