Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)

Abstract

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLITICAL AFFILIATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION ORGANISATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Author(s): Solomon Omonona, Olabanji Oni

This study seeks to examine the relationship between political affiliation and the performance of mobile telecommunication organizations in South Africa. The study adopted research survey design. The population was drawn from the selected telecommunication organizations. While the sample size of 355 was obtained from the population using Raosoft online calculator at 5% error tolerance and 95% level of confidence. The reliability of research is based on the consistency in results obtained after repeated investigations. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability test was conducted on the four scales of the study with 0.8 for high reliability. The findings indicate that political affiliation significantly relates to financial performance (r=0.38, p<0.01) and non-financial performance (r=0.33, p<0.01). The study therefore recommends that: the negative interference by the political class should be discouraged or minimized, frequent cabinet reshuffle or change in the government should be reduced, while political integration and stability of the government must be ensured.