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dc.contributor.authorBruce, Raymon R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:17:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:17:04Z
dc.date.issued1992-02-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08032007-142131en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39034
dc.description.abstractIssue exploration is used as a preliminary phase in strategic decision making. It performs the function of allowing strategic decision makers to encounter new information, learn from it, and use it to help them sort the strategic problems from the non-strategic problems. The function of issue exploration effort is to focus strategic resources on the strategic problems and to avoid solving the non-strategic ones. In statistics, solving the wrong problem is considered as making an Error of the Third Kind. For strategic decision makers, solving non-strategic problems can also be considered as making an Error of the Third Kind. An "Organizational Disposition For Change Framework" was developed to research the exploration behavior of thirty strategic decision-making management initiative:s for information technology development in Fairfax County, Virginia. The results supported the hypothesis that strategic decision-making initiatives that included exploration behavior significantly outperform those initiatives that did not.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1992.B783.pdfen_US
dc.subjectPublic administration Decision making Case studiesen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational effectiveness Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectStrategic planning Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1992.B783en_US
dc.titleThe Fairfax experience: using issue exploration to avoid errors of the third kinden_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairKronenberg, Philip S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDickey, John W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWamsley, Gary L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPerkins, Richard F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWolf, James F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08032007-142131/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-08-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-08-03
dc.date.adate2007-08-03en_US


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