Weijie Wang

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Working Title
Assistant Professor
People Type
236 Middlebush Hall

PhD from University of Southern California


Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Truman School of 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 collaborative governance and strategic human resource management in the public sector. His research on collaborative governance explores how to realize collaborative advantages and how power dynamics in collaboration affect network-level outcomes. His research on strategic human resource management explores how personnel management policies affect organizational-level outcomes such as employee turnover and organizational performance.

Dr. Wang’s research has been published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Administration and Society, among others. He received the 2014 Staats Emerging Scholar Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Courses Taught

PA 8150 Collaborative Governance

PA 8160 Organizational Dynamics and Leadership

PA 8530 Strategic Management

Selected Publications

Wang, W., & Sun, R. (2020). Does organizational performance affect employee turnover? A re‐examination of the turnover–performance relationshipPublic Administration98(1), 210-225.

Wang, W., & Yeung, R. (2019). Testing the Effectiveness of “Managing for Results”: Evidence from an Education Policy Innovation in New York CityJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory29(1), 84-100.

Sun, R., & Wang, W. (2017). Transformational leadership, employee turnover intention, and actual voluntary turnover in public organizationsPublic Management Review19(8), 1124-1141.

Wang, W. (2016). Exploring the determinants of network effectiveness: The case of neighborhood governance networks in BeijingJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory26(2), 375-388.