Limitations of strategic management in bureaus: The case of the Department of Defense
Roberts, Nancy Charlotte
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This paper outlines the distinctive features of public bureaus and their consequences for bureau management, especially bureau strategic management. It is argued that bureau strategic management has limited applicability, especially in large, multiorganizational bureaus like the Department of Defense. Rather than endorse the transfer of strategic management principles from business and industry, the author considers the invention and development of new and innovative organizational solutions as the most viable option for the management of the Department of Defense in the future
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