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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

Decentralisatie Jeugdzorg (1): De gevolgen voor jeugdzorgprofessionals (in Dutch)

Vanaf 1 januari 2015 is de jeugdzorg gedecentraliseerd naar het gemeentelijke niveau. In samenwerking met prof. dr. Bram Steijn (EUR) en dr. Ben Kuipers (EUR) voer ik een grootschalig, longitudinaal onderzoek uit naar de gevolgen van de decentralisatie voor jeugdzorgprofessionals. Wij brengen hierbij de ervaringen van  professionals over meerdere jaren in kaart.  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

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”. Read more

Research article: Change leadership versus the bureaucracy (ARPA)

Public organizations are often depicted as being bureaucratic, which is believed to limit their ability to adopt innovations and implement change. At the same time, public organizations are faced with continuous demands to implement organizational change Read more

New job: Assistant Professor of Public Management at Leiden University

Starting on 16 March 2015, I will join the Institute of Public Administration at Campus The Hague of Leiden University as an Assistant Professor of Public Management. In this position, I will continue to pursue my research agenda, and I will teach in the institute’s Bachelor and Master Programs.

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

Keynote speech for JobTown Urbact: Cutback management and innovation

On the 1st of October 2014, I gave a keynote speech at the Urbact JobTown (link) conference in Aveiro, Portugal. My speech addressed the relationship between financial cutbacks and innovation in public organizations. In the speech, I build on the COCOPS FP7 project (link) and a conference paper for the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) in Ottawa, Canada (2014) written together with dr. Brenda Vermeeren, on applying change management in the implementation of financial cutbacks (link). The full speech can be read below:

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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