Cardiff Business School People

Professor Rhys Andrews

Professor in Public Management

+44 (0)29 208 74198
E10, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Rhys' research interests focus on strategic management, social capital and public service performance.

He has published widely in refereed journals including: Human Relations, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Administration Review. He is also co-author of Strategic Management and Public Service Performance (Palgrave, 2011) and Public Service Efficiency: Reframing the Debate (Routledge, 2013).

  • PhD Politics (University of Wales) 2005
  • MA Political Theory (University of Wales) 1996
  • BA (Hons) Government (Essex) 1994

Teaching commitments

  • BSc Business Management Year 2: Business, Government & Society
  • BSc Business Management Year 3: European Business Environment
  • MBA Business projects
  • PhD supervision

Research interests

  • Public management
  • Organization theory
  • Social capital

Rhys has led the following projects

Co-ordinating for cohesion in the public sector of the future (COCOPS)

1 January 2011 to 29 June 2014

Sponsored by European Commission (FP7)

Led by Professor Rhys Andrews

Award type: Research

Forward looking analysis for long term evaluation of Local Area Agreements and Local Strategic Partnerships

1 January 2010 to 30 March 2010

Sponsored by Department for Communities and Local Government via University of Warwick

Led by Professor Rhys Andrews

Award type: Services

Rhys has contributed to the following projects

Research on governance, accountability and contestability

30 June 2013 to 4 September 2013

Sponsored by

Led by Professor Stephen Martin with Professor Rhys Andrews, Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dr James Downe and Dr Tom Entwistle, Professor Alistair Cole (Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics)

Award type: Research

Form & Function: A comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of unitary authorities and two tier structures

19 June 2008 to 18 June 2013

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Led by with Professor Rhys Andrews

Award type: Services

Developing evaluation guidance for the redress review trailblazers

25 November 2009 to 31 January 2010

Sponsored by Department for Communities and Local Government

Led by Professor Stephen Martin with Professor Rhys Andrews

Award type: Research, Subcontract

PhD supervision research interests

  • Citizenship
  • Government reform and devolution
  • Organization theory
  • Public management
  • Research methods
  • Social capital
  • Strategy in organizations

Involving citizens in policy-making – does it vary across countries and why?

Monday 21 September 2015

The importance accorded to citizen participation in public policy-making has grown over the last decade and there has been increasing interest in the methods used to engage with citizens at a local level.

Editorial work

  • Co-editor, International Public Management Journal
  • Editorial board member, Public Administration, International Journal of Emergency Services


  • Independent member, Local Government Finance Distribution Sub-Group, Welsh Government
  • Advisor, Local Government Data Unit Wales