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Posts from the ‘Academic publications’ Category

New article in Public Administration: Relational job characteristics and job satisfaction

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. The study also shows that the negative impact of red tape is stronger in highly prosocially motivated employees, as they are more vulnerable to factors that limit their ability to contribute to others. 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

Paper presentations at NIG conference 2016 in Antwerp

Last week, I was present at the 2016 Annual Work Conference of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) in Antwerp, Belgium. Read more

What’s in it for others?

Public professionals are characterized by a desire to help others through their work, and are increasingly confronted with public management reforms that alter their daily work. In a new research article with prof. dr. Bram Steijn and dr. Ben S. Kuipers, we therefore assess the relationship between prosocial motivation and commitment to change. How does prosocial motivation – the desire to benefit others through the job – influence how professionals respond to organizational change?

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Decentralisatie Jeugdzorg (2): Prosociale motivatie in de jeugdzorg (in Dutch)

In samenwerking met prof. dr. Bram Steijn is een artikel verschenen in het Tijdschrift voor HRM. In het artikel presenteren we enkele onderzoeksresultaten op basis van ons onderzoek naar de decentralisatie van de jeugdzorg. Read more

Academic Publication (ROPPA): Financial cutbacks and the job satisfaction of top-level public managers

Do financial cutbacks make top-level public managers unhappy? This is the question prof. Steven Van de Walle and I examine using a large dataset of European top managers.  Read more

Book Review of Sandra van Thiel´s “Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management”

I wrote a review of prof. dr. Sandra van Thiel’s new book “Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An introduction”. My review has been published in the 2014 November issue of Public Administration Review. Read more

Article published in Journal of Organizational Change Management

A research article (in collaboration with dr. Ben S. Kuipers and dr. Sandra Groeneveld) about change management in public sector organizations has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Organizational Change Management. The article is titled “Held back and pushed forward: Leading organizational change in a complex public environment”  and will be published in the upcoming special issue on Organizational Change and Public Sector Work. Read more

IRSPM Conference proceeding: Cutbacks and Change Management

Can change management mitigate the negative effects of cutbacks on employee wellbeing? Read more

New publication: Three times around institutional theory

In January 2014, my essay on three recent books on institutional theory was published in Organization. Read more