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Article: Problems of rational planning in public organizations: An empirical assessment of the conventional wisdom

TitleProblems of rational planning in public organizations: An empirical assessment of the conventional wisdom
Authors
KeywordsEmpirical analysis
Public agencies
Rational planning
Technical and political variables
Issue Date2004
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=12
Citation
Administration And Society, 2004, v. 36 n. 3, p. 328-350 How to Cite?
AbstractRational planning is widely regarded as difficult because of the technical problems of obtaining and interpreting relevant data and the political problems of rivalry between planners and service deliverers. Provided here is the first empirical test of these traditional hypotheses on the problems of rational planning in public agencies. The context of the empirical analysis is a recent attempt by UK local authorities to introduce a new planning system. The statistical results suggest that the problems of rational planning are largely technical (lack of resources and expertise) rather than political. Potential explanations for these results are identified, and the implications for theories of rational planning are considered.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89880
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.891
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.880
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWalker, RMen_HK
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dc.description.abstractRational planning is widely regarded as difficult because of the technical problems of obtaining and interpreting relevant data and the political problems of rivalry between planners and service deliverers. Provided here is the first empirical test of these traditional hypotheses on the problems of rational planning in public agencies. The context of the empirical analysis is a recent attempt by UK local authorities to introduce a new planning system. The statistical results suggest that the problems of rational planning are largely technical (lack of resources and expertise) rather than political. Potential explanations for these results are identified, and the implications for theories of rational planning are considered.en_HK
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dc.subjectEmpirical analysisen_HK
dc.subjectPublic agenciesen_HK
dc.subjectRational planningen_HK
dc.subjectTechnical and political variablesen_HK
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