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Strategy content and public service organizations

Boyne, George Alexander and Walker, Richard M. 2004. Strategy content and public service organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 14 (2) , pp. 231-252. 10.1093/jopart/muh015

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Existing classifications of organizational strategy have limited relevance to public agencies. They confuse strategy processes and strategy content, consist of simplistic taxonomies, and do not take sufficient account of the constraints faced by public organizations. In this article we attempt to remedy these problems by developing a strategy content matrix that comprises two dimensions: strategic stance (the extent to which an organization is a prospector, defender, or reactor) and strategic actions (the relative emphasis on changes in markets, services, revenues, external relationships, and internal characteristics). This matrix is used to generate hypotheses on the strategies that are likely to be pursued by public organizations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1053-1858
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 04:01

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