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Out now: “HRM and Change Management: Comparative Results from Three European Cities of Excellence"

11 January 2016

In this paper published by the Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung Speyer, Marco Salm and Christian Schwab examine the role of HRM in public management reform in the Cities of Bilbao, Mannheim and Tampere – all three former EPSA winners, nominees or awarded best practices. This publication provides some insights on the correlation between change management and HRM reforms and their (presumed) effects. Thus, it contributes to compiling evidence on the effect of reforms and role of HRM at the local government level.

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A shorter version of this paper will be published in the forthcoming book “Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis: National Trajectories and International Comparisons” by Kuhlmann/Bouckaert, Palgrave, 2016.

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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