Does the Strategic Planning of Local Development Results from the Motives Indicated in Literature? Contemporary Motivation of Polish Small Towns`Authorities for strategic Planning of Local Development
AbstractThe international literature offers a number of motives which should incline local authorities toward strategic planning of local development; it also emphasizes that they should be strongly motivated to do that. Meanwhile, their actual motivation for such planning can remain low and dominated by motives so far unrecognized in the literature. The article presents research confi rming this assumption, conducted in 2014 among the authorities of Polish small towns.The results reveal that the general motivation for strategic planning of local development among 37.7% of the authorities of Polish small towns is low. It also disclosed that the motive for obtaining means from the EU funds (so far unrecognized in literature) was and is motivating strongly at least 68.6% of these authorities for the discussed planning and, moreover, that it is a short-lived motive. The article indicates that this situation may also refer to other local authorities, not just the Polish ones. It also indicates that it is an unintended effect of the dependence of municipal development projects’ support by the means from the EU funds on including them in the local development strategy. The fi nal part of the article presents recommendations of actions to rectify such an unfavorable situation and for further studies of planning motives followed by local authorities.
|Journal series||Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, ISSN 1842-2845, [2247-8310], (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.8|
|Keywords in English||municipality, small town, local development, local development strategy, motives for the strategic planning of local development|
|Publication indicators||= 2|
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