Lhawang Ugyel

Lecturer

Lhawang Ugyel is a Lecturer at the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

From 2016 to 2018, he was a Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy, and a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Papua New Guinea. He is also an Honorary Academic at the Policy and Governance Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy. And from July 2014 to June 2016, he was a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy teaching into the Masters of Public Policy Program and conducting independent research.

Prior to completing his PhD program at the ANU in 2014, he worked for the Royal Government of Bhutan in various capacities. He was the Senior Human Resource Officer for the Royal Civil Service Commission Secretariat for 7 years. He also worked for 3 years as a Policy Analyst with the People’s Project Research Office, a think tank organization started by His Majesty the King of Bhutan. During his PhD program, he worked for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association as a Research Officer from 2010-12, and as a Research Assistant for the project funded by ANZSOG to develop a diagnostic tool to test organisational readiness for change from 2012-13.

His field of research is comparative public administration specializing in public sector reforms, governance networks, performance management, public service motivation and development administration. 

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Ugyel L, 2016, Paradigms and public sector reform: Public administration of Bhutan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40280-2
2016
Preprints
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Ugyel L, Integrating Formal and Informal Institutions: Towards a Healthy Community in the Pacific, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3216239
Ugyel L, Formal and Informal Institutions in Governance Networks: Managing Diabetes in Australia and India, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2865307
Ugyel L, Dynamics of Public Sector Reforms in Bhutan: Interaction of Values within a Hybrid Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2196225
Howes S; Betteridge A; Sause L; Ugyel L, Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Tropics: Are Developing Countries Different?, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3009196
Book Chapters
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Ugyel L, 2021, 'How “Place” Shapes the Public Servant: Papua New Guinea’s Public Administration Within the Contexts of “Big Man” and “Wantok” Systems', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer International Publishing, pp. 381 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29980-4_86
2021
Ugyel L, 2020, 'How “Place” Shapes the Public Servant: Papua New Guinea’s Public Administration Within the Contexts of “Big Man” and “Wantok” Systems', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03008-7_86-1
2020
Howes S; Betteridge A; Sause L; Ugyel L, 2018, 'Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Tropics Are Developing Countries Different?', in Fabian M; Breunig R (ed.), HYBRID PUBLIC POLICY INNOVATIONS: CONTEMPORARY POLICY BEYOND IDEOLOGY, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 253 - 271, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000454631300016&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Conference Papers
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Ugyel L, 2016, 'Big man and patronage system: its role in the public administration system of Papua New Guinea', Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, presented at International Conference on Public Policy., Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 28 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/file/paper/593a1ca700ebb.pdf
2016
Ugyel L; Daugbjerg C, 2015, 'Voluntary policy transfer in developing countries: international and domestic agents and process dynamics', Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, presented at International Conference on Public Policy, Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01 July 2015 - 04 July 2015, http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/file/paper/1433637093.pdf
2015
Blackman D; O'Flynn J; Ugyel L, 2013, 'A Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Organizational Readiness for Complex Change', Hobart, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, https://www.anzsog.edu.au/resource-library/research/a-diagnostic-tool-for-assessing-organisational-readiness-for-complex-change
2013
Journal articles
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Ugyel L, 2021, 'Relationship between public sector reforms and culture: The implementation of NPM-related performance management reforms in a collectivist and risk averse culture', Public Administration and Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.1962
2021
Ugyel L; Daugbjerg C, 2020, 'Successful policy transfer and public sector reform in developing countries', Policy and Politics, vol. 48, pp. 603 - 618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557320X15786631116992
2020
Ugyel L; Sause L; Gorea E, 2020, 'Dynamics and tensions of implementingagencification reforms: Experiences of DistrictDevelopment Authorities in Papua New Guinea', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12448
2020
Ugyel L, 2019, 'Formal and informal governance networks: Diabetes care in Australia and India', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 78, pp. 359 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12372
2019
Ugyel L, 2017, 'Relationship between politics and administration: a comparative analysis of legislation and governance in Pacific Island governmental systems', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol. 39, pp. 153 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23276665.2017.1361626
2017
Ugyel L, 2017, 'A decade of performance management reforms in bhutan: Problems and prospects', South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, vol. 4, pp. 185 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2322093717736640
2017
Ugyel L; O’Flynn J, 2017, 'Measuring Policy Success: Evaluating Public Sector Reform in Bhutan', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 40, pp. 115 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2015.1076466
2017
Corbett J; Veenendaal W; Ugyel L, 2017, 'Why monarchy persists in small states: the cases of Tonga, Bhutan and Liechtenstein', Democratization, vol. 24, pp. 689 - 706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2016.1212019
2017
Ugyel L, 2016, 'Convergences and divergences of public sector reform in Bhutan: dynamics of incremental and transformational policies', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol. 38, pp. 118 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23276665.2016.1179858
2016
Ugyel L, 2014, 'Explaining hybridity in public administration: An empirical case of bhutan's civil service', Public Administration and Development, vol. 34, pp. 109 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.1685
2014
Working Papers
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Ugyel L, 2018, Integrating Formal and Informal Institutions: Towards a Healthy Community in the Pacific, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, No. 69, http://dx.doi.org, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3216239
2018
Ugyel L, 2013, Dynamics of Public Sector Reforms in Bhutan: Interaction of Values within a Hybrid Administration, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 1301, http://dx.doi.org, https://crawford.anu.edu.au/publication/crawford-school-working-papers/9838/dynamics-public-sector-reforms-bhutan-interaction
2013
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
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lensPublic Service Management