This blog post was stimulated by a discussion I had recently on Twitter and LinkedIn about academic podcasts. For some time now I’ve been a big fan of the Academics of PA podcast. This is a podcast hosted by Bruce McDonald (North Carolina State University), Josie Schafer (University of Nebraska Omaha) and Will Hatcher (AugustaContinue reading “Academic podcasts”
Brief summary of my research on organisational learning and change.
Short interview with Gary Bandy, author of Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector.
The history of UK Public Administration.
Northumbria University have launched a new MSc Strategic Leadership for Public Services.
We need people who care. So sign up now, invite others, and let’s set the agenda for the next 100 years.
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.
Understanding how politics affects practice is key to understanding public administration. This is our version of ‘from farm to plate’.
Change management literature is full of nonsense. It’s time for some critical debate.