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Lotte Bøgh Andersen takes up two international positions

Professor Lotte Bøgh Andersen from Aarhus BSS will become a board member at the international Public Management Research Association and co-editor of International Public Management Journal. This will also benefit the Danish public.

2017.06.06 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

With the two international positions and a membership of the Danish government’s Ledelseskommission (management commission) to boot, Lotte Bøgh Andersen will help chart the course for public management on an international as well as national level.

With a foot in both the academic and the practical camps, she will ensure that the research can be applied in practice when Danish public management practice is infused with new knowledge of the highest international level - and the other way around when practice becomes part of the research.

“We want to send a signal that the two go hand in hand. Being part of the best international management forums gives you an insight - not just into the published literature, but into the upcoming literature as well. This allows you to take the latest research home with you and put it into practice. In Denmark, we have our finger on the pulse when it comes to the concerns of public sector managers. We bring their input to the table in the international discussion,” says Lotte Bøgh Andersen.

She also emphasises the work of her colleagues, e.g. in the research group LEAP, which she heads. Aarhus BSS provides the framework for a great deal of management research which is oriented towards the world and delivers an insight to the Danish public. Recently, the public administration research field at Aarhus BSS was ranked number four in the world.

The students also benefit when their lecturers have international contacts and are up-to-date in terms of management in the real world. For example, on the Public Policy programme at Aarhus BSS, Lotte Bøgh Andersen spices up her teaching in public management with the very latest international research and practical cases from Danish public sector.

Lotte Bøgh Andersen’s two new positions will be announced in connection with the Public Management Research Conference in Washington, D.C. on 8-10 June.