Volume 12 Number 1 Year - 2018
Number of articles: 15
STRATEGY FORMULATION PROCESS AND INNOVATION PERFORMANCE NEXUS
Authors: Chijioke Nwachukwu, Helena Chladkova, Olatunji Fadeyi
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the link between strategy formulation process and innovation performance indicators in microfinance banks in Nigeria (MFBs). 100 employees of leading microfinance banks were randomly selected for this study. 80 questionnaires were returned but only 76 were found usable for the analysis. Regression analysis technique was used in examining the nature of the relationships of the variables and for hypotheses testing. The authors used exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha to test for the validity and reliability of the questionnaires. The results show that strategy formulation process has a positive effect on process innovation performance, product innovation performance and marketing innovation performance. Thus, all the three hypotheses tested were supported. The authors, therefore, concludes that a systematic strategy formulation process is necessary for firms to achieve and sustain process innovation performance, product innovation performance and marketing innovation performance. This study proposed suggestion for further studies.
Keywords: Customer satisfaction, strategy formulation, Customer loyalty, innovation performance
Article info: pp. 147-164
Recieved: 01.11.2017  Accepted: 19.01.2017  UDC: 659.127.6   Downloads: 57