Public Administration

(The TQCC of Public Administration is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Beyond co‐production: Value creation and public services81
Policy instruments at work: A meta‐analysis of their applications48
Target‐setting, political incentives, and the tricky trade‐off between economic development and environmental protection48
The future of public administration research: An editor's perspective47
Challenging the necessity of New Public Governance: Co‐production by third sector organizations under different models of public management44
Burdens, Sludge, Ordeals, Red tape, Oh My!: A User's Guide to the Study of Frictions41
Public administration and politics meet turbulence: The search for robust governance responses40
Public servant stereotypes: It is not (at) all about being lazy, greedy and corrupt37
Policy design and public support for carbon tax: Evidence from a 2018 US national online survey experiment35
Street‐level bureaucrats and policy entrepreneurship: When implementers challenge policy design34
A long road: Patterns and prospects for social equity, diversity, and inclusion in public administration33
Distinguishing the street‐level policy entrepreneur32
Reflecting on over 100 years of public administration education31
Merit recruitment, tenure protections and public service motivation: Evidence from a conjoint experiment with 7,300 public servants in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe29
Assessing public value failure in government adoption of artificial intelligence25
Corruption consolidation in local governments: A grounded analytical framework23
Social workers as street‐level policy entrepreneurs22
Question order bias revisited: A split‐ballot experiment on satisfaction with public services among experienced and professional users22
The public sector and co‐creation in turbulent times: A systematic literature review on robust governance in the COVID‐19 emergency21
Emotional labor and employee outcomes: A meta‐analysis21
CO‐DESIGN‐ing a more context‐based, pluralistic, and participatory future for public administration21
Working through the fog of a pandemic: Street‐level policy entrepreneurship in times of crises20
Integrating citizen deliberation into climate governance: Lessons on robust design from six climate assemblies20
Intersectionality and equity: Dynamic bureaucratic representation in higher education20
Designing for adaptation: Static and dynamic robustness in policy‐making20
The costs of corporatization: Analysing the effects of forms of governance19
A replication of “Representative bureaucracy and the willingness to coproduce”19
Political opportunism and transaction costs in contractual choice of public–private partnerships18
Street‐level bureaucrats as policy entrepreneurs: Action strategies for flexible community governance in China18
Gender‐responsive budgeting: A budget reform to address gender inequity18
Multilevel reinforcing dynamics: Global climate governance and European renewable energy policy18
Gaming the system: Responses to dissatisfaction with public services beyond exit and voice17
Robust crisis communication in turbulent times: Conceptualization and empirical evidence from the United States16
How local governments prioritize multiple conflicting goals: Beyond the sole‐goal perspective16
A century of Public Administration: Traveling through time and topics16
Machine coding of policy texts with the Institutional Grammar15
The fragmentation of public administration: Differentiated and decentered governance in the (dis)United Kingdom15
How to implement policy: Coping with ambiguity and uncertainty15
Why we need bricoleurs to foster robust governance solutions in turbulent times15
Public sector creativity as the origin of public sector innovation: A taxonomy and future research agenda15
“I have learned my lesson”: How clients' trust betrayals shape the future ways in which street‐level bureaucrats cope with their clients15
The management consultancy effect: Demand inflation and its consequences in the sourcing of external knowledge15
How bureaucrats shape political decisions: The role of policy information15
Distributed leadership and performance‐related employee outcomes in public sector organizations15
Institutional Grammar 2.0: A specification for encoding and analyzing institutional design15
Toward a positive theory of public participation in government: Variations in New York City's participatory budgeting14
Institutional design for a complex commons: Variations in the design of credible commitments and the provision of public goods14
Consultancies in public administration14
Unpacking value destruction at the intersection between public and private value14
Representative bureaucracy and impartial policing13
The Trump Administration and the COVID‐19 crisis: Exploring the warning‐response problems and missed opportunities of a public health emergency13
Dancing on a tightrope: The reputation management of local governments in response to public protests in China13
Need, justice and central–local relations: The case of social assistance in China12
Thinking outside the box, improvisation, and fast learning: Designing policy robustness to deal with what cannot be foreseen12
