Sandra L. Fisher

Sandra L. Fisher has been studying, consulting on, and teaching about issues related to human resource management and organizational performance for over 15 years. After spending five years as a consultant in Arlington, Virginia, she is now an Associate Professor at the Clarkson University School of Business in Potsdam, New York, where she teaches courses in human resource management, innovation, organizational change, and organizational behavior. She has worked with a variety of government and for-profit organizations, helping them improve human resource practices to meet strategic goals.

Effectively Managing Professional Services Contracts: 12 Best Practices

This report is targeted to the growing pool of government managers who are responsible for managing professional services contracts. It gleans a dozen best practices, based on real-world experience, currently used by successful managers across the government. A major theme of these experiences is the importance of creating a more effective working relationship-much more like a partnership than the traditional adversarial relationship-between the project officer, the contract manager, and the contractor.

Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies
Clarkson University School of Business
Clarkson University School of Business Box 5790
Potsdam, NY 13699
United States
268-6430

Sandra L. Fisher has been studying, consulting on, and teaching about issues related to human resource management and organizational performance for over 15 years. After spending five years as a consultant in Arlington, Virginia, she is now an Associate Professor at the Clarkson University School of Business in Potsdam, New York, where she teaches courses in human resource management, innovation, organizational change, and organizational behavior. She has worked with a variety of government and for-profit organizations, helping them improve human resource practices to meet strategic goals. Her primary interests and areas of expertise include the interface between people and technology, changing employment relationships (for example, increased use of outsourcing), training systems, and performance management.

Dr. Fisher has published articles in journals such as Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management and has presented numerous papers at national and international professional conferences. She is on the editorial boards of Journal of Business and Psychology and the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. She received her Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from Michigan State University in 1998.

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