Dr. Bert George (1987) is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at the Department of Public Administration - Erasmus University Rotterdam. Bert teaches courses on strategy, management and organization to full-time, international and executive students in (international) public management and public administration. He is the Program Director of the Master of Public Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on the effectiveness of management processes in public organizations, with a specific interest in how said processes can enhance governance performance - including effectiveness and efficiency but also broader citizen outcomes.
Bert was a visiting scholar at the City University of Hong Kong, where he worked within CityU's renowned Laboratory for Public Management and Policy (LaMP) - with which he is still associated. He holds a PhD in Business Economics, a master of science in strategic management and a bachelor of science in business administration - all from Ghent University (Belgium).
Bert has consulted for several (international) public organizations - including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He currently co-chairs the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Permanent Study Group on Strategic Management in Government and is a senior member of the Netherlands Institute of Government.
Bert's research has been published in several elite journals in the field of public administration - including Administration & Society, Public Administration and Public Management Review. He has been awarded two best papers awards for his work by renowned international academic organizations (European Academy of Management in 2016 and European Group for Public Administration in 2013) and was selected as a top reviewer by the Academy of Management in 2017.