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Rolf Solli


Rolf Solli

+46 31 786 1590

Room number: 212
Postal Address: Box 712, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

School of Public Administration (More Information)
Box 712
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Rolf Solli

Obtained a Doctorate in Business Economics at the Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg. I was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1995 and Professor in Business Administration at the University of Gothenburg in 2003.

Over the years, I have developed courses, taught at all levels in the public administration subject area, pursued research with entirely external financing and been active in collaboration with the surrounding society. Several research projects have been carried out jointly with researchers in other countries and other disciplines.

I have also been Director for the Gothenburg Research Institute at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg as well as at Kommunforskning i Västsverige and being Head of the School of Public Administration for seven years.

Research interests
My main empirical field of research has been and remains municipalities and county councils. The overriding problems primarily concern management and control in a wider meaning. Currently, I work mostly with questions concerning control and management in large cities and what makes these change in difficult times.

Current projects
I have several projects underway at the same time. Dominating at the moment and for a couple of years into the future is a project dealing with the way municipalities meet difficult situations within the national research programme Natkom. Another project deals with the citizens' involvement in the municipal resource allocation process; the so-called citizen budget. A third project is longitudinal and places the focus on the municipal directors in the country; the project has run since 1995 and delivers publications in a constant stream.

Today, my teaching is concentrated on the so-called Master's level where I implement and coordinate the course in Financial Control in the Public Sector, 15 credits. I also participate in a number of other master's courses and have responsibility for examination of bachelor's projects. Supervision of master's theses as well as doctoral students is a fairly common part of my teaching work.

By definition, my research is dependent on the surrounding society. Municipalities, County Councils and not least the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions are natural partners for my research projects. They create access to practical work and finance most projects. In this instance, Kommunforskning i Västsverige, which I have headed for the last 10 years, also provides a route into and out of practical work.

Latest publications

Räkna med framtidens arbetskraftsbehov i välfärden.
Rolf Solli, Maria Wolmesjö
Äldre i centrum - aktuell forskning om äldre & Åldrande, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Top managerial role in transition – or not? Trajectories during 20 years in Swedish local government.
Anna Cregård, Rolf Solli, Peter Demediuk
Paper presented at IRSPM, Wellington, Nya Zeeland 16-19 April, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

The future welfare in Sweden
Rolf Solli, Barbara Czarniawska
Paper presented at NFF, Wasa. Finland. 22-23 Augusti., Wasa, Finland, Nordisk Företagsekonomisk Förening, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Välfärden och framtiden – bekymmer och förhoppningsfulla lösningar version 1.0
Rolf Solli, Maria Wolmesjö
Borås, Högskolan i Borås, Report 2019

Månadens expert – ledarskap
Rolf Solli
Chefstidningen, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Månadens expert – ledarskap. Chefstidningen nr 6, s 57.
Rolf Solli
Chefstidningen, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

To lead secret agents
Björn Rombach, Rolf Solli
Leadership is the problem, Stockholm, Santérus Academic Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Justifications of discrimination: Social movements translated into local practices
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Rolf Solli
Paper presented at the 24th Nordic Academy of Mangement Research, 23-25 August 2017, Bodö, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Hybrydyzacja sektora publicznego
Rolf Solli, Barbara Czarniawska
Studia Polityczne, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Searching for new welfare models
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Rolf Solli, Peter Demidiuk
Paper presented at EGOS Copenhagen, 6-8 July, sub-theme 19, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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'Housekeeping? Yes, but which house?'
Sten Jönsson, Rolf Solli
Göteborg, GRI, Report 1994


'Accounting Talk' in a Caring Setting
Sten Jönsson, Rolf Solli
Göteborg, GRI, Report 1992


The professional dialogue and finances
Sten Jönsson, Rolf Solli
Paper presented at the EIASM workshop on "Accounting in its Organizational and Social Context" Madrid, June 5 - 7, ., Conference paper 1991
Conference paper

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