Select Publications

Books

Scott R; Boyd R, 2022, Targeting Commitment Interagency Performance in New Zealand, Brookings Institution Press

Scott R; Boyd R, 2022, Interagency Performance Targets Better Service Through a Focus on Results, Brookings / Ash Center Series, "Innovative Governance in the 21st Century

Corbett J; Grube DC; Lovell HC; Scott RJ, 2020, Institutional Memory as Storytelling How Networked Government Remembers, Cambridge University Press

Scott R, 2018, Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2017, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme, Business of Government, IBM, New York, http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/Interagency%20Performance%20Targets.pdf

Book Chapters

Scott R, 2021, 'High autonomy, high alignment: coordinating a more unified public service', in Policy-making Under Pressure Rethinking the Policy Process in Aotearoa New Zealand

Scott R, 2020, 'Collaboration Governance and System Dynamics Modelling: What Do Clients Want?', in Enabling Collaborative Governance through Systems Modeling Methods Public Policy Design and Implementation, Springer Nature

Scott R, 2018, 'Basic Elements of Group Model Building', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 19 - 28

Scott R, 2018, 'Building Integrated Theory', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 99 - 113

Scott R, 2018, 'Communication Quality, Insight, Consensus and Commitment to Conclusions', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 45 - 54

Scott R, 2018, 'Comparing Participant Support for Different Explanatory Mechanisms', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 87 - 98

Scott R, 2018, 'Desired Outcomes of Group Model Building', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 5 - 18

Scott R, 2018, 'Discussion', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 115 - 119

Scott R, 2018, 'Explanatory Mechanisms for Group Model Building', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 69 - 86

Scott R, 2018, 'Introduction', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 1 - 4

Scott R, 2018, 'Mental Model Alignment', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 55 - 68

Scott R, 2018, 'Outcomes of Group Model Building', in Group Model Building Using Systems Dynamics to Achieve Enduring Agreement, Springer, pp. 29 - 44

Scott R; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2017, 'Interpersonal Success Factors for Strategy Implementation: A Case Study Using Group Model Building', in System Dynamics Soft and Hard Operational Research, Springer, pp. 133 - 162

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2016, 'Results, Targets and Measures to Drive Collaboration: Lessons from the New Zealand Better Public Services reforms', in The Three Sector Solution Delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business, ANU Press, pp. 235 - 257

Journal articles

Scott RJ; Donadelli F; Merton ERK, 2022, 'Administrative philosophies in the discourse and decisions of the New Zealand public service: is post-New Public Management still a myth?', International Review of Administrative Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00208523221101727

Blokland GAM; Grove J; Chen CY; Cotsapas C; Tobet S; Handa R; St Clair D; Lencz T; Mowry BJ; Periyasamy S; Cairns MJ; Tooney PA; Wu JQ; Kelly B; Kirov G; Sullivan PF; Corvin A; Riley BP; Esko T; Milani L; Jönsson EG; Palotie A; Ehrenreich H; Begemann M; Steixner-Kumar A; Sham PC; Iwata N; Weinberger DR; Gejman PV; Sanders AR; Buxbaum JD; Rujescu D; Giegling I; Konte B; Hartmann AM; Bramon E; Murray RM; Pato MT; Lee J; Melle I; Molden E; Ophoff RA; McQuillin A; Bass NJ; Adolfsson R; Malhotra AK; Martin NG; Fullerton JM; Mitchell PB; Schofield PR; Forstner AJ; Degenhardt F; Schaupp S; Comes AL; Kogevinas M; Guzman-Parra J; Reif A; Streit F; Sirignano L; Cichon S; Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M; Hauser J; Lissowska J; Mayoral F; Müller-Myhsok B; Swiatkowska B; Schulze TG; Nöthen MM; Rietschel M; Kelsoe J; Leboyer M; Jamain S; Etain B; Bellivier F; Vincent JB; Alda M; O'Donovan C; Cervantes P; Biernacka JM; Frye M; McElroy SL; Scott LJ; Stahl EA; Landén M; Hamshere ML; Smeland OB; Djurovic S; Vaaler AE; Andreassen OA; Baune BT; Air TM; Preisig M; Uher R; Levinson DF; Weissman MM; Potash JB; Shi J; Knowles JA; Perlis RH; Lucae S, 2022, 'Sex-Dependent Shared and Nonshared Genetic Architecture Across Mood and Psychotic Disorders', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 91, pp. 102 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.02.972

Scott RJ; Merton ERK, 2021, 'When the going gets tough, the goal-committed get going: overcoming the transaction costs of inter-agency collaborative governance', Public Management Review, vol. 23, pp. 1640 - 1663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1879916

Scott RJ; Macaulay M, 2020, 'Making sense of New Zealand’s ‘spirit of service’: social identity and the civil service', Public Money and Management, vol. 40, pp. 579 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2020.1735109

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2020, 'Determined to succeed: Can goal commitment sustain interagency collaboration?', PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0952076720905002

Scott R; Bardach E, 2018, 'A comparison of management adaptations for joined‐up government: Lessons from New Zealand', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12348

Corbett J; Grube DC; Lovell H; Scott R, 2018, 'Singular memory or institutional memories? Toward a dynamic approach', Governance, vol. 31, pp. 555 - 573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gove.12340

Scott RJ, 2017, 'Explaining how group model building supports enduring agreement', Journal of Management and Organization, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2017.12

