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The impact of structural adjustment programmes on Uganda (with particular reference to Uganda Management Institute)

Ssonko, David K. W. (2008) The impact of structural adjustment programmes on Uganda (with particular reference to Uganda Management Institute). PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

It is a requirement of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) award of the University of Glasgow that the candidate undertakes a research which is relevant to the strategic development of his employing organisation.The overall aim of the DBA thesis is to conduct a critical and strategic analysis of the environment in which the candidate's organisation operates, and to demonstrate how this analysis might inform and contribute to the organisation's stragic planning and development. In this particular case the author is an employee of the Uganda Management Institute. In order to achive the above general objective and in conformity with the University of Glasgow DBA requirements, the author examined the environment through a series of five (5) Learning Goals. While handling each Learning Goal, a firm eye was directed towards its implications for Uganda Management Institute (UMI)strategy. In the final analysis, the views through those different Learning Goals(or lenses)were integrated to provide a more holistic appraisal of UMI's strategy. The following are the Learning Goals which were examined: 1. To conduct an initial strategic analysis of the business environment in which the Uganda Management Institute(UMI) operates which analysis should support the organisational goal. 2. To undertake a programme of study in reserch methods and data analysis likely to be relevant to the other Learning Goals. 3. To evaluate the context of the structural adjustment programmes(SAPs), past and contemporary, affecting the economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular the Ugandan economy. 4. To undertake a study of the structure, characteristics and performance of the market in Uganda for human resources and the related labour relations institutions and mechanisms. 5. To conduct a strategic analysis of the external, global environment in which the Uganda Management Institute will have to compete and survive.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organisational strategic analysis and development, structural adjustment programmes, human resources and labour relations, management education,management development institutes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Supervisor's Name: Hunter, Professor Laurie C
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Mr David K. W . Ssonko
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-72
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:15
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72

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