The Future of Public and Nonprofit Strategic Planning in the United States
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
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Public Administration Review
Special Issue: Special Issue on the Future of Public Administration in 2020 Edited by Rosemary O'Leary and David M. Van Slyke Sponsored by the Phanstiel Family and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Volume 70, Issue Supplement s1, pages s255–s267, December 2010
How to Cite
Bryson, J. M. (2010), The Future of Public and Nonprofit Strategic Planning in the United States. Public Administration Review, 70: s255–s267. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2010.02285.x
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
Strategic planning is now a ubiquitous practice in U.S. governments and nonprofit organizations. The practice has become widespread for many reasons, but the chief one is the evidence that strategic planning typically “works,” and often works extremely well. Improvements in strategic planning practice are likely to come as it is seen and researched in its full richness as a practice, or set of practices. Several predictions are offered about the future of strategic planning practice and research.
Guest editors’ note: In 1942, the University of Chicago Press published a book edited by Leonard D. White titled The Future of Government in the United States. Each chapter in the book presents predictions concerning the future of U.S. public administration. In this article, John M. Bryson examines John Vieg’s predictions on the future of government planning published in that book, comments on whether Vieg’s predictions were correct, and then looks to the future to examine public administration in 2020.