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What motivates politicians to use strategic plans as a decision-making tool? Insights from the theory of planned behaviour

Sebastian Desmidt (UGent) and Kenn Meyfroodt (UGent)
(2021) PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW. 23(3). p.447-474
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Although in many public organizations politicians sitting in governing boards are responsible for ratifying the organization’s strategic plan and monitoring its implementation, empirical insights on the determinants of politicians’ strategic plan use are lacking. Therefore, we build on the theory of planned behaviour to analyse (1) how politicians’ beliefs regarding the usefulness of strategic planning, the pressure to use strategic plans, and their self-efficacy in using strategic plans effectively are formed, and (2) how these beliefs impact intended and actual strategic plan use. Longitudinal data from 249 councillors (153 Flemish local authorities) provides support for the developed psychological-cognitive model.
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Strategic plan, politicians, theory of planned behaviour, PUBLIC-SERVICE MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE INFORMATION, LOCAL-GOVERNMENT, EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, FUTURE, SECTOR, ORGANIZATIONS, ADOPTION

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MLA
Desmidt, Sebastian, and Kenn Meyfroodt. “What Motivates Politicians to Use Strategic Plans as a Decision-Making Tool? Insights from the Theory of Planned Behaviour.” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, vol. 23, no. 3, 2021, pp. 447–74, doi:10.1080/14719037.2019.1708438.
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Desmidt, S., & Meyfroodt, K. (2021). What motivates politicians to use strategic plans as a decision-making tool? Insights from the theory of planned behaviour. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 23(3), 447–474. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1708438
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Desmidt, Sebastian, and Kenn Meyfroodt. 2021. “What Motivates Politicians to Use Strategic Plans as a Decision-Making Tool? Insights from the Theory of Planned Behaviour.” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW 23 (3): 447–74. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1708438.
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Desmidt, Sebastian, and Kenn Meyfroodt. 2021. “What Motivates Politicians to Use Strategic Plans as a Decision-Making Tool? Insights from the Theory of Planned Behaviour.” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW 23 (3): 447–474. doi:10.1080/14719037.2019.1708438.
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Desmidt S, Meyfroodt K. What motivates politicians to use strategic plans as a decision-making tool? Insights from the theory of planned behaviour. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW. 2021;23(3):447–74.
IEEE
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S. Desmidt and K. Meyfroodt, “What motivates politicians to use strategic plans as a decision-making tool? Insights from the theory of planned behaviour,” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 447–474, 2021.
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