Rutgers SPAA Faculty Heavily Represented in Public Administration Review's 75 Most Influential Articles from its 75-Year History

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Four out of the 75 most influential articles appearing in Public Administration Review (PAR) over its 75-year history have been authored or co-authored by Rutgers SPAA faculty and alumni.

SPAA doctoral alum Patria de Lancer Julnes and Dean Marc Holzer authored “Promoting the Utilization of Performance Measures in Public Organizations: An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Adoption and Implementation” in 2002; SPAA faculty member Sanjay K. Pandey authored “The Role of Organizations Fostering Public Service Motivation” in 2007 with Donald P. Moynihan and “Pulling the Levers: Transformational Leadership, Public Service Motivation, and Mission Valence” in 2012 with Bradley E. Wright and Donald P. Moyniham; and SPAA Emeritus Professor Melvin Dubnik authored “Accountability on the Public Sector: Lessons from the Challenger Tragedy” with Barbara S. Romzek in 1987.

Published since 1940, PAR is a professional journal dedicated to advancing theory and practice in public administration. More than 3,500 articles have appeared in the journal and so being selected as one of the 75 most influential is a stellar accomplishment. According to the PAR Editorial Board, articles were selected after an eight-month process of data collection, reflection, and deliberations which included a review of a variety of data sources (e.g., citations, reprints, awards) related to the published articles. Two of the selected articles are authored by Nobel Prize winners: Herbert Simon (Economic Sciences, 1978) and Elinor Ostrom (Economic Sciences, 2009).

The articles are now available on PAR’s 75th anniversary website, Links to the articles will also be featured on PAR Wiley Online as virtual issues at different times during 2014 and 2015.

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Ginger Swiston
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