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Janine is Professor of Public Management at ANZSOG and the University of Melbourne. Her expertise is in public management, with particular focus on reform and relationships. This covers topics as diverse as the creation and evolution of public service markets to the design of performance management systems. Her latest work explores the intersection of public service markets and morality.
Since 2015 she has been an editor of the Australian Journal of Public Administration and she sits on the editorial boards of several journals in the field including: Public Administration Review; Public Administration; International Journal of Public Administration; Public Management Review; Policy Design and Practice, and Halduskultuur: The Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance. In 2018, she joined the Apolitical Future of Government Editorial Board. Previously she was a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Management & Organisation, Teaching Public Administration and Canadian Journal of Public Administration.
Janine's teaching focuses on management issues in the public sector and the challenges faced by contemporary leaders in pursuit of public purpose. She has extensive experience working with experienced professionals from across the world in both executive education and postgraduate programs. As a keen observer of international practice in public management, she has had the opportunity to provide expert advice to a range of policy makers including in Australia, Chile, Bhutan, the United States, and Singapore. She is a regular commentator in the media as well as producing columns for outlets such as The Conversation and The Mandarin. Janine is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) and has previously been an elected member on the executive board of the International Research Society for Public Management. In 2018 she joined the Advisory Board of the Australian Public Service Centre for Leadership and Learning and in 2019 became a member of the Infrastructure Victoria Expert Panel on the Role of Infrastructure in Addressing Regional Disadvantage.
She is an award winning teacher and researcher having been the recipient of a national teaching prize (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) and several awards for academic innovation and contribution. This includes being part of the team awarded the Louis Brownlow Award (2017) for best paper published in Public Administration Review. As part of the same team she received the Carlo Mansini Award (2013), the Charles H. Levine Award (2013) and was nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award (2014) from the Academy of Management. She also received the 2013 Academy of Management best book (public and nonprofit) award with John Alford. In February 2018 Janine was appointed as ANZSOG Professor of Public Management, already an adjunct faculty member at ANZSOG. She is currently subject leader of the core Delivering Public Value course of the Executive Master of Public Administration.
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Prof O'Flynn teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:
For a complete bibliography, please see Prof O'Flynn's CV.
Under contractO'Flynn, J. Markets for Misery: Profiting from Vulnerability and Misfortune Polity Press Cambridge. Due for publication in 2018.
2016Dickinson, H. and O'Flynn, J. Evaluating Outcomes in Health and Social Care Policy Press, Bristol
2014O'Flynn, J., Blackman, D., and Halligan, J. (eds.) Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience Routledge, London.
2012Alford, J. and O'Flynn, J. Rethinking Public Service Delivery: Managing with External Providers Palgrave, Basingstoke.
2008O'Flynn, J. and Wanna, J. (eds.) Collaborative Governance: A New Era of Public Policy in Australia? ANU Press, Canberra.
ForthcomingDrew, J. O'Flynn, J. and Grant, B. Performing What? Exploring and Expanding the Notion of Synecdoche in Performance Management Practice. Public Administration Quarterly. Accepted November 2017.
ForthcomingBlackman, D., Buick, F., O'Flynn, J., O'Donnell, M. and West, D. Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government. Review of Public Personnel Administration. Online Early April 3.
2017Ugyel, L. and O'Flynn, J. Measuring Policy Success: Evaluating Public Sector Reform in Bhutan. International Journal of Public Administration, 40(2), 115-125.
2016O'Flynn, J. From Headline to Hard Grind: The Importance of Understanding Public Administration in Achieving Health Outcomes. Comment on "Understanding the Role of Public Administration in Implementing Action on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities" International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 5(7), 439-442.
2016Blackman, D., Buick, F. and O'Flynn, J. From Engaging to Enabling: Could an Asset-Based Approach Transform Indigenous Affairs?. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 34(8), 1632-1651
2016Buick, F., Blackman, D., O'Flynn, J., O'Donnell, M., and West, D.Awarded the Louis Brownlow AwardEffective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership. Public Administration Review, 76(1), 35-47.
