•   Anne W Njagi

  •   Joseph Ngugi Kamau

  •   Charity Muraguri


The study aimed at establishing clan culture effect as an agent of strategy implementation in professional bodies in Kenya. The study’s anchoring theory was Cameroon and Queen’s Competing Value Framework (CFV) supported by McKinsey 7S Framework. Positivist philosophy adopting  descriptive correlation research design was implemented in the field. Key question was, “How does clan culture affect strategy implementation within the professional bodies registered with the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa within Kenya?” A census of all professional bodies with purposive proportionate sample of key respondents was undertaken. This sample involved managers of key departments involved in strategy implementation including Information Communication Technology (ICT), planning, human resources, procurement, marketing, and finance. From target sample of 168 respondents from 28 professional bodies, the study received 132 filled structured questionnaires for analysis. Multiple linear regression analysis was applied through  SPSS computer package using regression models to test the hypothesis H01: There is no relationship between clan culture and strategy implementation in professional bodies in Kenya. Findings indicated that, the coefficient for organization glue, (β = .153, t = 1.848, p<.05) and strategic emphasis (β = .299, t = 3.609, p<.05) which were the constructs for clan culture significantly predicted strategy implementation in professional bodies. Results led to rejection of the null hypothesis. Study findings are significant and implementable within various organizations including government,  industry players, and academia amongst others. From the findings, the study recommends leadership and policy planners to implement clan culture as demonstrated by the most successful organizations.

Keywords: Clan Culture, Organization Glue, Professional Bodies, Strategic Emphasis, Strategy Implementation


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Njagi, A., Kamau, J., & Muraguri, C. (2020). Clan Culture as Predictor of Strategy Implementation: Empirical Evidence from Professional Bodies in Kenya. European Journal of Business and Management Research, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.4.412