African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

Why does strategic plans implementation fail? A study in the health service sector of Iran

Nader Seyed Kalali*, Mohammad Reza Akhavan Anvari, Ali Asghar Pourezzatand Davod Karimy Dastjerdi
Operations Research, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 June 2011
  •  Published: 07 October 2011

Abstract

 

This research aims to identify effective factors on the failure of strategic decisions implementation in the Iranian health service sector. Reviewing the literature and using experts' opinion, 16 variables were identified. Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, variables were categorized in the form of 4 factors. This model, in the order of effect, identifies context dimension (0.94), content dimension (0.87), operational dimension (0.71) and structural dimension (0.67) as effective factors on the failure of strategic decisions implementation in Iranian health service sector.

 

Key words: Strategy, strategic decision implementation, strategic decision failure, health service sector and factor analysis.