Title

Operationalizing Strategy Content: An Example from the Transit Industry

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2015

Publication Title

International Journal of Public Administration

Abstract

While models of organizational strategy saturate private sector research, public sector research lags behind. The model created by Boyne and Walker (2004) is an exception. The main objective of this study is to operationalize this model using a unique data set from the US transit industry. Through a survey of 103 local transit agencies, we developed separate strategy profiles for each agency that help us answer important questions about organizational strategy. We find that not only do the organizations adopt a mix of strategic stances through the action areas; they also have distinct profiles, which vary greatly between agencies.

DOI

10.1080/01900692.2015.1015559

Volume

39

Issue

5