COCOPS: Public Sector Executive Identities

Type Research Project

Duration Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2018

  • Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance FI (Details)
  • Urban Management and Governance (Meyer) AE (Details)
  • Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)


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  • Jungmeir, Eva-Maria (Former researcher)
  • Leixnering, Stephan (Details) Project Head
  • Melzer, Sophie (Former researcher)
  • Meyer, Renate (Details) Project Head
  • Schikowitz, Andrea (Former researcher)

Abstract (German)

Im Rahmen von COCOPS ("Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future") wurde die bislang größte vergleichende Führungskräftebefragung im öffentlichen Sektor durchgeführt. Das Team des Forschungsinstitutes untersuchte dabei, wie sich Verwaltungsreformmaßnahmen auf die Rollenidentitäten von Führungskräften im öffentlichen Sektor auswirken.


  • Hammerschmid, Gerhard - Germany


Journal article

2018 Leixnering, Stephan, Schikowitz, Andrea, Hammerschmid, Gerhard, Meyer, Renate. 2018. Multiple shades of grey: Opening the black box of public sector executives’ hybrid role identities. Comparative Social Research. 33 157-176. open access (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2016 Leixnering, Stephan, Schikowitz, Andrea, Meyer, Renate. 2016. Austria: Nothing is different, but everything's changed. In: Public Administration Reforms in Europe: The View from the Top, Hrsg. Hammerschmid, Gerhard, Van de Walle, Steven, Andrews, Rhys, Bezes, Philippe, 41-51. Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015 Leixnering, Stephan, Schikowitz, Andrea, Meyer, Renate, Hammerschmid, Gerhard. 2015. New cuvées in old bottles: Public sector reforms and top officials blended identities. EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Griechenland, 02.07.-04.07. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2015 Leixnering, Stephan, Meyer, Renate, Schikowitz, Andrea. 2015. Public sector reform in Austria: Views and experiences from senior executives. COCOPS country report. Wien: WU Wien. (Details)


  • Public governance