The group works at the intersection of public management and public policy. Faculty examine how management practice, organizational arrangements and policy can be more effectively configured to enhance public service performance, benefit public policy and enhance public value. Faculty deal with cutting edge management issues including corruption, leadership, management reforms, the financing of public agencies and human resource management performance and questions of policy focused around the environment, sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
Our work is comparative examining questions of public management internationallyin the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America and between public, nonprofit and private organizations and over time.
Interaction between faculty in the Department offer exciting opportunities to examine the interface between management, policy, ethics and politics leading to lively debates in our research and teaching.
Students from our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes go on to have successful careers in government, non-profit organisations, think tanks and private firms.
Research in the public management and policy group is focused in the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy (LaMP). The work of our faculty has been recognized in many ways. Most recently Public management research has been placed 1st in Asia and 15th in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 in Public Administration.