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Professor HO, Alfred Tat-Kei
何達基
BSocSc CUHK, MPA PhD Indiana
Professor / Head
Professor Ho is a leading scholar in public administration, especially in the subfields of performance management and budgeting, e-government, and citizen engagement. He has actively pursued multi-disciplinary research and has extensive research partnerships in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He also advocates the importance of engaged research and believes that public administration research should strive to inform practice and be socially relevant and impactful. Many of his publications are the results of academic-practitioner collaboration and community engagement, including collaboration with different local governments in the U.S. and China and with different national and international organizations, such as the China Development Research Foundation and the Asian Development Bank.  

Prior to returning to Hong Kong, where he was born and grew up, Professor Ho has taught at various academic institutions in the U.S.  Professor Ho also has had extensive leadership experience within the university and in his professional field. Besides being a program director at two different academic institutions and leading various university and school initiatives, he was the Secretary of the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) in 1999-2000, a founding member and the President of the China-America Association of Public Affairs (CAAPA) in 2011-2012, and an elected member of the National Council of the American Society of Public Administration in 2015-2018. In 2017-2020, he was also an Associate Editor of Public Performance and Management Review.  Since 2019, he has been an Associate Editor of Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.  

Professor Ho is a committed teacher.  He has received teaching awards in all three academic institutions before joining the faculty of City University of Hong Kong.  In 2018, his contributions to student learning and his impacts on student development and local communities were recognized by the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the international accreditation authority of public administration and public affairs programs based in the U.S.

 
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Office: YEUNG-B7317
Phone: +3442 3442 8902
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: ho.tkalfred@cityu.edu.hk
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Book

Ho, Alfred T., Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao (Eds.) Performance Budgeting Reform: Theory and International Practice. New York: Routledge, 2019.     [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

Journal articles

De Jong, Maarten, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho*. “Emerging Fiscal Health and Governance Concerns Resulting from COVID-19 Challenges,” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, forthcoming.  [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration. * corresponding author]

Weng, Shi-Hong, Anna Ya Ni; Alfred Tat-Kei Ho*, and Ruo-Xi Zhong.  “Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic -- A Tale of Two Cities,” American Review of Public Administration, 50, no. 6-7 (2020): 497-504. [* corresponding author]

Guo, Hai David, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho. “Support for Contracting-Out and Public Private Partnership: Exploring Citizens’ Perspectives,” Public Management Review 21, no. 5 (2019): 629-649.    

Tang, Tian, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho.  “A Path-Dependence Perspective on the Adoption of Internet of Things: Evidence from Early Adopters of Smart and Connected Sensors in the United States,” Government Information Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2019): 321-332.    

Zaozao Zhao, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho. “The New Development of Performance Budgeting Theory and its Inspirations,” (in Chinese: 绩效预算理论新发展与启示).  Chinese Public Administration (中国行政管理) 405, no.3 (2019): 118-125. 

Cho, Wonhyuk, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho. “Does Neighborhood Crime Matter?  A Large-Scale Survey Study on Race, Victimization, and Safety Perception,” International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice 55 (2018): 13-26.   

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei. “From Performance Budgeting to Performance Budget Management: Theory and Practice,” Public Administration Review 78, no.5 (2018): 748-758.   

Krishnamurthy, Rashmi, Kevin Desouza, Gregory Dawson, and Alfred Ho.  “Factors Promoting the Collection of Performance Measurement: Evidence from US Local Governments,” Proceedings of the 51th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2018): 2266-2275. (http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50172)  

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Wonhyuk Cho.  “Government Communication Effectiveness and Satisfaction with Police Performance: A Large-Scale Survey Study,” Public Administration Review 77, no. 2 (2017): 228-239.   

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Tobin Im.  “Challenges in Building Effective and Competitive Government in Developing Countries: An Institutional Logics Perspective,” American Review of Public Administration 45, no. 3 (2015): 263-280.  [Recipient of the best article award in 2015] 

Book chapters

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, Zachary Roman, and Michael Wu.  “Big Data Applications: Exploratory Data Analytics of Public Safety Concerns.” In E-Government Research Handbook, edited by Eric Welch.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, forthcoming.

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei.  “Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Broadband-Enabled Government Services.” In Transforming Everything?  Evaluating Broadband's Impact across Policy Areas, edited by Karen Mossberger, Eric Welch, and Yonghong Wu.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Michael Wu. “Analyzing Citizen-Centered Collaborative Management – the ‘Who’ and the ‘How’.” In Citizenship and Ethics: From the Neighborhood to the City, Country to the World, edited by Thomas Bryer.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming. 

de Jong, Maarten, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho.  “Lessons about Integrating Performance with Budgeting in High-Income Countries: An Evolving Exercise.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 110-130.  New York: Routledge, 2019.  [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

de Jong, Maarten, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho.  “Tools of Performance Budgeting: Applying the Lessons Learned.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 296-312.  New York: Routledge, 2019.  [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei.  “Six Theoretical Perspectives on Performance Budgeting Reform.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 13-27, New York: Routledge, 2019.  

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei.  “Performance Budgeting in the U.S.: A Long History of Institutional Change.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 53-70. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Maarten de Jong.  “Rethinking Performance Budgeting: Presumed Dead or Alive and Well?” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 3-12. New York: Routledge, 2019.  [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Maarten de Jong.  “Lessons for Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Right-Sizing he Reform.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 266-276. New York: Routledge, 2019. [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, and Maarten de Jong.  “From Practice to Theory: The Future of Performance Budgeting Research.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 279-295. New York: Routledge, 2019. [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]

Zhao, Zaozao, and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho. “Performance Budgeting Reform of a Chinese City: The Roles of External Pressure and Leadership.” In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 199-210. New York: Routledge, 2019.  

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei, Kate Bander, Julie Steenson, and Eric Roche.  “Big Data and Local Performance Management: The Experience of Kansas City, Missouri.” In Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government, edited by Yuche Chen and Michael Ahn, 95-107. New York: Routledge, 2017. [Note: academic-practitioner collaboration]