Federation Business School

Prof Alan Lawton, Publications

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2013 Lawton, A., Rayner, J. And Lasthuizen, K. Ethics and Management in the Public Sector pp. 184(Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.) ISBN978-0-415-57760-1

1999 Rose A. and A. Lawton (eds. and authored) Managing the Public Services pp.367 (Financial Times Management, London). ISBN 0-273-62524-1.

1988 Lawton, A. Ethical Management for the Public Services, pp. 167, (Open University Press, Buckingham).ISBN 0-335-19919-4.

  • Translated into Georgian, 2002.
  • Translated into Chinese, 2009

1996 Lawton, A and D. Mckevitt (eds. and authored) Case Studies for Public Services Management, pp. 207 ( Blackwells, Oxford).ISBN 0-631-19579-3. Contributed 4 cases.

1994 D. McKevitt and A. Lawton (eds) Public Sector Management: Theory, Critique and Practice pp. 306 (London, Sage) ISBN 0-80397713-1.

1994 Lawton, A. and A. Rose Organisation and Management in the Public Sector Second Edition pp. 256, (Pitman, London) ISBN 0-273-60191-1.

1991 Lawton, A. and A. Rose Organisation and Management in the Public Sector pp. 207, (Pitman, London) ISBN 0-273-0374-7.

Teaching guides:

Lecturer's Guide for A. Rose and A. Lawton (1999) 'Managing the Public Services' (Financial Times Management, London) pp.99 ISBN 0-273-62816.

Teaching Notes for A. Lawton and D. McKevitt (1996) 'Case Studies for Public Services Management' (lead author) pp.100 (Blackwell, Oxford).ISBN 0-631-204415.

Book chapters

2011 Lawton, A. and F.Six. 'NPM: the view from abroad' in Menzel, D.C. and H.L.White (eds.) The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities M.E.Sharpe.

2011 Lawton, A., Six, F. and M. Macaulay. 'Ethical audit: control, performance and review' in Osborne, S.P. and A.Ball (eds.) Social audit, social accounting and accountability for the public goodRoutledge, London.

2009 Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay, M. 'Ethics Management and Ethical Management' in Cox, III, R (ed)Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration: concepts and cases (ME Sharpe)

2008 Lawton, A. 'Evaluation of the London Integrity System' in Huberts, L., Anechiarico, F. and Six, F. (eds.) Local Integrity Systems BJU Publishers, The Hague

2004 Lawton, A. and J. Palidauskaite 'Codes of Conduct for Public Servants in Central and East European Countries: Comparative Perspectives' in Jenei, G., McLaughlin, K., Mike, K. and Osbourne, S. (eds) Challenges of Public Management Reforms: Theoretical Perspectives and Recommendations (Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary).

1999 Lawton, A. 'Social Enterprise and the Public Services Manager' in Huberts, LWJC and van den Heuvel, JHJ (eds). Integrity at the Public-Private Interface, (Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, the Netherlands), ISBN 90-423-0096-5.

1998 Lawton, A. 'Business Practices and the Public Service Ethos', in C. Sampford, N. Preston and C.A. Bois (eds.), Public Sector Ethics: Finding and Implementing Values, (Federation Press, Sydney and Routledge, London).ISBN 1-86287-298-8.

1996 Lawton, A. and R. Deacon 'Networking in Wales: European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Office-Local Authority Relations in Lawton, A and D. McKevitt (eds.) op cit.

1996 Lawton, A. and D. Mckevitt 'Wellcare Hospital Trust' in Lawton, A and McKevitt, D (eds) ibid.

1996 Lawton, A. 'Implementing Community Care' in Lawton A and McKevitt, D (eds) ibid.

1996 Lawton, A. and D. Mckevitt 'Strategic Change in Local Government Management: Comparative Case Studies' in Lawton, A and Mckevitt, D (eds) ibid.

1985 Lawton, A. 'Political Theory', pp.16-25 in L. Robins (ed.), Introducing Political Science: Themes and Concepts in Studying Politics, (London, Longman).ISBN 0-582-35493-5.

Research reports:

2014 Lawton, A., Duffy, M., Valenzuela, E., Morgan, D. and Joiner, T. Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor Federation University, Australia

2014 Lawton, A., Duffy, M., Valenzuela, E., and Morgan, D. The Development of the Gippsland Economic Modelling Tool Federation University, Australia

2009 Lawton, A. and Macaulay, M. 'Assessing the impact of standards committees' for Standards for England

2005 Lawton, A. and Macaulay, M. 'Analysis of the code of conduct consultation' for The Standards Board for England (available www.standardsboard.co.uk).

