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Fabian Wilfried Hattke

Associate Professor
  • E-mailfabian.hattke@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gates 15
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

The aim of my research is to improve public sector organizations so they can provide a high quality of public goods. From a multi-level perspective, I investigate how institutional frameworks translate into administrative structures and processes, and how these organizational designs, in turn, influence the cognitions, emotions, and behaviors of civil servants and citizens.

Current research projects concern public leadership (e.g., how administrative leaders implement political reforms), administrative burden and red tape (e.g., how the "dark side" of bureaucracy affects the provision of public services), and implicit sector stereotypes (e.g., how citizens develop stereotypical images of public sector organizations). I further explore the potential of methods from computational linguistics and behavioral neuroscience for advancing public administration scholarship.

My works have received several awards, among them the Christopher Pollitt Prize of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), the Carlo Masini Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (AoM), as well as honors from the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) for the Best Papers in Higher Education Management and in Public Management.

For more information, visit my profiles on ResearchGate, GoogleScholar, and ORCID.

Lectures and seminars

  • Political Organization & Multilevel Governance (GOV326)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (GOVG321)
  • Public Policy (GOV332)
  • Organized Crime and Criminal Networks (GOV360-1)
  • Methods in the Social Sciences (MET102)

Consultation and supervision

I am happy to answer any questions about the content of the courses, your assignments, your ideas for research projects, or if you are looking for a supervisor for your thesis. Just write me an e-mail or stop by my office.

Methods training

I am offering postgraduate methods courses for advanced students. For more information on methods courses, visit the websites of the PhD network and the annual International Research Workshop. Registration is required.

Executive teaching

I regularly teach in executive programs, for example, business management for legal practitioners or leadership training for agency leaders. Get in touch if you are interested in tailormade practitioner workshops at your organization.

Contributions in refereed journals

Redlbacher, F. & Hattke, F. (2024): How Virtual Meetings Stimulate Process Innovations in Organisations: Mixed-methods Evidence from Emergency Response Providers. Innovation: Organization & Management 26(1), 1-22. (link)

Hattke, F. & Vogel, R. (2023): Theories and Theorizing in Public Administration: A Systematic Review. Public Administration Review 83(6), 1542–1563. (link) (infographic)

Lenz, L., Hattke, F., Kalucza, J. & Redlbacher, F. (2023): Virtual Work as a Job Demand? Work Behaviors of Public Servants During Covid-19. Public Performance & Management Review 46(6), 1382-1412. (link)

Vogel, R. & Hattke, F. (2022): A Century of Public Administration: Travelling Through Time and Topics. Public Administration 100(1), 17-40. (link)

Hesmert, L., Hattke, F., & Vogel, R. (2022): The A Priori of Public Leadership: Social Attributions to Public and Private Leaders in Different Performance Contexts. Public Administration 100(4), 876-899. (link)

Hattke, F., Hattke, J., Homberg, F., & Vogel, R. (2021): Civic Duty and Career Outcomes in a Career-based System: A Two-wave, Multisource Study. International Public Management Journal 24(1), 1-22. (link)

Hattke, F. & Martin, H. (2020): Collective Action During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Germany’s Fragmented Authority. Administrative Theory & Praxis 42(4), 614-632. (link)

Hattke, F., Hensel, D., & Kalucza, J. (2020): Emotional Responses to Bureaucratic Red Tape. Public Administration Review 80(1), 53-63. (link)

Hattke, F. (2020): When the Red Tape Becomes Policy: A Critical Assessment of Administrative Burdens. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 30(1), 178-180. (link)

Hattke, F. & Hattke, J. (2019): Lead by Example? The Dissemination of Ethical Values Through Authentic Leader Inspiration. International Journal of Public Leadership 15(4), 224-237. (link)

Hattke, F. & Kalucza, J. (2019): What Influences the Willingness of Citizens to Coproduce Public Services? Results from a Vignette Experiment. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 2(1), 1-14. (link)

Vogel, R. & Hattke, F. (2018): How Is the Use of Performance Information Related to Performance of Public Sector Professionals? Evidence from the Field of Academic Research. Public Performance & Management Review 41(2), 390-414. (link)

Hattke, F., Vogel, R., & Znanewitz, J. (2018): Satisfied with Red Tape? Leadership, Civic Duty, and Career Intention in the Military. Public Management Review 20(4), 563-586. (link)

Znanewitz, J., Braun, L., Hensel, D., Fantapié Altobelli, C., & Hattke, F. (2018): A Critical Comparison of Selected Implicit Measurement Methods. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics 11(4), 249-266. (link

