An ode to Fred Riggs

27 Mar 2015

Fred Riggs?s creative scholarly career in the field of comparative public administration brought him worldwide recognition, especially in Asia where he contributed to development of public administration in India, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. He was awarded the Order of the White Elephant by the King of Thailand in 1983; and was honoured in a major festschrift by 20 authors published in India in 1992. He was in Who?s Who in the World and in America. His writings were translated into many languages, including Italian, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. He lectured on every continent, including the countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Tanzania. Fred Riggs was a doyen of Public Management theory. He passed away on 9 February 2008. This article was written in honour of him.