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New article in Public Management Review: Leadership and organizational change

With dr. Ben S. Kuipers and prof. dr. Sandra Groeneveld, my research has been published in Public Management Review. The article is titled: “Implementing change in public organizations: The relationship between leadership and commitment to change in a public sector context”.

In the article, we propose and test a theoretical framework concerning the relationship between transformational leadership behaviour and affective commitment to change in a public sector context. We apply change management theory to explain how direct supervisors contribute to processes of organizational change, thereby increasing affective commitment to change among employees. While the change leadership literature emphasizes the role of executive managers during change, we conclude that the transformational leadership behaviour of direct supervisors is an important contribution to the successful implementation of change. Furthermore, the results show how the specific context of public organizations determines the transformational leadership behaviour of direct supervisors.

The article can be accessed here (paywall)