Find out about our new bursary to study the Scottish Approach to Public Services.
So much current public administration research and practice involves collaboration – it would be a nonsense if we didn’t practise what we preach!
Stuart Duncan graduated in 2010. Here he reflects on the value of postgraduate study at QMU.
“Through the MPA, I’m looking to gain a greater knowledge of public administration and to be challenged academically”.
In ongoing research I am exploring the extent to which the ‘Scottish Approach to Policy-Making’ has led to significant change in practice. In doing so I hope to highlight some key lessons for future development.
Earlier this year I tried to bribe an official. Actually, I didn’t really. But this was how it was construed. The experience made me think a lot about bureaucracy, process, control and leadership.
For many people the summer holidays are a time to catch up with some reading. For me this largely involves Julia Donaldson books. But recently I discovered a new favourite – Yertle the Turtle. Here is why it should be required reading in every Business School.
Abstracts for papers presented at ‘Leading Change in Public Services’, 13 May 2016.
Change management literature is full of nonsense. It’s time for some critical debate.
We are bringing together academic researchers for a colloquium on leading change in public services. Attendance for delegates is FREE. Book now to reserve your place.