Bert George wins Belgian Thesis award

Dr. Bert George  of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is awarded the triannual prize for the best Belgian doctorate in public economics. The Merlot-Leclerc Award is granted once every three years by the CIRIEC (Centre International de Recherches et d'Information sur l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative) and constitutes a monetary award of EUR 3,500 as well as an official ceremony. Bert’s doctorate focuses on strategic planning in public organizations and contains concrete recommendations on how public organizations can optimize their strategic planning processes so that these really stimulate strategic thinking.

 

Bert George focused in his research Unravelling the determinants of strategic planning effectiveness in public organizations, on strategic planning in public organizations and contains concrete recommendations on how public organizations can optimize their strategic planning processes so that these really stimulate strategic thinking. 

 

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Over Bert George
Dr. Bert George is assistant professor of public management at Erasmus University. He defended his PhD at Ghent University in 2016.  He is co-director of the master in public management, a senior member of the Netherlands Institute of Government and a co-chair of the EGPA Study Group on Strategic Management in Government. Bert’s teaching and research focus on strategy, behavior and performance in government. He has widely published on these topics in top international academic journals and acted as an expert consultant for – among others – the OECD.

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