The webs of belief around ‘evidence’ in legislatures: The case of select committees in the UK House of Commons12
Dealing with multiple principals in at arm's length organizations: A qualitative study of Dutch municipally owned corporations12
When does transparency improve public services? Street‐level discretion, information, and targeting12
All you need is … a network: The rise of interpretive public administration12
Contextual recipes for adopting private control and trust in public–private partnership governance12
Marketization reforms and co‐production: Does ownership of service delivery structures and customer language matter?12
Citizen participation matters. Bureaucratic discretion matters more11
Managing policy‐making in the local climate governance landscape: The role of network administrative organizations and member cities11
The politics of FinTech: Technology, regulation, and disruption in UK and German retail banking11
Professional expertise in policy advisory systems: How administrators and consultants built behavioral insights in Danish public agencies11
Effects of local government social media use on citizen compliance during a crisis: Evidence from the COVID‐19 crisis in China11
Corporatization and political ideology: The case of hospitals in Spain11
Corporatization of public services10
Linking political and bureaucratic representation: Does minority representation on city councils affect the outcomes of street‐level service?10
Talk or type? The effect of digital interfaces on citizens' satisfaction with standardized public services10
Seeking the spotlight: How reputational considerations shape the European Court of Auditor's shifting account‐holding role10
Network structures and network effects across management and policy contexts: A systematic review10
Representative bureaucracy and the policy environment: Gender representation in Forty‐Four countries10
The core executive and small states: Is coordination the primary challenge?10
Exploring the foundational origins of public service motivation through the lens of behavioral genetics10
Policy preferences in response to negative economic prospects of COVID‐19: A survey‐experiment among local politicians in four European countries10
Personnel governance of corporatized public services: Effects of executive resources and corporation forms on turnover10
Robust emergency management: The role of institutional trust in organized volunteers10
Professional development leadership in turbulent times: Public administration symposium: Robust politics and governance in turbulent times9
Putting the international in Public Administration: An International Quarterly. A historical review of 1992–20229
Service quality and the optimum number of members in intermunicipal cooperation: The case of emergency primary care services in Norway9
Financial reporting transparency, citizens' understanding, and public participation: A survey experiment study9
Remapping the European agenda‐setting landscape9
A replication of “Contracting out: For What? With Whom?”9
Duopoly, court politics and the Danish core executive9
Ideas and crisis in policy and administration: Existing links and research frontiers8
Do organizational differences matter for the use of social media by public organizations? A computational analysis of the way the German police use Twitter for external communication8
Public crowdsourcing: Analyzing the role of government feedback on civic digital platforms8
The corporatization of healthcare organizations internationally: A scoping review of processes, impacts, and mediators8
“Success” in policy piloting: Process, programs, and politics8
Collaborating with the competition? A study of interlocal partnership choices8
Bureaucratic responsiveness in times of political crisis: The case of presidential impeachment8
Robust governance for the long term and the heat of the moment: Temporal strategies for coping with dual crises8
A replication of “an experimental test of the expectancy‐disconfirmation theory of citizen satisfaction”8
Trust, but verify? Understanding citizen attitudes toward evidence‐informed policy making8
Effects of representative bureaucracy on perceived performance and fairness: Experimental evidence from South Asia8
A micro‐process model of institutional complexity in public hybrid organizations: Construal of identity threats and mitigation strategies8
Population analysis of organizational innovation and learning8
Gaming country rankings: Consultancies as knowledge brokers for global benchmarks8
Voice, responsiveness, and alternative policy venues: An analysis of citizen complaints against the local government to the national Ombudsman8
Public value creation and appropriation mechanisms in public–private partnerships: How does it play a role?8
The European Parliament's role as an informal EU agenda setter: The influence of own initiative reports8
How does diversity affect public organizational performance? A meta‐analysis8
Only hearing what they want to hear: Assessing when and why performance information triggers intentions to coproduce8
Intra‐provincial fiscal decentralization, relative wealth, and healthcare efficiency: Empirical evidence from China8
COVID‐19‐induced governance transformation: How external shocks may spur cross‐organizational collaboration and trust‐based management8