Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. He earned PhD in Policy, Planning and Development (public management track) from the University of Southern California in 2015. His research focuses on performance management and collaborative governance. His research on performance management explores how personnel management policies affect organizational-level outcomes such as employee turnover and organizational performance. His research on collaborative governance explores how to realize collaborative advantages and how power dynamics in collaboration affect network-level outcomes.
Dr. Wang’s research has been published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, among others. He received the 2014 Staats Emerging Scholar Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
Siciliano, M. D., Wang, W., Hu, Q., Medina, A., & Krackhardt, D. (2022). Networks in the Public Sector: A Multilevel Framework and Systematic Review. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press
Han, X., & Wang, W. (2022).Does granting managerial autonomy in exchange for accountability mitigate gaming?. Public Administration Review.
Wang, W., & Kim, T. K. (2022). Examining the effects of a performance management reform on employee attitudes and organizational climate. Public Management Review, 1-23.
Wang, W., & Yeung, R. (2019). Testing the effectiveness of “managing for results”: Evidence from an education policy innovation in New York City. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 29(1), 84-100.