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Strategic thinking research using grounded theory

Sharif, Mohmad Yazam and Mohmad Yazam, Siti Syamsul Nurin (2018) Strategic thinking research using grounded theory. In: 3 rd UUM International Qualitative Research Conference (QRC), 10-12 July 2018, Melaka, Malaysia.

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The aim of the study is to explore the process of strategic thinking among top leaders in six government-linked companies (GLCs) in Malaysia. Strategic thinking is about how organizational leaders make strategic decisions. This study had focused on GLCs in Malaysia. They are owned by the federal government through some government-linked investment companies (GLICs) namely Khazanah Nasional, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP), Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) and Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH). The methodology adopted was the Grounded Theory (GT), one of the prime qualitative methods in the literature. GT could be divided into two perspectives – the Glasserian GT and the Straussian GT. After comparing the characteristics of the two GT perspectives, the researchers found that the Straussian GT perspective was more suited to track the strategic thinking process of top leaders in the selected Malaysian GLCs. The data collection was done through telephone interviews with the relevant CEOs of the organizations concerned. The interview findings showed that all the CEOs had some kind of masters’ degrees which then shaped their perceptions of strategic thinking. The emergent theory for strategic thinking in this study was the learning theory.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0910-92-5 Organized by: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: GLC, GLIC, Grounded Theory, Malaysia, strategic thinking
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 08:23
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:23

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