Management Strategies and Budgetary Politics

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Management strategies are a central feature of budgetary politics. Yet no single strategy guides the deployment of public funds. Public agencies often adopt management strategies to align or fit with their economic and political environments, but there are risks. Strategies can work in certain contexts, but fail to achieve results in others. For example, the management approaches well suited to an era of incremental, year-by-year expansion of government funding do not work well when agencies face the need for deep spending cutbacks. Simply put, the engine driving agency budgets cannot easily be thrown into reverse. In short, there is no one best way to manage government agencies and budgets.

While the budget literature largely focuses on strategies and tactics employed to acquire resources, less is known about how management strategies are adapted to different...


Management Strategy Organize Crime Incremental Growth Revenue Budget Expanding Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaKutztownUSA