Goodman, Doug

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Dr. Doug Goodman is the MPA Director and an Associate Professor of Public Affairs in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. His main teaching and research area focuses on public human resource management and state budgetary politics. Dr. Goodman's current research interests include workforce planning, at-will employment in the public sector, human resource management reforms, managing public employees following catastrophic events, and public sector retirement benefits. Lear more about Dr. Goodman on his home and Research Explorer pages


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    Understanding the Link between Organizational Communication and Innovation: An Examination of Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Organizations in South Korea
    (Sage Publications Inc) Suh, Jiwon; Harrington, James R.; Goodman, Doug; 310632350 (Harrington, JR); 53479748 (Goodman, G); ; Suh, Jiwon; Harrington, James R.; Goodman, Doug
    Innovation and internal communication are essential for any successful organization. Although communication within organizations has long been studied in the for-profit sector, we still know little about the impact of communication types on innovation in the public and nonprofit sectors. To examine this question, we leverage and construct a longitudinal dataset using 5 years of the Korean Workplace Panel Survey (KWPS) from 2005 to 2013. Employing media richness theory, this study finds that internal communication positively influences innovation in the for-profit sector, which is a finding consistent with prior studies. Similarly, in the nonprofit sector, we find that meeting with the executive director and the number of communication channels utilized in an organization has a positive impact on innovation. However, we do not find that these communications have any impact in the public sector.
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    State government human resource professionals’ commitment to employment at will
    (Sage, 2010-02-11) Coggburn, Jerrell D.; Battaglio, R. Paul, Jr.; Bowman, James S.; Condrey, Stephen E.; Goodman, Doug; West, Jonathan P.; Goodman, Doug
    This article examines the attitudes of a key set of state government officials—state human resource (HR) professionals—toward employment at will (EAW) in state government. It presents original survey data obtained from HR professionals in four southern states: Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Mississippi. Drawing on these data, the article creates an index measuring respondents’ commitment to EAW, as measured by their attitudes toward arguments used to advocate for EAW. The index is used as the dependent variable in an exploratory regression analysis indicating the importance of respondents’ experiences with the exercise of EAW discretion, years of public sector service, educational background, and state context to explaining variation in commitment to EAW. The article concludes with a discus

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