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People Management and Performance in a Public Sector Context

  • Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Venue: Room N202
  • Location: UCD Smurfit School

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People Management and Performance in a Public Sector Context

In the seminar Eva Knies (Professor of Organisational Studies and HRM at Utrecht University School of Governance) will discuss her research on the impact of people management on organisational and employee outcomes.  She will particularly focus on the role of line managers in the effective implementation of HR practices (HR enactment) and the impact of line manager's leadership behaviour on emploees' attitudes and behaviours and ultimately performance (see for example: Knies & Leisink, 2014 in: HRMJ; Knies & Leisink, 2014 in RoPPA).  Given the importance of context, she will elaborate on several specific features of a public sector context which have an impact on the people management-performance chain (see for example: Tummers & Knies, 2016 in: Public Administration' Van Loon, Leisink, Knies & Brewwer, 2016 in: Public Administration Review).   In 2015, Eva received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for a comparative study of public service performance and people management in various national (NL, UK, DK), and sectoral (healthcare, Education) contexts.  IN the second part of the seminar Eva will discuss the results of two studies that she conducted as part of this project.

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