Observational Laboratory
Journal Articles

Andrews, R., Boyne, G. A., Law, J., & Walker, R. M. (2011). Strategy Implementation and Public Service Performance. Administration & Society, 43(6), 643-671.

Andrews, R., Boyne, G. A., Meier, K. J., O'Toole, L. J., & Walker, R. M. (2012). Vertical Strategic Alignment and Public Service Performance. Public Administration, 90(1), 77-98.

Andrews, R., Boyne, George A., Meier, Kenneth J., O'toole, Laurence J. Jr., & Walker, Richard M. (2012). Environmental and Organizational Determinants of External Networking American Review of Public Administration, 41(4), 355-374.

Andrews, R., Boyne, George A., O'toole, Laurence J. Jr., Meier, Kenneth J., & Walker, Richard M. (2013). Managing Migration? EU Enlargement, Local Government Capacity and Performance in England. Public Administration, 91(1), 174-194.

Andrews, R., Boyne, G. A., & Walker, R. M. (2011). Dimensions of Publicness and Organizational Performance: A Review of the Evidence. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21, I301-I319.

Andrews, R., Boyne, G. A., & Walker, R. M. (2012). Overspending in Public Organizations: Does Strategic Management Matter? International Public Management Journal, 15(1), 39-61.

Bach, T., Niklasson, B., & Painter, M. (2012). The role of agencies in policy-making. Policy and Society, 31(3), 183-193.

Berman, E., Wang, C. Y., Chen, C. A., Wang, X. H., Lovrich, N., Jan, C. Y., . . . Hsieh, J. Y. (2013). Public Executive Leadership in East and West: An Examination of HRM Factors in Eight Countries. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 33(2), 164-184.

Brewer, Brian, Leung, Yin Hung, & Scott, Ian. (2013). Values in Perspective: Administrative Ethics and the Hong Kong Public Servant Re-visited. Administration & Society, 7/2013.

Brewer, G. A., & Walker, R. M. (2013). Personnel Constraints in Public Organizations: The Impact of Reward and Punishment on Organizational Performance. Public Administration Review, 73(1), 121-131.

Brewer, G. A., Walker, R. M., Bozeman, B., Avellaneda, C. N., & Brewer, G. A. (2012). External Control and Red Tape: The Mediating Effects of Client and Organizational Feedback. International Public Management Journal, 15(3), 288-314.

Chandra, Yanto, & Yang, Sunny Shu-Jung. (2013). Growing artificial entrepreneurs: Advancing entrepreneurship research using agent-based simulation approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 19(2), 210-237.

Christensen, T., Dong, L. S., Painter, M., & Walker, R. M. (2012). Imitating the West? Evidence on Administrative Reform from the Upper Echelons of Chinese Provincial Government. Public Administration Review, 72(6), 798-806.

Dong, L. S., Christensen, T., & Painter, M. (2010). A Case Study of China's Administrative Reform The Importation of the Super-Department. American Review of Public Administration, 40(2), 170-188.

Dong, L. S., Christensen, T., & Painter, M. (2010). Housing Reform in China: Rational Interests Gone Wrong or Organizational Design Failure? Journal of Asian Public Policy, 3(1), 4-17.

Francesch-Huidobro, Maria, Lo, Carlos Wing-Hung , & Tang, Shui-Yan. (2012). The Local Environmental Regulatory Regime in China: Changes to Pro-Environment Orientation, Institutional Capacity, and External Political Support in Guangzhou. Environment and Planning, 44(10), 2493-2511.

Francesch-Huidobro, Maria, & MAI, Qianqing. (2012). Climate Advocacy Coalitions in Guangdong, China. Administration & Society, 44(6s), 43-64.

Hawkins, C., & Wang, X. H. (2012). Sustainable Development Governance: Citizen Participation and Support Networks in Local Sustainability Initiatives. Public Works Management & Policy, 17(1), 7-29.

Hawkins, Chris, & Wang, X. H. (2013). Policy Integration for Sustainable Development and the Benefits of Local Adoption. Cityscape (Washington, D.C.), 15(1), 63-82.

Higgins, Paul, & Zhang, Li-fang. (2009). The thinking styles of human resource practitioners. The Learning Organization, 16(4), 276-289.

Higgins, Paul, & Zhang, li-fang. (2009). The thinking styles of human resource practitioners The Learning Organization, 16(4), 276-289.

Howlett, M., & Walker, R. M. (2012). Public Managers in the Policy Process: More Evidence on the Missing Variable? Policy Studies Journal, 40(2), 211-233.