2005 Lawton, A. Macaulay, M., Iles, P., Llewellyn, N and B. Thompson Supporting Monitoring Officersfor The Standards Board for England (available www.standardsboard.co.uk).

2004 Lawton, A. and Macaulay, M. 'United Kingdom Country Study for Transparency International, UK (available www.transparency.org).

1999 Edwards, C. Jackson, D., Jones, G. And Lawton, A. Towards Best Value: a report by the Open University on Newham Council's first year as a pilot authority pp 49 (London, Policy Information Network) ISBN 1-902975-00-6.

1991 Boyne, G., Griffiths, MP, Lawton, A and J. Law Local Government in Wales: Its Role and Functions pp. 94, (York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation) ISBN 1-872470-43-2.

Journal articles:

2014Lawton, A. and Gabriunas, I.P. 'Developing a framework for ethical leadership' Journal of Business Ethics Available online

2014Macaulay, M. and Lawton, A. 'Localism in practice: investigating citizen participation and good governance in local government standards of conduct' Public Administration Review 74(1): 75-83

2013Six, F and A. Lawton 'Towards a theory of integrity systems: a configurational approach'International Review of Administrative Sciences 79(4): 639-658

2012Rayner, J., Lawton, A. and H.M. Williams 'Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and the Public Service Ethos: Whither the Organization? Journal of Business Ethics 106(2): 117-13

2011van der Wal, Z., de Graaf, G. and A. Lawton 'Editorial: Competing Values in public management' Public Management Review13 (3): 331-341

2011Rayner, J., Williams, H., Lawton, A and C. Allinson 'Public Service Ethos: Developing a Generic Measure' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 21 (1); 27-51

2010Lawton, A. 'Editorial: Public service ethics: developing the field' International Journal of Public Sector Management 23(7) 592-595

2009Lawton, A. 'The Language of Ethics: understanding public service ethics through discourse'Public Integrity Winter 11 (1): 35-52.

2007Hannagan, T., Lawton, A and G. Mallory 'Responding to change: the management of further education colleges in England' International Journal of Public Sector Management 20 (6):484-496.

2006Macaulay, M. and A. Lawton 'From Virtues to Competence – Changing the Principles of Public Service' Public Administration Review, 66 (5): 702-710.

2006Macaulay, M. and A. Lawton 'Changing the Standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England' Parliamentary Affairs, 59 (3): 474-490.

2006Lawton, A. 'Ethics and Public Management – 25 Years On' Editorial Public Money & Management 26 (1):13-14.

2006Lawton, A. and R.A. Doig 'Researching Ethics for Public Service Organizations: The View from Europe' Public Integrity, 8 (1):11-33. Winner of outstanding article in vol. 8, awarded by Ethics Section of American Society for Public Administration.

2005Lawton, A. 'Public Service Ethics in a Changing World' Futures, Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, 37 (3-4): 231-243

2004Lawton, A and M. Macaulay 'Ethics at the crossroads? The ethical framework for local government' Local Government Studies, 30 (4): 624-638.

2004Lawton, A. 'Developing and Implementing Codes of Ethics' Lithuanian Journal of Public Administration (Viesoji Politika ir Administravimas) Nr. 7: 94-101.

2003Tonge, A., Greer, L. and A. Lawton. 'The Enron story: You can fool some of the people some of the time….' Business Ethics: A European Journal, 12 (1): 4-22.

2003Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay 'Misunderstanding Machiavelli and Management: metaphor, analogy and historical method' Philosophy of Management, 3(3): 17-31.

2002Lawton, A., Edwards, C., Jones, G. and N. Llewellyn 'Rhetoric and Reality in Public Entrepreneurship' International Journal of Public Administration, 25 (12):1543-1558.

2002Lawton, A. 'Trusting In, and Trust Within, the Public Services' Teaching Public AdministrationXXII (2): 1-13.

2000Edwards, C., Jones, G., Lawton, A and N. Llewellyn. 'Entrepreneurship and the Public Sector: Issues and Applications' The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1,Oct. :163-171.

2000Lawton, A., Mckevitt, D. and M. Millar. 'Coping with ambiguity: reconciling external legitimacy and organizational implementation in performance' Public Money & Management, 20 (3): 13-19

1996McKevitt, D. and A. Lawton. 'The Politician, The Manager and Performance Measurement', Public Money & Management,16 (2): 49-54.

