Targeted Procurement and Organizational Survival of Tertiary Health Institutions in the South-South of Nigeria

Mene, Charity Taripanyeofori
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Prof. K. B. Bagshaw
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Dr. M. D. Tamunomiebi
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University,Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria


This paper investigated the role of targeted procurement in the survival of tertiary health institutions in the South-south of Nigeria. The study examined the influence of targeted procurement on measures such as market share, adaptability and organizational growth – with the discussion premised on the resource dependent theory, which was adopted as the theoretical framework for the study. As a correlational design, data was sourced primarily from 68 senior staff of 6 public health tertiary institutions in the South-south of Nigeria. The tests for the related hypotheses revealed significant correlations between targeted procurement and the measures of organizational survival (market share, adaptability and organizational growth). In view of the findings, it was concluded that through targeted procurement diversity management practices; administrators of public health institutions in South-South, Nigeria can effectively bring into the organization different breeds of competent professionals to pursue and achieve its survival goal as manifested in terms of market share growth, adaptability and organizational growth.

Keywords: Organizational survival, Targeted procurement, Market share, Adaptability, Organizational growth.


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