Here are some recent publications in academic journals that we are reading:
“Using Employee Empowerment to Encourage Innovative Behavior in the Public Sector,” by Sergio Fernandez and Tima Moldogaziev; J Public Adm Res Theory, first published online May 23, 2012 doi:10.1093/jopart/mus008
“Oversight as Constraint or Catalyst? Explaining Agency Influence on State Policy Decision Making,” by Christine Kelleher Palus and Susan Webb Yackee; American Review of Public Administration, first published on May 23, 2012 doi:10.1177/0275074012443730
“Public Managers in the Policy Process: More Evidence on the Missing Variable?” by Michael Howlett and Richard M. Walker; Policy Studies Journal 40, no. 2 (2012): 211-33.
“Their Views Matter: Frontline Regulators’ Perceptions of the Regulated Community in Ohio,” by Michelle C. Pautz; Policy Studies Journal 40, no. 2 (2012): 302-23. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1541-0072.2012.00454.x/abstract)
“Does Involvement in Performance Management Routines Encourage Performance Information Use? Evaluating GPRA and PART,” by Donald P. Moynihan and Stéphane Lavertu. Public Administration Review (2012):
“Preferences for Careers in Public Work: Examining the Government-Nonprofit Divide Among Undergraduates Through Public Service Motivation,” by Roger P. Rose; American Review of Public Administration published 10 May 2012, doi: 10.1177/0275074012444900.