Alexander Kalgin

Implementation of performance management in the public sector in Russia

Supervisors: Adrian Campbell (UoB), Andrey Klimenko (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

My research is focusing on the implementation of performance management system in the public sector in Russia. By interviewing civil servants and analyzing performance data I attempt to find evidence of deliberate data manipulation and establish conditions that incentivize it.

My project contributes to the wider literature on implementing New public management reforms in non-Western environments. 


I joined IDD in 2010 after receiving a Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham’s Business School. I work part-time as a researcher at the Institute of Public Administration of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

I am interested in the theory of bureaucracy and its modern applications. I am also interested in wider issues related to organisational change.

My research is sponsored by scholarships from the Higher School of Economics and University of Birmingham.


  • BSc Economics, Moscow State University, Department of Economics, 2007
  • MSc International Accounting and Finance, University of Birmingham, Business School, 2008

Research interests

  • Public administration
  • Performance management
  • Theory of bureaucracy
  • Organisational culture


Kalgin A. (2012) (in Russian) Upravlenie po resultatam na regionalnom urovne: kontrol’ ili rezultativnost’? (Performance management at the regional level: accountability of effectiveness?), Voprosy gosudarstvennogo i municipalnogo upravlenia, 2012. ? 3.pp. 35—60.

Kalgin A. (2011) Structuring mass higher education: the role of elite institutions. Book Review, Evaluation & Research in Education, Volume 24, Issue 4, 2011, , 2011