|Name:||Kenneth C. Baile|
|Title:||A STUDY OF STRATEGIC PLANNING IN FEDERAL ORGANIZATIONS|
|Degree:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Department:||Public Administration and Policy|
|Committee Chair:||John W. Dickey|
|Committee Members:||John W. Dickey, Chair|
|James E. Colvard|
|James R. Pollard|
|James F. Wolf|
|Keywords:||Public Organizations, Strategic Planning, Federal Agencies|
|Date of defense:||April 27, 1998|
|Availability:||Release the entire work for Virginia Tech access only.
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This dissertation explores strategic planning in federal agencies. The research seeks to uncover difficulties federal agencies experience when making strategic plans, to explore the relationship between these difficulties and the degree of publicness of the agencies, and to uncover and describe techniques used by federal agencies to overcome difficulties. The research is important because strategic planning has gained renewed interest in federal government organizations stimulated by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and there are few empirical studies on strategic planning based on the public character of these organizations. The results present the difficulties and techniques reported by planners in eighteen separate federal agencies and show a relationship between the degree of publicness of the agency and the difficulties encountered in strategic planning.
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