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The Effect of Stakeholder Involvement on Institutional Productivity in Selected Public Universities in Uganda

Author(s) Kisaka Annet Magolo, Peter Gutwa Oino
Country Uganda
Abstract Due to the significant pressure faced by the public sector to demonstrate value for money, there is an ongoing imperative to improve the efficiency of public sector institutions. This research aimed to investigate the impact of stakeholder engagement on institutional productivity within selected public universities in Uganda. Despite the crucial role that stakeholder involvement plays in ensuring institutional productivity in Ugandan public universities, there has been limited academic exploration and research dedicated to understanding its influence, particularly in the context of these institutions. Over an extended period, public universities in Uganda have experienced diminishing productivity in their core functions of teaching, research, and community outreach, primarily attributed to dwindling financial and human resources. However, the ramifications of stakeholder involvement have been inadequately examined.
The specific objective of this study was to assess the influence of stakeholder involvement on institutional productivity in selected public universities in Uganda, guided by Freeman's (1984) Stakeholder Theory. Employing a descriptive cross-sectional survey research design, the study utilized both quantitative and qualitative research methods to address its research questions and objectives. The target population included key stakeholders such as the university governing council, vice chancellor, academic registrar, teaching staff, chairpersons of staff associations, guild presidents, and LC1 chairpersons, totaling 1107 individuals. This selection was based on their pivotal roles in stakeholder involvement within public universities. A sample size of 285 respondents was determined using the Krejcie and Morgan table (1970). Data collection involved simple random sampling and purposive sampling methods, utilizing interviews, guides, and questionnaires.
The findings indicated that a significant majority (83%) of the respondents acknowledged that stakeholder involvement contributes to variations in institutional productivity in public universities. While involvement may potentially yield positive effects for the organization, if not well handled, excessive stakeholder involvement may lead to negative consequences for the organization as stakeholders will focus on their own interests at the expense of the organization's interests. It was recommended that universities implement more inclusive and democratic strategies to enhance stakeholder involvement, thereby fostering institutional productivity. Additionally, future research endeavors could delve into a comparative analysis of organizational politics in public and private universities.
Keywords Keywords: Stakeholder, involvement, institutional productivity.
Field Sociology > Politics
Published In Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024
Published On 2024-07-03
Cite This The Effect of Stakeholder Involvement on Institutional Productivity in Selected Public Universities in Uganda - Kisaka Annet Magolo, Peter Gutwa Oino - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i04.24062
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