SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Gary Schwarz

CBA / LLM with honors (Northwestern) MBA (Chicago) MPA (Harvard) PhD (WHU)
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Gary Schwarz
School of Finance and Management

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Centre for Trust Research


Dr Gary Schwarz
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SOAS University of London
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Dr Gary Schwarz is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management. He has held academic positions 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. His articles have been published in top academic journals, such as Public Administration, Public Administration Review, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Ethics. Dr Schwarz also co-edited and co-authored the book Outsourcing, which reached the top-5 of the Financial Times list for German books. Dr Schwarz received a Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching at Harvard University and the Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievements in enhancing the student learning experience at the University of Nottingham. Dr Schwarz has been involved in consulting and management development for numerous public and private organizations, including ArcelorMittal, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, IBM, Japanese External Trade Organization, Shanghai Municipal Government, and Volkswagen.



Public management, leadership, performance, innovation, strategy


Authored Books

Schwarz, G. (2014) Public Shared Service Centers: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of US Public Sector Organizations. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.


Miao, Qing and Newman, Alexander and Schwarz, Gary and Cooper, Brian (2017) 'How Leadership and Public Service Motivation Enhance Innovative Behavior'. Public Administration Review, pp 1-18.

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.

Lee, Allan and Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander and Legood, Alison (2017) 'Investigating When and Why Psychological Entitlement Predicts Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior'. Journal of Business Ethics, pp 1-18.

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.

Book Chapters

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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