“Best Paper Award” at EGPA Symposium for Doctoral Students, Bucharest, Romania NOVA Excellence Program: PhD in Management Seminar (Prof. S. Clegg), Lisbon, Portugal
2005 – 2009
German Diplom in Business Administration, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany; Degree: Diplom-Kaufmann
2003 – 2005
German Vordiplom in Business and Economics (Wirtschaftswissenschaften), Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
2010 – 2013
Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management (Prof. Proeller), University of Potsdam, Germany
Internship at Public Elements Consulting, Giessen, Germany
2007 – 2008
Vice President Finance at AIESEC Giessen, Germany
Internship at TVS Infotech Ltd., Chennai, India
Public Corporate Governance
Governance and Autonomy of Public Enterprises and Entities
Public Accountability and Control
(2014): How Dynamic Capabilities Mediate the Link between Strategy and Performance, in: Strategic Management in Public Organizations: European Practices and Perspectives, edited by Paul Joyce and Anne Drumaux, Taylor & Francis (mit Isabella Proeller, Alexander Kroll und Dominik Vogel)
(2014): A Contingency Framework on Partnership Risk, in: International Journal of Public Sector Management. Link
(2014): A Natural Experiment on Media Attention and Public Enterprise Accountability. In Public Organization Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2 (DOI: 10.1007/s11115-014-0270-2) Link
(2012): Modernes Museumsmanagement: Ergebnisse einer Umfrage in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Berlin: Syncwork AG (mit Isabella Proeller, Christoph Andersen, Nikola Hartz, Alexander Kroll, Dominik Vogel und Martin Hengel) PDF
(2012): Was bestimmt die Reformbereitschaft von Führungskräften in der Ministerialverwaltung?, in: Verwaltung & Management, 18. Jg., Nr. 2, S. 75-80. Zugleich erschienen in: Hilgers, Dennis/Schauer, Reinbert/Thom, Norbert (Hrsg.): Public Management im Paradigmenwechsel. Linz: Trauner, S. 705-719 (mit Alexander Kroll, Dominik Vogel, Isabella Proeller) PDF
(2014): Contingencies of Factual Management Autonomy in Corporatized Enterprises: A Social Exchange Perspective Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) 2014, Speyer in der Study Group VI “Governance of Public Sector Organisations”.
(2014): Dimensions of Managerial Autonomy in Municipal Corporations (zusammen mit Isabella Proeller) Paper presented at the 2014 International Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) under the topic “Rethinking Responsibility and Accountability of Public Administration in Times of Globalization, Decentralization and Privatization” (Ifrane, Marocco, University of Al Akhawayn)
(2014): Dimensions of Managerial Autonomy in Germany`s Municipal Corporations. Paper presented at the international COST Action IS 1207 “LocRef” Workshop, Working Group 1: “External Post-NPM Reforms”, 16th May 2014, University of Potsdam.
(2013): Corporate Governance of Corporate Government: A Literature Review on the Relationship between Internal Corporate Governance Practices and Performance in State Owned Enterprises Tabled Paper prepared for the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland in the Study Group V “Regional and Local Government”. (Please do not cite without permission by the author)
(2012): Explaining External Control over Municipally Owned Companies: Theory Building and an Instrumental Case Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) 2012, Bergen, Norwegen in der Study Group VI “Governance of Public Sector Organisations”.
(2012): The Dynamics of Control and Risk in Municipally Group Control Paper prepared for XVI IRSPM Conference at the University of Tor Vergata Rome 2012
(2011): Managing Behavioural Risk in Municipality Owned Companies Paper presented at EGPA Symposium for Doctoral Students and Junior Researchers 2011, Bukarest, Rumänien Gewinner des EGPA PhD Symposiums Best Paper Award 2011
(2011): How Dynamic Capabilities mediate the Link between Strategy and Performance Paper prepared for the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Conference 2011, Bukarest, Rumänien (mit Isabella Proeller, Alexander Kroll und Dominik Vogel)
Over the last decades, the steering of quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations has been debated widely. However, it seems that state-owned enterprises have regained popularity in Europe. In many European countries, services of general supply are provided by government-owned utilities under private law. These hybrids are often referred to under the topic of corporatization. The critical issue here is how political control is resolved while orienting the enterprise more commercially.
Studies on agencies have demonstrated that legal and structural autonomy does not necessarily devolve into factual autonomy as reported by the managers. Drawing on Social Exchange Theory, the project explores managerial perceptions of autonomy in publicly-owned enterprises of major cities. The contribution is twofold: Firstly, the project aims to detect the dimensions of managerial autonomy in public enterprises. Secondly, the project tests social exchange related hypotheses controlling for size, judiciary form, debt ratio and branch.