Strategic Improvisation and its Role in Managing the (COVID_19) Crisis: An Analytical Study of the Opinions of University Leaders at the University of Mosul
2021, Volume 40, Issue 132, Pages 81-109
AbstractThe current research aims to determine the role played by the dimensions of strategic improvisation, represented by (strategic vigilance, strategic agility, minimal-structure, and bricolage) in (COVID_19) crises management represented by (preparing for crisis, crisis management, and crisis management evaluation).
The field research was implemented at the University of Mosul as one of the organizations affected by the (COVID_19) crisis, and the comprehensive selection method was used in determining the research sample which consisted of (196) leaders from the university leadership represented by (the university president and his assistants, deans and their assistants, and heads of departments and scientific centers) in the University.
The research adopted the descriptive and analytical approach, with the use of a questionnaire form as the main tool for collecting data. The questionnaire was designed and distributed electronically due to the conditions surrounding the (COVID_19) crisis. Data were analyzed using (SPSS V25) and (AMOS) software packages. the research reached several conclusions, the most important of which is the existence of an impact relationship on the total and partial levels of the strategic improvisation dimensions on the (COVID_19) crisis management.
The research concluded with several recommendations, the most important of which is that the investigated organization should improve the organization's ability to find practical solutions to new challenges based on current resources. The research also stresses the need to develop a comprehensive crisis management plan that can be adapted to most of the crises that the organization may face.
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