I am a scholar and lecturer of (behavioral) public administration and management at the University of Bern in the KPM Center for Public Management. Co-initiator and principal investigator of the multi-national CorPuS research project. I specialized in quantitative-experimental and qualitative mixed-methods research.

I study (1) public sector corruption – bribery and rule breaking – from a behavioral perspective, (2) the role of risk, uncertainty, and publicness in strategic decision making, for instance, in public-private partnerships, (3) the idiosyncrasies of public personnel motivation and leadership, (4) the role of complexity and cognitive biases in human decision making, e.g. in higher education, policy making, strategic negotiation, and consumption.

My work has been published in various journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Frontiers in Psychology, and Journal of Business Research.

Currently, I focus on conducting a multi-national study to reveal the micro-foundations of public sector corruption and institutional deviance (CorPuS project). Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.




Dr. Kristina S. Weißmüller
Universität Bern
KPM Center for Public Management
Schanzeneckstrasse 1

CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Office: +41 (0)31 684 4768
Email: kristina.weissmueller@kpm.unibe.ch

Latest Publications

Satisficing or Maximizing in Public-Private Partnerships?Would you Bribe your Lecturer? Bribery, PSM, and SVO Publicness and Micro-Level Risk Behaviour Public Service Motivation and Prosocial Rule-Breaking Sector-specific associations, trust, and survival of PPPs Motivation-Fallstudien Netzwerk-FallstudienLehren als zentrale Aufgabe der Wissenschaft - 3 Thesen Zwei Thesen zum disruptiven Potenzial von OER für öffentliche Hochschulen Gambling Spending and Its Concentration on Problem Gamblers Over de bureaucratische paradox