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Michael Atkinson and Murray Fulton

JSGS professors and student awarded the J.E. Hodgetts Award by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada

Michael Atkinson and Murray Fulton, along with Master of Public Policy student Boa Kim, were awarded the prestigious J.E. Hodgetts Award during the Celebration of Excellence.

JSGS professors Michael Atkinson and Murray Fulton, along with Master of Public Policy student Boa Kim, were awarded the prestigious J.E. Hodgetts Award during the Celebration of Excellence on Monday, August 24th as part of its 67th Annual IPAC Conference in Halifax, NS.   

The J.E. Hogdetts Award goes to the finest article in English appearing in the Canadian Public Administration (CPA) journal. This annual award was created in 1992, in honour of one of the deans in the field of public administration scholarship, J.E. "Ted" Hodgetts (1917 - 2009).

Published in September 2014 and titled, “Why do governments use pay for performance? Contrasting theories and interview evidence,” the article explores the efficacy of pay-for-performance (PFP) systems in public sector environments and explores why PFP is growing in popularity despite its acknowledged limitations.

The authors canvassed three theoretical perspectives and reviewed evidence from interviews with key officials in a number of jurisdictions. Their findings revealed the variety of motivations behind PFP, and have contributed to the knowledge pool on managerial innovations in Canada. Click here to view the article.

“Throughout their careers, Michael Atkinson and Murray Fulton have made many valuable contributions to their field,” says Kathleen McNutt, JSGS executive director. “This award rightfully recognizes two outstanding academics for their efforts, while also acknowledging the strength of research being conducted within the school by both faculty and students.”

Created in 1958, the CPA journal has been a trail-blazing publication and one of the pioneers in laying the scholarly foundations for public administration studies in Canada.

The CPA journal, a refereed scholarly publication, is committed to the examination of the structures, processes, outputs and outcomes of public policy and public management. It publishes material related to executive, legislative, judicial and quasi-judicial functions at all three levels of Canadian government.

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For more information, contact:
Erica Schindel
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
P: 306-966-2663 
E: erica.schindel@usask.ca

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