Representation, testing and policy implications of planning processes

Kimberly B. Boal, John M. Bryson

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Various ways to represent planning processes to test and draw policy implications from them are presented. We argue that three kinds of variables should be included: context, process and outcome. Four different models which incorporate these three variables are proposed, and data from a large public sector planning study are fitted to these four models. The findings suggest that the process‐outcome link is the key to understanding the effectiveness of planning processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-231
Number of pages21
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987


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