Accenture Advances in Public Management Award

About the Award

The Accenture Award and its $5000 prize go to the best article published each year in the International Public Management Journal (IPMJ). The IPMJ publishes high-quality empirical and theoretical work on managing large organizations, particularly public organizations and features work from scholars around the world who conduct research in the areas of public management and government reform, comparative public administration, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. All research articles in the IPMJ have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees.

The award is presented annually at the Public and Nonprofit Division Business and Awards Meeting held during the annual conference af the Academy of Management. The award decision is made by a distinguished panel of three leading scholars in the area of public management and organization science.

The current Panel of Judges

  • George Boyne, Professor of Public Sector Management, Cardiff Business School
  • Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Project for Equity, Representation & Governance, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University and Professor of Public Sector Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
  • Adam M. Grant, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Panel of Judges for the first three years

  • James March, Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Management, Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Martha Feldman, Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management and Professor of Social Ecology, Department of Policy Planning and Design, University of California, Irvine
  • George Boyne, Professor of Public Sector Management, Cardiff Business School

Lotte BØgh Andersen and Thomas Pallesen:
“‘Not Just for Money?’ How Financial Incentives Affect the Number of Publications at Danish Research Institutions”
IPMJ Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 28 – 47

Deneen M. Hatmaker and R. Karl Rethemeyer:
“Mobile Trust, Enacted Relationships: Social Capital in a State-Level Policy Network”
IPMJ Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 426 – 462

Note that our judging panel found both articles to be of high quality, and both make interesting contributions to their respective strains of literature. In the end the judges found them both equally deserving of the award.

Laurie E. Paarlberg:
“The impact of Customer Orientation on Government Employee Performance”
IPMJ Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 201 – 231

Laurence O’Toole and Kenneth Meier
“Networking in the Penumbra: Public Management, Cooptative Links, and Distributional Consequences”
IPMJ Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 271 – 294