The importance of building strategic intent for Finland and the discursive practices to pursue it - A critical discourse analysis of Finnish Government Programmes

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Lehmuskoski, Jemina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-04T13:21:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-04T13:21:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/18418
dc.description.abstract The main objectives of this thesis are to validate the importance of creating strategic intent for the public sector and to investigate the discursive practices by which this intent can be built. As a multidisciplinary study combining literature from various fields of science, the aim is to also suggest connections between existing knowledge from different disciplines. A rather elaborate context review is constructed in order to carry this out: the narrative runs from the ultimate aim of pursuing sustainability to dealing with wicked problems by managing transitions. Transition visions are contrasted with the concept of strategic intent, leading back to the main research questions. The empirical study is constructed in two parts. The first method used is an online questionnaire that was submitted to public sector employees across organizations. Its aim is to validate the importance of building strategic intent in the context of Finnish governance. The second method used is critical discourse analysis, where the Government Programmes of Finland are explored in connection to the key discourses of building strategic intent. The study results suggest that while building strategic intent for Finland is a pressing and important issue, the Government Programmes fail to use discursive practices to support this. Discourses of creating strategic intent should be considered as guidelines for communication in matters related to strategy in the public sector. These discourses should be paid special attention to in the preparation of Government Programmes, as their role as the overarching strategy document of the whole of nation is rather unique. en
dc.format.extent 121
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The importance of building strategic intent for Finland and the discursive practices to pursue it - A critical discourse analysis of Finnish Government Programmes en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies en
dc.subject.keyword wicked problems
dc.subject.keyword public governance
dc.subject.keyword transition management
dc.subject.keyword strategic intent
dc.subject.keyword strategy-as-practice
dc.subject.keyword critical discourse analysis
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201511054989
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major International Design Business Management (IDBM) en
dc.programme.major International Design Business Management (IDBM) fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon julkinen hallinto
dc.subject.helecon public administration
dc.subject.helecon politiikka
dc.subject.helecon politics
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon management
dc.subject.helecon strategia
dc.subject.helecon strategy
dc.ethesisid 14092
dc.date.dateaccepted 2015-06-10
dc.location P1 I


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