Strategic Planning for Public Managers

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STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS

James L. Mercer

FOREWORD BY ROBERT J. O'NEILL, JR.

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QUORUM BOOKS

New York · Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Notes xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 10
  • Appendix - Emerging Trends and Directions in Local Government 16
  • Chapter 2 - Strategic Planning: a Comprehensive Model 17
  • Notes 26
  • Chapter 3 - Preparing to Plan 29
  • Chapter 4 - Conducting an Environmental Scan to Determine Strategic Issues 39
  • Notes 61
  • Chapter 5 - Developing a Mission Statement 63
  • Notes 69
  • Chapter 6 - Developing Strategies 71
  • Notes 89
  • Chapter 7 - Assessing Strategic Risks/Benefits 91
  • Note 96
  • Appendix - Method for Evaluating Competing Strategies: a Hypothetical Example 97
  • Chapter 8 - Tactical (Operational) Planning: Tying Strategic Planning to the Budget 101
  • Notes 117
  • Chapter 9 - Tools for Strategic Planning 119
  • Notes 136
  • Chapter 10 - Launching the Plan and Beyond 139
  • Notes 157
  • Chapter 11 - Case Studies in Public Sector Strategic Planning 159
  • Notes 199
  • Appendix - Glossary of Strategic Planning Terms 201
  • Select Bibliography 203
  • Index 213
  • About the Author 219
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