The Dilemma of Planning in Large-Scale Public Organizations: The Case of the United States Navy

Roberts, Nancy C.; Wargo, Linda
September 1994
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Sep94, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p469
Academic Journal
Illustrates how alternative approaches developed in business have been implemented in the US Navy. Importance of planning in organizations; Dysfunctional consequences of planning as organizations increase in size; Recommendations for planning in other large-scale public organizations that need to compensate for size.


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