Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis, Adrian Kay, Janine O'Flynn and Anne Tiernan

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 34/47 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Call for Papers on Organisational Change

The impact of Organisational Change on public sector employee outcomes

Special issue Editors: Professor Yvonne Brunetto and Professor Stephen T.T. Teo, RMIT University

This special issue examines the relationships between change management and positive and negative employee outcomes such as wellbeing, motivation and engagement.

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2016 Call for Applications for the IPAA/UC Public Administration Research Trust Fund

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Call for Abstracts – Due 1/7/2016

Gender, power relations and the use of evidence in policy – starting a new conversation

Editors: Dr Gemma Carey; Associate Professor Helen Dickinson; Professor Eva Cox

This special issue has a two-step process. Initially, only abstracts are to be submitted. The editors will then select those most relevant to the themes being explored and will work closely with authors in the development of full papers.

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  1. Workforce Crisis in Residential Aged Care: Insights from Rural, Older Workers

    Suzanne Hodgkin, Jeni Warburton, Pauline Savy and Melissa Moore

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12204

    Current shortfalls in residential aged care are set to worsen with the retirement of a generation of women who have provided the backbone of the workforce. In this context, this qualitative study examines workers' experience of both intrinsic and extrinsic reward to better understand how this workforce can be retained.

  2. Management of Australian Water Utilities: The Significance of Transactional and Transformational Leadership

    Jeannette Taylor

    Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12200

    This study examines the significance of leadership to middle managers for the effective functioning of Australian water utilities. They also report that effective leadership requires a mix of transactional and transformational leadership skills. They, however, believe that their supervisor's leadership skills are below their expectation of an effective leader.

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    Potential Health Outcome and Vulnerability Indicators of Climate Change for Australia: Evidence for Policy Development

    Maryam Navi, Dino Pisaniello, Alana Hansen and Monika Nitschke

    Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12202

    This article reveals that there is no health related indicator of climate change in Australia to track and measure such impacts on health, and proposes potential health outcome and vulnerability indicators for climate change. These indicators can be used to measure the adverse health effects of climate change and to assist in policy and planning.

  4. Thinking Strategically in Federal Policy: Defining the Attributes of High-level Policies

    Nadeem Samnakay

    Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12199

    The article provides a definition of strategic policies that are principles-based policies developed at a national scale. The paper presents strategic policy attributes and a heuristic is presented that shows that strategic policies, while sharing many attributes, range considerably in their formulation and objectives and lack any guiding framework.

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    Innovation Agents in the Public Sector: Applying Champion and Promotor Theory to Explore Innovation in the Australian Public Service

    Sarah Bankins, Bonnie Denness, Anton Kriz and Courtney Molloy

    Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12198

    Innovation is critical to organisations' success and people are critical for driving innovation. Three case studies of Australian Public Service agencies found that innovation agents operated at multiple hierarchical levels, with individuals potentially assuming several roles to inspire and motivate others and utilise power bases to overcome barriers to innovation.