Professor Sneyd conducts research on the political economy of commodities. He is currently under contract with Polity Press to write a book on the geopolitics of cotton for Polity’s resources series. This work moves Adam’...
Professor Mau completed a D.Phil. at St Antony’s College, Oxford University where he was both a Commonwealth and SSHRC Doctoral Scholar. Prior to attending Oxford, he completed the Guelph-McMaster Collaborative M.A. in Public Policy and Administration and an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Guelph. For the past several years he has been teaching courses on Business-Government Relations, Local Government and Public Management and Administration for the B.Comm. in Public Management and graduate level courses for the Guelph-McMaster Collaborative M.A. in Public Policy and Administration. He also teaches a course on the Politics of Organizations for the collaborative M.A. (Leadership) program. Tim has twice been named as one of the University of Guelph’s Popular Professors in Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities.
While I would be especially interested in supervising graduate or honours thesis students who have an interest in political or bureaucratic leadership, I am also willing and able to work with students who intend to conduct research in any area of public management or administration.
I have a number of research interests that I am pursuing at the moment. One is a book project proposal (with O.P. Dwivedi and Adam Sneyd) that is currently under review with the University of Toronto Press, entitled Institutions of Public Governance Under Stress: Canada in Comparative and Global Context.I also have a number of projects related to various aspects of administrative and political leadership that I am currently researching, including a study on the leadership of mayors and CAOs as well as the leadership competency models employed by the provincial governments, which complements an earlier study that I published that compared the leadership competency models used in Canada, the US and Australia in their respective federal public services.
Public Administration, Local Government, Business-Government Relations, Politics of Organizations, Public Sector Leadership
Mau, Tim A. “Is Public Sector Leadership Distinct? A Comparative Analysis of Core Competencies in the Senior Executive Service” in Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink and Anthony Middlebrooks, Editors. Public Sector Leadership: International Challenges and Perspectives. (Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2009), 313-339.
Dwivedi, O.P., Tim A. Mau and Byron Sheldrick, Editors. An Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition. (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), 401 pp.
Mau, Tim A. “Public Sector Leadership Development: The Canadian Model Considered” CSL Leadership Review. 1, 4, Spring 2007, 267-294.
Mau, Tim A. “Globalisation, Regional Integration and the Evolution of the Independence Rhetoric of the PQ and the SNP” British Journal of Canadian Studies. 18, 2005, 313-339.
Coleman, William D. and Tim A. Mau. “French-English Relations in Business Interest Associations, 1965-2002.” Canadian Public Administration. 45, 2, Winter 2002, 490-511.