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Björn Rombach

Professor

Björn Rombach
Professor , Head of Department
Public Administration
Academic degree: Doctor
bjorn.rombach@spa.gu.se
+46 31 786 1610
0709-522799

Room number: A314
Postal Address: Box 712, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg


School of Public Administration (More Information)
Box 712
405 30 Göteborg
www.spa.gu.se
spa@spa.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4719

Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Björn Rombach

Background
He has worked at the Stockholm School of Economics (1978-1986 and 1990-1995), the Centre for Working Life (1986-1990), Åbo Akademi University (six months, 1991) and the University of Gothenburg (since 1996).

1980: Civil Economics degree at the Stockholm School of Economics.
1986: Economics PhD at the Stockholm School of Economics.
1992: Unpaid lecturer in business economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
1995: Professor in Public Sector Economics, specialising in municipal economics and organisation with placement at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg.
2006: Head of Department at the School of Public Administration.

Research interests
On an overall level, my interest is research into public administration in general. This has not changed over the years.

Until the middle of the 1990s, the focus of my research interest lay within the area of financial management in its broadest sense. From that period, there are a number of publications building upon comprehensive studies of budgetary control, management by objectives, quality management and management tools similar to those used by markets, all within the areas of municipal and county council administration. Since that time, I have worked on organisational and structure issues, with focus on the public sector. In recent years, this work has been complemented with a great deal of research into management. Several studies and publications in recent years have also touched upon the question, what is our subject area and what does it have for boundaries?

I feel that it is now possibly time to move on to a different direction of research. I am particularly attracted by empirical studies of financial management, perhaps primarily within healthcare. Much has happened in the financial management field since the mid 1990s.

Current research
I am currently working on a project about organisation and management. The project will conclude with an anthology, which will be published in spring 2012 in Swedish and later in English. I am also working on publishing internationally the results from a project on the question; what is our subject area and what does it have for boundaries? An anthology was published in English in 2010, and an article is planned for publication in 2012.

I am planning to carry out empirical studies of financial management within healthcare. The aim is to understand the effect of the overgrown mix of management tools in use today. If this project takes place, it will be a collaborative project with partners including the Stockholm School of Economics.

A study in the field of leadership is also in the planning stage. The starting point is that we have come to the end of road with interviews, observations and personal stories. Researchers using qualitative techniques often see structured approaches as mere surveys. I am interested in testing the palette of techniques over and above questionnaires, which make it possible to carry out larger structured studies.

Teaching
I have held courses at foundation and advanced level including the following subject areas: administration, political organisation and finance, business environment, organisational cultures, organisational theory, business administration and various types of essay courses.

I have also held the following courses at research level: introductory course for doctoral students in public sector economics, advanced level seminars, feminist organisational theory, sociological institutional theory, modern public sector economic theory, the research role in practice and thesis planning. I have also examined a large number of so-called literature courses in which one or sometimes two doctoral students have participated.

In addition, I am very often called upon for different types of teaching outside the university.

Latest publications

A much-needed answer to an important question.
Björn Rombach, Hans Winberg
Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations. Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?, New York, NY, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The art of constructive criticism
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

The Tyranny of Metaphors
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Stockholm, Santérus Academic Press, Book 2014
Book

ANDRZEJEWSKI, skrivet måndagen den 18 mars 2013
Björn Rombach
800 ord till Rolf Solli, GRI-rapport 2013:1, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Att leda hemliga agenter
Björn Rombach, Rolf Solli
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Kallt ledarskap
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Ledarskap som problem
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Om extremt ledarskap
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Det extrema ledarskapet
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2013
Edited book

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2016

A much-needed answer to an important question.
Björn Rombach, Hans Winberg
Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations. Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?, New York, NY, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

The art of constructive criticism
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2014

The Tyranny of Metaphors
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Stockholm, Santérus Academic Press, Book 2014
Book

2013

ANDRZEJEWSKI, skrivet måndagen den 18 mars 2013
Björn Rombach
800 ord till Rolf Solli, GRI-rapport 2013:1, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Att leda hemliga agenter
Björn Rombach, Rolf Solli
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Kallt ledarskap
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Ledarskap som problem
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Om extremt ledarskap
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Det extrema ledarskapet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Det extrema ledarskapet
Björn Rombach, Östen Ohlsson
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2013
Edited book

2011

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