The strategic process in non-profit organisations : a case study: The South African National Blood Service.

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomson, Elza.
dc.creator Blades, Bronwyn Eunice.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-04T13:52:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-04T13:52:46Z
dc.date.created 2003
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2767
dc.description Thesis (MBA)-University of Natal, Durban, 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research paper documents the process of strategic management, incorporating the five distinct tasks within that process. Each of the tasks is defined and explored within the context of the strategy-making process. The Balanced Scorecard is highlighted as a tool for implementing and executing strategy. The emphasis in this study is on the strategic process in non-profit organisations. Many strategic processes and initiatives appear to be confined to the profit sector, but with the advent of modern strategic theories such as the Balanced Scorecard, there is now an expectation that non-profit organisations can also follow sound business principles and practices. The research paper is of a qualitative nature incorporating a case study approach. The case study is the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), which is an organisation in transformation, following changes in the Health legislation in South Africa. The organisation was formed from seven independent services and went through its first true strategic management process in late 2002, ready for its 2003-2004 financial year. In the first chapter, an overview of the study is given. Strategic theory is presented and discussed in the second chapter, with the case study being presented in the third chapter. Chapter four includes an evaluation of the theoretical information compared to the practical implementation in SANBS. Chapter five concludes with recommendations on the way forward for SANBS. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject South African National Blood Service (SANBS) en_US
dc.subject Theses--Business administration. en_US
dc.subject Non-profit organizations. en_US
dc.title The strategic process in non-profit organisations : a case study: The South African National Blood Service. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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