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PUBLICATIONS:
Books
  • Roberts, N.C. (Ed.). The Age of Direct Citizen Participation. New York: ME. Sharpe, 2005. Roberts, N.C. (Ed.). Transformative Power of Dialogue. London: Elsevier Press, in press.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. Transforming Public Policy: Dynamics of Policy Entrepreneurship and Innovation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
  • Thomas, K.W. and Roberts, N.C. (Eds). Troubled Waters: A Sourcebook of Cases in Management and Organization. Monterey, CA:Naval Postgraduate School, 1988.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Published Proceedings
  • Roberts, N.C. “Keeping Public Officials Accountable Through Dialogue: Resolving the Accountability Paradox.” Public Administration Review, in press.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. “Research Methods for New Public Management.” International Public Management Journal,, in press.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Public Entrepreneurship as Social Creativity." In A. Montouri (ed.) Social Creativity Vol. 3. New York: Hampton Press, in press.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Dialogue and Transformation.” Symposium Editor. nternational Journal of Public Administration, 24(7), 2001.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Coping with Wicked Problems.” In L. Jones, J. Guthrie and P. Steane (eds.). International Public Management Reform: Lessons From Experience. London: Elsevier, 2001.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Wicked Problems and Network Approaches to Resolution.” The International Public Management Review. 2000, 1(1).
  • Roberts, N.C. and Menker, J. “Strategic Management in the Federal Government.” In Jack Rabin, Gerald J. Miller, and W. Bartley Hildreth (eds.). Handbook of Strategic Management. 2nd. Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2000, pp. 561-593.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Organizational Configurations: Four Approaches to Public Management.” In J. L. Brudney, L. O’Toole, and H.G. Rainey (eds.). Advancing Public Management: Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000, 217-234.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Synoptic Model of Strategic Planning and the Results Act: Lacking a Good Fit with the Political Context.” Public Productivity and Management Review, 2000, 23(3): 297-311.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Innovation by Legislative, Judicial, Management Design: Three Arenas of Public Entrepreneurship.” In H.George Frederickson and Jocelyn M. Johnston (eds.) Public Management Reform and Innovation: Research, Theory, and Application. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Radical Change by Entrepreneurial Design.” Acquisition Review Quarterly, Special Issue on Managing Radical Change. 5(2), 1998:107-127.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Public Deliberation: An Alternative Approach to Crafting Policy and Setting Direction." Public Administration Review, 57(2), 1997:124-132.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Dotterway, K. "The Vincennes Incident: Another Player on the Stage?" Defense Analysis. Vol. 11 (1), Spring 1995:31-45.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Wargo, L. "The Dilemma of Planning in Large-Scale Public Organizations: The Case of the United States Navy." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 4(4), 1994:469-491.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Limitations of Strategic Action in Bureaus: The Case of the Department of Defense." In Barry Bozeman, (Ed.) Public Management: The State of the Art. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993:153-172.
  • Jones, C., Sengupta, K, & Roberts, N.C. "A conceptual framework for a combat organization's command and control systems of systems." Proceedings of the JDL Conference on Command and Control, National Defense University D.C., June, 1993.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Introduction to Public Entrepreneurship." Editor, Symposium on Public Entrepreneurship and Inno vation, for Public Productivity and Management eview, 16(2):137-140, 1992.
  • King, P.J. and Roberts, N.C. "A Psychological Profile of Policy Entrepreneurs." Public Productivity & Management Review, 16(2):173-190, 1992.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation." Policy Studies Review, 11(1), Spring: 55-74, 1992.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. "Stakeholder Collaboration and Innovation: A Study of Public Policy Initiation at the State Level. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 27(2):209-227, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Policy Entrepreneurs: Their Activity Structure and Function in the Policy Process." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, I(2):147-175, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Limitations of Strategic Management in Bureaus." Proceedings of the National Public Management Research Conference, Syracuse, NY: Maxwell School, September, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Toward a Synergistic Model of Power." In Shared Power, J.M. Bryson and R.C. Einsweiler (Eds.), Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "The Process of Public Policy Innovation." In Research on the Management of Innova tion, A. Van de Ven, S.Poole, and H.(Eds.) New York: Ballinger, 1989:303-335.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Network Structure from Relational Data: Measurement and Inference in Four Operational Models. Social Networks, 11(2):89-134, 1989.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Relational Dynamics of Charismatic Organization: The Complementarity of Love and Power." World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, 27:87-123, 1989.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Stakeholder Audit Goes Public." Organizational Dynamics, Winter, 1989:63-79.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Policy Entrepreneurs: Catalysts for Innovative Public Policy." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Frank Hoy (Ed). Academy of Management, August, 1988:313-317.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. "Limits to Charisma." In Charismatic Leadership in Management. Jay Conger and Rabindra Kanungo, (Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1988:253-275. Reprinted in International Library of Management, Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (Ed.), pub lished by Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1995.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Leadership From A Developmental Perspective." Proceedings: Command Climate: Focus for Leadership Research Department of the Army, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, May 5-7, 1987:388-413.
