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Dr Tobias Polzer

Lecturer
EBS - Accounting
Dr Tobias Polzer
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 876637

  • Location

    EBS.1.11D, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206 873911.

Profile

Biography

Tobias Polzer is Lecturer in Accounting at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. He received a PhD in Public Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research interests include reforms in the public sector in the areas of public sector accounting, public governance and public procurement, taking an interpretative perspective. He has published in Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Public Management Review and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. A current co-edited volume (“Joined-up” local governments? Restructuring and reorganising internal management) provides an empirical account of how initiatives for joining up manifest in local governments in several European countries. Tobias is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of whole of government accounting, use of performance information in the public sector or proliferation of public sector accounting standards.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

  • PhD in Public Management (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)

  • Diploma in Public Administration (University of Potsdam, Germany)

Appointments

Other academic

  • External Examiner, Shannon College of Hotel Management National University of Ireland, Galway ( 1/11/2016 - 31/10/2018 )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Public Sector Accounting

Public Management and Governance

Public Procurement

Teaching and supervision

  • Advanced Management Accounting (BE131)

  • Cases in Corporate Governance (BE156)

  • Student Success Tutorial (BE916)

  • Advanced Management Accounting (BE131)

  • Issues in Management Accounting (BE133)

  • Cases in Corporate Governance (BE156)

  • Student Success Tutorial (BE917)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Hyndman, N., Liguori, M., Meyer, RE., Polzer, T., Rota, S., Seiwald, J. and Steccolini, I., (2018). Legitimating change in the public sector: the introduction of (rational?) accounting practices in the United Kingdom, Italy and Austria. Public Management Review. 20 (9), 1374-1399

Polzer, TH., Meyer, RE., Höllerer, MA. and Seiwald, J., (2016). Institutional Hybridity in Public Sector Reform: Replacement, Blending, or Layering of Administrative Paradigms. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. 48B (1), 69-99

Hyndman, N., Liguori, M., Meyer, RE., Polzer, T., Rota, S. and Seiwald, J., (2014). The translation and sedimentation of accounting reforms. A comparison of the UK, Austrian and Italian experiences. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 25 (4-5), 388-408

Books (3)

Polzer, TH., (2019). From 'Classic Public Administration' to 'Public Governance'. The Role of Administrative Paradigms in Public Sector Accounting Reforms [Von klassischer Verwaltung zu Public Governance. Rolle von Verwaltungsparadigmen in Reformen des öffentlichen Rechnungswesens]. Springer VS

Mitea, D., Theiner, M., Finderup, Z., Fuchs, C. and Polzer, TH., (2017). Feasibility study concerning the actual implementation of a joint cross-border procurement procedure by public buyers from different Member States. Publications Office of the European Union. 978-92-79-64806-9

Bjørnå, H., Leixnering, S. and Polzer, TOBIAS., (2017). ’Joined-up’ Local Governments? Restructuring and Reorganising Internal Management. Facultas. 978-3-7089-1374-2

Book chapters (3)

Polzer, TH., (2019). Budgetary Reforms [Budgetreformen]. In: Handbook of Public Administation Reforms [Handbuch zur Verwaltungsreform]. Editors: Reichard, C., Wewer, G. and Veit, S.,

Leixnering, S., Meyer, RE. and Polzer, T., (2017). Austria: Joined-up Government on the Municipal Level as a Coordination Problem – Steering of Decentralised Units and Cross-cutting Policy Issues. In: 'Joined-up' Local Governments? Restructuring and Reorganizing Internal Management. Editors: Bjørnå, H., Leixnering, S. and Polzer, TOBIAS., . Facultas. 49- 69

Egger-Peitler, I. and Polzer, TH., (2014). Open Data: European Ambitions and Local Efforts. Experiences from Austria. In: Open Government. Opportunities and Challenges for Public Governance. Editors: Gascó-Hernández, M., . Springer. 137- 154. 9781461495635

Contact

tobias.polzer@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876637

Location:

EBS.1.11D, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206 873911.