Introduction (J.M. Bryson). Part I: The Strategic Planning Process. A strategic planning process for public and non-profit organizations (J.M. Bryson). Part II: Strategic Management in National Government Agencies. Building a new organization for nature conservation (I. Dair). Cutting back bureaucracy in a public service (I. Dair). Part III: Strategic Planning in Local Government. Making strategic planning work in local government (R.W. Rider). Part IV: Strategic Management in State Enterprises. New Zealand post - creating a benchmark organization (E. Toime). Part V: Strategic Management in Privatized Enterprises. The turnaround in BT's payphone business (P. Vaz). Designing a viable organization structure (J. Brocklesby, S. Cummings). Part VI: Strategic Management in Developing Nations. Planning development projects: lessons from developing countries (D.A. Rondinelli). Reengineering public administration in developing countries (K.B.C. Saxena). Part VII: Strategic Planning for Non-Profit and Voluntary Organizations. Strategic planning for the World Wildlife Fund (G.J. Medley). WWF UK creates a new mission (G.J. Medley). Part VIII: Managing Participation. Participative planning for a public service (T. Grewe et al.). Futures research - working with management teams (D. Sims, C. Eden). Part IX: Additional Tools. Future health scenarios - strategic issues for the British Health Service (M. Longley, M. Warner). Managing strategic issues in the public service (B.E. Perrot).