I am an associate professor of public management in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong, where I also serve as deputy director of the Laboratory for Public Management & Policy. Prior to joining CityU, I was a faculty member in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky.
My research focuses on public service performance and the role senior officials play in it, citizen-state interactions, and transparent and replicable research. Some of my work has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom. I currently serve on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration; also, I am associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, a not-for-profit, open-access journal.
My teaching experience includes public management and organization theory, comparative public management and policy, and research design. Having grown up in Germany, immigrated to the United States, and lived in other countries, my courses typically include an international perspective.
On this website, you can find my current vita, data and code for published articles, information about my teaching and advising, and resources for research transparency. Any questions? Please get in touch: npetrovs [at] cityu.edu.hk