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Dr Steven Parker

Profile summary

Professional biography

Lecturer in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE). Prior to joining the Open University I worked in local government as a social worker and manager, and previously taught at INLOGOV , Birmingham University and De Montfort University. My teaching interests are public management, project management, and public services design.  

D.SocSci (Policy Studies), University of Bristol; PGCertHE; SFHEA.

Research interests

Public management;

Public services;

Project studies.

Publications

Editorial: Public value for all? Considering the parameters of public value co-creation (2023)
Cluley, Victoria; Parker, Steven and Radnor, Zoe
Public Money & Management, 43(1) (pp. 1-3)


After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19 (2022)
Shand, Rory; Parker, Steven; Liddle, Joyce; Spolander, Gary; Warwick, Lisa and Ainsworth, Susan
Public Management Review ((Early Access))


A typology of dis/value in public service delivery (2022)
Parker, Steven; Cluley, Victoria and Radnor, Zoe
Public Money & Management ((Early Access))


Leading for public value in multi-agency collaboration (2021)
Parker, Steven; Hartley, Jean; Beashel, Jim and Vo, Quoc
Public Policy and Administration ((Early Access))


New development: Expanding public service value to include dis/value (2021)
Cluley, Victoria; Parker, Steven and Radnor, Zoe
Public Money & Management, 41(8) (pp. 656-659)


Leading and recognizing public value (2019-06-27)
Hartley, Jean; Parker, Steven and Beashel, Jim
Public Administration, 97(2) (pp. 264-278)


New development: What is the meaning of philosophy for local government officers? (2019)
Parker, Steven
Public Money & Management, 39(3) (pp. 224-227)


New development: Reconnecting public service ethos and multi-agency collaboration. What are the possibilities and prospects for new local collaborative environments? (2016)
Parker, Steven
Public Money & Management, 36(1) (pp. 61-66)


Debate: Public service motivation, citizens and leadership roles (2015)
Parker, Steven
Public Money & Management, 35(5) (pp. 330-332)


Understanding renewed Public Service Ethos (PSE) in public management: policy, purpose, and pedagogy (2022-11-18)
Shand, Rory; Parker, Steven and Elliott, Catherine
In: Diamond, John and Liddle, Joyce eds. Reimagining Public Sector Management: A New Age of Renewal and Renaissance?. Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management
ISBN : 978-1802620221 | Publisher : Emerald


Elected Officials in an Era of Austerity: Stewards, Mediators, and Catalysts (2020-03-28)
Needham, C.; Mangan, C.; Bottom, K. and Parker, S.
In: Sullivan, H.; Dickinson, H. and Henderson, H. eds. The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant (pp. 1-19)
ISBN : 978-3-030-03008-7 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham


What Does Working in the Public Services Mean? Describing the public service ethos in practice (2016)
Parker, Steven
In: Lawton, Alan; van der Wal, Zeger and Huberts, Leo eds. Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion (pp. 239-256)
ISBN : 9780415725286 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon


The 21st Century Councillor (2016-10)
Mangan, Catherine; Needham, Catherine; Bottom, Karin and Parker, Steven
University of Birmingham


The Twenty-First Century Councillor – Lessons from the Literature (2016-10)
Parker, Steven; Bottom, Karin; Mangan, Catherine and Needham, Catherine
University of Birmingham


Researching the values of participants attending strategic boards in public services: Semi-structured interviews, documentary research and observation (2015-01-01)
Parker, Steven
SAGE Publications Ltd