Dr. Bert George - Strategic Management in Government

Assistant Professor of Public Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) | Studies and teaches strategic management in government.

Publications & awards

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Awards

2017 Top Reviewer Award in Public and Nonprofit Division – Academy of Management Annual Conference (Atlanta, USA)

2017 Selected as Co-Chair of the Strategic Management in Government Study Group at the European Group for Public Administration – LINK

2016 Best Paper Award in Public Management – European Academy of Management Annual Conference (Paris, France)

2013 Best Paper Award of the PhD Symposium – European Group for Public Administration Annual Conference (Edinburgh, Scotland)

2011 Best Student Award – Master in Business Administration, Ghent University College (Ghent, Belgium)

2011 Best Thesis Award in Economics – Master in Business Administration, Ghent University College (Ghent, Belgium)

Research mentioned in the popular press

2017 Zowel linkse als rechtse politici discrimineren bij aanwervingen, De Morgen. => LINK

Doctoral manuscript

George, Bert. 2016. “Unravelling the determinants of strategic planning effectiveness in public organizations: a strategic decision-making perspective at the individual and organizational level”. PhD series Ghent University. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. => LINK

Publications in journals indexed by the Social Sciences Citations Index

Audenaert, Mieke, Adelien Decramer, Bert George, Bram Verschuere, and Thomas Van Waeyenberg. 2016. “When employee performance management affects individual innovation in public organizations: The role of consistency and LMX”. The International Journal of Human Resource Management Early View. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1239220 => LINK

Audenaert, Mieke, Bert George, and Adelien Decramer. 2017. “How a Demanding Employment Relationship Relates to Affective Commitment in Public Organizations: A Multilevel Analysis.” Public Administration Accepted for publication => LINK

Desmidt, Sebastian, and Bert George. 2016. “Do We See Eye to Eye? The Relationship Between Internal Communication and Between-group Strategic Consensus: A Case Analysis.” Management Communication Quarterly 30 (1): 84–102. => LINK

George, Bert. 2017. “New Development: Does Strategic Planning “Work” in Public Organizations? Insights from Flemish Municipalities.” Public Money & Management Forthcoming. => LINK

George, Bert, and Sanjay K Pandey. 2017. “We Know the Yin- But Where is the Yang? Towards a Balanced Approach on Common Source Bias in Public Administration Scholarship.” Review of Public Personnel Administration Forthcoming. => LINK

George, Bert, and Sebastian Desmidt. 2016. “Strategic-Decision Quality in Public Organizations: An Information Processing Perspective.” Administration & Society Early View. DOI: => LINK

George, Bert, Sebastian Desmidt, and Julie De Moyer. 2016. “Strategic Decision Quality in Flemish Municipalities” Public Money & Management 36 (5): 317-324. => LINK

George, Bert, Sebastian Desmidt, Eva Cools and Anita Prinzie. 2016. “Cognitive Styles, User Acceptance and Commitment to Strategic Plans in Public Organizations: An Empirical Analysis” Public Management Review Early View. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2017.1285112 => LINK

George, Bert, Sebastian Desmidt, Poul Aaes Nielsen, and Martin Baekgaard. 2016. “Rational Planning and Politicians’ Preferences for Spending and Reform: Replication and Extension of A Survey Experiment”. Public Management Review Early View. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1210905 => LINK

Goeminne, Stijn, and Bert George. 2018, “New Development: Determinants of Financial Performance in Public Organizations.’ Public Money & Management Forthcoming. => LINK

Book chapters in international books

George, Bert, and Sebastian Desmidt. 2014. “A State of Research on Strategic Management in the Public Sector: An Analysis of the Empirical Evidence.” In Strategic Management in Public Organizations : European Practices and Perspectives, ed. Paul Joyce and Anne Drumaux, 151–172. New York, NY, USA: Routledge. => LINK

Book chapters in national books

George, Bert, and Sebastian Desmidt. 2013. “Strategische Planning Als Dominante Benadering Van Strategisch Management.” In Strategisch Management : Een Handboek Voor De Publieke Sector, ed. Sebastian Desmidt and Aimé Heene, 175–219. Leuven: LannooCampus. => LINK

Popular or professional press articles

George, Bert, and Martin Baekgaard. 2017. “Ook lokale politici discrimineren”. socialevraagstukken.nl => LINK

George, Bert, and Kenn Meyfroodt. 2016. “Terrorisme Aanpakken Vraagt Strategisch Staatsmodel”. Knack => LINK

George, Bert. 2014. “‘Under My Umbrella’ in Hong Kong: Ongelijkheid En Sociale Immobiliteit Als Vruchtbare Protestakkers”. Knack => LINK

George, Bert, and Sebastian Desmidt. 2013. “Het Strategisch Meerjarenplan.” OCMW Visies 2: 23–26. => LINK

Desmidt, Sebastian, and Bert George. 2013. “De Essentie Van Strategisch Management.” OCMW Visies 2: 6–11. => LINK

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