Vol. 1, Issue 10 (2016)
The impact of top management support for strategic planning on crisis management: Case study on UNRWA-Gaza strip
Author(s): Mazen J Al Shobaki, Youssef M Abu Amuna, Samy S Abu Naser
Abstract: The study aims to analyze the impact of top management support for strategic planning on crisis management in UNRWA-Gaza Strip field in Palestine. Several descriptive analytical methods were used for this purpose, and a survey as a tool for data collection. Community size was (881), and the study sample was stratified random (268).The overall findings of the current study show that top management provides needed HR for strategic planning but with no financial support. Also there are shortcomings in the way that organization manages the crises before and after they occur. A crisis management is only practicing during the crisis. The study suggest that top management must provide the financial support for strategic planning, periodic meetings to prepare how to deal with potential crisis in the future, establishing a specialized team and provide them with all sources needed.