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 PMRA Awards


The H. George Frederickson Award

The H. George Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management.  Exemplary contributions include, but are not limited to, adding to the intellectual development of the field and building professional capital (e.g., journal development and other means of sharing PM scholarship and information) related to public management research. The Frederickson Award is presented biennially at the Public Management Research Association conference.

Current Winner: Barry Bozeman

Past Award Recipients:

2005 – Laurence Lynn, Jr.
2007 – Christopher Hood
2009 – Beryl Radin
2011 – Kenneth J. Meier


The Beryl Radin Award

The Beryl Radin Award is for the best article published in JPART. It is awarded annually, and presented at the Public Management Research Association conference.

Current Winners:

2012 – Stéphane Lavertu, Daniel E. Walters and David L. Weimer. Scientific Expertise and the Balance of Political Interests: MEDCAC and Medicare Coverage Decisions. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 22 (1), pp. 55-81.

Past Award Recipients:

2005- Young Han Chun and Hal G. Rainey. Goal Ambiguity in U.S. Federal Agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15 (1), pp. 1-30.

2006 – Carolyn Hill. Casework Job Design and Client Outcomes in Welfare-to-Work Offices. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16 (2), pp. 263-288.

2007 – David M. Van Slyke. Agents or Stewards: Using Theory to Understand the Government-Nonprofit Social Service Contracting Relationship. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 17 (2), pp. 157-187.

2008 – Christopher M. Reenock and Brian J. Gerber. Political Insulation Information Exchange, and Interest Group Access to the Bureaucracy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 18 (3), pp. 415-440.

2009 – Keith G. Provan, Kung Huang, and H. Brinton Milward. The Evolution of Structural Embeddedness and Organization Social Outcomes in a Centrally Governed Health and Human Services Network. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19 (4), pp. 873-893.

2010 – Carolyn J. Heinrich. Third-Party Governance Under No Child Left Behind Accountability and Performance Management Challenges. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 20 (supplement 1), pp. i59-i80.

2011 - Joe Soss, Richard Fording, and Sanford F. Schram. The Organization of Discipline: From Performance Management to Perversity and Punishment. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21 (supplement 2), pp. i203-i232.


Doctoral Poster Session

The Doctor Poster Session displays the research of doctoral students in public management programs at universities from various countries.  Posters are evaluated by a group of scholars in the field.  Judging criteria includes: clarity and quality of research question(s), quality of theoretical development, quality of analysis, overall contribution of research, and quality of poster presentation.  The winner and runner-up of the Doctoral Poster Session are announced at the conference.

Inaugural Winner:

2011 – Cullen C. Merritt
Poster Title: “Predicting Executive Turnover in Public Organizations”