Charles Conteh

Faculty of Social Sciences




Charles Conteh

Associate Professor, specializing in Public Policy & Management, Political Economy and Governance

Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 4075
Email: cconteh@brocku.ca
Plaza 354

 

EDUCATION

PhD, McMaster University; M.A., Carleton University; B.A.(Hons.), University of Toronto.

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

Professor Conteh’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Canadian and Comparative Public Policy, Public Management, Political Economy and Governance. His current research focuses on governance structures and processes in complex and dynamic policy systems, particularly examining collaborative and strategic policy formulation and implementation.  Prof. Conteh currently investigates how local, regional and national economies are reinventing themselves in the face of seismic global economic and ecological changes. A related interest is governance reform in developing countries.  

Prof. Conteh received the “Highly Commended Award” at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013, for an article published in the International Journal of Public Sector Management.  In 2010, he received recognition at the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) annual conference for his co-authorship of one of the “Eight Most Downloaded Articles” published in the Public Management Review journal  2009.

 

 AWARDS

2011 - 2013 SSRRC Workshop and Book Publication Grant

2011 - 2012: BUAF Book Publication Grant

2010 - 2012: SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

2010 - 2011: BSIG Research Grant.

2009: SSHRC Workshop Grant.

2008-2010: Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Research Grant (in collaboration with Dr. B. Segsworth).

2002-2004: The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Grant. (in collaboration with the Director of World Hope International, Canada). 

 

RECOGNITION OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

Won “Highly Commended Award” at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013, for article published in the International Journal of Public Sector Management.

One of the “Eight Most Downloaded Articles” published in the Public Management Review iournal  2009. 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Books

Conteh, Charles (2013) Policy Governance in Multi-Level Systems: Economic Development and Policy Implementation in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Conteh, Charles & Ian Roberge (Eds.), (2014) Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century. London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. 

Conteh, Charles and Robert Segsworth (Eds.), (Dec. 2013) Governance in Northern Ontario: Economic Development and Policy Making. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (UTP).

Conteh, Charles, T. J. Greitens, D. K. Jesuit, I. Roberge (Eds.), (2014). Governance and Public Management: Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times. London: Routledge.

Conteh, Charles & Shafiqul Huque (Eds.), (2014) The Unfinished Agenda of Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices.  London: Routledge.

Conteh, Charles & Konah Koroma (2014). Development Policy Governance in Africa and Beyond. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Book Chapters

1. Conteh, Charles (2014) "Strategic Management at the Local Level: City-Regions Managing Global Economic Change" in John Bryson, Marc Holzer and Paul Joyce (Eds.), Developments in Strategic and Public Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

2. Conteh, Charles (2014) “Strategic forecasting in turbulent environments: reinventing regional economic hubs in Canada” in Conteh, Charles, T. J. Greitens, D. K. Jesuit, I. Roberge (Eds.), (Spring 2014). Governance and Public Management: Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times London: Routledge.

3. Conteh, Charles, (2013). "Innovation Governance in Multi-Level Systems” in Denita Cepiku, David Jesuit and Ian Roberge (eds.) Making Multi-Level Public Management Work: Stories of Success and Failure from Europe and North America. Taylor & Francis. Pp. 85 – 101.

4. Conteh, Charles and Robert Segsworth (2013). “Introduction” and “Conclusion” in Charles Conteh and Robert Segsworth (eds.) Governance in Northern Ontario: Economic Development and Policy Making. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 

5. Conteh, Charles, (2013). “Implementing Economic Development Policy in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Regions: The Case of Northern Ontario” in Charles Conteh and Robert Segsworth (eds.) Governance in Northern Ontario: Economic Development and Policy Making. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

6. Conteh, Charles, (2013). “Introduction to Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century” in Charles Conteh and Ian Roberge (eds.) Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century (Taylor & Francis).

Conteh, Charles (2011) "Private Delivery of Public Services in Canada" in Leone, R. & F. Ohemeng (Eds.) Approaching Public Administration, (Toronto: Edmund Montgomery Publications), pp. 235 – 243. 