  • King, P.J. Roberts, N.C. "Policy Entrepreneurs: Catalysts for Policy Innovation." The Journal of State Go vernment, July-August, 1987:172-178.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Organizational Power Styles: Collective and Competitive Power Under Varying Organizational Conditions." Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 22(4):443-458, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Transforming Leadership: A Process of Collective Action." Human Relations, 38(11):1023-1046, 1985.
  • Porras, J. and Roberts, N.C. et. al. "Modeling-based Organization Development: A Longitudinal Assessment." Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 18(4):433-446, 1982.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Porras, J. "Progress in Organization Development Research." Group and Organization Studies, March, 1982, 91-116.
  • Porras, J. and Roberts, N.C. "Toward a Typology of Organization Development Research." Journal of Occupational Behavio r, Winter, 1980:163-179.

Conference Papers
  • Roberts, N.C. “Organizing for Peace Operations.” 6th National Public Management Research Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, October 10-12, 2001.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Coping with Wicked Problems.” International Public Management Network Conference, Sidney, Australia, March 4-6, 2000.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Keeping Public Management Accountable Through Dialogue.” National Public Management Research Conference, Texas A & M, December 3-5, 1999.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. “Research Methods for New Public Management.” International Public Management Network Conference, Siena, Italy, July 1999.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Stakeholder Collaboration and Planning in Crisis Countries.” Symposium organizer on “Peace Matters Most,” Academy of Management, San Diego, August 1998.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Strategic Planning Approaches in the Federal Government: Lacking a Good Fit with the Political Context.” Symposium on “The Quest for Significance in Public vs. Private Management Research: What Are the Most Important Differences and Why Are They Important?” Academy of Management, San Diego, August 1998.
  • Roberts, N.C. “Organizational Configurations: Four Approaches to Public Sector General Management.” Paper presented to the Fourth National Public Management Research Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens GA, Oct.30- November 1, 1997.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Innovation by Legislative, Judicial, and Management Design: Three Arenas of Public Entrepreneurship." Paper presented at the Third Public Management Research Conference, University of Kansas, September 1995.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Radical Change by Design." Paper presented to Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Division, August, 1994.
  • Roberts, N. C. and Wargo, L. "Compensating for Size: Strategic Planning in the Department of the Navy." Paper presented to the National Public Management Research Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 30-October 2, 1993.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Relations of Affect and Control and Organizational Function." Paper presented to the Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 6-11, 1993.
  • Roberts, Nancy. "Dialogue and Deliberation: A New Mode for Crafting of Strategy." Presented to Berkeley Symposium on Public Management Research, University of California, co-sponsored by the Research Division of the American Society for Public Administration, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, July 19, 1993.
  • King, P. and Roberts, N.C. "Entrepreneurial Teams: Their Function, Design and Role in Policy Innovation." Paper presented to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference, Denver, October 29-31, 1992.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "The Psychology of Public Policy Change Agentry." Paper presented to the Inter national Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, July 4-8, 1992.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Dynamics of Collective Organization." Paper presented at the Stanford Organizations Asilomar Research Conference, Monterey, April 29-May 1, 1992.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Dynamics of Collective Organization." Paper presented to the International Sunbelt Network Conference, San Diego, February 14-17, 1992.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. "Stakeholder Collaboration and Innovation: A Study of Public Policy Initiation at the State Level." Paper presented to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington D.C., October 24-26, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Limitations of Strategic Manage ment in Bureaus: The Case of the Department of Defense." Paper presented to the Security and Arms Control Section of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 29 - September 1, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Functional Perspective." Paper presented to the Public Sector Division, Academy of Management Conference, Miami, August 8-14, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Stakeholder Audit Goes Public." Presented to Third Annual California Community Leadership Conference on Leadership and Management Roles of the 1990's, February 16, 1991.
  • King, P.J. and Roberts, N.C. "Public Entrepreneurship: A Personal Profile." Paper presented to The Association of Public Policy and Management Conference. San Francisco, October 18-20, 1990.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. Relational Dynamics of Structural Transformation: The Complementarity of Love/Affect and Power/Control. Presented to the Sunbelt International Social Network Conference, San Diego, February, 1990.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Holonomic Processes in Organizations. Invited paper presented to ORSA/TIMS Conference, New York, October, 1989.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Policy Entrepreneurship: A Typology." Paper presented at Academy of Management Meetings, Washington, D.C., Public Sector Division. Awarded Charles H. Levine Best Paper Award, Public Sector Division. Paper also published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Frank Hoy (Ed). Academy of Management, 1989:313-317,
  • Roberts, N.C. "Ego Development and Cognitive Maps: The Holonomic Implications." Paper presented to the Forth Holonomy and Social Systems Conference, Esalen California, April, 1989.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Stakeholder Discussion Group: A Forum for the Crafting of Public Policy." Paper presented to the North American Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Montreal, February 27- March, 5, 1989.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "The Logic of Charismatic Change: Transcending Weberian Rationality." Paper presented to the American Sociological Meetings, Atlanta, August, 1988.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Policy Entrepreneurs: Catalysts for Innovative Public Policy." Presented to the Public Sector Division of Academy of Management Meetings, Los Angeles, August, 1988.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "Relational Fields and Action Spaces: Aligning Energy for Organizational Stability and Transformation." Presentation to the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, June 14-17, 1988.
