Research Projects

I believe that the purpose of scholarship is to generate usable knowledge to solve real-life problems. In the spirit of open science, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of our projects!

  1. Corruption in the Public Sector (CorPuS)
  2. Public Service Motivation in University Students
  3. Risk in Public Private Partnerships (RiPPP)


Corruption in the Public Sector (CorPuS)

A multi-country experimental study researching corruption in the public sector worldwide (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2022)

Related publications
  1. Weißmüller, K.S., van Witteloostuijn, A., De Waele, L., Ritz, A., Christensen, R.K., Gong, T., Hilgers, D., Homberg, F., Hung, M., Kim, S., Kolltveit, K., Kuo, M., Ma, L., Monteduro, F., Ripoll, G., Schmidthuber, L., Shim, D.C., Su, T., Walker, R., Xiao, H., Yang, S.L. (2020). ‘MICRO-LEVEL FOUNDATIONS OF CORRUPTION: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE MOTIVATION. Findings from a Multi-country Multi-lab Research Project’ Under review.
  2. <li value=3"> De Waele, L., Weißmüller, K.S., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (forthcoming). ‘Bribery and the role of public service motivation and social value orientation. A multi-site experimental study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.’ Frontiers in Psychology - Organizational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655964 [Preprint]</li>
  3. Weißmüller, K.S., De Waele, L., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2020). ‘Public Service Motivation and Prosocial Rule-Breaking – An international vignettes study in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.’ Review of Public Personnel Administration, https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X20973441 [Preprint].
  4. De Waele, L. & Weißmüller, K.S. (2019). ‘Over de bureaucratische paradox en de effecten van Public Service Motivation op corruptie.’ Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Overheidsmanagement (Flemish Journal of Public Management) 24 (2): 43-56, http://vtom.be/table_of_content.aspx?sy=2019&pn=2 [Post-print version].


Public Service Motivation in University Students

A multi-wave study on the role of PSM as a success factor in higher education (Jul. 2018 – Jan. 2021)


Risk in Public Private Partnerships (RiPPP)

Behavioral experiments on Risk Preference, Risk Perception, and Risk Participation (May 2015 – June 2018)

Related publications
  1. Weißmüller, K.S. & Vogel, R. (2020). Sector-specific associations, trust, and survival of PPPs: A behavioral experiment based on the centipede game. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, [https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muaa050](https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muaa050).
  2. Weißmüller, K.S., De Waele, L., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2020). Public Service Motivation and Prosocial Rule-Breaking – An international vignettes study in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Review of Public Personnel Administration, [https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X20973441](https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0734371X20973441).
  3. Weißmüller, K.S., Bouwman, R., & Vogel, R. (2020). Negotiation in Public-Private Partnerships - A laboratory experiment on context, domain, and PSM. Under review.
  4. Weißmüller, K.S. (2020). ‘Risk In Public Private Partnerships: Behavioral Experiments on Risk Preference, Risk Perception, and Risk Participation.’ Doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, 1st advisor: Prof Dr. Rick Vogel, 2nd advisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange.
  5. Weißmüller, K.S. (2021). Publicness and Micro-Level Risk Behaviour: Experimental Evidence on Stereotypical Discounting Behaviour. Public Management Review, [https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1862287](https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1862287).