Lene Tolstrup Christensen’s research is centered on State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and other hybrid organizations and their role in contemporary society and the public sector as such. Her research focuses on management and governance issues for these kind of organizations and is inspired by institutional theory.
Her current research project is an industrial postdoc on SOEs and other hybrid models in infrastructure governance. The project is an in-depth case study of the Danish state guarantee model and a comparative case study of transport infrastructure governance and hybrid models in Denmark, the Netherlands and Canada.
Her research on SOEs is published in international peer-reviewed outlets and she won the award ‘Best Paper by a New Researcher’ by International Research Society for Public Management in 2015.
Primary research areas
State owned enterprises and hybrid organizations like Public Private Partnerships
Public management and governance
Infrastructure governance of network industries/utilities especially public transportation
Lene Tolstrup Christensen / On Track or Derailed : The Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Partly Marketized Public Service Delivery. Lessons from Passenger Rail in Denmark and Sweden. Paper presented at The 19th Annual Conference of International Research Society for Public Management. IRSPM 2015, 2015
Paper > peer review
Lene Tolstrup Christensen / The Return of the Hierarchy : SOEs in the Marketisation . In: International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 28, No. 4/5, 2015, p. 307-321