Application of Strategic Management Components in Central Libraries of Universities of Tehran City and its Relationship with Organizational Agility

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Masoumeh Ansari 1 , Maryam Shekofteh 1 , * , Abdolhossein Farajpahlou 2 , Maryam Kazerani 1 , Somaye Momenyan 3

1 Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of knowledge and Information Sciences, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Ansari M, Shekofteh M , Farajpahlou A , Kazerani M , Momenyan S . Application of Strategic Management Components in Central Libraries of Universities of Tehran City and its Relationship with Organizational Agility, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2017 ; 6(2):e81296.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 6 (2); e81296
Published Online: May 18, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 15, 2016
Accepted: March 02, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Strategic management is the management, guidance, and control of the organization to respond appropriately to the internal and external changes; and organizational agility is a way to respond to these changes. Methods: This analytical survey was an applied type and based on structural equations. The research population included all managers and employees working in the central libraries of universities covered by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in Tehran in 2016 (n=149). Data were collected using standard questionnaires of Hill & Jones Strategic Management and Goldman's Organizational Agility. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation coefficient test via SPSS software.

Results: The mean of strategic management application in central libraries of Tehran universities with a value of 14.91 out of 25 was at the "moderate" level; and the mean of organizational agility with the value of 14/34 out of 20 was at the "good" level. There is a significant relationship between the dimensions of strategic management and organizational agility (P=0/001).

Conclusion: Considering the emphasis of strategic management on environmental changes and the focus of organizational agility on increasing the organization's readiness in facing environmental changes and responding to them, and the existing direct relationship between strategic management and its components and organizational agility, it is recommended that central libraries of the universities in Tehran city to pay attention to application of strategic management components to achieve more agility. Improvement and enhancing the application of strategic management components in libraries will increase the organizational agility and will strengthen the organization's ability to cope with external organizational changes in order to keeping the libraries moving forward and achieving their organizational goals.

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Strategic Management Organizational Agility University Library

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