AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Instilling Strategy Management Culture at the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation

by Yimer Assefa

Institution: Addis Ababa University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Strategic Management; Balanced Scorecard; Strategy Management Culture; Lean-Kaizen
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2133440
Full text PDF: http://etd.aau.edu.et/dspace/handle/123456789/6722


Strategic management is the larger, more holistic process that encompasses the planning, implementation, evaluation, and updating of a strategic agenda aimed at maintaining the most viable fit between an organization and its external environment and moving into the future in a deliberate, purposeful manner. Successful cultural change results from having a clear idea about what type of culture the business needs, identifying the specific attributes that go along with it, and then focusing on managing the drivers that shape and influence culture which is of paramount importance for effective and efficient execution of strategies. Strategic management and supply chain are not separable aspects. Hence, instilling strategy management culture in the supply, if applies lean-kaizen approach, results in competitive performances. The tools of strategic management: Balanced scorecard and Hoshin Kanri can make this possible. The paper illustrated the moderating effect of strategy management culture on the relationship between lean-kaizen supply chain and competitive performances. The study showed they are positively related and the moderator also has positive interaction effect on this relationship. Thus, it possible to instill strategy management culture in the lean-kaizen supply chain through balanced scorecard and hoshin kanri integration. Advisors/Committee Members: Mohammed Seid(Dr.) (advisor).