Strategic Thinking Ability of Scientists in the Indian Agricultural Research and Education System

rajanala venkata satyanarayana rao


A study on the strategic thinking ability among 432 scientist respondents of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) in India indicated that only 29 (6.7%) have the ability to think strategically. Of all the behavioral and environmental independent variables considered for the study, only three variables viz., creativity, communication skills and climate for innovation have association with the strategic thinking capacity at 5% significance level. Four other behavioral and personal variables viz., effective leadership trait, achievement motive, indulgence in office politics and experience were found to have association with strategic thinking at 10% significance. All other independent variables found to have no association with the strategic thinking capacity of the respondents. Among all the independent variables only indulgence in office politics, existence of climate for innovation and total service experience have been found to significantly influence the ability to think strategic.


Strategic Thinking, Agricultural Research, Education System, Communication Skills.

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