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2017, 'Joined-Up for What? Response to Carey and Harris on Adaptive Collaboration', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 138 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12233

Scott RJ, 2017, 'The PerformanceStat Potential: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results Robert D.Behn (Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC, 2014, ISBN 978-0-8157-2527-5 (paperback), 413 pp.)', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 268 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12226

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2016, 'Client Perceptions of Reported Outcomes of Group Model Building in the New Zealand Public Sector', Group Decision and Negotiation, vol. 25, pp. 77 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10726-015-9433-y

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2016, 'Recent evidence on the effectiveness of group model building', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 249, pp. 908 - 918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.06.078

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2015, 'Interpersonal success factors for strategy implementation: a case study using group model building', Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 66, pp. 1023 - 1034, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2014.70

Scott RJ, 2014, 'A Systems Perspective on the Natural Resources Framework: comment on Hearnshaw et al.', Policy Quarterly, vol. 10, pp. 59 - 62, http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/publications/files/3d69af7dcc4.pdf

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2014, 'Mechanisms for Understanding Mental Model Change in Group Model Building', Systems Research and Behavioral Science, vol. 33, pp. n/a - n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sres.2303

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2013, 'Evaluating immediate and long-term impacts of qualitative group model building workshops on participants' mental models', System Dynamics Review, vol. 29, pp. 216 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sdr.1505

Conference Papers

Scott RJ, 2016, 'Do capability reviews improve agency performance? A quantitative summative assessment of the New Zealand Performance Improvement Framework', in Public Management Research Conference, Public Management Research Conference, Aarhus, presented at Public Management Research Conference, Aarhus, 22 June 2016 - 24 June 2016

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2016, 'Collaborating for results in New Zealand: Evaluation using mixed methods and triangulation.', in Collaborating for results in New Zealand: Evaluation using mixed methods and triangulation., International Public Management Network, St Gallen Switzerland, presented at International Public Management Network, St Gallen Switzerland, 01 June 2016 - 03 June 2016

Vitalis H; Scott RJ, 2015, 'Joint ventures in the public sector: Translating lessons from the private sector to New Zealand government departments', in Joint ventures in the public sector: Translating lessons from the private sector to New Zealand government departments, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, 01 December 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3836.2645

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2015, 'The New Zealand Better Public Services Results: a comparative analysis linking inter-agency collaboration with outcome performance', in The New Zealand Better Public Services Results: a comparative analysis linking inter-agency collaboration with outcome performance, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, 01 December 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4884.8401

Cavana RY; Smith T; Scott RJ; O'Connor S, 2014, 'Causal mapping of the New Zealand natural resources sector: a group model building approach.', in Causal mapping of the New Zealand natural resources sector: a group model building approach., International System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, presented at International System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, 16 July 2014 - 19 July 2014, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2014/proceed/papers/P1412.pdf

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2014, 'Group model building - do clients value reported outcomes?', in Group model building - do clients value reported outcomes?, International System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, presented at International System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, 16 July 2014 - 19 July 2014, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2014/proceed/papers/P1017.pdf

Scott RJ, 2013, 'Evaluating long-term impact of qualitative system dynamics workshops on participant mental models', in Evaluating long-term impact of qualitative system dynamics workshops on participant mental models, International System Dynamics Society, Boston, USA, presented at International System Dynamics Society, Boston, USA, 17 July 2013 - 21 July 2013, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2013/proceed/papers/P1084.pdf

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2013, 'Mechanisms for understanding mental model change in group model building', in 57th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, ISSS 2013: Curating the Conditions for a Thrivable Planet, Hai Phong Vietnam, pp. 301 - 319, presented at International Society for Systems Sciences, Hai Phong Vietnam, 16 July 2013 - 20 July 2013, http://journals.isss.org/index.php/proceedings57th/article/viewFile/2056/711

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2012, 'Evaluating the impact of systems thinking workshops on strategy implementation in a government department', in Evaluating the impact of systems thinking workshops on strategy implementation in a government department, Operational Research Society New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 337 - 337, presented at 46th ORSNZ Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 10 December 2012 - 11 December 2012

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D, 2012, 'Improving consensus and commitment to strategy implementation: evaluating systems thinking workshops', in Improving consensus and commitment to strategy implementation: evaluating systems thinking workshops, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, 01 December 2012 - 04 December 2012, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/289_ANZAM-2012-205.PDF

Scott RJ; Cavana RY; Cameron D; Maani KE, 2012, 'Evaluation of group model building in a strategy implementation context: a New Zealand government case study', in Evaluation of group model building in a strategy implementation context: a New Zealand government case study, International System Dynamics Conference., St Gallen, Switzerland, presented at International System Dynamics Conference., St Gallen, Switzerland, 17 July 2012 - 21 July 2012, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2012/proceed/papers/P1464.pdf

Conference Presentations

Scott RJ, 2016, 'Assessing the performance of agency chief executives', presented at Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, 26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Scott RJ; Boyd R, 2016, 'Case studies in collaborating for better public services', presented at Australia Political Science Association, Sydney, 26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Grube D; Scott RJ; Corbett J; Lovell H; Butler T, 2016, 'Institutional Memory and Collaborative Governance – Is it Possible to Have Both?', presented at Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, 26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Working Papers

Scott RJ, 2016, The performance relationship between department chief executives and the State Services Commission in New Zealand., http://dx.doi.org10.13140/RG.2.1.4299.4162/1


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