Interview with Steven McCabe, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student.

This post first appeared on the QMU website: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/student-stories/steven-mccabe-master-of-public-adminstration-20180518/ I was looking for a course that would build on my previous qualifications and work experience, as well as increase my understanding of the issues facing public sector professionals and how to best overcome these and deliver high quality public services. This was part of myContinue reading “Interview with Steven McCabe, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student.”

Guest Blog: User Charges and Marketization in Higher Education

Higher Education in most countries has experienced remarkably consistent reforms in management and finance in the past few decades. These reforms are remarkable because they follow consistent patterns in countries with very different socio-political, welfare and economic systems and university traditions. This research involves an exploration of the implications of user charges for access by considering the tuition element of undergraduate study as well as the theoretical and practical justifications for reforms.

Innovation

Recently I met someone with the word innovation in their job title. This struck me as quite interesting. I wondered, how innovative do they need to be in their job? Do they do all the innovation in their workplace or are others explicitly involved? Now I don’t want to question the work of this particularContinue reading “Innovation”

Lean Public Services

I was recently asked by a student to provide a brief account of the advantages and disadvantages of applying lean management systems in the delivery of public services. This is my quick attempt at a brief answer! First of all, what is Lean Management? This is actually a rather difficult question as terms such asContinue reading “Lean Public Services”

Guest Post – Public Sector Bonuses

I am taking some annual leave in August and so am delighted to have my first guest post! This post comes from Professor Eddie Frizzell, Visiting Professor in Public Service Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. —————————————————————————————————- Public Sector Bonuses – gone forever? Bonuses for public servants are a hot issue ā€“ so hot thatContinue reading “Guest Post – Public Sector Bonuses”

What is Public Governance?

NB: This was originally posted in 2012. As of September 2018 I no longer work at Queen Margaret University. As such some of the links on the below post may no longer work. For information about my current post please go to the about me section of this website. Focus and purpose Queen Margaret UniversityContinue reading “What is Public Governance?”