Quotation Willems, Jurgen. 2016. Debate: Should public management research be more interdisciplinary? Public Money and Management. 36 (2), 76-78.




Recently, Nature (Van Noorden, 2015) published an analysis in which various research areas and sub-areas were compared with respect to their interdisciplinarity. Public administration, together with political science, did not score well in comparison with other social sciences. <...> <Read the full article on: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1118924 > <...> Moving forward: Clearly a more interdisciplinary approach would help to increase the relevance of public management research. I have three recommendations for discussion: •Research funds should be allocated according to a proposal’s likelihood of solving contemporary problems, rather than by the expected theoretical contribution within a single discipline. •Career incentives and rewards in academia should not be limited to collaborations and publications within a group of closely related disciplines. •Ranking of social science journals should not be as dependent as at present on speed of citations.


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Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Public Money and Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-C
Language English
Title Debate: Should public management research be more interdisciplinary?
Volume 36
Number 2
Year 2016
Page from 76
Page to 78
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286640138_Debate_Should_public_management_research_be_more_interdisciplinary
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1118924
Open Access N


Willems, Jurgen (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5951 E-government (Details)
6906 Public research (Details)
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