Explain the use of strategic management


Week 2 – Assignment: Explain the Use of Strategic Management

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This assignment introduces you to the history of research in the field of strategic management within the public sector. Over the past 40 years, strategic planning has become more prevalent. Research and examine the Government Performance and Results in Act of 1993 and the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 to prepare for this assignment.

Then, develop a paper that presents the definition of strategic management in the public sector. Be sure to include the following:

Examine the characteristics of the field.

Explain the historical development of research in this field.

Assess the priority and values you foresee from strategic management as related to the public sector.

Integrate the literature into common practices in the field to illustrate your findings. Support your work with examples where necessary.

Support your assignment with a minimum of five resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.


Alford, J., & Greve, C. (2017). Strategy in the public and private sectors: Similarities, differences and changes. Administrative Sciences

Bryce, H. J. (2017). Financial and strategic management for nonprofit organizations (4th ed.). Boston: DEG Press.

Clark, A. F. (2016). Toward an entrepreneurial public sector. Public Personnel Management, 45(4), 335-359.

Hansen, J. R., & Ferlie, E. (2014). Applying strategic management theories in public sector organizations: Developing a typology. Public Management