About the research group
The Administrative Sciences Research Group at the University of Vaasa brings together scholars from the fields of public management, public law, regional studies and social and health management. The group also welcomes other researchers who are interested to discuss individual research projects, publications and PhD projects exploring questions regarding contemporary public administration and its transformation.
The group members' discipline-based expertise on public policies, interactive governance and governance innovation as well as public sector ethics is applied to versatile societal and phenomenon-based contexts, related for example to the themes represented by the university's own research platforms: digital economy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sustainable development and energy transition.
The key objectives of the group are to
- Encourage peer support, knowledge sharing and constructive academic debate among the group members to strengthen both discipline-based and multidisciplinary expertise related to public administration
- Showcase and discuss our research with diverse academic and societal stakeholders
- Strengthen research collaboration nationally and internationally
Next to the discussion about individual PhD projects and research interests, the research group is currently preparing a long-term multidisciplinary discussion about the concept of “Innovation in Administrative Sciences”, starting at the beginning of 2022.
The group operates in close cooperation with the Complexity Research Group and research platform on innovation and entrepreneurship InnoLab in its diverse activities, and provides an excellent environment for doctoral studies.
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The research group is chaired by Christoph Demmke, Professor in Public Management, and co-chaired by Helka Kalliomäki, Associate professor in Regional Studies.
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