Strategy formulation, strategy content and performance : An empirical analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Journal / PublicationPublic Management Review
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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 (1978). 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.

Research Area(s)

  • Empirical study, Local government, Organizational performance, Strategy content, Strategy formulation

Citation Format(s)

Strategy formulation, strategy content and performance: An empirical analysis. / Andrews, Rhys; Boyne, George A.; Law, Jennifer et al.
In: Public Management Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009, p. 1-22.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review