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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

Blog over wijkteams op

Op publiceerden Bram Steijn en ik een blog over ons onderzoek naar teamprocessen, leiderschap en prestaties van sociale wijkteams. Read more

Opinion article in De Volkskrant: President Trump, the government is not a business

President Trump wants to improve the efficiency of the American federal administration by having the government function more as a business. Read more

New project: Performance of professionals in social welfare teams

From 2017 – 2021, the municipality of The Hague will fund a new research project about the performance of professionals in social welfare teams. The municipality has granted a 200.000 euro subsidy for this five year project, which will be used to hire a PhD candidate. 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