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Michele Tantardini earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in economics and management of public administration at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). His academic career has been focused on the management of public sector institutions and organizations, and the delivery of public services. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Affairs at Florida International University (Miami, FL) with a dissertation on the relationship between performance information use and organizational social capital. His professional experience started by working for the Treasury Department of the Italian Republic (Rome, Italy). He then started working as a young researcher both at the Bocconi School of Management and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Michele Tantardini has spent time conducting research focusing on the following topics: performance information use, social capital, and public service motivation. Among the others, his publications appeared on the following journals: Public Performance and Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Review of Public Personnel Administration, International Journal of Public Administration, and Teaching Public Administration. He is currently focusing his research efforts on exploring the manifold relations between religion, faith, and spirituality and public administration. His work on religion and public administration has been published on Public Policy and Administration and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration. The monograph "Religion and Public Administration: An Introduction" has been recently published with Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
- Public Management
- Performance Management
- Social Capital
- Public Service Motivation
- Religion, faith, and spirituality
Ongaro, E. & Tantardini, M. (2023). Religion and public administration: An introduction. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Prysmakova, P., & Tantardini, M. (In Press). Financial performance and ethics: Employing commitment to public values as proxy. International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 29.
Ongaro, E., & Tantardini, M. (2023) Debate: Why the religious factor has been forgotten in PA studies? (And how to remedy it). Public Money & Management.
Levine, E. J., & Tantardini, M. (2023). Defining and measuring economic development: A literature review and outlook. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs 9(3), 1-32.
Ongaro, E., & Tantardini, M. (2023). Advancing knowledge in public administration: Why religion matters. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 45(01), 1-6. DOI: DOI:10.1080/23276665.2022.2155858
Ongaro, E., & Tantardini, M. (2023). Religion and public administration: A systematic literature review and outlook. Public Policy & Administration. DOI:10.1177/0952076722114686
Tantardini, M. (2022). Organizational social capital and performance information use: The mediating role of Public Service Motivation. State and Local Government Review, 54(3), 31. DOI: 10.1177/0160323X221113366
Zhang, X., Tantardini, M., Kim, Y., & De Lancer Julnes, P. (2021). Is performance management reform living up to its expectations? An analysis of public management reform in China’s Guangdong Province. Public Performance & Management Review, 44(1), 27.
Tantardini, M., & Tolay, J. (2020). Does performance matter in migration governance? The case of the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(2), 137-150.
Morcol, G., Tantardini, M., Williams, A., & Slagle, D. R. (2020). Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees: Differences and similarities in the curricula and course contents. Teaching Public Administration, 38(3), 313-332. DOI: 10.1177/0144739420915758
Tantardini, M. (2019). Routine and nonroutine performance information use: An assessment about substitution and complementarity. Public Management Review, 21(5), 755-774. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2018.1523452
Kroll, A., & Tantardini, M. (2017). Motivating and retaining government employees: The role of organizational social capital. International Public Management Journal, 22(2), 232-253. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2017.1367341
Tantardini, M., Guo, H., & Ganapati, N. (2017). Social capital and public financial performance: Lessons from Florida. Public Performance & Management Review, 40(3), 480-503. ISBN/ISSN:
Prysmakova, P., Tantardini, M., & Potkański, T. (2017). The role of financial performance in motivating Polish municipal employees. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 39(1), 75-105. ISBN/ISSN: 10.1177/0734371X16685600
Tantardini, M., & Garcia-Zamor, J.-C. (2015). Organizational social capital and anticorruption policies: An exploratory analysis. Public Organization Review, 15(4), 599-609.
Tantardini, M., & Kroll, A. (2015). The role of organizational social capital in performance management. Public Performance and Management Review, 39(1), 83-99.
Ph.D. (Florida International University, Miami, FL)
Master (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)
Bachelor (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)