Strategic Management in the Public Sector

… a core topic in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Topic description

This topic introduces students to concepts for strategic thinking about getting things done in the public sector.

Topic learning outcome

Upon completing this topic the student will be have been introduced to the key texts on strategic management in government and be familiar with the definitional concepts listed below.

Core concepts associated with this topic

Strategic Public Management

Leonard’s Note on Public Sector Strategy-Building

Kennedy School’s Value-Capacity-Support Model

Public Value

Political Management

Operational Management

Public Authority

Moore’s Strategic Triangle

Public Value Account

Public Value Scorecard

Moore’s Legitimacy and Support Perspective

Moore’s Operational Capacity Perspective

Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation

The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.


Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses

Toronto PPG1007 Putting Policy into Action – Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives


Concept comprehension questions

CCQ106.02.01. Among the statements a-d pertaining to XXX choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. X.

b. X

c. X

d. X

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.


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