Public Sector Management Group

Purpose

To champion the study of management in public sector within the Massey Business School, with a particular emphasis on sub-national - especially local- government  within Aotearoa/NZ

Public Sector Management group

  • Dr Andy Asquith

    Dr Andy Asquith

    Senior Lecturer - School of Management

    A professional Yorkshireman with a passion about the public/state sector with an emphasis on local body governance and politcs in New Zealand.

  • Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Margaret Brunton's research focuses on the role of communication in facilitating a sustainable health sector.  Prior to entering academia, Margaret worked as an RN in clinical and management roles in the public and private health sector, caring for various cultural groups in a clinical setting. Subsequent research interests include the influence of the health reforms on practice, the provision of services, and the multicultural workplace in the health sector.  Research focuses not only on the communication practice of health professionals within public health organisations, but also on those the system is designed to serve.

  • Dr Andrew Cardow

    Dr Andrew Cardow

    Senior Lecturer - School of Management

  • Associate Professor Christine Cheyne

    Associate Professor Christine Cheyne

    Associate Professor - School of People, Environment and Planning

    Associate Professor Christine Cheyne is a senior staff member of Massey's Resource and Environmental Planning programme.  Her research focuses on urban and natural resource planning issues and, in particular, community engagement in planning processes, She is an expert on various aspects of local government including representation, participation, political leadership and electoral systems.  She also has had a long-standing involvement in transport planning. She has worked at Massey University since 1990 and prior to that worked in local government.  She is currently an advisory member of the Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Regional Council Regional Transport Committee representing active and public transport..

  • Associate Professor Grant Duncan

    Associate Professor Grant Duncan

    Associate Professor - School of People, Environment and Planning

  • Dr Shane Scahill

    Dr Shane Scahill

    Senior Lecturer - School of Management

    Shane started at Massey in January 2014 following 15 years self-employment in primary care including: consulting, project management, clinical teaching and research. Shane teaches into the entrepreneurship and health services management streams and has linkage with the School of Nursing. His research specialisation is investigating the relationship between organisational culture and effectiveness. Shane is a pharmacist and most of his research has been within primary health care. In the health context; collaboration, organisational sub-cultures, performance, knowledge management and the influence of social networks on outcomes is of interest. Entrepreneurship within health care is an area of pursuit for Shane. 

  • Prof Richard Shaw

    Prof Richard Shaw

    Director - Bachelor of Arts (External Connections) - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office
    Professor in Politics - School of People, Environment and Planning

    I am a Professor of Politics and the Director BA (External Connections)

Publications & Projects

Academic Publications

  • Asquith, A., Brunton, M., & Robinson, D. (2014).  Political influence on public-private partnerships in the public health sector. International Journal of Public Administration,38(3), 179-188. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2014.929590

Funding & Initiatives

Seminars & Workshops

Conference Presentations

  • Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2015, March). Shaping the future – Re-invention or Revolution: Local government leadership and management in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Presented at International Research Society for Public Management [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Cardow, A., & Asquith, AR. (2014, November). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Chongqing Government AND Ningbo Government Delegations, Auckland [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, July). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences Delegation, Auckland [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, September 29). Managing second tier cities in New Zealand. In Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, December 1). Independent? Yeah right!. In New Zealand Political Studies Association.
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, January 30). Was Jim Hacker right after all?: A frank assessment of the state of local democracy in New Zealand/Aotearoa. In Triennial Local Elections Research Symposium.

Contact

For enquiries regarding the Public Sector Management research group, please contact group directors:

Dr. Andy Asquith - a.asquith@massey.ac.nz
Dr. Andrew Cardow - a.cardow@massey.ac.nz

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