Strategic decision quality in Flemish municipalities

Bert George, S Desmidt, J De Moyer

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Strategic planning (SP) has taken the public sector by storm because it is widely believed that SP’s approach to strategic decision-making strengthens strategic decision quality (SDQ) in public organizations. However, if or how SP relates to SDQ seems to lack empirical evidence. Drawing on survey data from 89 Flemish municipalities, we found that SP does improve SDQ if a systematic approach is taken and if top policy-makers and managers, as well as lower-level staff and external stakeholders, are involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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