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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Born, Dana H., William H. Hendrix, and Justin Hartley. "Empirical Assessment: Two Facets of Moral Maturity." Journal of Character & Leadership Development 6.2 (Summer 2019): 151-160.
Battilana, Julie. "Managing Attentional Challenges in Social Enterprises: The Key Role Board Structure and Processes." Academy of Management Proceedings 2019.1 (July 2019): 14055.
De Jong, J., Groenleer, M.L.P., and Waardenburg, M.,. "Designing Environments for Experimentation, Learning, and Innovation in Collaborative Governance: Insights from the Organized Crime Field Lab." Policy and Politics (May 2019).
Waardenburg, Maurits, Martijn Groenleer, Jorrit de Jong, and Bas Keijser. "Paradoxes in Collaborative Governance: Investigating the Real-Life Dynamics of Multi-Agency Collaborations Using a Quasi-Experimental, Action-Research Approach." Public Management Review (May 2019).
Born, Dana, and Megone, Christopher. "Character and Leadership: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century." Journal of Character & Leadership Development 6.1 (Winter 2019): 68-87.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Problem-Oriented Policing: Matching the Science to the Art." Crime Science 7.1 (December 2018).
Kosack, Stephen, Michele Coscia, Evann Smith, Kim Albrecht, Albert-László Barabási, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Functional Structures of US State Governments." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115.46 (November 2018): 11748-11753.
Berdahl, Jennifer L., Marianne Cooper, Peter Glick, Robert W. Livingston, and Joan C. Williams. "Work as a Masculinity Contest." Journal of Social Issues 74.3 (September 2018): 422-448.
Mayne, Quinton, and Eran Vigoda-Gadot. "Symposium on the Politics of Local Public-Sector Reform: A Global Perspective on Local Government Reinvigoration." International Public Management Journal 21.3 (Summer 2018): 341-345.
Pache, Anne-Claire, Julie Battilana, and Channing Spencer. "Keeping an Eye on Two Goals: Governance and Organizational Attention in Hybrid Organizations." Academy of Management Proceedings 2018.1 (2018).
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in India." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9.3 (August 2017): 262-290.
Hambridge, Nicholas B., Arnold M. Howitt, and David W. Giles. "What is the Impact of the NIMS Mandate?" Crisis Response 12.4 (August 2017).
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Eric Bosco. "Smarter Laws, Better Bureaucrats." UMKC Law Review 85.4 (Summer 2017): 931.
Howitt, Arnold, Herman B. Leonard, and David W. Giles. "Leadership in Routine Emergencies and Crises: The Deepwater Horizon Incident." Coast Guard Proceedings (May-December 2017).
Hambridge, Nicholas B., Arnold M. Howitt, and David W. Giles. "Coordination in Crises: Implementation of the National Incident Management System by Surface Transportation Agencies." Homeland Security Affairs XIV (April 2017).
Born, Dana, William H. Hendrix, and Emily Pate. "Three Pillars of Organization Excellence." The Journal of Character & Leadership Integration (Winter 2017): 45-54.
Kellerman, Barbara. "The Importance of Being Expert – Contextually Expert." The European Business Review (January/February 2017).
Kellerman, Barbara, and Deborah L. Rhode. "Women at the Top: The Pipeline as Pipe Dream." About Campus 21.6 (January 2017): 11-18.
Allison, Graham, and Niall Ferguson. "Past Is Prologue." Hoover Digest: Research & Opinion on Public Policy 1 (Winter 2017): 175-179.
Al Dabbagh, M., H. Riley Bowles, and B. Thomason. "Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies: The Psychological Experience of Local Candidates Striving for Global Employment." Organization Science 27.6 (December 2016): 1453-1471.
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, and Gayatri Pandit. "“Tell It Like It Is”: Decision Making, Groupthink, and Decisiveness among U.S. Federal Subcabinet Executives." Governance 29.3 (July 2016).
