Title: Strategic management: the case of Saudi nonprofits

Authors: Mohammed Aboramadan

Addresses: Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, Milano MI, 20126, Italy

Abstract: The aim of this research is to examine strategic management in Saudi nonprofits. This research investigates the level of application of strategic management in Saudi nonprofits, the challenges they face while they implement strategy, and whether a link between strategic management and nonprofits' performance exists. Online questionnaires were used to collect data from 296 managers of Saudi nonprofits. The study found that the application of strategy implementation and evaluation tools in Saudi nonprofits is limited. Satisfying donors' requirements is the main driver for nonprofits to engage in a strategic management process. Lack of time and financial resources are the main strategy implementation challenges in Saudi nonprofits. The study also found positive correlations between strategic management and nonprofits' performance. None of the strategic management practices was significant in predicting financial transparency and partnership. Saudi nonprofits need to invest in strategic management and pay attention to their strategy implementation and evaluation tools.

Keywords: fundraising; Saudi nonprofits; strategic management; performance; projects.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2019.10029954

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2019 Vol.12 No.6, pp.791 - 819

Received: 24 Aug 2018
Accepted: 22 Oct 2018

Published online: 10 Jun 2020 *

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