Kapucu, N., Volkov, I., & Wang, X. H. (2011). Best Practices Of Best Performers: Evidence from the Florida Sterling Council Award Winners. Public Performance & Management Review, 34(3), 397-419.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2009). Decision-Making in Chinese Local Administrative Reform: Path Dependence, Agency and Implementation Public Administration and Development, 29, 79-87.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2010). Central-local relations in the People's Republic of China: Trends, processes and impacts for policy implementation Public Administration and Development, 30(3), 177-190.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2012). Meeting Governance Challenges in China: Between the State and Society - An Introduction The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 11(2), 195-200.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2014). Good Governance” in Asia: Multiple Trajectories to Development – An introduction Journal of Contemporary Asia, 44(2), 187-203.

Li, Linda Chelan, & 袁方成. (2011). The implementation gap and jurisdiction zoning criteria: an expenditure analysis of education financing reforms 中囯农村硏究, 2, 98-111.

Li, Linda Chelan, & 袁方成. (2011). Out of the trap of ‘incrementalism’ in financing rural education 中囯农村硏究, 1, 189-200.

Li, Wanxin, & Higgins, Paul. (2013). Controlling Local Environmental Performance: an analysis of three national environmental management programs in the context of regional disparities in China. Journal of Contemporary China, 22(81), 409-427.

Ma, Weihong, & Li, Linda Chelan. (2012). Community Governance Reform in Urban China: A Case Study of the Yantian Model in Shenzhen. The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 11(2), 224-247.

Painter, M., & Yee, W. H. (2011). Task Matters: A Structural-Instrumental Analysis of the Autonomy of Hong Kong Government Bodies. American Review of Public Administration, 41(4), 395-410.

Painter, M., & Yee, W. H. (2012). Agencies and policy in an administrative state: The case of Hong Kong. Policy and Society, 31(3), 223-235.

Scott, I., & Leung, J. Y. H. (2012). Integrity management in post-1997 Hong Kong: Challenges for a rule-based system. Crime Law and Social Change, 58(1), 39-52.

Walker, R. M., & Bozeman, B. (2011). Publicness and Organizational Performance Introduction. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21, I279-I281.

Walker, R. M., Brewer, G. A., Boyne, G. A., & Avellaneda, C. N. (2011). Market Orientation and Public Service Performance: New Public Management Gone Mad? Public Administration Review, 71(5), 707-717.

Walker, R. M., & Hills, P. (2012). Partnership Characteristics, Network Behavior, and Publicness: Evidence on the Performance of Sustainable Development Projects. International Public Management Journal, 15(4), 479-499.

Wang, X. H., & Berman, Evan. (2013). Financing conservation: some empirical evidence from Florida local governments. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Wang, X. H., & Bryer, T. A. (2013). Assessing the Costs of Public Participation: A Case Study of Two Online Participation Mechanisms. American Review of Public Administration, 43(2), 179-199.

Wang, X. H., Hawkins, C. V., Lebredo, N., & Berman, E. M. (2012). Capacity to Sustain Sustainability: A Study of US Cities. Public Administration Review, 72(6), 841-853.

Yeo, Y., & Painter, M. (2011). Diffusion, transmutation, and regulatory regime in socialist market economies: telecoms reform in China and Vietnam. Pacific Review, 24(4), 375-395.

Zhu, Q., & Wang, X. H. (2011). Structural Changes of Public Expenditures in China. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 23(4), 569-587.

Books & Book Chapters

Andrews, R., Boyne, George A. , Law, Jennifer, & Walker, Richard M. (2011). Strategic Management and Public Service Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Berman, E., & Wang, Xiaohu. (2011). Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts Los Angeles: Sage.

Francesch-Huidobro, Maria. (2010). Hong Kong. In P. Dircke, J. Aerts & A. Molenaar (Eds.), Connecting Delta Cities: Sharing Knowledge and Working on Adaptation to Climate Change (pp. 101-113). Amsterdam: VU University Press.

Higgins, Paul. (2012). Irrationality, Bricolage, Quality and Performance Measurement: Unpacking the Conundrum in A Comparative East West Context. In W. Wei (Ed.), Building Service-Oriented Government-Lessons, Challenges and Prospects (pp. 51-74). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company Limited.

