Title: Literature review of public policy implementation

Authors: Sarabjeet D. Natesan; Rahul R. Marathe

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Delhi Avenue, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Delhi Avenue, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036, India

Abstract: For a first time student, the extent, reach and disbursement of literature on policy implementation can be perplexing. Public policy implementation research has witnessed resurgence in recent years marked by an ever widening interest reflected in copious output in varied fields. This micro diffusion of policy areas has brought in its wake an ever increasing challenge of implementation. Its subsequent research has also created an extremely huge and dense volume of literature. The objectives of this paper are four fold: first to bring together as much as possible, the seminal literature on implementation to provide an intrinsic understanding of the subject matter. Second, we aim to trace the influence of strategic management on policy implementation. Third, by putting the literature in this order we hope to demystify the content of and the boundaries of this space. Last, we hope to outline the direction of future research in this field.

Keywords: public policy implementation; public policy theories; empirical studies; process; organisation; networks; instruments; stakeholders; project success factors; strategic management; critical success factors; CSFs; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2015.070550

International Journal of Public Policy, 2015 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.219 - 241

Available online: 10 Jul 2015 *

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