Ian C Elliott

Ian C Elliott
Northumbria University · Newcastle Business School

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research includes public leadership, organisational change in the public sector and community empowerment. I am Chair of the Joint University Council for Applied Social Sciences and subject expert for Public Services and Healthcare in the CABS Scientific Committee for the Journal Quality Guide. I serve on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Teaching Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration, Journal of Public Affairs Education and Public Administration: An International Quarterly.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Northumbria University
Position
  • Managing Director
September 2009 - September 2018
Queen Margaret University
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2009 - September 2009
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2001 - July 2007
Glasgow Caledonian University
Field of study
  • Public Management / Public Sector Economics

Publications

Publications (24)
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This paper analyses a UK polity that is characterised by fragmentation, differentiation and decentred governance which is evident at multiple layers of public policy and administration. The development of devolved governments as well as ongoing debates around regional and local governance have created increasingly fragmented places. The intensifica...
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Over the last thirty years significant efforts have been made to ensure that Public Administration: An International Quarterly lives up to its international title. In this review article we highlight some of the key research articles that have been published by the journal which illustrate an international approach to the study of public administra...
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Abstract Background/Aims Evidence of the impact and effectiveness of lean systems thinking in healthcare settings remains mixed. This study explores the impact of participation in a process mapping activity on employee engagement and distributed leadership in the NHS. Methods A qualitative study was undertaken using semi-structured interviews with...
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Public administration as a field of work and study offers a theoretically rich yet practical tool to enact student engagement and the ideal of students-as-partners: the principles of service co-creation. Public administration, as an interdisciplinary and applied field, promoting and reflecting democratic principles, is a good source of tools for pr...
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This research explores the lived experience of those individuals charged with leading the integration of health and social care services in Scotland. The research was primarily qualitative in nature – comprising of a qualitative survey of front-line managers of integrated health and social care services from a single partnership area. The survey ex...
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It is broadly accepted that learning is important in supporting the delivery of change. Furthermore, during times of public sector budget cuts there is a growing interest in innovation and change. However, it is also generally accepted that austere times typically lead to a reduction in training and development budgets – particularly within the pub...
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Scottish local authorities (SLAs) are a major employer expected to provide Fair and Decent Work (FDW). The evidence and challenges of FDW in this sector are mapped drawing on semi-structured interviews with human resource (HR) and organization development (OD) personnel. Many SLAs claim to be, and some seem to be, leading in FDW, yet others are rel...
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This paper is a case study of the establishment of the Scottish Approach to Public Services. This strategic approach to public services was developed through three key activities: reorganization of the Scottish Government; creation of Scotland Performs and the National Performance Framework; and significant investment in leadership development. The...
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Purpose - In Scotland the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act represents a significant development towards greater localism in the way public services are designed and delivered in Scotland. This also represents a different approach to that adopted in the rest of the UK. This article is the first in-depth case study of its kind to explore stakehol...
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We report on two studies that examined how young people (aged 16 to 24 years) working in public-facing jobs report experiences of workplace violence from dealing with the public. In Study 1, 65% (n=227) of respondents (N=349) reported experiencing violence in the preceding year, with verbal abuse being significantly higher for call centre workers a...
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Researchers deciding to use grounded theory are faced with complex decisions regarding which method or version of grounded theory to use: Classic, straussian, feminist or constructivist grounded theory. Particularly for beginning PhD researchers, this can prove challenging given the complexities of the inherent philosophical debates and the ambiguo...
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This article explores the characteristics, destinations and progression routes of early school leavers – specifically ‘exceptional entry winter leavers’ – in Scotland. Exceptional entry allows students to enter college in the term before their statutory school leaving date – such young people attend college while formally remaining the responsibili...
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A voucher is an instrument issued by a principal that can be redeemed by the holder for a service, commodity or other such benefit provided by an agent. The principal is the organisation that finances and issues the voucher. The holder is the person receiving the voucher and, thereby, the service, commodity or other such benefit. The agent provides...
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The aim of this chapter is to map out an overall picture of the use and applications of public service vouchers in the UK and Finland. We will also describe the forms of vouchers in use in the both countries. The analytical framework for this practice-based discussion is provided in Chapter 11.
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SearleB. A. (2008), Well-Being: In Search of a Good Life?Bristol: The Policy Press. £55.00, pp. 198, hbk. - Volume 38 Issue 1 - IAN ELLIOT
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Local, national and international forces now shape both the media and sports industries. The Communications Act 2003 introduces a significant element of deregulation to the UK media industry at a time when sports clubs are increasingly reliant on broadcasting revenues for their financial survival. Nonetheless, there has been a failure on the part o...

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