1995Lawton, A. and D. McKevitt. 'Strategic Change in Local Government Management', Local Government Studies, 21 (1): 46-64.

1992M.P. Griffiths and A. Lawton. 'Community Councils in Wales', Local Government Studies, 8 (2): 34-43.

1991Lawton, A. 'Community Councils: The Foundation for Welsh Government', in Radical Wales, No. 3, Summer: 8-9.

1981Lawton, A. 'Updating Political Theory' Teaching Politics, 10 (2): 184-193.

Conference contributions

Keynote presentations:

2001Lawton, A. 'Developing Codes of Ethics' Keynote presentation at Teaching Ethics to the Public, Private and Professional Sectors Conference, Brisbane.

1999Lawton, A. 'The Theory and Practice of Ethics and Management' Managing Ethics in the Public Service, Conference, Royal Ministry of Labour and Government Administration, Norway.

1992Lawton, A. 'Can the Leopard Change its Spots? Local Authorities and the Voluntary sector', Annual Conference of Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Cardiff.

1990Lawton, a. and M.P. Griffiths 'Reforming Community Councils in Wales' (with P. Griffiths) Annual Conference of Wales Association of Community and Town Councils, Aberystwyth.

Refereed conference papers:

2011Lawton, A, and M. Macaulay 'Mapping a regulatory life cycle from birth to death; a case study of the Standards Board for England' APSAC Conference Freemantle, Western Australia, 15-17 November

2011Abdul Manaf, H., Armstrong, S.J. and A. Lawton 'Knowledge Sharing Practices, Managerial Tacit Knowledge, and Individual Performance: Their Interrelationships and the Moderating Role of Employee Personality' 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM11), University of Passau, Germany 1-2 September.

2010Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay 'Standards of learning; how local government standards committees contribute to organisational learning' 14th Annual IRSPM Conference, Berne 7-9 April

2009Lawton, A. and F. Six 'Developing an Integrity Audit' Australian Public Sector Ant-Corruption Conference. Brisbane, July.

2009Lawton, A., Macaulay, M. and J. Palidauskaite 'Towards a comparative methodology for public service ethics' EGPA Annual Conference, Malta, September.

2009Rayner, J., Lawton, A and Z. Van der Wal 'Public Service Ethos, New Public Management and Organizational Citizenship Behavior' Public Service Motivation Conference University of Indiana, June.

2009Lawton, A. and Rayner, J. 'Public Service Motivation in a Fragmented State: A Case Study Approach'. Public Service Motivation Conference University of Indiana, June.

2008Lawton, A and M. Macaulay 'Mapping a Regulatory Life Cycle: a case study of the Standards Board for England' EGPA Annual Conference, Rotterdam.

2008Rayner, J. Lawton, A. Williams, H. and C. Allinson 'Testing the Relationship between the Public Service Ethos and New Public Management: Public Sector Values: Frontiers of Research and Theory, Copenhagen.

2008Rayner. and A. Lawton 'Public Service: Ethos: Developing a Generic Measure' X11 Annual Conference of International Research Society for Public Management, Brisbane.

2007Lawton, A. 'Revisiting the Public Interest' EGPA Annual Conference, Madrid.

2007Lawton, A. 'Evaluating ethical performance: establishing confidence and improving behaviour' International Congress on Ethics, Ottawa.

2007Lawton, A and M. Macaulay 'Ethics Management and Ethical Management' Third Transatlantic Dialogue, University of Maryland.

2006Lawton, A. 'Researching Identity: Ethics Officers in Public and Private Sector Organisations' EGPA Conference, Milan.

2006Lawton, A. and T. Mordue. 'Re-imagining public space: public and private, citizens and customers' IRSPM X Glasgow Caledonian University.

2006Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay 'Developing an Ethical Audit: ethical culture and performance in UK local government' IRSPM X Glasgow Caledonian University.

2005Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay 'Towards a typology of Ethics Officers' EGPA Conference Berne.

2004Macaulay, M. and Lawton, A. 'From Virtue to Competence-Changing the Principles of Public Service?' EGPA Conference, Slovenia.

2004Lawton, A. and R.A.Doig 'Researching Ethics for Public Service Organisations: The View From Europe' Ethics Forum at American Society for Public Administrators Portland, Oregon.

2004Lawton, A and J. Palidauskaite 'Codes of Conduct for Public Servants in Central and East European Countries: Comparative Perspectives' IRSPM VIII Budapest.

