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Bedrosian Faculty at 2016 ASPA

The 2016 ASPA (American Society for Public Admininstration) Conference is taking place March 18-22, 2016, in Seattle. Terry Cooper wins the Ethics Lifetime Achievement Award from ASPA’s Section on Ethics and Integrity of Governance, see Page 49,  https://www.aspanet.org/PUBLIC/ASPADocs/Annual%20Conference/2016ProgramFinal-ForWeb.pdf Robert Denhardt, ASPA conference honorary co-chair William G Resh wins, along with his co-authors, Read more…

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist imagines what it means to be empathetic within the institutional violence of our system and the violence humans can commit against each other. Listen to our discussion about power and the necessity of protest within our democratic structure, and how protests should, and can, peacefully engage to solve the world’s “wicked problems.”

How You Work or Why? The Persistence of Altruistic Work Efforts as a Function of Mission Match—a Real-Effort Experiment

Bedrosian Center Research Seminar The Bedrosian Center funds several grants for USC Price faculty research on governance issues. Preference for the awards is given to research focused on collaborative governance, relationships between governance and planning, and government accountability issues. As a condition of the grant, each principal investigator is asked Read more…

Resh’s new book centers on “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency”

Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief’s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership’s prerogatives? In a newly published book titled Rethinking the Administrative Read more…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational Read more…

What’s in it for me?

by William G. Resh Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: In the Face of Failure: The Persistence of Pro-Social Motivations under Conditions of Negative Feedback, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ What motivates individuals to not only work hard but to go above and beyond their job requirements when working for organizations that deliver social Read more…

The FEVS is sexy

An article in the May/June issue (V75.3) of Public Administration Review, is garnering media and more importantly, professional attention. Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), authored by Sergio Fernandez, William G. Resh, Tima Moldogaziev, and Zachary W. Oberfield, has already been getting some professional notice.  Fernandez was interviewed Read more…

William Resh presents at IRSPM 2015

William Resh presents new research on the question of how persistent are altruistic work behaviors in the face of negative feedback? IN THE FACE OF FAILURE: THE PERSISTENCE OF PRO-SOCIAL MOTIVATIONS UNDER CONDITIONS OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IRSPM (International Research Society For Public Management) Conference 2015 Shaping the Future – Re-Invention or Revolution? University of Birmingham, 30 Read more…

Faculty Awards Announced

by Justine Dodgen 2014-2015 Faculty Research Awards Announced The Bedrosian Center is pleased to announce the research projects that have been selected for Faculty Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Pam McCann, Assistant Professor at Price, received an award for a research project to develop a political bargaining theory that Read more…

William Resh: New article in Presidential Studies Quarterly

Resh, William G. Appointee–Careerist Relations in the Presidential Transition of 2008?2009. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 12/2014, Volume 44, Issue 4. Abstract This research takes a different approach from most studies of presidential transitions by examining transition preparations from the unique perspective of the career bureaucrats that provide a critical connection between transitions and Read more…

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