Cognitive styles, user acceptance and commitment to strategic plans in public organizations : An empirical analysis (Published online)
Publication typeArticle in academic journal
JournalPublic Management Review
Publication Begin page340
Publication End page359
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AbstractGiven 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.
Knowledge Domain/IndustryPeople Management & Leadership