Kellerman, Barbara. "Leadership-It's a System, Not a Person!" Daedalus 145.3 (Summer 2016): 83-94.
Andrews, Matthew. "Going Beyond Heroic Leaders in Development." Public Administration and Development 36.3 (August 2016): 171-184.
Rosette, Ashleigh Shelby, Christy Zhou Koval, Anyi Ma, and Robert Livingston. "Race Matters for Women Leaders: Intersectional Effects on Agentic Deficiencies and Penalties." The Leadership Quarterly 27.3 (June 30, 2016): 429-445.
Posner, Eric A., Michele L. Swers, Robert Elgie, Eugene Huskey, Barbara Kellerman, and Alfred Stepan. "On Political Leadership." Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2016).
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, and Gayatri Pandit. "“I Won't Back Down?” Complexity and Courage in Government Executive Decision Making." Public Administration Review 76.3 (May/June 2016): 465-471.
Kelman, Steven, and Sounman Hong. "“Hard,” “Soft,” or “Tough Love” Management: What Promotes Successful Performance in a Cross-Organizational Collaboration?" International Public Management Journal 19.2 (2016): 141-170.
Andrews, Matthew. "Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development." World Development 74 (October 2015): 197-208.
Sherman, Gary D., Jennifer S. Lerner, Robert A. Josephs, Jonathan Renshon, and James J. Gross. "The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated With Attained Status in Male Executives." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (August 24, 2015).
Logevall, Fredrik. "Presidential Address: Structure, Contingency, and the War in Vietnam." Diplomatic History 39.1 (January 2015): 1-15.
Mansbridge, Jane. "The Role of the State in Governing the Commons." Environmental Science and Policy 36.8 (February 2014): 8-10.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Transformational and Transactional Presidents." Leadership 10.1 (February 2014): 118-124.
Potter, Philip B.K., and Matthew A. Baum. "Looking for Audience Costs in all the Wrong Places: Electoral Institutions, Media Access, and Democratic Constraint." The Journal of Politics 76.1 (January 2014): 167-181.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Escaping Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation." World Development 51 (November 2013): 234-244.
Rodrik, Dani. "The Wrath of Erdogan." Juncture 20.2 (Autumn 2013): 129–130.
Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock, and Matthew Andrews. "Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation." Journal of Development Studies 49.1 (January 2013): 1-18.
Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Claiming Authority: How Women Explain their Ascent to Top Business Leadership Positions." Research in Organizational Behavior 32 (2012): 189–212.
Beaman, Lori, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India." Science 335.6068 (February 2012): 582-586.
Wagner, Gernot, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Climate Policy: Hard Problem, Soft Thinking." Climatic Change 110.3/4 (February 2012): 507-521.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Federalist Nos. 67-77: How Would Publius Envision the Civil Service Today?" Public Administration Review 71.Supplement 1 (December 2011): S105-S111.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Highlights from The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service." Institute of Public Governance & Management 24 (October 2011).
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Tim Glynn Burke. "Ignore Citizens and Invite Failure." National Civic Review 100.1 (Spring 2011): 14-18.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Power and Foreign Policy." Journal of Political Power 4.1 (April 2011): 9-24.
Kelman, Steven, and Jeff Meyers. "Successfully Achieving Ambitious Goals in Government: An Empirical Analysis." American Review of Public Administration 41.3 (March 2011): 235-262.
Leonard, Herman B., and Arnold Howitt. "Organising Response to Extreme Emergencies: The Victorian Bushfires of 2009." Australian Journal of Public Administration 69.4 (December 2010): 372-386.
Howitt, Arnold, and Herman B. Leonard. "The Strategic Balance of Disaster Risk Management." Administration Reform 16.8 (2010): 27-29.
Behn, Robert. "The Consistency Conundrum: From Requirements and Templates to Expectations and Adaptations." Public Administration Review 70.6 (December 2010, Issue Supplement): s218-s219.