31 January 2018 | Call for Nominations for the H. George Frederickson Award for Career Contributions to Public Management Research
The purpose of the H. George Frederickson Award for Career Contributions to Public Management Research is to honor a senior scholar for exemplary contributions to the intellectual development of the field. Both written scholarship and contributions to building professional capital (e.g., journal development and other means of advancing PM scholarship and information) related to public management scholarship will be considered. Established by the Public Management Research Association, previous winners of the award are Laurence Lynn, Christopher Hood, Beryl Radin, Kenneth J. Meier, Barry Bozeman, Hal Rainey, and Rosemary O’Leary.
Nominations must include a letter explaining why the nominee merits this recognition, as well as the nominee’s curriculum vitae. The Award Committee may also consider other individuals who in the judgement of its members deserve consideration for the award.
The Frederickson Award Committee is comprised of Tony Bertelli (Chair, New York University and Bocconi University), Ines Mergel (University of Konstanz), Karl Rethemeyer (SUNY-Albany), Branda Nowell (North Carolina State University), and Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse University).
Nominations will be accepted between February 1 and February 28, 2018 via email to the Chair, Tony Bertelli (email@example.com).
The Frederickson Award will be presented at the 2018 Public Management Research Conference to be held at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, May 31 to June 2.
26 January 2018 | Call for Nominations for the New PMRA Best Dissertation Award
PMRA has created a *NEW* “Best Dissertation” Award to recognize the best Ph.D. research on public management from around the world. The Best Dissertation Award winner will receive $2000 (USD), a plaque, publicity in PMRA communications, and a waiver of the registration fee for the PMRC where the award is given.
Nominations should include both: (1) A PDF of the dissertation and (2) A PDF of a nomination letter from the dissertation committee chair or other committee member explaining how the dissertation:
- Addresses an important public management phenomenon;
- Considers relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
- Employs an appropriate research design for the research question at hand;
- Reasonably interprets the research results, validly infers theoretical and applied implications of the results, appropriately caveats the research results, and suggests promising directions for future research;
- Generates knowledge that is both practically and theoretically relevant;
- Is logically, concisely and clearly written.
The PMRA Best Dissertation Award committee is comprised of Leisha Dehart-Davis, Chair (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill); Michael McGuire (Indiana University); and Angel Saz-Carranza (Esade University).
Nominations are due by February 23, 2018. Please send nominations to the Committee Chair, Leisha DeHart-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only dissertations defended during the 2017 calendar year are eligible for consideration.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
2011 – Cullen C. Merritt, “Predicting Executive Turnover in Public Organizations”