Managerial Capabilities and Strategic Business Success in the Petroleum Industry in Uganda

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.06.02.Art002

Authors : Nicholas Disney Ogola, Rheeta Marjery, Vincent Bagire


This paper explores the relationship between managerial capabilities and strategic business success in the petroleum industry in Uganda. Managerial capabilities were measured using communication, conceptual, human and technical skills. The study premised on knowledge-based view of the firm theory. The population was 347 licensed petroleum companies in Uganda and a sample of 186 was used. The study used a survey research design. Regression and correlation were used to do analysis. The study used a self-administered questionnaire and semi-structure key informant interviews. Findings indicate that managerial capabilities have positive and significant relationship with strategic business success. Findings also indicate leadership partially mediated the relationship between managerial capabilities and strategic business success. It is recommended that the level of conceptual skills be internally assessed by each company since it was ranked lower than other dimensions. Leadership is a contributor to increased and sustainable relationship between managerial capabilities and strategic business success.


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