Kirabo Kyeyune Bounty Joseph, Yahayah Ibrahim and Haruna Kabir
This study was motivated by the desire to explore the interplay of multi-perspective growth and pre-bureaucratic structures of international business in some selected banks in Uganda. Specifically the study intended to (i) determine the demographic profiles of the respondents in terms of gender, age, education qualifications, location of banks, position held in the bank and years of service;(ii) to determine the level of multi-perspective growth in the selected international banks in the study in terms of financial growth, strategic growth and technological growth; (iii) to determine the level of pre-bureaucratic structures in the selected international banks in the study (iv) to establish whether there is a significant difference in the level of multi-perspective growth and level of pre-bureaucratic structures in the international banks and (v) to establish whether there is a significant relationship between Multi-Perspective Growth and Pre-bureaucratic Structures in international banks. Using descriptive, comparative, correlational and cross-sectional strategies, data were collected from 108 corporate and middle managers using self-administered questionnaires (SAQs) as the main data collection instruments. Data were analyzed using frequency counts and summary statistics, student’s t-test, ANOVA and linear correlation Co-efficient analysis and Regression Analysis. The study revealed that majority of the respondent managers (95.4%) have offices in Kampala, (65.8%) serve banks whose existence is not beyond 20 years, (91.7%) are university graduates, 70.4% were in the early adulthood age, (52.8%) were males, (58.3%) were middle managers and (79.6%) had served their banks between 1-10 years. The levels of multi-perspective growth were high (2.68).The study found a significant relationship between the level of multi-perspective growth and pre-bureaucratic structures (Sig.=0.038). There was no significant difference between male and female views on pre-bureaucratic structures. It was found that financial growth and strategic growth had no significant influence on pre-bureaucratic structures (Sig. =0.607 and 0.975) respectively. Technological growth on the hand had a significant effect on pre-bureaucratic structures (Sig. = 0.000). It was concluded that multi-perspective growth had a significant effect on pre-bureaucratic structures. It is thus strongly recommended that banks should step up their trading of government securities and bonds and utilize debt capital to the maximum to outgrow the pre-bureaucratic level.