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

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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43380

Dr Andy Asquith BA (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

I was born and raised in Yorkshire. I  studied for my first degree and Doctorate in Birmingham. My Ph.D. examined how local authority chief executives (mis)managed change. In 1994 I joined the University of Luton where I researched and lectured in public sector management. There I was fortunate enough to be the lead country investigator for Ireland in the pan-national UDiTE Leadership Study. I  researched and presented on public sector management in a number of European countries. I  worked on two major collaborative projects with Russian Universities and was appointed as a Visiting Professor of Public Management at the Urals Academy of Public Administration in Ekaterinburg.

I  left Luton in 2000 to join a major international organisation to engage in a major change management project, joining Massey in May 2005.  My research interests are in the areas of public sector organisations – specifically New Zealand local governance and politics. My current research interests lie in the changing leadership  roles of both local government mayors and chief executives in New Zealand and the debate surrounding the future role of local government. I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students interested in these areas of research.

I continue to present at both major national and international conferences, as well as being a frequent commentator in the media on local governance issues. I am the only New Zealand based academic/practittioner who is an Associate in the Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney.

 

In 2011 was appointed as a  Visiting Professor of Public Management in Russia at both Moscow Higher School of Economics and at the Kazan Federal University.

 

I am a passionate, long suffering supporter of Barnsley Football Club.

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

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 414 0800 ext 43380
    Location: 2.07, Quad B
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - CNAA (1987)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Central England (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Local body governance and politics in New Zealand

Research Opportunities

  • Local government in NZ: Tragedy or Farce  (01/01/08) Overview of the state of local government in NZ.
  • Mayoral power in NZ  (01/01/09) An investigation of the conception and misconception of the power of directly elected mayors in NZ.
  • Managing the Metro Sector  (03/03/10) An examination of the political and managerial issues surrounding the governance of big cities in New Zealand outside of Auckland.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Comparative Government and Politics (160603): New Zealand Government and Politics (160608): Policy and Administration (160500): Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified (160599): Political Science (160600): Public Administration (160509): Public Policy (160510): Studies In Human Society (160000): Urban Policy (160514)

Keywords

State/public sector management with an emphasis on local body governance and politics in:

New Zealand

United Kingdom

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Asquith, A., Brunton, M., & Robinson, D. (2015). Political Influence on Public–Private Partnerships in the Public Health Sector in New Zealand. International Journal of Public Administration. 38(3), 179-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A., Brunton, M.Contributed to by: Asquith, A.

Conference

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. Birmingham, England.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
cardow, A., & Asquith, AR. (2014, November). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Chongqing Government AND Ningbo Government Delegations, Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, July). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences Delegation, Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, January). Was Jim Hacker right after all?: A frank assessment of the state of local democracy in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Presented at Triennial Local Elections Research Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, December). Independent? Yeah right!. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, September). Managing second tier cities in New Zealand. Presented at Australian Political Studies Association. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Brunton, M., Asquith, A., & Fischer, H. (2010). Meeting the challenges of efficiency and effectiveness in the public health sector in New Zealand: The case of health alliance. In Proceedings of the 14th International Research Society for Public Management Conference 2010 - The Crisis: Challenges for Public Management(pp. 263 - 263). , 14th International Research Society for Public Management [IRSPM] Conference: The Crisis: Challenges for Public Management Switzerland: University of Berne
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A., Brunton, M.
Asquith, AR., & Cardow, AG.(2008). New Zealand Political Studies Association 2008: Conference convenor. . Massey University, Auckland, NZ
[Conference Other]Authored by: Asquith, A., Cardow, A.
Bradbury, PE., Asquith, AR., Faapoi, E., & Cardow, AG. (2008, November). The Rugby World Cup: Auckland, and New Zealand, have three years to prepare - can they deliver??. Presented at Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Fremantle, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Bradbury, P., Cardow, A.
Bradbury, PE., Asquith, AR., Faapoi, E., & Cardow, AG. (2008, November). The 2011 rugby world cup: will Auckland deliver??. Presented at Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference. Frementle, WA, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A., Bradbury, P., Cardow, A.
Bradbury, PE., Asquith, AR., Faapoi, E., & Cardow, AG. (2008). The 2011 Rugby World Cup: Will Auckland deliver??. In Proceedings of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference(pp. 18 - 18). , Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand: Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A., Bradbury, P., Cardow, A.
Bradbury, PE., Asquith, AR., Faapoi, E., & Cardow, AG. (2007). Auckland under the global spotlight in 2011: The Rugby World Cup bonanza. In The Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference: Convenient and Inconvenient Truths(pp. 20). : AUT
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A., Bradbury, P., Cardow, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Yorkshire dialect
    Last used: 2010
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Brummie
    Last used: 2009
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1

Teaching

I currently teach:

152.263 Applied International Trade Management

152.740 Public Sector Management

I also act as a supervisor on the 152.785 - the research report.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2012 - David Keith Lyon - PhD
    The development and performance of airports in New Zealand as commercial entitites

Media and Links

Other Links

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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