Antecedents for effective management of public enterprise restructuring in Zimbabwe

Chavhunduka, Desderio ; Fauzi, Raja ; Sifile, Obert ; Muranda, Zoror ; Mabvure, Tendai Joseph ; Dandira, Martin (2014-10-01)


In Zimbabwe, the process of restructuring of public enterprises has encompassed a number of strategies such as commercialization, privatization, downsizing, management contracts and joint ventures. Despite these efforts, no significant improvement in performance of these enterprises has been observed. Recent studies elsewhere seem to suggest that culture is an important tool in organizational performance. The purpose of this research was to determine whether organizational culture can be used to create leverage for the performance of these public enterprises. A descriptive survey research design was used to collect data from restructured Public Enterprises using the culture assessment instruments. Results show that organizational culture is critical in improving performance of these entities. There is need for government to encourage a clan culture in which there is continual dialogue between all stakeholders of the system.