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Lean and mean or fat and flexible?

Lean and simple organizational structures may make government efficient, but Hendrik Ewens and I find evidence that complex and large public organizations are more innovative. Read more

Evenement: Lunchbijeenkomst over falende dienstverlening

Burgers zijn negatiever over falende publieke dienstverleners dan falende private dienstverleners. Dat is het belangrijkste resultaat van nieuw onderzoek met mijn collega’s dr. Petra van den Bekerom en dr. Johan Christensen.  Read more

Can public organizations be innovative during financial stress?

My new article in Perspectives in Public Management and Governance proposes that targeted and open cutback management strategies are required, and identifies environmental and organizational antecedents of such strategies. Read all about it here. Read more

Our textbook on Public Management (in Dutch)

In a joint effort of the Public Management research group at Leiden University, we have published our textbook Publiek Management. Read more

Do universities cut back on teachers or administrators?

My new article with Amanda Rutherford addresses this question in the context of US higher education. Read more

PMRC in Singapore

In June 2018, I attended the Annual Public Management Research Conference in Singapore.  Read more

Research visit to Aarhus University

In April and May 2018, I visited the Political Science Department and Crown Prince Frederick Center for Public Leadership at Aarhus University. Read more

Succesvol veranderen door het managen van betekenis en invloed?

Met Brenda Vermeeren (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) onderzocht ik in hoeverre publieke professionals (leraren) te beinvloeden zijn met strategische informatie over organisatieverandering. De resultaten zijn gepubliceerd in Holland Management Review. Read more

What happens to professionals when bureaucracy and prosocial motivation collide?

In a new study published in Public Administration, prof. Bram Steijn and I show that red tape (burdensome rules and procedures) decreases the job satisfaction of public professionals by limiting their ability to have contact with and impact on their clients.  Read more

New article: Representative bureaucracy and specialist knowledge

A new article has been accepted for publication in Public Administration. The article, co-authored with Leiden University colleagues Johan Christensen and Petra van den Bekerom, discusses the relationship between representation and specialist knowledge in public organizations.  Read more