Current position – Assistant Professor of Public Management
Dr. Bert George (1987) is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at the Department of Public Administration – Erasmus University Rotterdam. He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Ghent University. His research focuses on the effectiveness of management processes in public organizations. Bert has research experience in local government, healthcare, educational administration and logistics. He was a visiting scholar at the City University of Hong Kong, where he worked within the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy (LaMP).
Before starting his academic career, Bert worked in the financial sector as a management trainee in a strategic change program. He also holds a master of science in strategic management (Ghent University) and followed several courses on project management, financial management and research methodology (statistics). As a consulted expert, Bert offers advice to organizations on public management related issues. Due to his economic and financial background, Bert favours the usage of quantitative research designs based on both survey (experimental) data as well as secondary archival data. His research is not purely “processual” but draws on the recent evolution towards a Behavioural Public Administration by focusing on the people who actually “do” management in public organizations.
Bert’s research has been accepted for publication in journals such as Public Management Review, Administration & Society, Public Money & Management and Management Communication Quarterly. He was awarded the European Group for Public Administration 2013 Best Paper Award of the PhD Symposium (Edinburgh), the European Academy of Management 2016 Best Paper Award of the Public Management SIG (Paris) and the Academy of Management 2017 Top Reviewer Award of the Public and Nonprofit Division (Atlanta). Apart from his academic work, Bert published a variety of practitioner-oriented papers and book chapters that focus on the effectiveness of strategic planning and management in public organizations.
dr. Bert George
Assistant Professor of Public Management
Department of Public Administration
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,
Mandeville Building (T) 17
3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands