Awards

The H. George Frederickson Award

The H. George Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management.  Exemplary contributions include, but are not limited to, adding to the intellectual development of the field and building professional capital (e.g., journal development and other means of sharing PM scholarship and information) related to public management research. The Frederickson Award is presented annually at the Public Management Research Association conference.

Current Recipient: Rosemary O’Leary, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas

The Public Management Research Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 H. George Frederickson award is Professor Rosemary O’ Leary of the University of Kansas. The Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management. Exemplary contributions include, but are not limited to, adding to the intellectual development of the field and building professional capital related to public management research.

PMRA President Don Moynihan said “The Frederickson Award honors best scholars in our field. The prior winners–Lynn, Hood, Radin, Meier, Bozeman, Perry and Rainey–make up of a gallery of giants, and Rosemary now takes her place among them. The fact that she is also the incoming President of PMRA underlines her ongoing commitment to the field. This is truly an extraordinary honor.”

Professor O’ Leary commented: “I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the 2017 winner of the Frederickson Award.  As the founder of JPART and one of the founders of PMRA, George Frederickson was, and still is an innovator, an entrepreneur and a catalyst for creative action and thought.  He has a talent for pulling together the right people to move the field forward, always with the goal of rigorous scholarship and original thinking.  As a colleague he has been a wonderful role model and mentor. This award means so much to me personally and professionally. Thank you to the award committee and to PMRA for this incredible recognition.”

Past Recipients:

2016 – Hal Rainey

2015 – James L. Perry

2013 – Barry Bozeman

2011 – Kenneth J. Meier

2009 – Beryl Radin

2007 – Christopher Hood

2005 – Laurence Lynn, Jr.


The Beryl Radin Award

The Beryl Radin Award is for the best article published in JPART. It is awarded annually and presented at the Public Management Research Association conference.

Current Recipients:

2016 – Christine Kelleher Palus & Susan Webb Yackee, Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the US Bureaucracy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 26 (4), pp. 693-708.

Past Recipients:

2015 – Richard M. Walker & Rhys Andrews, Local Government Management and Performance: A Review of the Evidence. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 25 (1), pp. 101-133.

2014 – Jason Grissom, Is Discord Detrimental? Using Institutional Variation to Identify the Impact of Public Governing Board Conflict on Outcomes. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 24 (2), 289-315.

2013 – Kenneth J. Meier & Laurence J. O’Toole, Jr. Subjective Organizational Performance and Measurement Error: Common Source Bias and Spurious Relationships. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 23 (2), 429-456.

2012 – Stéphane Lavertu, Daniel E. Walters, & David L. Weimer. Scientific Expertise and the Balance of Political Interests: MEDCAC and Medicare Coverage Decisions. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 22 (1), 55-81.

2011 – Joe Soss, Richard Fording, & Sanford F. Schram. The Organization of Discipline: From Performance Management to Perversity and Punishment. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21 (supplement 2), i203-i232.

2010 – Carolyn J. Heinrich. Third-Party Governance Under No Child Left Behind Accountability and Performance Management Challenges. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 20 (supplement 1), i59-i80.

2009 – Keith G. Provan, Kung Huang, & H. Brinton Milward. The Evolution of Structural Embeddedness and Organization Social Outcomes in a Centrally Governed Health and Human Services Network. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19 (4), 873-893.

2008 – Christopher M. Reenock & Brian J. Gerber. Political Insulation Information Exchange, and Interest Group Access to the Bureaucracy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 18 (3), 415-440.

2007 – David M. Van Slyke. Agents or Stewards: Using Theory to Understand the Government-Nonprofit Social Service Contracting Relationship. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 17 (2), 157-187.

2006 – Carolyn Hill. Casework Job Design and Client Outcomes in Welfare-to-Work Offices. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16 (2), 263-288.

2005 – Young Han Chun & Hal G. Rainey. Goal Ambiguity in U.S. Federal Agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15 (1), 1-30.


Doctoral Poster Session

The Doctor Poster Session displays the research of doctoral students in public management programs at universities from various countries.  Posters are evaluated by a group of scholars in the field.  Judging criteria includes: clarity and quality of research question(s), quality of theoretical development, quality of analysis, overall contribution of research, and quality of poster presentation.  The winner and runner-up of the Doctoral Poster Session are announced at the conference.

Past Winners:

2011 – Cullen C. Merritt, “Predicting Executive Turnover in Public Organizations”