Bio

Lode De Waele has obtained his PhD at the faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp (2019), specializing in public management. He started his PhD in 2013, after being employed in the public sector for several years as an accountant, cabinet member, and senior consultant. After his PhD, he worked for the Federal Parliament of Belgium as a political advisor.

He publishes his research in internationaal peer-reviewed journals such as Frontiers in Pyschology, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Review of Public Personnel Administration and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.

His main research interests focus on corruption, hybridity, dark triad characteristic traits and Public Service Motivation.

In 2019, he founded the thinktank Eleni for which he publishes opinion articles on a regular basis.

Expertise

Many organizations today are behaving as hybrids in that they are simultaneously combining different governance logics, such as those of Traditional Public Management, New Public Management, or Public Value Governance. In this context, he analyzes the main antecedents of hybridity and how it affects organizational performance.

Furthermore, he analyzes the main underlying mechanisms of corruption and their interaction at the micro, meso, and macro level of behavior by conducting rigorous experimental research.

Teaching

At TIU, he is enrolled in courses such as Introduction to Organization Studies, Academic and Professional Abilities and Financial Management. At the University of Antwerp, he teaches the course Introduction to Business Administration.

Courses

Collaboration

In 2018, he co-founded the Public Sector Corruption (CorPuS) project which aims to advance theoretical insights and collect rich evidence about a few of the main underlying mechanisms of corruption and their interaction at the micro, meso, and macro level of behavior by conducting rigorous experimental research in fifteen countries. As a consortium-member, together with his colleagues dr. Kristina S. Weissmueller and prof dr. Arjen van Witteloostuijn, he coordinates the project. Furthermore, he developed the vignettes for the study, which have been now translated in more than ten different languages across the world. At present, the project connects more than 25 researchers in countries such as Spain, the UK, the US, Taiwan, China, Italy, Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and South-Korea.

Recent publications

  1. "A little bit of everything?" - Conceptualising performance measureme…

    De Waele, L., Polzer, T., van Witteloostuijn, A., & Berghman, L. (2021). "A little bit of everything?": Conceptualising performance measurement in hybrid public sector organisations through a literature review. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 33(3), 343-363.
  2. Bribery and the role and social value orientation - A multi-site expe…

    De Waele, L., Weissmueller, K. S., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2021). Bribery and the role and social value orientation: A multi-site experimental study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, [655964].
  3. Bribery and the role and social value orientation - A multi-site expe…

    De Waele, L. (Author), Weissmueller, K. S. (Author), & van Witteloostuijn, A. (Author). (2021). Bribery and the role and social value orientation: A multi-site experimental study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands (Dataset). Data set/Database, Frontiers Media S.A.. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655964/full#supplementary-material
  4. The role of Post-New Public Management in shaping innovation - The ca…

    Melo, S., De Waele, L., & Polzer, T. (2021). The role of Post-New Public Management in shaping innovation: The case of a public hospital. International Review of Administrative Sciences.
  5. Public service motivation and prosocial rule-breaking - An internatio…

    Weissmueller, K. S., De Waele, L., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2021). Public service motivation and prosocial rule-breaking: An international vignettes study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Review of Public Personnel Administration.

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