2015Gallet, W., O'Flynn, J., Dickinson, H. and O'Sullivan, S. The Promises and Pitfalls of Prime Provider Models in Service Delivery: The Next Phase of Reform in Australia? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(2), 239-248.
2015Buick, F., Blackman, D., O'Donnell, M., O'Flynn, J. and West, D. Can enhanced performance management support public sector change? Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(2), 271-289.
2015McTaggart, D. and O'Flynn, J. Public Sector Reform. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(1), 13-22.
2015Dickinson, H., Katsonis, M., Kay, A., O'Flynn, J., and Tiernan, A. Looking to the Past and the Future of the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(1), 1-4.
2014Lewis, J. O'Flynn, J. and Sullivan, H. Accountability: To Whom, in Relation to What, and Why? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73(4), 401-407.
2011O'Flynn, J., Buick, F., Blackman, D., and Halligan, J. You Win Some, You Lose Some: Experiments with Joined-Up Government. International Journal of Public Administration, 34(4), 244-254.
2011O'Flynn, J., Vardon, S., Yeatman, A. and Carson, L. Perspectives on the Capacity of the Australian Public Service and Effective Policy Development and Implementation. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(3), 309-317.
2010Blackman, D., O Flynn, J. and Mishra, D.P. Can Strategic Human Resource Management Enable Gross National Happiness? International Journal of Commerce and Management, 20(3), 232-245.
2010Ainsworth, S., Knox, A. and O'Flynn, J. A Blinding Lack of Progress: Management Rhetoric and Affirmative Action. Gender, Work and Organization, 17(6), 658-678.
2009O'Flynn, J. The Cult of Collaboration. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68(1), 112-116.
2009Alford, J. and O'Flynn, J. Making Sense of Public Value: Concepts, Critiques and Emergent Meanings. International Journal of Public Administration, 32(3-4), 171-191.
2009O'Flynn, J. and Blackman, D. Experimenting with Organisational Design in Bhutan: Tools for Reform and the Achievement of Multi-Level Goals. Public Administration and Development, 29(2), 133-144.
2008O'Flynn, J., and Alford, J. The Separation/Specification Dilemma in Contracting: The Local Government Experience in Victoria. Public Administration, 86(1), 205-224.
2008O'Flynn, J. The Skippy Saga, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54(2), 336-341.
2008O'Flynn, J. The Skippy Saga: Dedux, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54(4), 657-662.
2007O'Flynn, J. From New Public Management to Public Value: Paradigmatic Change and Managerial Implications. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 66(3), 353-366.
2007Aulich, C. and O'Flynn, J. John Howard: The Great Privatiser? Australian Journal of Political Science, 42(2), 365-381.
2007Aulich, C. and O'Flynn, J. From Public to Private: The Australian Experience of Privatisation. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 29(2), 151-169.
2007O'Flynn, J. Release of the Coronial Inquiry into the 2003 Bushfires: Finally: Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53(2), 330-336.
2007O'Flynn, J. Deconstructing Jon: Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53(4), 662-667.
2006O'Flynn, J. Accolades and Brickbats: Stanhope's Anti-Terrorism Crusade, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(2), 332-336.
2006O'Flynn, J. The Struggle for Territory Independence: The Civil Unions Bill, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(4), 684-689.
2005O'Flynn, J. The Bushfire Inquest, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 51(4), 622-627.
2005O'Flynn, J. Australian Capital Territory Election Processes, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 51(2), 322-326.
2004O'Flynn, J. Human Rights in the Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 50(4), 636-639.
2003Sammartino, A., O'Flynn, J. and Nicholas, S. The Employer Perspective of Indigenous (Un)employment. Economic Papers, 22(4), 45-60.
2000Walsh, J. and O'Flynn, J. Managing Through Contracts: The Employment Effects of Compulsory Competitive Tendering in Australian Local Government. Industrial Relations Journal, 31(5), 454-470