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James Perry

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
and Editor-in-Chief, Public Administration Review


Education
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1974
M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1972
B.A., University of Chicago, 1970

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University, Philanthropic Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University, Department of Political Science
  • Yonsei University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
  • University of Hong Kong

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Messick Fellow, University of Delaware, 2009
  • Distinguished Service, Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations, American Society for Public Administration, 2009
  • Dwight Waldo Award, American Society for Public Administration, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2007
  • Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2007
  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2006-2007
  • Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service, American Society for Public Administration, 2006
  • Best Book Award, Public and Nonprofit Division, Academy of Management, 2004
  • Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, Honorable Mention, 2001
  • Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration, 1998
  • Distinguished Research Award, American Society for Public Administration and National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, 1997
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Fellow, 1992
  • Charles H. Levine Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Public Sector Division, 1992
  • Sir Run Run Shaw Visiting Scholar, Shaw College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991
  • Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration, American Society for Public Administration and National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, 1991
  • Fulbright Scholar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1986

Professional Interests
Public service motivation, government and civil service reform, public management, public human resource management, national and community service, performance-related pay, public organizational behavior

Current Projects

  • Editor-in-chief designate, Public Administration Review, 2010 to present
  • Editorial Board, Public Administration, 2010 to present
  • Editorial Board, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2010 to present
  • Editorial Board, International Review of Public Administration, 2008 to present

Keynote Address in Colombia on Human Capital Management Policies

This presentation was part of a nationally funded research initiative on national civil service reform in Colombia. Dr. Perry brought an international perspective about national human resource reforms. Government officials, researchers and international experts were in the audience at Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, Universidad de los Andes,Colombia.

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Selected Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

