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Robin Lemaire

MPA Program Chair and Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration & Policy (CPAP)
Robin Lemaire
104 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., Public Management, University of Arizona, 2012
  • M.A., French, Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • B.A., International Studies & French, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, 2001

Theories of organization and the management of public, nonprofit, health care organization, with a particular research interest in organizational networks and network analysis

  • PAPA 5316: Government Administration II
  • PAPA 5904: Project and Report
  • PAPA 6114: Complex Public Organizations
  • PAPA 6344: Leadership & Management Process Public Administration
  • PAPA 6354: Advanced Topics, Organizational Networks
  • Lemaire, Robin H. 2019. What is Our Purpose Here?: Network Relationships and Goal Congruence in a Canadian Child and Youth Health Network. American Review of Public Administration,
  • Lemaire, Robin H., Mannak, Remco, Ospina, Sonia, and Groenleer, Martijn. 2019. Striving for State of the Art with Paradigm Interplay and Meta-Synthesis: Purpose-oriented Network Research Challenges and Good Research Practices as a Way Forward. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, 2(3): 175–186.
  • Lemaire, Robin H. and Provan, Keith G. 2018. Managing Collaborative Effort: How Simmelian Ties Advance Public Sector Networks. American Review of Public Administration, 48(5): 379-394.
  • Lemaire, Robin H, Provan, Keith G., Mercken, Liesbeth, and Leischow, Scott J. 2017. Shaping the Evolution of the Information Flow: The Centralizing Mechanisms in the Evolution of the North American Tobacco Quitline Consortium.  International Public Management Journal, 20(3): 467-488.
  • Provan, Keith G. and Lemaire, Robin H. 2012.  Core Concepts and Key Ideas for Understanding Public Sector Organizational Networks: Using Research to Inform Scholarship and Practice. Public Administration Review, 72: 638-648.
  • First Steps to Investing in Early Child Education and Development: Network processes and structure over time
  • Focus on Prevention: Improving Quality of Life by Focusing on Rural Communities

Improving the understanding and practice of managing organizational networks to build collaborative capacity of communities.