The purpose of this paper is to identify what are the main causes that lead strategies to decline at execution phase.
The paper adopted the strategy of survey with the 69 Brazilian businessmen. The questionnaire was developed from 16 causes pointed out in the literature and the results analyzed using Cronbach’s α coefficient, multidimensional scaling, exploratory factor analysis and Pearson correlation coefficient.
The results of statistical analysis showed that the main causes are primarily associated to leaders’ defaults during execution strategies, lack of support and feedback of senior management, no involvement of the teams during the strategies formulation, failure of communication on the strategic objectives in all organizational levels, and others.
The 69 businessmen work in different sectors and there may be specific causes for each sector. The research presented by this paper did not have objectives to analyze specific sectors of the economy.
The results are extremely important and useful for managers during the implementation phase of the strategies and researchers in the field of business strategies.
There are no research with the same focus and objective presented by this paper about Brazilian companies.
Bernardo, S., Anholon, R., Novaski, O., Silva, D. and Quelhas, O. (2017), "Main causes that lead strategies to decline at execution phase: an analysis of Brazilian companies", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 66 No. 3, pp. 424-440. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2015-0126Download as .RIS
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