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Strategy formulation, strategy content and performance

Andrews, Rhys William, Boyne, George Alexander, Law, Jennifer and Walker, Richard Mark 2009. Strategy formulation, strategy content and performance. Public Management Review 11 (1) , pp. 1-22. 10.1080/14719030802489989

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Abstract

This article tests the independent effects of strategy formulation and strategy content on organizational performance. The formulation variables include rational planning, logical instrumentalism and strategy process absence, and the strategy content variables are prospecting, defending and reacting, which are derived from the work of Miles and Snow (19784). The model, which also controls for past performance and service expenditure, is tested upon forty-seven service departments in Welsh local government. The statistical results indicate that logical incrementalism and strategy absence have negative consequences for performance while prospecting and defending are strategies that are likely to result in higher levels of organizational performance. The implications of these findings for public management research are considered.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Geography and Planning (CPLAN)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategy formulation ; Strategy content ; Organizational performance ; Local government ; Empirical study
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1471-9037
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:21
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20124

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