April 22nd, 2020 •
Professor Jean Hartley has been recognised today (Thursday 23 April) with an international lifetime achievement award for her outstanding record of teaching, research and publication on public leadership and management, over more than two decades.
Jean has received this year’s Routledge Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Public Management Research, awarded by the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM). A regular contributor to the Society, she was due to receive her award at the Society’s Annual Conference in Tampere, Finland, today but this was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead the award citation and ceremony are being conducted virtually.
She is internationally known for her research and teaching on the interplay between political and managerial leaderships, political astuteness capabilities, and the leadership of innovation in public services; and has written many field-defining articles which have been widely cited. In all her work she combines rigorous quantitative and qualitative research with close, interactive engagement with policy-makers and practitioners.
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