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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.
Asquith, AR. (2013). Elite perceptions of change in English local government: A comparison of environmental conditions between Conservative and New Labour Governments. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance. 13/14(November 2013), 46-60 Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/cjlg/article/view/3723
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2012). News from the colonies. : Public Sector Executive
[Internet publication]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2012). The Role, Scope and Scale of Local Government in New Zealand: Its Prospective Future. Australian Journal of Public Administration. 71(1), 76-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2010). City-State and Nation: Birmingham's Political History 1840-1930. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 45(2), 300-301
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2010). Independent: The Rise of the Non-Aligned Politician. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 45(2), 300-301
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2010). Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban Innovation, Competition and Democratic Reform. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 45(2), 312-313
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2009). A Balancing Act: Decision-Making and Representation in New Zealand's Local Government. POLITICAL SCIENCE. 61(1), 87-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2009). The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 44(2), 360-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2009). A Mayor of Two Cities. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 44(3), 553-553
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2008). Localising Human Services. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 43(4), 751-752
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2008). New Zealand Government and Politics, 4th edition. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 43(4), 751-752
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2008). Why governance is key to queen city's change.. National Business Review. , 30-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2008). A bullock, a monkey and Robocop: An assessment of the directly elected mayor in English local government. Policy and Politics. 36(1), 39-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2008). Managing middle earth: The evolving role of local authority chief executive officers in Auckland, New Zealand. Local Government Studies. 34(5), 625-640
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2007). Australian local government economics. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 42(3), 523-524
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2007). Local government in the United Kingdom. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 42(1), 180-181
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (2007). Bureaucracy in a democratic state. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 42(3), 523-524
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2007). The Shand Report: The view of an interested observer. Public Sector. 30(3), 23-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2007). Confusion and chaos at the top: The impact of Shirley Porter and the transgression of the political and managerial boundaries within the London Borough of Westminster. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences. 21, 5-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2007). The activities of local government Chief Executive Officers. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences. 19E, 5-14 Retrieved from http://www.rtsa.ro/en/files/TRAS-19E-2007-1Asquith.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). Globalization, public management and accountability: The case of reformed city management and governance in Auckland, New Zealand. Asian Review of Public Administration. 18(1&2), 50-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). Reforming local government in England: An examination of the Blairite agenda. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences. 17E, 5-15 Retrieved from http://www.rtsa.ro/en/152,reforming-local-government-in-england-an-examination-of-the-blairite-agenda.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (1998). Non-élite employees' perceptions of organizational change in English local government. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 11(4-5), 262-280
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, A. (1997). Achieving effective organisational change in English local government. Local Government Studies. 23(4), 86-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Asquith, A.

Book

Asquith, AR. (2016). Public sector management in New Zealand’s local government. In J. Drage, & C. Cheyne (Eds.) Local government in New Zealand: Challenges and choices. (pp. 205 - 217). Auckland: Dunmore
[Chapter]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2002). Threats and challenges in the organizational environent affecting the CEO. In PE. Dahler-Larsen (Ed.) Social bonds to city hall. (pp. 101 - 116). Odense, DK: Odense University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Asquith, A.

Report

Asquith, AR. (2008). Auckland at the crossroads finding a balance between regional strategic governance and localism..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2008). Country profile: New Zealand.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Asquith, A.

Conference

Asquith, AR. (2017, April). The good, the bad and the ugly: Strategic managerial/political relationships in local government. Presented at 21st International research Society on Public Management Conference. Budapest, Hungary.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2016, April). Good old #8 wire: Innovation and local government – Kiwi style. Presented at 20th Annual International Research Society on Public Management Conference 2016. Hong Kong, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2016, March). Why Hobbits don’t vote. Presented at United Kingdom Political Studies Association. Brighton, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
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. (2014, July). Mythology and New Zealand: The lord of the rings; the hobbit and new public management. Presented at University of York Management School, UK. York, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, 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.
Asquith, AR. (2014, October). The current state of local government in New Zealand. Presented at Comparative Local Government. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2014, October). Leadership - The Auckland experience. Presented at University of Technology, Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government Seminar Series. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2013, December). Local government elections in NZ. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR.The future of local government in Wellington. Presented at The future of local government in Wellington
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2012, August). The best ways to strengthen local government. Presented at Environmental Defence Society Annual Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, 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.
Asquith, AR.(2008). Local government reform: Lessons from New Zealand?. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2008, June). Leading the locality: A comparative examination of the evolving role of executive leadership within local government in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Presented at 10th Global Leadership Forum: Leadership and globalisation: Challenges and opportunities. Novosibirsk, Russia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2008, July). Sustainable local government: Lessons from New Zealand?. Presented at 2nd United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific Congress. Pattaya City, Thailand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR.(2008). Developments in NZ local government. . Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Other]Authored by: Asquith, 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.
Asquith, AR. (2006). Globalisation, public management and accountability: The case of city management in Auckland, New Zealand. Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) 52nd Executive Council Meeting and Seminar: Modernising the Civil Service in Alignment with National Development Goals. (pp. 1 - 20).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006, November). Globalisation, public management and accountability: The case of city management in Auckland, New Zealand. Presented at Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) 52nd Executive Council Meeting and Seminar: Modernising the Civil Service in Alignment with National Development Goals. Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006, August). Managing Auckland. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). Managing Auckland. In New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference(pp. 1). : University of Canterbury, School of Political Science and Communication
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR.(2006). Invited participant. . Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
[Conference Other]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006, May). Are super cities going to be a reality for the future of Local Government in New Zealand? Global trends and experiences. The impact on Governance and community representation and the future of community boards in a ''Super Environment''. Presented at One Day Mini Conference: Future of Local Governance and Democracy in New Zealand
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006, July). Overcoming the uncertainties of change inevitable in connecting government strategies. Presented at 3rd Annual Connecting Government Forum. Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney, AUS.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2005). Unravelling networks in supply chain management: A European lesson in how to destroy value and undermind confidence. In Imp Group Meetings Vol. 2 (pp. 1 - 11). , IMP Building Social Capital in Networks Conference Phuket, TH: IMP Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2005, September). New labour and new local governance: The rebirth of sub-national government in England?. Presented at Australasian Political Studies Association Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2005). Boxing clever?: Change management within a European supply chain. In Australia New Zealand Academy of Managment Annual Conference Vol. 19 (pp. 2 - 2). , Engaging the Multiple contexts of Management: Convergergence and divergence of Management theory and Practice: The 19th ANZAM conference Sydney, NSW: ANZAM
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Asquith, A.

Other

Asquith, AR. (2008). UCLG country profiles: New Zealand.
[Other]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2008). A Baldrickian solution for Auckland: A cunning plan?. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). The Blair/Brown saga. CanWest MediaWorks
[Other]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). Single voice key for solving city's issues. (pp. A15).
[Other]Authored by: Asquith, A.
Asquith, AR. (2006). The Auckland supercity. CanWest Mediaworks
[Other]Authored by: Asquith, 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

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