Title: Employee commitment to strategy implementation and strategic performance: organisational policy as moderator

Authors: Chijioke Nwachukwu; Pavel Zufan; Helena Chladkova

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno. Zemedelska 1, 61300, Brno, Czech Republic ' Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno. Zemedelska 1, 61300, Brno, Czech Republic ' Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno. Zemedelska 1, 61300, Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine employee commitment to strategy implementation and the moderating role of organisational policy in the relationship between employee commitment to strategy implementation and strategic performance. The study adopts a survey method to collect data from 105 employees on managerial levels of the four multinational firms operating in the mobile telecommunication sector in Nigeria. This research suggests that employee commitment to strategy implementation and organisational policy have direct positive and significant relationship with strategic performance. Additionally, organisational policy moderates the relationship between employee commitment to strategy implementation and strategic performance. By paying attention to the importance of employee commitment to strategy implementation managers/executives can significantly increase their firm's strategic performance. Managers and executives have a better understanding of the importance of organisational policy and creating an environment that supports employee commitment to strategy implementation to achieve superior strategic performance.

Keywords: strategy implementation; employee commitment; resource-based theory; RBT; strategic performance; organisational policy; social exchange theory; SET.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2019.10019238

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2020 Vol.20 No.3, pp.398 - 418

Received: 24 Mar 2018
Accepted: 19 Nov 2018

Published online: 06 Mar 2020 *

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