Accession Number : ADA290119

Title :   Strategic Planning in Public Sector Organizations of Botswana.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sharp, Paul T.

PDF Url : ADA290119

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : It is important that a strategic planning approach be chosen that is compatible with the culture of Botswana. This choice will enhance the managerial effectiveness, productivity, and performance of public sector organizations in Botswana. Western management approaches transferred to and implanted in Botswana without adapting them to the culture of Botswana are not effective. People do not identify themselves with these methods, and thus cannot utilize them fully and efficiently. Unfamiliar to the people, a western approach cannot attain the same effective performance in Botswana that it does in industrialized countries. The analysis of five western strategic planning approaches (Bryson's Rational-Analytic; Entrepreneurial-Innovative; Dialogue-Deliberation; Incremental; and Political) with regard to the culture and traditions of Botswana reveals that two of these approaches are suitable for use in Botswana. These are the Rational-Analytic and the Dialogue-Deliberation approaches. Some of the elements of these approaches which are in harmony with the national culture of Botswana have been used to build the Sharp Model, which is modeled on the traditional kgotla decision-making process.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *DECISION MAKING, *ECONOMICS, *PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPING NATIONS, INDUSTRIES, STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, INFORMATION TRANSFER, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), MODELS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), EFFICIENCY, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PLANNING, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, PRODUCTIVITY, MILITARY PLANNING, ORGANIZATION THEORY, ECONOMIC MODELS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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