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dr. C. Fischer (Caroline)

Assistant Professor Public Administration and Digital Transformation

About Me

Dr. Caroline Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the section Public Administration (PA) within the Faculty of Behavioral, Management & Social Sciences (BMS). In general, her work often employs a micro-level perspective on public administration with an emphasis on the motivation, values, attitudes, and behavior of public servants as well as citizens. She is particularly interested in topics related to error, risk, crisis and learning, human resource management in the public sector as well technological development in government. Caroline is also engaged in interdisciplinary research, especially in the THT community, working on digital transformation in the healthcare sector.

From 2023 on Caroline is a member of the Young Academy at the University of Twente.

Before joining BMS, she was a researcher at the Chair for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Caroline obtained her summa cum laude Ph.D. with a dissertation on public sector knowledge management.

Caroline was a fellow of the program “Freies Wissen” (Free Knowledge) of Wikimedia Germany, the German Stifterverband and Volkswagen Foundation. For her work she obtained third party funding, among others, from Erasmus+, the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, and the European Academy of Management.

Caroline is a scholar engaged in Open Science. She regularly shares her code and data.


Research

  • Resilience, crises, error, and risk management
  • Digitalization and new technologies in public organizations

  • Human resource management in the public sector

  • Transformations in the Healthcare Sector

  • Experimental public administration research

Publications

Recent
Kalucza, J. , & Fischer, C. (2023). Behavioural approaches to public management and governance. In T. Bovaird, & E. Loeffler (Eds.), Public Management and Governance: Fourth Edition (4 ed., pp. 66-76). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003282839-7
Fischer, C., Hirsbrunner, S. D., & Teckentrup, V. (2022). Producing Open Data. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 8, Article e86384. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.8.e86384
Fischer, C., Proeller, I., Siegel, J., & Drathschmidt, N. (2022). Virtuelle Teams und Homeoffice. In T. Klenk, F. Nullmeier, & G. Wewer (Eds.), Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung (pp. 1-13). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23669-4_88-1
Fischer, C., & Kraus, S. (2022). Digitale Transparenz. In T. Klenk, F. Nullmeier, & G. Wewer (Eds.), Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung (pp. 1-13). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23669-4_14-2

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C318
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C318
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands