Fiona Buick

Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management
Senior Lecturer

Dr Fiona Buick is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business, at UNSW Canberra.

Fiona’s research focus is on the role of organisational culture, strategic human resource management and human resource management in enabling group and organizational effectiveness within the public sector. She also focuses on the dynamics involved in structural change and intra- and inter-organisational joining-up, highlighting tensions between informal and formal institutional practices.

Fiona holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management, Masters of Human Resource Management, Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations and a Bachelor of Applied Psychology, all from the University of Canberra. Prior to commencing her PhD, Fiona worked as a human resource practitioner in the Australian Public Service and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

For Future Research Students: Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high achieving students (with H1 /High Distinction in UG and Masters by Research). If you are interested contact me at f.buick@adfa.edu.au

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters
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Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Designing performance management to be an ethical tool', in Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S (ed.), Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, pp. 294 - 307
2021
Buick F, 2021, 'Performance management and common purpose: Rethinking solutions to inter-organizational working', in Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 229 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781789901207.00021
2021
Buick F; O’Flynn J; Malbon E, 2019, 'Boundary Challenges and the Work of Boundary Spanners', in Reimagining the Future Public Service Workforce, Springer Singapore, pp. 21 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1480-3_2
2019
Carey G; Malbon E; Buick F, 2018, 'Boundary spanners: towards a theory of practice.', in Craven L; Dickinson H; Carey G (ed.), Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: Tackling the Critical Challenges., Routledge, New York, N.Y., pp. 121 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315206271-13
2018
Buick F; O'Flynn J; Malbon E, 2018, 'Boundary Challenges and the Work of Boundary Spanners', in Re-imagining the Future Public Service Workforce, Springer, pp. 21 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1480-3
2018
Carey G; Buick F; Malbon E, 2017, 'Institutions and Wicked Problems', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3337-1
2017
Dickson TJ; Terwiel AF; Buick F, 2017, 'Volunteer management at the paralympic games', in Darcy S; Frawley S; Adair D (ed.), Managing the Paralympics, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 193 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-43522-4_9
2017
Carey G; Buick F; Malbon E, 2017, 'Institutions and wicked problem', in Farazmand A (ed.), Global Encyclopaedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Springer
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2016, 'Performance Management as a Strategic Tool for Change', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 149 - 162
2016
Blackman D; Buick F; West D; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J, 2015, 'PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: CREATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, NOT HIGH ANXIETY', in Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S (ed.), Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Acton, Australia, pp. 79 - 102, http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch052.pdf
2015
Buick F, 2014, 'The Culture Solution? Culture and Common Purpose in Australia', in O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J (ed.), Crossing Boundaries in Public Policy and Management: The International Experience, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 78 - 91
2014
Buick F, 2013, 'Boundary Spanning to Address Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia', in Langan-Fox J; Cooper CL (ed.), Boundary-Spanning in Organizations Network, Influence and Conflict, Routledge, New York, pp. 143 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203488058
2013
Halligan J; Buick F; O'Flynn J, 2011, 'Joined-Up, Horizontal and Whole-of-Government in Anglophone Countries', in Massey A (ed.), International Handbook on Civil Service Systems, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 74 - 102
2011
Halligan J; Buick F; O'Flynn J, 2011, 'Experiments with joined-up, horizontal and whole-of-government in Anglophone countries', in International Handbook on Civil Service Systems, pp. 74 - 99
2011
Halligan J; Buick F; O’Flynn J, 'Experiments with Joined-up, Horizontal and Whole-of-Government in Anglophone Countries', in , Edward Elgar Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781001080.00010
Conference Papers
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MacKrell D; McDonald C; Buick F; Kleeman D, 2016, 'Boundary spanning theory: A case study of the professionalisation of ICT graduates in the Australian Public Service', in Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2016
2016
Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
2016
Buick F; Blackman D; West D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M, 2014, 'Enhancing performance in the australian public service: A case of co-production', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 123 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.181
2014
Blackman D; Buick F; Odonnell M; Oflynn J; West D, 2013, 'Managing expectations to create high performance government', in Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, AOM 2013, pp. 424 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11
2013
Blackman DA; Buick F; Halligan J; O'Flynn JL; Marsh I, 2010, 'Australian Experiences with Whole of Government: Constraints and Paradoxes in Practice', in SSRN Electronic Journal, Elsevier BV, Berne, Switzerland, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Berne, Switzerland, 07 April 2010 - 09 April 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1927603
2010
Edited Books
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Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html
2021
Journal articles
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Blackman D; Buick F; Johnson S; Rooney J; Ilahee N, 2021, 'Using system traps to understand and potentially prevent human resource development intervention failure', Human Resource Development Quarterly, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21434
2021
Johnson SJ; Blackman DA; Buick F, 2018, 'The 70:20:10 framework and the transfer of learning', Human Resource Development Quarterly, vol. 29, pp. 383 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21330
2018
Buick F; Blackman D; Johnson S, 2018, 'Enabling Middle Managers as Change Agents: Why Organisational Support Needs to Change', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 222 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12293
2018
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Integrating individual and organizational change: Conversations for change', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 10370 - 10370, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.10370abstract
2017
Carey G; Buick F; Malbon E, 2017, 'The Unintended Consequences of Structural Change: When Formal and Informal Institutions Collide in Efforts to Address Wicked Problems', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 41, pp. 1169 - 1180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1350708
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'flynn J; O'donnell M; West D, 2017, 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government', Review of Public Personnel Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17701544
2017
Buick F; Carey G; Pescud M, 2017, 'Structural changes to the public sector and cultural incompatibility: the consequences of political decisions and inadequate change management.', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 50 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12262
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Is Not Like Dieting', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 524 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12238
2017
Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Flynn J, 2016, 'From engaging to enabling: Could an asset-based approach transform Indigenous affairs?', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol. on line first, pp. 1632 - 1651, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263774X16629674
2016
Buick F; Blackman D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M; West D, 2016, 'Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership', Public Administration Review, vol. 76, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12481
2016
Carey G; Buick F; Pescud M; Malbon E, 2016, 'Preventing dysfunction and improving policy advice: the role of intra-departmental boundary spanners', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 176 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12213
2016
Buick F; Blackman DA; O'Donnell ME; O'Flynn JL; West D, 2015, 'Can enhanced performance management support public sector change?', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 28, pp. 271 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249
2015
Buick F, 2013, 'The perils of cultural differentiation: silo mentalities as an impediment to joined-up success', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2013, pp. 13369 - 13369, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2013.13369abstract
2013
O'Flynn J; Buick F; Blackman D; Halligan J, 2011, 'You Win Some, You Lose Some: Experiments with Joined-Up Government', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 34, pp. 244 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2010.540703
2011
Reports
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Blackman D; Dickinson H; Gardner K; Buick F; Johnson S; Olney S, 2018, Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service. Public Service Research Group, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
2018
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensPublic Service Management