Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Catherine Althaus, Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis and Janine O'Flynn

Impact Factor: 1.072

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/47 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Congratulations to the joint-winners of the 2016 Sam Richardson Award for the best paper published in the 2016 volume of AJPA!

John Alford and Sophie Yates
for their paper: Co-Production of Public Services in Australia: The Roles of Government Organisations and Co-Producers

Darren Halpin and John Warhurst
for their paper: Commercial Lobbying in Australia: Exploring the Australian Lobby Register

Recently Published Articles

  1. Enhancing Learning in Emergency Services Organisational Work

    Christine Owen, Benjamin Brooks, Steven Curnin and Chris Bearman

    Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12309

    This paper addresses the call for public sector organisations to learn about learning from a variety of sources to enhance performance. Interviews were conducted with18 emergency management practitioners and identifies challenges to embedding learning. The paper offers an adapted experiential learning model to inform future learning-related work practice.

  2. Regulatory Constraints on Public Sector Innovation: A Case Study on Queensland's Independent Public School Program

    Aaron M. Lane

    Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12307

    Innovation is essential to the improvement of public sector services, yet restrictive regulations may constrain this process. This paper draws on the school autonomy literature to explore the relationship between regulation and public sector innovation using Queensland's Independent Public Schools program as a case study.

  3. Understanding Public Service Innovation as Resource Integration and Creation of Value Propositions

    Per Skålén, Jenny Karlsson, Marit Engen and Peter R. Magnusson

    Version of Record online: 23 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12308

    This paper departs from research on Public Service Logic and a study on innovation groups in primary care to advance a framework of public service innovation by incorporating the notions of resource integration and value proposition. The framework consists of three resource integration processes, referred to as value creation, value co-creation and value facilitation through which users and employees detect problems and suggest solutions that contribute to service innovation by creating new, or by developing existing, value propositions.

  4. Expectations, Trust, and ‘No Surprises’: Perceptions of Autonomy in New Zealand Crown Entities

    Karl Löfgren, Michael Macaulay, Evan Berman and Geoff Plimmer

    Version of Record online: 15 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12305

    This article examines the perceived autonomy of the New Zealand government agencies, the so-called Crown entities, based on qualitative interviews with retired Chief Executives.

  5. More of the Same? A Dual Case Study Approach to Examining Change Momentum in the Public Sector

    Laura Barker, Tui McKeown, Julie Wolfram Cox and Melanie Bryant

    Version of Record online: 15 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12306

    This article presents a comparative analysis of two Australian public sector organisations that implemented the same positive work change agenda, but experienced very different outcomes. Using a critical realist approach, we draw on a mix of qualitative techniques to suggest that textbook notions of ‘successful change’ may fail to capture the complex nature of how public sector change initiatives may unfold.