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Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : an empirical analysis

(2018) PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW . 20(3). p.340-359
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Given the lack of insights into the micro-determinants of strategic planning (SP) in public organizations, this study uses information-processing theory and self-efficacy theory to investigate individual-level predictors of commitment to strategic plans among planning team members (PTMs). Specifically, we investigate whether plan commitment is contingent upon the fit between PTMs’ preferred way of information-processing (i.e. their cognitive style) and the information-processing characteristics underlying SP processes in public organizations. Based on data gathered with 439 PTMs from 203 Flemish municipalities, we find that PTMs with a creating and planning style are committed to strategic plans because they deem SP useful.
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Cognitive styles, rational planning, strategic planning, user acceptance, information-processing

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George, Bert et al. “Cognitive Styles, User Acceptance and Commitment to Strategic Plans in Public Organizations : an Empirical Analysis.” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW  20.3 (2018): 340–359. Print.
APA
George, B., Desmidt, S., Cools, E., & Prinzie, A. (2018). Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : an empirical analysis. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW  , 20(3), 340–359.
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George, Bert, Sebastian Desmidt, Eva Cools, and Anita Prinzie. 2018. “Cognitive Styles, User Acceptance and Commitment to Strategic Plans in Public Organizations : an Empirical Analysis.” Public Management Review  20 (3): 340–359.
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George, Bert, Sebastian Desmidt, Eva Cools, and Anita Prinzie. 2018. “Cognitive Styles, User Acceptance and Commitment to Strategic Plans in Public Organizations : an Empirical Analysis.” Public Management Review  20 (3): 340–359.
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George B, Desmidt S, Cools E, Prinzie A. Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : an empirical analysis. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW  . Informa UK Limited; 2018;20(3):340–59.
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B. George, S. Desmidt, E. Cools, and A. Prinzie, “Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : an empirical analysis,” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW                                , vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 340–359, 2018.
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  abstract     = {Given the lack of insights into the micro-determinants of strategic planning (SP) in public organizations, this study uses information-processing theory and self-efficacy theory to investigate individual-level predictors of commitment to strategic plans among planning team members (PTMs). Specifically, we investigate whether plan commitment is contingent upon the fit between PTMs’ preferred way of information-processing (i.e. their cognitive style) and the information-processing characteristics underlying SP processes in public organizations. Based on data gathered with 439 PTMs from 203
Flemish municipalities, we find that PTMs with a creating and planning style are committed to strategic plans because they deem SP useful.},
  author       = {George, Bert and Desmidt, Sebastian and Cools, Eva and Prinzie, Anita},
  issn         = {1471-9037},
  journal      = {PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW                                },
  keywords     = {Cognitive styles,rational planning,strategic planning,user acceptance,information-processing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {340--359},
  publisher    = {Informa UK Limited},
  title        = {Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : an empirical analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1285112},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2018},
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