The Value of Mission Statements in Public Agencies

Weiss, Janet A.; Piderit, Sandy Kristin
April 1999
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Apr99, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p193
Academic Journal
Discusses the value of mission statements in public agencies. Belief they are a useful step toward performance improvement; Lack of research to examine the case for or against them; Study of mission statements from 304 public schools; What the data consisted of, including school characteristics and performance before and after the adoption of a mission statement; Suggestion that the choices made by management can have consequences that facilitate or impair subsequent performance.


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