Browsing Articles by Author "Prinzie, Anita"
Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : An empirical analysisGeorge, B.; Desmidt, S.; Cools, Eva; Prinzie, Anita (Public Management Review, 2018)Given the lack of insights into the micro-determinants of strategic planning (SP) in public organizations, this study uses information-processing theory and self-efficacy theory to investigate individual-level predictors of commitment to strategic plans among planning team members (PTMs). Specifically, we investigate whether plan commitment is contingent upon the fit between PTMs' preferred way of information-processing (i.e. their cognitive style) and the information-processing characteristics underlying SP processes in public organizations. Based on data gathered with 439 PTMs from 203 Flemish municipalities, we find that PTMs with a creating and planning style are committed to strategic plans because they deem SP useful.