A survey of strategy control practices of Parastatals in Kenya
Strategic planning in both the private sector and the public sector is currently a hot issue and almost all organizations are dedicating a lot of resources formulating strategies, and having endless meetings discussing the implementation process and receiving monitoring and evaluation reports. The purpose of this research is to provide empirical evidence of the strategy control practices and determine factors that influence strategy control in Parastatals. Second, the purpose of this study is to enable a more profound understanding of how different strategic practices may influence effectiveness of Parastatals in their operations. The study was carried out as a survey and data was collected through a questionnaire which was dropped and picked from the Parastatals. The data was then analyzed from a sample of sixty six Parastatals that responded In the first chapter, the researcher defined what strategy control is the characteristics of a good strategy control system and an introduction of parastatals in Kenya. Chapter two was a review of literature from secondary sources which was relevant to the study. Chapter three outlined the methodology that was used in carrying out the study. It gives details of research design, study population, sampling techniques, data collection and analysis. The objectives of the research were to establish strategy control practices and determine factors that influence the same in Parastatals. Chapter four presents the analysis and findings and a discussion of the same. The data was collected from a sample of forty four Parastatals and the respondents were top managers and supervisors. The findings are presented in percentages, frequency distributions, mean and standard deviation. This chapter provides the summary, discussions and draws conclusions of the study. The limitations of the study are also identified and recommendations for further research are made. The findings of the study are summarized discussed and conclusions presented inorder of the objectives of the study. The first objective of the study sought to establish the strategy control practices in Parastatals while the second objective was supposed to determine the tools used in controlling strategy by Parastatals. The researcher had challenges in get previous similar studies on which this study was based. The state of strategic management in Kenyan public sector organizations has not been extensively researched on. Therefore information was limited and some strategic planning practices may not have been adequately covered.