The article “The management of change in public organisations: A literature review” is now available online on the website of the journal “Public Administration“. The article analyses the recent literature on change management in public organisations and sets out to explore the extent to which this literature has responded to earlier critiques regarding the lack of (public) contextual factors. The review includes 133 articles published on this topic in the period from 2000 to […]

Together with profs Pick, Teo and Newton, I am editing a special issue for the Journal of Organizational Change Management on Organizational Change and Public Sector Work. We invite papers about the following topics located within the broad theme of organizational change and public sector work: - HR Policies, leadership and employee responses to organizational change - Strategic HRM (including high performance work practices) and change management - Person-Organization fit, […]

I have just published a new book at Edward Elgar on change management and policy processes, entitled Policy alienation and the power of professionals. It analyzes why civil servants resist governmental policies and changes more in general. For instance, why do teachers strike against educational reforms? Why are physicians agitate against healthcare reforms? The book develops a new model of ‘policy alienation’ to understand and measure these problems of civil […]

Together with Kuipers (first author), Kickert, Higgs, Van der Voet & Grandia, I have published a literature review on change management in public organizations, to be published by the prestigious journal “Public Administration“. The article, entitled “The management of change in public organisations: A literature review” analyses the recent literature on change management in public organisations and sets out to explore the extent to which this literature has responded to earlier critiques […]

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