7. Conteh, Charles (2007) Globalization and Africa’s Experience:  Fetching Water from a Broken Cistern” in Howard Wiarda (ed.) Globalization: Universal Trends, Regional Implications (Boston: Northeastern University Press), pp. 246-265. (co-authored with Dr. Lana Wylie, McMaster).

Refereed Journal Articles

1. Conteh, Charles (2013) “Transitions in Regional Development Policy Implementation in Canada:  The Cases of Manitoba and New Brunswick” British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 26 (1): 129 - 149.

2. Conteh, Charles (2013). “Strategic Inter-Organizational Cooperation in Complex Environments,” Public Management Review 15 (4): 501 - 521.

3. Conteh, Charles. (2012) "Managing Intergovernmental Contracts: The Canada-Manitoba Cooperation on Regional Economic Development" Canadian Public Administration. Vol. 55 (2): 269.

4. Conteh, Charles (2012) “Changing Trends in Regional Economic Development Policy Governance,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Vol. 37 (4): 1419 - 1437.

5. Conteh, Charles (2012) "Public Management in an Age of Complexity:  Economic Development in Canada" International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 25 (6/7): 464 - 472.

6. Conteh, Charles (2011). "Balancing Resilience and Adaptability in Northern Ontario and Manitoba," Canadian Journal of Regional Science. Vol. 34 (2/3): 69-81.

7. Conteh, Charles (2011) “Policy Implementation in Multi-Level Environments: Regional Economic Development Policy in Northern Ontario" Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 54 (1), 121-142. 

8. Conteh, Charles (2010) “The Challenges of Economic Development Policy Governance in Developing Countries: The Case of Botswana,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 31 (3-4), 401-416.

9. Conteh, Charles (2010) “The Ecology of Public Management in Africa” Public Sector Management, Vol. 21 (2), 34-36.

10. Conteh, Charles (2010) “Legitimizing Singapore’s Interventionist Market Governance” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 45 (1), 47-65.

11. Conteh, Charles (2009) “Network Governance of Private Sector Development Policy in Singapore” Asian Journal of Political Science, 17 (1): 71-88.  

12. Conteh, Charles and Frank Ohemeng (2009) “The Politics of Decision Making in Developing Countries: Privatization in Botswana and Ghana” Public Management Review, Vol. 11 (1), 57-77.

13. Conteh, Charles (2009) “Institutional Legitimacy in Botswana and Singapore: The Challenges of Market Governance” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol. 11 (3), 369-383. (First-rate international journal in comparative public policy studies).

14. Conteh, Charles (2008) "Rethinking Botswana's Economic Diversification Policy: Dysfunctional State-Market Partnership" Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 46 (4), 540-554.

15. Conteh, Charles (2008) "Singapore: Economic Policy," Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 2nd ed., Vol. 3, 1778-1783.  

Review Articles

1. Conteh, Charles (2011) “Managing Complex Governance Systems: Dynamics, Self-Organization and Co-Evolution in Public Investments. By Teisman, G., Buuren, A. v., & Gerrits, L (New York: Routledge, 2009). Public Management Review Vol. 13 (5), 755-8.

2. Conteh, Charles (2010) “Transcending New Public Management: The Transformation of Public Sector Reforms.” by Christensen, T. and Laegreid, Per, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).  Public Management Review Vol. 12 (5), 751-754.

3. Conteh, Charles (2010) “The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition” by Dwivedi, O. P., Sheldrick, B. M., & Mau, T. A. (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009). Canadian Public Administration Vol. 53 (1), 128-131.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 

1. “Strategic Management in Turbulent Environments: Re-Inventing Regional Economic Hubs in Canada.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Rome, Italy, April, 2012

2. “The Paradoxes and Practices of Governance as a Paradigm of Reform in Developing Countries: The Case of Botswana.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Rome, Italy, April, 2012

3. “Transcending Institutional Boundaries and Leveraging the Vision of Aboriginal Self-Governance.” Paper presented at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Annual Conference, Victoria, BC. August 28 – 31, 2011.

