Why planning in state enterprises doesn't work

Mansour Javidan, Ali Dastmalchian

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In a study of chief executive officers at 65 provincially controlled corporations in Canada, it was discovered that most of the companies in the sample had set up formal planning systems but were not very satisfied with their outputs. This was shown to be due to the reasons for the establishment of such systems and the attitudes towards them. This article presents a set of recommendations on how to improve strategic planning at state-owned enterprises while taking into consideration their particular characteristics and constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalLong Range Planning
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management


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