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- Corruption in the Public Sector (CorPuS)
- Public Service Motivation in University Students
- Risk in Public Private Partnerships (RiPPP)
A multi-country experimental study researching corruption in the public sector worldwide
(Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2021)
Other collaborators: Catherine Althaus, Robert K. Christensen, Ting GONG, Dennis Hilgers, Fabian Homberg, Mei-Jen HUNG, Sang-Mook KIM , Kristoffer Kolltveit, Ming-Feng KUO, Jenny Lewis, Fabio Monteduro, Janine O’Flynn, Guillem Ripoll Pascual, Adrian Ritz, Lisa Schmidthuber, Dong Chul SHIM , Tsai-tsu SU, Jeannette Taylor, Richard Walker, Hanyu XIAO, & Sunny Litianqing YANG
Click here for research objectives and more information: CorPuS
A multi-wave study on the role of PSM as a success factor in higher education (Jul. 2018 – Jan. 2021)
- Principal researcher & project managers: Kristina S. Weißmüller, & Claudia Fantapie Altobelli
- Other collaborators: Nadja Breckau, Poorya Khazaeinejad, Nicole Lewin, Carmen Otto
- Research project funded by the Chair of Marketing at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg, and the German Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg).
Behavioral experiments on Risk Preference, Risk Perception, and Risk Participation (May 2015 – June 2018)
- Principal researchers & project managers: Kristina S. Weißmüller & Rick Vogel
- Other collaborators: Robin Bouwman
- PhD-Project at the Chair of Public Management funded by University of Hamburg
Research objectives: PPPs are extremely powerful organizational arrangements that allow the sharing of risk and benefits of large scale projects in a synergetic manner. However, many PPPs fail because partners find it hard to maintain efficient long-term relationships across sectoral boundaries. In this project, we explore behavioral biases in decision-making within the context of public-private partnerships. We introduce novel psychological and behavioral research methods such as z-Tree experiments and game theoretical approaches into PA and PM research to investigate the role of ‘publicness’, ‘otherness’, PSM, and (anti-)public sector attitudes on strategic choice in PPPs with a special focus on risk behavior, the emergence and erosion of trust, collaboration efficiency, and institutional rule compliance.
- Related publications:
- Weißmüller, K.S. (2019). Publicness and micro-level Risk Behaviour - Experimental Evidence on stereotypical Discounting Behaviour. Under review.
- Weißmüller, K.S. & Vogel, R. (2019). Sector-specific associations, trust, and survival of PPPs - A behavioral experiment based on the centipede game. Under review.
- Weißmüller, K.S., Bouwman, R., & Vogel, R. (2019). Negotiation in Public-Private Partnerships - A laboratory experiment on context, domain, and PSM. Under review.
- Weißmüller, K.S., De Waele, L., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2018). Public Service Motivation and Prosocial Rule-Breaking. Under review.
- 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.