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Professor WALKER, Richard M.
華樂勤
BA, Sheffied City Poly, UK, PhD, Reading University, UK
Chair Professor / Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies)
Public management research in the Department is brought together in the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy, which I am Director. The Lab focuses on answering pressing questions at the intersection of management and policy. The Lab incorporates labs on experimental methods, integration studies and observational research. My current agenda is focused on undertaking replications of prior experimental studies in public administration and developing mobile apps on questions of performance information use and citizen satisfaction. I also engaged in a number of integration projects on management and performance, organizational size, bibliographic studies of new public management and founding topic studies in public administration.

I am a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals including Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration, and Public Administration Review, Public Management Review. I served as a Board Director of the Public Management Research Association (2007-2011) and am currently a Board Member of the International Research Society for Public Management. My research has been supported by grants from the Chiang Ching-kou Foundation (Taiwan), the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), Public Policy Research Fund (Hong Kong) and the National Science Foundation (China) and I have consulted for APEC, OCED, UNDP and governments in Hong Kong and the UK. Recently I received the 2014 Kooiman Award for Best Paper in Public Management Review and the 2015 Radin Award for Best Paper in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

I took up my professorship in public management at City University in the summer of 2011 and was awarded a Chair Professor in Public Management in 2013. Prior professorships have been at the University of Hong Kong, and Cardiff University (UK). I have held visiting appointments at Delft University of Technology, Monash University and Xi'an Jiaotong University and was a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management (a research center of the UK ESRC/ESPRC). In late 2012 I became Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with responsibility for research and postgraduate studies.

For more details on my work see Google Scholar.

 
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Current Grants

Research Grants Council Hong Kong, General Research Fund, Organizational Design and Public Management: Extending the Experimental Methods Agenda PI (2017-2019)—HK$790,492

City University of Hong Kong, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Behavioural Public Services Management and Policy: Network Building at the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy PI (2016-17)—HK$141,700.

Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (HKSARG), The ‘Citizen Satisfaction Assessment Tool’: Applying Expectancy Disconfirmation Theory to Public Services in Hong Kong PI (2016-17)—HK$961,400

City University of Hong Kong, Campus Sustainability Fund, Motivating Waste Reduction and Recycling in the University Workplace: An Experimental Evaluation of Negatively-framed Collective Incentives and Group-level Feedback PI (2016-2017)—HK$200,000

Cardiff University, School of Business, Innovative Delivery of Public Services: Management Innovation in Local Government Co-I (2016-2018)—£80,000

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, A Comprehensive Test of Policy Innovation Theses: The Taiwanese Bookstart Programme PI (2015-2017)—US$70,000

Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (HKSARG), Performance Information Use: Experiments on Performance Dimensions, Communication and Data Sources in Education and Solid Waste Recycling PI (2015-16)—HK$597,264

Recent publications

Walker, Richard M., Jiyao Chen and Deepa Aravind. 2015. ‘Management Innovation and Firm Performance: An Integration of Research Findings’, European Management Journal 33, 5, 407-422.

Walker, Richard M., Claudia Avellaneda and Frances Stokes Berry. 2015. ‘Limits on Innovativeness in Local Government: Examining Capacity, Complexity and Dynamism in Organizational Task Environments’, Public Administration 93, 3, 663-683.

Walker, Richard M. and Rhys Andrews. 2015. ‘Local Government Management and Performance: A Review of Evidence’, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 25, 1, 101-33.

Walker, Richard M. 2014. ‘Internal and External Antecedents of Process Innovation in Local Government: A Review and Extension’, Public Management Review 16, 1, 21-44.
 
Walker, Richard M. 2013. ‘Strategic Management and Performance in Public Organizations: Findings from the Miles and Snow Framework’, Public Administration Review, 73, 5, 675-685.

Brewer, Gene A. and Richard M. Walker. 2013. ‘Personnel Constraints in Public Organizations: A Study of Intraorganizational Variation and Performance’, Public Administration Review 73, 1, 121-131.

Andrews, Rhys, George A. Boyne, Jennifer Law and Richard M. Walker. 2012. Strategic Management and Public Service Performance. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, Richard M., Fariborz Damanpour, Carlos Alberto Devece. 2011. ‘Management Innovation and Organizational Performance: The Mediating Effect of Performance Management’, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21, 2, 367-86.

Walker, Richard M., Gene A. Brewer, George A. Boyne, and Claudia N. Avellaneda. 2011. ‘Market Orientation and Public Service Performance: New Public Management Gone Mad?’, Public Administration Review 71, 5, 707-717.