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.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Strategic Management Journal|
|State||Published - 1987|