4. “Strategic Inter-Organizational Cooperation in Complex Environments.” Paper presented at the Seventh Transatlantic Dialogue (7-TAD) on Strategic Management of Public Organizations, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, June 23 – 25, 2011.

5. “Policy Implementation in Multi-Level Systems.” Paper presented at a conference organized and funded by the European Union Centre of Excellence at York University, York University, Toronto, June 16 – 17, 2011.

6. “Innovation Management in Canada: Policy Governance in Multi-Level Systems.” Paper presented at a workshop on “Future Directions in Canadian Public Administration.” Toronto, May 13 – 14, 2011.

7. "The New Public Governance in Developing Countries: A Critical Assessment." Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Waterloo, Canada, May 16 - 18, 2011.

8. "Public Management in Dynamic Environments: Regional Economic Development Policy and Governance in Canada." Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Waterloo, Canada, May 16 - 18, 2011.

9. "Canada in the World: Canadian Public Administration in Comparative Perspective." Paper presented at the Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century", Toronto, May 13 - 15, 2011.

10. “Managing Canada’s Rural Regions in a Knowledge-Based Economy.” Paper presented at the annual Rural Research Workshop (RRW) of the Canadian Rural Development Network’s (RDN), Ottawa, May 4-5, 2011.

11. "Organizational Change and Public Management Theory." Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Dublin, Ireland, April, 2011

12. “Public Sector Reform for Effective Service Delivery in Post-Conflict Societies." Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Dublin, Ireland, April, 2011

13. “A Comparative Critique of Public Sector Reform in Fragile States.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA), Niagara Falls, New York, April 8-9, 2011.

14. “Balancing Resilience and Adaptability Amidst Change: A Tale of Three Federal Agencies in Canada.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), Ottawa, Canada, August, 2010.

15. "Public Management in Developing Countries: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives in Sierra Leone."  Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June, 2010.

16. “Comparative Analysis of Development Policy Implementation in New Brunswick and Manitoba.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June, 2010.

17. “Transitions in Policy Implementation Frameworks: Regional Development Policy Implementation in Canada." Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Berne, Switzerland, April, 2010.

18. "Coordinating Industrial Development Policy: Post-War Economic Reconstruction in Sierra Leone & Liberia" Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Berne, Switzerland, April, 2010.

19. “Economic Development Policy Governance in Canada’s Disadvantaged Regions: The Case of Northern Ontario.” Paper presented at a workshop organized by Charles Conteh and Robert Segsworth in Sudbury, Ontario, October 28 & 29, 2009. 

20. “Policy Implementation in Canada: The Case of the FedNor.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May, 2009. 

21. “The Multi-Actor Governance Framework: Administering Regional Development Policy.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May, 2009.

22. “Network Governance of Regional Economic Development: The Case of Northern Ontario.” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, USA, March, 2008.

23. “Policy Formulation in Developing Countries: Privatization in Botswana and Ghana.” Paper presented at the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Annual Conference, Potsdam, Germany, April, 2007.

24. “The Politics of State-Market Partnership: Economic Policy Implementation in Singapore.” Paper given at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June, 2007.

25. “At the Administrative Crossroads:  Privatization & The Search for Governance Efficiency and Equity: The Case of Botswana.” Presentation made at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Toronto, 2006.

NON-REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1. “Rethinking Botswana's Economic Diversification Policy: Dysfunctional State-Market Partnership”, Paper presented at the Botswana Economic Policy Conference and Fair, Gaborone, Botswana, April, 2011.

2. “The Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario: Lessons for Other Canadian Regions”. Presented to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in Moncton, New Brunswick, December 2009. 

Public Policy and Management

Events

Crossing Borders Student Conference - Abstract due Feb. 13th, 2015
March 26, 2015 - 4:00pm - March 27, 2015 - 4:00pm