Does strategic planning ‘work’ in public organizations? Insights from Flemish municipalities
Strategic planning (SP) is a popular instrument within public organizations. Despite its popularity, it remains unknown whether SP actually ‘works’ in a public sector setting. This article presents insights based on three empirical articles and interviews with five expert stakeholders in Flemish municipalities. These insights suggest that SP is more than a fad and can contribute to positive outcomes. However, this contribution is contingent upon the behaviour underlying the SP process.
|Keywords||Behavioural strategic planning, local government, strategic management, strategic planning|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1372116, hdl.handle.net/1765/102280|
|Journal||Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management|
George, B.R.J. (2017). Does strategic planning ‘work’ in public organizations? Insights from Flemish municipalities. Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management, 37(7), 527–530. doi:10.1080/09540962.2017.1372116