Strategic Agility in Public Management

39 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2012  

Timo Hamalainen

Sitra - Finnish Innovation Fund

Mikko Kosonen

Sitra - Finnish Innovation Fund

Yves L. Doz

INSEAD - Strategy

Date Written: March 12, 2012

Abstract

The current volatile environment and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the US call for a new policy approach. Traditional public sector bureaucracies and strategic planning and budgeting performed well in the more stable environment of the post-war decades. This paper explores how public administrations and governments can develop strategic agility in this new environment by fostering strategic sensitivity, resource reallocation fluidity and collective commitment among senior officials. Empirically, it draws on the experience of Finland, Scotland, and several other countries in making their governance more strategically agile.

Suggested Citation

Hamalainen, Timo and Kosonen, Mikko and Doz, Yves L., Strategic Agility in Public Management (March 12, 2012). INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/30/ST. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2020436 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2020436

Timo Hamalainen

Sitra - Finnish Innovation Fund ( email )

Helsinki 00181
Finland

Mikko Kosonen

Sitra - Finnish Innovation Fund ( email )

Helsinki 00181
Finland

Yves L. Doz (Contact Author)

INSEAD - Strategy ( email )

Boulevard de Constance
77305 Fontainebleau
France
(33) (0)1 60 72 42 56 (Phone)
(33) (0)1 60 74 55 60 (Fax)

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