I am an associate professor of public management in the Department of Public and International Affairs at City University of Hong Kong, where I also serve as program director of the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (MAPPM) and deputy director of the Laboratory for Public Management & Policy (LaMP). 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 citizen-state relations (especially citizen satisfaction and the provision of information to citizens), public service performance (especially the use of performance targets), and the turnover of agency heads and senior officials. I aim for transparency and replicability of published work. Some of my research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom. I am currently editing a special issue of Public Management Review and serve on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, the Journal of Policy Studies, and the International Journal of Public Sector Management. I have also served on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, as transparency editor for Public Administration Review, and as associate editor for the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration.
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