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The Investigation of strategic thinking effects on Improvement of organizational Performance in Isfahan Province Gas Company

Author Affiliations

  • 1Master of Business Administration, Islamic Azad University, Naragh, IRAN
  • 2Department of Faculty of Management, Naragh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naragh, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 69-82, November,2 (2015)


The goal of present research is to investigate the impacts of strategic thinking on improvement of organizational performance in Isfahan Province Gas Company. The method is descriptive research with the use of conducting survey investigation. The statistical population was the staffs of Isfahan Province Gas Company which were a number of 2573 at the time of study. Stratified sampling was used in this research. After determining the ratio of population (the number of staffs of companies in each city) the ration of each city to the total population was calculated and using the same ratio random sampling was applied. The sample size was 157 staffs of Isfahan Province Gas Company; with a consideration of 10% extra, 170 questionnaires were distributed of which 165 were returned. The Return rate of the questionnaires was 97%. So the final sample of this study was 165 persons and all the statistical analysis was based on this sample. The researcher developed a questionnaire about strategic thinking based on Liedtka model (28 tests) and used the questionnaire of organization’s excellence standard about organizational performance (50 tests). The validity of this research was estimated 0.81 using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Descriptive and inferential statistics (Kendall tau coefficient and Friedman Test) were used to analyze the data. The result demonstrated that main and sub hypotheses of this research were approved at the confidence level of 99%.


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