The author would like to acknowledge the sometimes unwitting assistance of J. D. Stewart, K. Walsh and M. Javidan.
MANAGERIAL STRATEGIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Article first published online: 3 APR 2007
Volume 65, Issue 3, pages 295–312, September 1987
How to Cite
GREENWOOD, R. (1987), MANAGERIAL STRATEGIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Public Administration, 65: 295–312. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.1987.tb00663.x
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2007
The organizational arrangements of local authorities are known to vary. Explanations of the variation observed have usually been set within the contingency theory perspective. The present paper utilizes a different approach, examining how far structural variations are a consequence of differences in strategic style. The concept of strategic style is discussed and applied to data from English local authorities. Results indicate that strategic style does influence local authority structural arrangements.