Leung, J. Y. H. (2011). Education Governance and Reform: Bringing the State Back In. In N. M. K. Lam & I. Scott (Eds.), Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao (pp. 163-181). Hong Kong Hong Kong University Press.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2009). The Chinese State in Transition: Processes and Contests in Local China London ; New York: Routledge.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2009). Towards Responsible Government in East Asia: Trajectories, Intentions and Meanings London ; New York: Routledge.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2011). Central-local relations: Explaining and anticipating trends through processes In L.-h. Chan, G. Chan & F. Kwan (Eds.), China at Sixty: Global and local interactions (pp. 87-116). N.J.: World Scientific.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2012). Rural Tax Reform in China: Policy processes and institutional change. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Li, Linda Chelan. (2013). Central-local Relations In C. Ogden (Ed.), Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics (pp. 143-152). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Painter, Martin. (2009). Governance for Harmony: Challenges for Public Service Delivery Reform in China and Vietnam. In J. Tao, A. Cheung, M. Painter & C. Li (Eds.), Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond (pp. 138-157). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Painter, M. (2010). Legacies Remembered, Lessons Forgotten: The Case of Japan. In M. Painter & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Tradition and Public Administration (pp. 84-98). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, M. (2011). Comparing Agencification in Eastern and African Countries In K. Verhoest, S. V. Thiel, G. Bouckaert & P. Laegreid (Eds.), Government Agencies: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries (pp. 393-398). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, M. (2011). Hong Kong. In K. Verhoest, S. V. Thiel, G. Bouckaert & P. Laegreid (Eds.), Government Agencies: Practice and Lessons from 30 Countries (pp. 342-352). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, M. (2011). Managerialism and Models of Management In T. Christensen & P. Laegreid (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management, (pp. 237-250). Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Painter, M. (2012). Poor Governance' For Development in China and Vietnam In J. A. C. Kwame Sundaram (Ed.), Is Good Governance Good for Development? (pp. 135-150). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Painter, Martin, Burns, John, & Yee, Wai-Hang. (2010). Explaining Autonomy in Public Agencies: The Case of Hong Kong. In P. Laegreid & K. Verhoest (Eds.), Governance of public sector organizations : proliferation, autonomy, and performance (pp. 111-132). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, Martin, Hop, Ha Hoang, & Khoi, Chu Quang. (2009). Institutional Reform for Public Administration in Contemporary Vietnam In J. Acuna‐Alfaro (Ed.), Reforming Public Administration in Vietnam: Current Situation and Recommendations (pp. 318-376). Hanoi, Vietnam: United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam, CECODES.

Painter, Martin, Kim, Pan Suk, & Kikuchi, Masao. (2013). Administrative Space in East Asia. In D. Argyriades & G. Timsit (Eds.), Moving Beyond the Crisis: Reclaiming and reaffirming our Common Administrative Space (pp. 273-293). Bruxelles: Bruylant.

Painter, Martin, & Mok, Ka Ho. (2010). Reasserting the Public in Public Service Delivery: The De-privatization and De-marketization of Education in China. In M. Ramesh, E. Araral & X. Wu (Eds.), Reasserting the Public in Public Services, (pp. 137-158). London ; New York: Routledge.

Painter, M., & Peters, B Guy. (2010). Administrative Traditions in Comparative Perspective: Families, Groups and Hybrids In M. Painter & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Tradition and Public Administration (pp. 19-30). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, M., & Peters, B Guy. (2010). The Analysis of Administrative Traditions In M. Painter & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Tradition and Public Administration (pp. 3-16). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Painter, M., & Peters, B Guy (2010). Tradition and Public Administration Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peters, B Guy, & Painter, M. (2010). Conclusion: Administrative Traditions in an Era of Administrative Change In M. Painter & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Tradition and Public Administration (pp. 234-237). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pierre, Jon, & Painter, Martin. (2010). Reasserting the Public in Public Service Delivery: The De-privatization and De-marketization of Education in China. In M. Ramesh, E. Araral & X. Wu (Eds.), Reasserting the Public in Public Services, (pp. 49-62). London ; New York: Routledge.

Stanford, Borins, & Walker, R. M. (2012). Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen: Modeling the Selection Process for the Innovations in American Government Awards Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

Tao Lai, Po Wah, Cheung, Anthony B L, Painter, Martin, & Li, Chenyang. (2009). Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York Routledge.

Tao Lai, Po Wah, Cheung, Anthony B L, Painter, Martin, & LI, Chenyang. (2009). Why governance for harmony? In J. Tao, A. Cheung, M. Painter & C. Li (Eds.), Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond (pp. 3-11). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Walker, R. M. (2013). Internal and External Influences on the Capacity for Innovation in Local Government In S. P. Osborne & L. Brown (Eds.), The Handbook on Innovation and Change in Public Sector Services (pp. 496-513). Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

Wang, X. H. (2011). Auditing and Financial Condition In J. R. Bartle, W. B. Hildreth, J. Marlowe & ICMA (Eds.), Management Policies in Local Government Finance (6 ed., pp. 387-405). Washington, D.C.: ICMA Press.