Emergent management strategies in a public agency

A case study of alternative fuel vehicles

Benoy Jacob, Eric Welch, Terence Simms

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Abstract

The ability of public organizations to invest in emerging technologies is dependent upon the degree to which they can effectively manage the risks of being a lead-user in a political environment. However, little is known about the dimensions and implications of the different forms of risk faced by innovative public organizations as well as the strategies employed to manage them. This paper addresses these issues by studying how one public agency implements a program of replacing its transportation fleet with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-234
Number of pages22
JournalPublic Organization Review
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Coping
  • Emergent strategies
  • Organizational learning
  • Public sector management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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Emergent management strategies in a public agency : A case study of alternative fuel vehicles. / Jacob, Benoy; Welch, Eric; Simms, Terence.

In: Public Organization Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2009, p. 213-234.

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