Hattke, F., Bögner, I., & Vogel, R. (2018): (Why) Do You Trust Your Reviewers? Influence Behaviors, Trustworthiness, and Commitment to Peer Review. Managementforschung 28(1), 61-86. (link)

Boitier, M., Rivière, A., Wenzlaff, F., & Hattke, F. (2018): Hybrid Organizational Responses to Institutional Complexity: A Cross-Case Study of Three European Universities. Management International 22(4), 121-135. (link)

Frost, J. & Hattke, F. (2018): Governing Collective Action – the Impetus for University Commons. European Review 26(S1), 70-84. (link)

Vogel, R., Hattke, F., & Petersen, J. (2017): Journal Rankings in Management and Business Studies: What Rules Do We Play By? Research Policy 45(10), 1707-1722. (link)

Woiwode, H., Frost, J., & Hattke, F. (2017): Hochschulleitungen zwischen Repräsentation und Ergebnisorientierung – Handlungs(un)fähigkeiten und Vermittlungstaktiken. BFuP - Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis 69(6), 633-652. (link)

Petersen, J., Hattke, F., & Vogel, R. (2017): Editorial Governance and Journal Impact: A Study of Management and Business Journals. Scientometrics 112(3), 1593-1614. (link)

Bögner, I. & Hattke, F. (2016): Open Post-Publication-Peer-Review: Eine Alternative zur doppelt-blinden Begutachtung in Fachzeitschriften? Hochschulmanagement 11(3), 69-74. (link)

Hattke, F. & Blaschke, S. (2015): Striving for Excellence: The Role of Top Management Team Diversity in Universities. Team Performance Management 21(3/4), 121-138. (link)

Blaschke, S., Frost, J., & Hattke, F. (2014): Towards a Micro-Foundation of Leadership, Governance, and Management in Universities. Higher Education 68(5), 711-732. (link)

Frost, J. & Hattke, F. (2013): University Commons: Kollektivressourcen als alternative Steuerungsperspektive für das Hochschulmanagement. Hochschulmanagement 8(2/3), 35-40. (link)

Hattke, F., Günther, H., & Frost, J. (2013): Stabile Flexibilität? Unternehmen in volatilen Umwelten erfolgreich steuern. zfo - Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation 82(3), 160-164. (link)

Books and editorships

Frost, J., Hattke, F., & Reihlen M. (Eds.) (2016): Multi-Level Governance in Universities: Strategy, Structure, Control. Springer International Publishing: Dordrecht. (link)

Prinz, J. & Hattke, F. (Eds.) (2016): Hochschulmanagement 11(3). (link)

Frost, J., Hattke, F., Reihlen, M., & Wenzlaff, F. (2015): Mehrebenen-Steuerung in Universitäten. Von der professionellen Bürokratie zu kollaborativen Wissensnetzwerken. Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag: Köln. (link)

Chapters in edited volumes, textbooks, and encyclopedias

Hattke, F. (2020): Institutionelle Bewertung von Forschungsleistungen: Qualitätsnachweis oder Evaluitis? In: I. M. Welpe, J. Stumpf-Wollersheim, & M. Prenzel (Eds.): Leistungsbewertung in Universitäten. DeGruyter: Berlin, 55-70. (link)

Hattke, F. & Frost, J. (2019): Governance of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In: P. N. Teixeira & J.-C. Shin (Eds.): Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht. (link)

Frost, J., Hattke, F., & Reihlen, M. (2016): Multi-Level Governance in Universities: Strategy, Structure, Control. In: Higher Education Dynamics 47, 1-15. (link)

Hattke, F., Blaschke, S., & Frost, J. (2016): From Voluntary Collective Action to Organized Collaboration? The Provision of Public Goods in Pluralistic Organizations. In: Higher Education Dynamics 47, 115-140. (link)

Hattke, F., Vogel, R., & Woiwode, H. (2016): When Professional and Organizational Logics Collide: Balancing Invisible and Visible Colleges in Institutional Complexity. In: Higher Education Dynamics 47, 235-256. (link)

Frost, J. & Hattke, F. (2015): Theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Gestaltung der Organisation. In: M. Schweitzer & A. Baumeister (Eds.): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. 11. Aufl., ESV Erich Schmidt Verlag: Berlin, 373-415. (link)

Hattke, F., Blaschke, S., & Frost, J. (2014): Governance Logics in Universities. Organizational Change as Oscillating Conversations. In: A. Pettigrew, E. Cornuel & U. Hommel (Eds.): The Institutional Development of Business Schools. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 69-94. (link)