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Using continuous improvement and innovation principles for strategic planning in a government department

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  • Griffith, Garry R.
  • Mullen, John D.
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    Continuous Improvement and Innovation (CI&I) is both a management process and a management strategy. In this paper, we describe how CI&I principles have been used in a strategic planning context by the research economist group in the NSW Department of Primary Industries. We provide some background on the development of CI&I as a management concept and describe the steps involved in implementing the CI&I process in this context. We conclude with some observations about the usefulness of this approach for strategic planning in a government department.

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    Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia with number 47650.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aare09:47650

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    Keywords: Continuous improvement and innovation; process; strategic planning; action design.;

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    1. Mullen, John D. & Vere, David T., 2003. "Research and Extension Capabilities: Program Economists in New South Wales Agriculture," Research Reports 28013, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Research Economists.
    2. Jean Hartley, 2005. "Innovation in Governance and Public Services: Past and Present," Public Money & Management, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, vol. 25(1), pages 27-34, 01.
    3. Anonymous, 2004. "Evaluations In 2003 Of Five Areas Of Investment In R&D By Nsw Agriculture: Summary," Research Reports 28002, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Research Economists.
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