Strategy for the public and private sectors provides an insight into the theories relevant to all managers who are faced with the challenge of making strategic decisions. In this publication we explore a handy, step by step approach to the creation of a strategic plan, providing the user with a set of practical tools to create a plan themselves. We also cover how a strategy should be constructed for various business units at different organizational levels.
This book also covers the history surrounding strategic development in both public and private sectors, and includes a comparison showing how strategic planning in these two sectors can either overlap or become divergent. This allows us to highlight the similarities and differences between these two sectors, with a discussion of the major challenges that managers face in each sector when formulating their strategies. Case studies are included using real life examples from a wide range of organizations, and help to illustrate the most important aspects of the theory discussed within the book.
Strategy for the public and private sectors offers a user friendly guide to writing a strategic plan and is therefore suitable for both managers and students enrolled in higher education business and public administration courses.
Chapter 1 What is Strategy? 1.1 From private to public 1.2 Eight key concepts of Strategy Summary of the 8 key concepts in the public and private sector Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 2 Ten schools of strategy 2.1 The Design School 2.2 The Planning School 2.3 The Positioning School 2.4 The Entrepreneurial School 2.5 The Cognitive School 2.6 The Learning school 2.7 The Power School 2.8 The Cultural School 2.9 The Environmental School 2.10 The Configuration School Conclusion Overview of the ten schools of thought Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 3 Management Models for private and public sector 3.1 Five Forces Model 3.2 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix 3.3 Internal analysis 3.4 External analysis 3.5 Internal analysis and external analysis lead to SWOT Analysis 3.6 The changing markets and environments 3.7 Change and the Public Sector Summary of business models in the context of Public and Private Sector Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 4 Strategic planning on different levels 4.1 Corporate level strategy 4.2 Business-level strategy 4.3 Operational- level strategy 4.4 Overview of strategic plan for the private and public sector Summary of the strategic plan items in the public and private sector Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 5 Strategy development in the public sector 5.1 Historical overview of strategy development 5.2 Key elements of strategy formulation in the public sector 5.3 Creating public value 5.4 Organizational strategy in government agencies 5.5 Strategic Management Model for Public Sector Organizations Predictions about the future of strategic planning Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 6 Strategy development in the private sector 6.1 Offensive and defensive strategies 6.2 Different approaches in strategy formulation 6.3 Internationalization as an offensive strategy 6.4 Other forms of internationalization 6.5 Internationalization and public sector Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions
Chapter 7 Strategic Plan for public and private sector 7.1 Differences in strategic planning between the public and private sector 7.2 The main differences between the sectors in strategy formulation 7.3 Being a manager in the public/private sector 7.4 Strategic Plan for Public and Private Organizations Chapter review and key terms Learning Objectives Discussion questions Reference list