2003Lawton, A. 'Developing and Implementing Codes of Ethics' EGPA Conference, Oeiras, Portugal.

2002Lawton, A. 'Agreement in (E) Valuation: ethical performance in local government' IRSPM VI, Edinburgh.

2001Lawton, A. 'Agreement in (E) Valuation' 10th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Prague.

2001Lawton, A., Edwards, C. and G. Jones 'Rhetoric and Reality in Public Entrepreneurship' IRSPM V Barcelona.

2001Lawton, A. 'Sharing Best Practice in Teaching Business Ethics' Teaching Business Ethics: Perspectives on Best Practice, City University, London.

2000Edwards, C., Jones, G. Lawton, A. and N. Llewellyn 'Towards a Theory of Public Entrepreneurship' IRSPM IV, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

1999Edwards, C., Jones, G. Lawton, A. and N. Llewellyn 'Social Entrepreneurship and Public Service Management: Definitions, Competencies, Obstacles and Examples' BAM Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

1999Lawton, A. 'Roles, Relationships and Public Services Management', International Institute of Administrative Sciences Conference, Civil Service College, Sunningdale.

1999Edwards, C., Jackson, D., Jones, G. and A. Lawton 'Entrepreneurship and public services management: meanings, significance, problems and application', IRSPM III, Aston University.

1999Lawton, A. 'Researching Management in Public Services Management', IRSPM III, Aston University.\

1998Lawton, A. 'Integrity and Social Entrepreneurship', Sixth International Conference on Ethics in the Public Service, Holland.

1997Lawton, A. 'Locating the Public Service Ethos', Public Services Research Unit Conference, University of Cardiff.

1996Lawton, A. 'Business Practices and the Public Service Ethos', Fifth International Conference on Ethics in the Public Service, Brisbane.

1995Lawton, A. 'The Impact of Management Reforms on the Public Service Ethos: A Comparative Study of Australia and the UK'. 3rd. International Jerusalem Conference on Ethics in the Public Service, Jerusalem.

1993Lawton, A. 'The Politician, The Manager and Performance Measurement' Joint University Council/Public Administration Committee Annual Conference, York.

1993Lawton, A. and D. McKevitt 'Strategic Change in Local Government Management' 'Waves of Change' Conference, Sheffield Business School.

1992Lawton, A. 'The Concept of Trust and Minister-Civil Servant Relationships', Business Ethics Conference, Sheffield Business School.

1985Lawton, A. 'Democracy and Civil Disobedience' European Consortium for Political Research, Barcelona.


2009'On the brink: coming back from ethical collapse' Annual Assembly of Standards Committees (Chaired the Plenary Session (850 delegates in attendance) and delivered presentations on 'The costs of ethical failure' and 'Ethical Turnaround'

2009'The Effective Standards Committee' Annual Assembly of Standards Committees Workshop session to a total of 250 delegates) Chaired the session and delivered a short paper on 'What makes an effective Standards Committee?'

2008Lawton, A. 'Developing an Integrity Audit' 8th Annual European Partners Against Corruption, Manchester (organised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission).

2007Invited Panel co-chair on 'Ethical Management and Leadership' Transatlantic Workshop on Ethics and Integrity, Washington DC.

2006Lawton, A. 'The future of local community governance and standards' National Association of Local Councils Fringe Meeting at 5th Annual Standards Board Conference, Birmingham.

2005Lawton, A. 'The Regulation of Local Government Conduct: the role of the Monitoring Officer' CIPFA Better Governance Forum York

2005Panel Member 'The State of Research in Administrative Ethics' A Transatlantic Dialogue: Administrative Ethics Leuven, Belgium.

2004Lawton, A. and M. Macaulay 'What do Monitoring Officers Need? Third Annual Standards Board Conference, Birmingham.

2004 Panel Member: 'Ethics and Professional Identity in the Academies of Management' (Convenor; Dr Emma Bell, University of Warwick) European Academy of Management Conference, St Andrews University.

2004Panel Member 'Ethics and Local Government' Labour Party Local Government Conference,Manchester.

1998Lawton, A. and T. Thorogood 'Strategic Change in Local Government', Strategic Planning Society, London.

1995Jones, G. and A. Lawton 'Strategic Competences in Local Government', Strategic Planning Society, London.

1995Lawton, A. Performance Management in the Public Services', Nuffield College, Oxford Seminar series on New Directions in British Government and Administration.

1991Lawton, A. 'Performing Measurement in Local Government in Wales' (Editor of Conference Proceedings) Polytechnic of Wales.