Professor Shaun Goldfinch

Professor Shaun Goldfinch headshot
  • Category: Faculty
  • Job Title: ANZSOG WA Government Chair in Public Administration and Policy, Director, John L. Alford Case Library
  • Organisation: ANZSOG and Curtin University
  • Suburb/Town: Perth
  • Country: Australia
  • Phone: 618 9266 1706
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Professor Goldfinch is the ANZSOG WA Government Chair in Public Administration and Policy. This is a position jointly supported by Curtin University, ANZSOG, and the Western Australian government. He is also the Director of the John L. Alford Case Library at ANZSOG.

Professor Goldfinch has held positions at the Universities of Nottingham, Otago and Canterbury, the American University of Sharjah, and the University of the South Pacific, as well as visiting positions in Japan. He has held positions in the New Zealand Government. He has conducted consultancies with governments across the world.

ANZSOG Programs

Professor Goldfinch teaches the following ANZSOG subjects:

  • DPPP
  • WBP

Selected Publications


  • Goldfinch, S, and Yamamoto, K. 2012. Prometheus Assessed? Citation Analysis, Peer Review and Research Quality. Cambridge: Elsevier.
  • Mein-Smith, P., P. Hempenstal, and S. Goldfinch. 2008. Remaking the Tasman World. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Gauld, R., and Goldfinch S. 2006. Dangerous Enthusiasms: e-government, computer failure and information system development. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
  • Goldfinch, S. 2000. Remaking New Zealand and Australian Economic Policy: ideas, institutions and policy communities. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.

Edited Books

  • Goldfinch, S. and Wallis, J. (eds). 2009. International Handbook of Public Management Reform. London: Edward Elgar.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

  • Skovoroda, R., S. Goldfinch, K. DeRouen, K.and T. Buck. 2019. ‘The Attraction of FDI To Conflicted States: The Counter-Intuitive Case of U.S. Oil and Gas'. Management International Review 59: 229.
  • Goldfinch, S. and K. Yamamoto. 2019. ‘Citizen Perceptions of Public Management. Post-NPM and Hybridization in Japan and New Zealand'. Australian Journal of Public Administration. 78: 79-94.
  • Goldfinch, S. 2016. ‘The Advantages of Ambiguity? Certainty, Development and Property Rights during Transition in China’. Asian Studies Review. 40(3): 394-412.
  • Goldfinch, S. and J. Wallis. 2010. ‘Two Myths of Convergence in Public Management Reform.’ Public Administration 88(4):1099–1115.
  • Gauld, R., S. Goldfinch and S. Horsburgh. 2010. ‘Do they want it? Do they use it? The ‘Demand-Side’ of e-Government in Australia and New Zealand.’ Government Information Quarterly 27: 177–186.
  • Goldfinch, S. 2007. ‘Pessimism, Computer Failure and Information Systems Development in the Public Sector.’ Public Administration Review September/October: 917-929.
  • Goldfinch, S. 2006. ‘Rituals of Reform, Policy Transfer and the National University Corporation Reforms of Japan’ Governance 19 (4): 585-604.
  • Goldfinch, S. and P. ‘t Hart. 2003. ‘Leadership and Institutional Reform: Engineering Macroeconomic Policy Change in Australia.’ Governance 16 (2): 235-270.
  • Goldfinch, S. 1998. ‘Remaking New Zealand's Economic Policy: Institutional Elites as Radical Innovators 1984-93.’ Governance 11(2): 177.