For a full list of publications and links to pdf files, see James L. Perry

  • Park, H. M., & Perry, J. L. (2013). The transformation of governance: Who are the new public servants and what difference does it make for democratic governance? American Review of Public Administration, 43(1), 26-49.
  • Kim S., Vandenabeele, W., Wright, B. E., Andersen, L. B., Cerase, F. P., Christensen, R. K., Desmarais, C., Koumenta, M., Leisink, P., Liu, B., Palidauskaite, J., Pedersen, L. H., Perry, J. L., Ritz, A., Taylor, J., & De Vivo, P. (in press). Investigating the structure and meaning of public service motivation across populations: Developing an international instrument and addressing issues of measurement invariance. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (doi: 10.1093/jopart/mus027).
  • Perry, J.L. (In press). Advancing creativity and citizen engagement by collaborative leadership. Journal of Governance Studies.
  • Perry, J.L. 2012. Does making a difference make a difference? Answers from research on public service motivation. In Giovanni Tria and Giovanni Valotti (eds.) Reforming the Public Sector: How to Achieve Better Transparency, Service, and Leadership. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. Pp. 51-67.
  • Cho, Y., & Perry, J.L. (2012). Intrinsic motivation and employee attitudes: Role of managerial trustworthiness, goal directedness, and extrinsic reward expectancy. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 32(4), 382-406.
  • Perry, J. L. (2011). Federalist no. 72: What happened to the public service ideal? Public Administration Review, 71 (Supplement), S143-S147.
  • Coursey, D., Brudney, J., Littlepage, L. and Perry, J.L. (2011). Does volunteering domain matter for public service motivation? A test of functional theory. Review of Public Personnel Administration.
  • Perry, J.L. (In press). Advancing creativity and citizen engagement by collaborative leadership. Journal of Governance Studies.
  • Perry, J.L. and Buckwalter, N.D. (2010). The public service of the future. Public Administration Review, 70 (December), S238-S245.
  • Perry, J.L. (2010). Jossey-Bass reader on nonprofit and public leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bielefeld, W., Perry, J.L., & Thomson, A.M. (2010). Reluctant Partners? Nonprofit collaboration, social entrepreneurship, and leverage volunteerism. Handbook of American Bureaucracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 421-446.
  • Thomson, A.M., J.L. Perry, and T.K. Miller. (2009). "Conceptualizing and measuring collaboration," Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19(1), 23-56.
  • Perry, J.L., Engers, T. and Jun, So Yun. (2009). Back to the future? Performance-related pay, empirical research, and the perils of persistence. Public Administration Review, 69(1), 39-51.
  • Hondeghem, A. & Perry, J.L. (2009). EGPA symposium on public service motivation and performance: Introduction. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 75(1), 5-10.
  • Paarlberg, L., Perry, J.L., and Hondeghem, A. (2008). From theory to practice: Strategies for applying public service motivation. In Perry, J.L. and Hondeghem, A., Motivation in Public Management: The Call of Public Service. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp 268-293.
  • Perry, J. L. and A. Hondeghem. (2008). Motivation in Public Management: The Call of Public Service. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Lah, T.J. and J.L. Perry. (2008). "The diffusion of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in OECD countries: A tale of two paths to reform." Review of Public Personnel Administration, 28(3)
  • Park, H.M. and J.L. Perry. (2008). "Do campaign web sites really matter in electoral civic engagement?" Empirical evidence from the 2004 post-election Internet tracking survey. Social Science Computer Review, 26(2):190-212
  • Coursey, D., J.L. Perry, J. Brudney, and L. Littlepage. (2008). "Psychometric verification of Perry’s public service motivation instrument: Results for volunteer exemplars." Review of Public Personnel Administration, 28(1):79-90
  • Perry, J.L., J.L. Brudney, D. Coursey, and L. Littlepage. (2008). "What drives morally committed citizens?" A study of the antecedents of public service motivation. Public Administration Review, 68(3):445-458
  • Perry, J.L. and A. Hondeghem. (2008). "Building theory and empirical evidence about public service motivation." International Public Management Journal, 11(1):3-12
  • Paarlberg, L. and J.L. Perry. (2007). "Values management: Aligning employee values and organizational goals." American Review of Public Administration, 37(4):387-408
  • Perry, J.L. (2007). "Democracy and the new public service." American Review of Public Administration, 37(3):3-16
  • Littlepage, L., J.L. Perry, J. Brudney, and P. Goff. (2007). "Exemplary volunteers: What is the role of faith?" The International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 24(5):13-25
  • Imperial, M.T., J.L. Perry, and M.C. Katula. (2007). "Effective service learning in public affairs: Lessons from the literature." Journal of Public Affairs Education, 13(2):231-252
  • Perry, J. L. and S. Jones. (2006).Quick Hits for Educating Citizens. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press
  • Chen, Y.C. and J.L. Perry. (2006). Global Healthcare Crises: How Information Technology Can Address Pandemics and Disasters. Armonk, NY: IBM. (Accessed on June 10, 2008 at http://www-03.ibm.com/industries/healthcare/doc/content/bin/Global_Healthcare_Crises_How_Information.pdf
  • Harlow, K. and J.L. Perry. (2006). "Public affairs and healthcare administration: Crosscutting competencies and multiple accreditation challenges for academic programs." Journal of Public Affairs Education, 12(2):197-211. (Winner of the 2006 Outstanding JPAE Article Award)
  • Thomson, A.M. and J.L. Perry. (2006). "Collaboration processes: Inside the black box." Public Administration Review, 66:19-32 (December, Special Issue)
  • Perry, J.L., D. Mesch, and L. Paarlberg. (2006). "Motivating employees in a new governance era: The performance paradigm revisited." Public Administration Review, 66:505-514. (July/August). (A significantly expanded online version, accessed on June 10, 2008, is available at http://www.aspanet.org/scriptcontent/custom/staticcontent/t2pdownloads/PerryArticle.htm)
  • Perry, J. L. and A.M. Thomson. (2004). Civic Service: What Difference Does It Make? Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. (Winner of the Best Book Award, Public and Nonprofit Division, Academy of Management)
  • Perry, J.L. (2004). "Civic service in North America." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 33S:161S-183S. (December)