Journal article

Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors: Similarities, Differences and Changes

John Alford, Carsten Greve

ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES | MDPI | Published : 2017

Abstract

Strategic concepts and practices first evolved in the private sector, so they evoked much controversy when they migrated to the public sector from the late 1970s onwards. Partly this was about their (in)applicability to the distinctive features of government organizations, in particular their focus on public as well as private value, their situation in a political rather than a market environment, their almost exclusive capacity to use legal authority to achieve purposes, and the extent to which they often need to share power over personnel and resources with other public sector agencies. These and other factors complicated efforts to apply New Public Management and similar frameworks in str..

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