Professor in Public Policy and Management, Head of School
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
- Professor Gary Schwarz
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Professor Gary Schwarz is the Head of the School of Finance and Management and a Professor in Public Policy and Management. He has held academic appointments at Harvard University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Nottingham’s campus in China, where he served as Faculty Director of Teaching Development and the Director of the largest executive education programme. Previously, he was the Serviceline Leader Performance Management at Deloitte.
His research focuses on how organizations and individuals can improve their performance, innovation, and the role of various leadership approaches (e.g., transformational, participative, servant, ethical, entrepreneurial, etc.) in the strategy process. His articles have been published in top academic journals, such as Public Administration Review, Public Administration, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Business Ethics. Prof Schwarz is a member of the Editorial Board of Public Administration Review, the world-leading journal of public administration research, theory, and practice. Prof Schwarz also co-edited and co-authored the book Outsourcing, which reached the top-5 of the Financial Times list for German books.
Prof Schwarz taught and supervised students at all levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and doctoral. He obtained a Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching at Harvard University and became the first faculty member from the China campus to win the highest teaching prize at the University of Nottingham, the Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievements in enhancing the student learning experience. At London Business School and SOAS University of London he obtained perfect evaluations, with all of the participants awarding the highest possible score for his teaching. Prof Schwarz completed training in the case teaching method at Harvard University and is a Fellow at the British Higher Education Academy.
Prof Schwarz has engaged with policy makers from China, the United Kingdom, and the United States, among other countries. He has provided advisory services and management development for numerous public and private organizations, including Airbus, ArcelorMittal, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, Chinese Ministry of Finance, Danaher, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, European Union, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangzhou Municipality, Harvard University, Henry Schein, IBM, Invest Northern Ireland, Japanese External Trade Organization, Jordan Prime Ministry, Jordan Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Lufthansa, Ningbo Municipal Government, Oracle, Petro-Canada, Shanghai Municipal Government, Terex Mining, and Volkswagen Group.
Public management, leadership, performance, innovation, creative self-efficacy, strategy.
Prof Schwarz welcomes PhD applications from students who are interested in the above-mentioned research topics.
Schwarz, Gary (2014) Public Shared Service Centers: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of US Public Sector Organizations. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
Lapointe, Émilie and Vandenberghe, Christian and Ben Ayed, Ahmed K. and Schwarz, Gary and Tremblay, Michel and Chenevert, Denis (2020) 'Social Comparisons, Self-Conceptions, and Attributions: Assessing the Self-Related Contingencies in Leader-Member Exchange Relationships'. Journal of Business and Psychology, (35), pp 381-402.
Lee, Allan and Gerbasi, Alexandra and Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander (2019) 'Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparisons and Follower Outcomes: The Roles of Felt Obligation and Psychological Entitlement'. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, (92) 3, pp 593-617.
Eva, Nathan and Meacham, Hannah and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Tham, Tse Leng (2019) 'Is Co-Worker Feedback More Important than Supervisor Feedback for Increasing Innovative Behavior?'. Human Resource Management, (58) 4, pp 383-396.
Lapointe, Émilie and Vandenberghe, Christian and Mignonac, Karim and Panaccio, Alexandra and Schwarz, Gary and Richebé, Nathalie and Roussel, Patrice (2019) 'Development and Validation of a Commitment to Organizational Career Scale: At the Crossroads of Individuals’ Career Aspirations and Organizations’ Needs'. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, (92) 4, pp 897-930.
Lee, Allan and Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander and Legood, Alison (2019) 'Investigating When and Why Psychological Entitlement Predicts Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior'. Journal of Business Ethics, (154) 1, pp 109-126.
Miao, Qing and Eva, Nathan and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary (2019) 'Public Service Motivation and Performance: The Role of Organizational Identification'. Public Money & Management, (39) 2, pp 77-85.
Legood, Alison and Lee, Allan and Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander (2018) 'From Self-defeating to Other-defeating: Examining the Effects of Leader Procrastination on Follower Work Outcomes'. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, (91) 2, pp 430-439.
Newman, Alexander and Tse, Herman and Schwarz, Gary and Nielsen, Ingrid (2018) 'The Effects of Employees’ Creative Self-Efficacy on Innovative Behavior: The Role of Entrepreneurial Leadership'. Journal of Business Research, (89), pp 1-9.
Miao, Qing and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Cooper, Brian (2018) 'How Leadership and Public Service Motivation Enhance Innovative Behavior'. Public Administration Review, (78) 1, pp 71-81.
Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Cooper, Brian and Sendjaya, Sen (2017) 'How Servant Leadership Influences Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Roles of LMX, Empowerment and Proactive Personality'. Journal of Business Ethics, (145) 1, pp 49-62.
Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander and Cooper, Brian and Eva, Nathan (2016) 'Servant Leadership and Follower Job Performance: The Mediating Effect of Public Service Motivation'. Public Administration, (94) 4, pp 1025-1041.
Miao, Qing and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Xu, Lin (2014) 'Servant Leadership, Trust, and the Organizational Commitment of Public Sector Employees in China'. Public Administration, (92) 3, pp 727-743.
Miao, Qing and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Xu, Lin (2013) 'Participative Leadership and the Organizational Commitment of Civil Servants in China: The Mediating Effects of Trust in Supervisor'. British Journal of Management, (24) S1, pp S76-S92.
Schwarz, Gary (2017) 'Transformational Leadership and Job Performance: The Role of Organizational Identification'. In: Muenjohn, Nuttawuth and McMurray, Adela, (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 519-539.
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