  • Roberts, N.C. "The Exercise of Power in Organizations: A Test of the Empowerment Hypothesis." Paper presented to the 1987 Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, August, 1987.
  • Bradley, R.T. and Roberts, N.C. "The Dynamics of Charismatic Transformation." Paper presented to International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, July 4-7, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. "A Developmental Perspective on Power: Some Preliminary Findings." Paper presented to the International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, July 4-7, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. King, P.J. "The Dynamics of Public Policy Innovation: The Catalytic Function of Policy Entrepreneurs." Paper presented to the Strategic Management Research Center Conference on Innovation, University of Minnesota, May 13-15, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. "A Developmental Perspective on Leadership." Paper presented to the Third Annual Leadership Research Conference, Department of the Army, Kansas City Missouri, May 5-7, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. and Bradley, R.T. "Limits to Charisma." Invited paper presented to McGill University's Faculty of Management International Conference on Charismatic Leadership in Management, Montreal, May 1-2, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Power Styles Inventory: Measurement of Collective and Competitive paths to Organizational Power." Paper presented to the 1987 Western Academy of Management Conference, April 9-11, 1987.
  • Roberts, N.C. "A Developmental Perspective on Power: Some Preliminary Findings." Paper presented to the Social Psychology and Personality Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz, Nov.12, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C.and King, P.J. "Policy Entrepreneurs: Key Participants in the Policy Formulation Process." Paper presented to 8th Annual APPAM Conference, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Oct. 30-Nov.1, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Policy Innovation: The Role of the Policy Entrepreneur." Paper presented to NPS, AS Dept., Management Colloquium, September 9, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Holonomic Power Structures and Cognitive Maps." Paper presented to the symposium Participant Perceptions of Network Structures, at Sunbelt VI, Social Network Conference, Santa Barbara California, February 13-16, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Collective and Distributive Power: A New Typology." Paper presented at the Academy of Manage ment Meeting, San Diego, August, 1985.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Power Structures in Work Groups: A Test of the Hologramic Theory." Paper presented to the symposium on "Hologramic Theory: A New Perspective on Organization," Organization Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Meeting, San Diego, August, 1985.
  • Roberts, N.C. "The Stakeholder Audit: A Key Political Tool in the Change Process." Paper presented to the symposium on Applied Models for Political Diagnosis in Organizations. Academy of Management Meeting, San Diego, August, 1985.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Structural and Contextual Factors in the Creation of Charisma." Paper presented to the symposium on "Rethinking Charisma: Structure, Process and Consequences," Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, August, 1984.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Synergistic Power." Commissioned paper presented to the 1984 Humphrey Conference on Shared Power, May 9-11, 1984.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Collective and Distributive Power Behaviors in Organizations and Their Relationship to Managerial Effectiveness." Paper presented to the Pan Pacific Conference, Honolulu Hawaii, March 26-28, 1984.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Styles of Power in Organizations." Paper presented at the Strategic Management and Organization Colloquium, sponsored by the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Department of Strategic Manage ment, March, 1983.
  • Porras, J. and Roberts, N.C. "Toward a Typology of Organization Development Research." Paper presented at the OD Network Conference, Vail Colorado, September 7-11, 1979.

Technical and Study Reports
  • Smith, C. Roberts, N. Fann-Thomas, G. & Pawlowski, B. “An Assessment of Knowledge and Skill Requireme nts of Navy Shore-Based Installation Management.” NPS-SM-96-004.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Reconstructing Combat Decisions: Reflections on the Shootdown of Fight 655." Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, NPS-AS-03-008, October, 1992.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Military Decision Making." Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, NPS-AS-92-004, December, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Case Development Program Naval Postgraduate School: An Overview." Working Paper No. 91-02, May, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Limitations of Strategic Management in Public Bureaus: The Case of the Department of Defense." Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, NPS-AS-91-008, April, 1991.
  • Roberts, N.C. and King, P.J. "Public Entrepreneurship: A Typology." Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, NPS-56-89-018, August, 1989.
  • Tritten, J. and Roberts, N.C. "Strategic Management for the Defense Department." NPS-56-88-030, Naval Postgraduate School Project Report, September, 1988.
  • Tritten, J. and Roberts, N.C. (Eds.) "Student Reports in Strategic Planning, NPS-56-88-031, aval Postgraduate School Project Report, September, 1988.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Multi-Organizational Analysis of the Determinants of Managerial Power." Working paper 86-10, Department of Administrative Sciences, Naval Postgraduate School, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "Power Styles Inventory: Measurement of Collective and Competitive Paths to Organizational Power." Working paper 86-21, Naval Postgraduate School, 1986.
  • Roberts, N.C. "The Exercise of Power in Organizations: A Test of Impowerment Hypothesis." Working paper 86-22, Department of Administrative Sciences, Naval Postgraduate School, 1986.
  • Gilbert, D. and Roberts, N.C. "The Leader and Organizational Culture: Navigating the Tricky Currents." University of Minnesota Strategic Management Research Center, School of Management, 1984.



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