Joris van der Voet
Joris van der Voet studies how public managers bring about change to enhance effectiveness, adaptivity, and resilience of the public sector amidst a myriad of societal challenges, adverse performance, and declining financial resources. His research agenda informs public administration research and theory about managerial behavior in organizational change, cutback management, and innovation. His research agenda is also tightly coupled to prominent developments in public administration practice, including strategic reorientations to improve organizational performance, fiscal retrenchment following economic downturn, and large-scale governance decentralizations. Joris studies the behaviors of public managers that advance such reforms, mitigate negative effects, and make the intended benefits materialize in organizational practice.
From 2008 to 2014, Joris worked as an academic teacher and PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He defended his thesis, titled “Leading Change in Public Organizations”, in January 2014. After completing his thesis, he worked as a researcher on a European Seventh Framework research program concerning public management reform (COCOPS) at Erasmus University. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Governance and Management at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. At ESADE, he was a researcher on a European Seventh Framework research program about innovation in the public sector (LIPSE).
Since joining Leiden University in 2015, Joris was awarded a €250.000 NWO Veni grant for his research project Innovation Capacity in times of Financial Decline. His work is published in numerous premier journals in the fields of Public Administration and Public Management. Joris is the winner of the 2019 Camilla Stivers Award for Best Article in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. Joris teaches courses related to management, leadership and organization, and is the coordinator of the specialization Public Management and Leadership in the Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme.
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