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Evaluation Methods for e-Strategic Transformation

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Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 3)

Abstract

Governments define strategies in order to transform their political missions to reality, deal with various challenges, schedule public spending, and control public investments. This phenomenon occurs even at supranational levels, where governments negotiate and agree on common objectives, which comes close enough to competitive political interests. Government strategic planning is crucial and defines necessary strategic elements such as vision, mission, success factors, stakeholders, etc. Moreover, strategic planning is a continuous process, since strategic updates follow previous plans and recognize existing successes and failures. Strategic implementation occurs via framework programs, which allocate funding on alternative priorities, while they identify methods for strategic assessment and monitoring. This chapter focuses on government e-strategies and aims to illustrate whether program evaluation can result in the assessment of strategic transformation. In this context, existing program evaluation methods are compared according to their applicability on strategic transformation’s evaluation. This comparison will be applied on data from Greece, where three government e-strategies have been evolved since late 1990s and respective framework programs have been implemented.

Keywords

Strategic management e-strategies European commission Evaluation Strategic transformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Project Management DepartmentTEI of LarissaLarissaGreece

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