PhD defence: Christian Bason

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Christian Bason has submitted his thesis entitled: Leading public design - How managers engage with design to transform public governance

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 09:30 to 11:30

The thesis explores how collaborative design approaches are applied in public sector organizations. Drawing on qualitative case studies from five countries, the thesis analyses the leadership behaviors involved in realizing design projects, and characterizes the types of solutions and value flowing from design work. Finally, the thesis discusses the implications of design approaches for emerging principles of public governance.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Rob Austin
Ivey School of Business
Western University

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Banny Banerjee
Stanford University
Professor Richard J. Boland
Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve Univeristy
Professor Rafael Ramirez
Saïd Business School
Oxford University

Assessment Committee:
Professor Flemming Poulfelt (Chair)
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
Associate professor Tamyko Ysa
Department of Strategy and General Management

Professor Youngjin Yoo
Department of Design & InnovationWeatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

The thesis will be available here.

The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at the reception area ‘Graven’ in Ovnhallen in Porcelænshaven 26.

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