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Policy Making and Administration in State Agencies: Strategic Management Approaches
Barton Wechsler and Robert W. Backoff
Public Administration Review
Vol. 46, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1986), pp. 321-327
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/976305
Page Count: 7
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Although the strategy literature has largely focused on business firms, public agencies also engage in strategic management, as reflected in a variety of policy-making and administrative activities. This paper extends the emerging literature on strategic management in public organizations by reporting the results of field studies in four Ohio agencies and providing a preliminary classification of public organization strategies. Also, characteristics of four distinct strategies (developmental, transformational, protective, and political) are identified and described.
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