Professor William Webster

Professor William Webster

Personal Chair

william.webster@stir.ac.uk +44 (0)1786 467359


Management Work and Organisation 3A37 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I graduated in 1994 with a First Class Honours degree in Public Administration and was also awarded a Certificate in Public Service Practice following a year long placement as a civil service Fast Stream Administrative Trainee, at the Information Technology Office of the Inland Revenue.

Between 1994 and 2000 I was a researcher based at the Centre for the Study of Telematics and Governance (CSTAG), Caledonian Business School, undertaking research into new innovative electronic public services.

In 2000 I was appointed as a Lecturer in Public Management at the University of Stirling and in 2007 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. I am the Director of the Public Service Management MBA and BA (Hons) Public Management & Administration programmes and contribute to a range of programmes and modules at the University.

My research interests focus on issues to do with governing in the information age (e-government) and I am a recognised expert on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance cameras and Interactive Digital Television (iDTV). I am a member of the Public Sector Management Research Group and a number of academic and professional networks, including the European Group of Public Administration and the International Research Society for Public Management.

Press Coverage of Research

Gordon, T. ‘£375,000 TV Scheme Only Tracks Down Two Viewers’. The Herald, 13 January, p1 & p7, 2006. The Scotsman. ‘The Interactive Digital Television Pilot’.
The Scotsman, Science and Technology, 13 January, p41, 2006.
Society of Public Information Networks (SPIN) ‘Scottish iDTV Pilot – Evaluation’, Electronic Public Information, April/May, p6, 2006.

Teaching Programme
Leadership Director of theMBA Public Service Management programme.
Module Coordination
PMA9PS Public Management & Administration(spring)
PMA9PANew Public Management(autumn)
PMA9PPPartnership Working(spring)
PMA9P8 Public Management & Administration Dissertation (spring)
PSMP15Managing Partnerships(spring)
PSMP22Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Management(spring
PSMP20MBA (Public Service Management)Dissertation Other Teaching Contributions MGT9A3The Evolution and Development of Management(autumn)
BUS927Strategic Management(autumn)
PSMP01The Public Service Manager

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