Keywords : Charitable Organizations


On the applicability of analysis of internal and external factors: A case study of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in Ardabil

Houshang Sharifi Namin

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 72-85
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60237

Recognition and prioritization of environmental factors affecting the performance of organizations is one of the most important steps in developing long-term plans and organizational strategies. The present study investigates the current status of head office of Ardabil Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation through analyzing internal and external environmental factors. To this end, a sequential mixed method design was used for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting research question. Sixty-eight employees participated in the study. This study was carried out through a survey method using research-made questionnaire and interview as the main instruments. The results demonstrated that Ardabil Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation had some strengths and weaknesses regarding internal and external environmental factors and this organization appeared to have relatively good position considering organization’s internal factors which were supposed to affect it. The findings of the study showed that Ardabil Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation can overcome and neutralize some of its organizational threats and weaknesses using the current organizational opportunities and strengths and applying strategic planning.