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Scholarly Journal of Business Administration, Vol. 9(1), pp. 9-19, February 2020
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ISSN 2276-7126 © 2020 Scholarly-Journals

Strategic alertness and organisational health: A study of the manufacturing Industry in Rivers State

Tende, F.B. and Prof. Onuoha, B.C.

Department of Management, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Abstract :

Organisational health of the manufacturing industry in Rivers State was assessed through strategic alertness. Five testable null hypotheses were formulated. Out of the entire registered and licensed manufacturing firms in Rivers State, only 15 were studied. The sample size amounted to 86, while the population size is 107. Meanwhile, Bowley’s proportional allocation technique was used to allocate responders for the sample size for each of the firm. In testing the hypotheses, the data were collected and analyzed using the non-parametric method, Kendall’s_tau. The concluded that, the environment of business today is characterized with changes, complexities, and challenges. As recommendations; organisations should work to improve vigilance with regards to the environment of business and come up with new insight or ideas on how to appropriately allocate available resources and exhaustively utilize same to the benefit of the organisation. Again, strategic flexibility enables organisations to react sufficiently and suitably to changes, complexities, and challenges in the business environment. This could be applied by organisations as a defense mechanism, depending to the nature of changes that occurs. Lastly, organisational dynamism should be sought after by manufacturing organisations as it enhances the ability to increase productivity, profit, and ensure organisational health.


Key words: Strategic Vigilance, Strategic Flexibility, Resource Utilization, Goal Focus, and Environmental Dynamism.

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