Senior Management

Dean of education
Room: KIL/14.A-1.69
Anna Thomasson

Research areas

  • Corporate governance and strategy in public organisations
  • Public sector management and control
  • Auditing and accountability

Selected publications

Thomasson, A. (2022). Marketization vs politicization in a perpetual strive for public audit independence, Public money and Management, september 2022, 

Grossi, G. och Thomasson, A. (2022). Are the holding companies as a hybrid governance model reinforcing the control on municipal corporations? Public Money and Management, juli 2022,

Thomasson, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C., Scheller, C. (2021). What constitutes failure? The influence of public interests in securing accountability in triple helix initiatives, Triple helix,

Thomasson, A., Lapsley, I. and Steccolini, I. (2020). “Managing” wicked problems: Uncovering the roles of budgets, financial systems and collaboration, Financial Accountability & Management, 36: 113-116.

Thomasson, A. and Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2020). Hybridizing the Triple Helix: A prerequisite for managing wicked issues, Financial Accountability & Management, 36: 207-222.

Thomasson, A. (2018). Politicization of the audit process: The case of politically affiliated auditors in Swedish Local Governments, Financial Accountability & Management, 34 (4): 1-12.

Thomasson, A. (2018). Management Across Boundaries – A Municipal Dilemma, Financial Accountability & Management, 34(3), pp. 213-225.

Knutsson, H and Thomasson, A. (2017). Exploring organisational hybridity from a learning perspective, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 14 (4): 430-447.

Thomasson, A and Carlile, C. (2017). Science Facilities and Stakeholder Management: How a pan-European research facility ended up in a small Swedish university town, Physica Scripta.

Grossi, G., Reichard, C., Thomasson, A., and Vakkuri, J. (2017). Performance measurement of hybrid organisations: Emerging issues and future research perspectives, Public Money and Management, 37 (2): 379-386.

Smith, E. and Thomasson, A. (2016), The use of the partnering concept for public-private collaboration:  How well does it really work? Public Organization Review. 18: 191-206.

Grossi, G. and Thomasson, A. (2015). Bridging the accountability gap in hybrid organizations: The case of Malmö-Copenhagen Port, International Review of Administrative Science, 81(3): 604-620.   

Knutsson, H. and Thomasson, A. (2013). Innovation in the Public Procurement Process: A study of the creation of innovation-friendly public procurement” Public Management Review, Innovation special issue,

Knutsson, H., Thomasson, A. & Nilsson, C-H. (2011). “Reality Based Learning: How to get Business Students Down to Business”. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol.22, No. 3, pp.277-286.

Thomasson, A. (2009). Exploring the Ambiguity of Hybrid Organisations: A Stakeholder Approach. Financial Accountability & Management, 25 (3): 385-398.

Mattisson, Ola & Thomasson, Anna (2007). The strategic process and its impacts on the outcome of a tender, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 78 (3): 439-454.

Other Activities

External employment/outside activities

  • Member of Scientific Committee, EIASM, Public Sector Conference, 2018-
  • Board member, International Water Association (IWA) 2020-11-20 – 2022
  • Member of expert group at ESO (Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi) for the project “Kommunal avtalssamverkan”, 2020-2021
  • Member of the Expert Group for the governmental investigation into the future of Swedish Municipalities, ”Kommunutredningen” Ministry of Finance, Swedish Government. 2017-2019
  • Member of the research board for LU Water, an interdisciplinary research group at Lund University. 2017- 2022
  • Member of the board for FEKIS (Företagsekonomisk förening i Sverige) and organiser of conferences, 2016-2019
  • Member of Ciriec International, research group on public enterprises, 2008-2015 and 2022-present
  • Member of the board of KEFU (Kommunal ekonomisk forskning och utveckling) an organisation financed by municipalities in Skåne and the Skåne Region, focus on collaboration between Lund University and the municipalities. Research and outreach, 2017-


Guest editor:

  • Guest editor, special issue, Financial Accountability & Management, 2019, wicked issues
  • Guest editor, special issue, Public Money and Management, 2015
  • Guest editor, special issue, Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 2015

Professional experience

  • Dean of Education Copenhagen Business School, 2022-
  • Vice Dean for Education, School of Economics and Management, Lund University. 2021-2022
  • 2020-2021: Director of studies, Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Management, Lund University
  • Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, September 2015-2022
  • Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University, 2018-2019
  • Programme Manager, bachelor programme in Management and Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, 2016-2019
  • Assistant Programme Manager, bachelor programme in Management and Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, 2015-2016
  • Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, August 2009-2011                                                                 
  • PhD student, School of Economics and Management, Lund University 2015-2009
  • Research Assistant, School of Economics and Management, Lund University 2003-2004                               


  • PhD, Lund University, 16 September 2009                                        
  • Master in Business Administration, Lund University, 7 April 2003
  • Universidad de Murcia, Spain, 2002, Business Administration           
  • Military service, Sergeant first class, S1, Enköping, 1997-1998
  • Gymnasium, Katedralskolan, Lund, 1993-1996