Researchers from Karlstad University become Research Directors in The Delegation for Trust-Based Public Management2018-09-04
Researchers Johan Quist and Martin Fransson have for several years together with different authorities conducted research on how the public sector can be better, more relevant and appropriate for citizens. Now the Government Offices of Sweden take help from the researchers.
During the coming year, Johan Quist and Martin Fransson at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will be part-time assigned to The Delegation for Trust-Based Public Management at the Government Offices.
"We have been accustomed to conduct our research in close cooperation with different authorities for many years, and this task strengthens that focus", says Johan Quist, Associate Professor of Business Administration.
In their assignment as research directors in the Delegation for Trust-Based Public Management, Johan Quist and Martin Fransson will conduct experiments on design methodology, system theory and professionalism in the government agencies.
The researchers will carry out their assignment together with Katarina Wetter-Edman, Research Director at Research and Development, County Council of Sörmland, and former employee at CTF. They will assume their new assignment on September 1, 2018.
"It is very nice for us and for Karlstad University that the government considers the research we conduct at CTF of great relevance to the public sector", concludes Martin Fransson, PhD of Business Administration.
In June 2016, the Government appointed a Public Inquiry - The Delegation for Trust-Based Public Management - to conduct investigative activities and eventually propose new control models for the public sector. The aim is for the management of public administration to a greater extent become more based on trust. Employees' knowledge and experience should be better utilized so that public services generate higher value and quality for citizens.