C. (Caroline) Fischer

Assistant Professor Public Administration

Cubicus building, room C-318 
Email: c.fischer@utwente.nl

Personal blog: https://openpuma.wordpress.com


Dr. Caroline Fischer is an Assistant Professor at the section Public Administration (PA) within the Faculty of Behavioral, Management & Social Sciences (BMS). Before joining BMS, she was researcher at the Chair for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Caroline obtained her PhD from the University of Potsdam with a dissertation on public sector knowledge management. In general, her work often employs a micro-level perspective to  public administration with an emphasis on motivation, values, attitudes and behavior of public servants as well as citizens. She is particularly interested in topics related to error, risk, crisis and learning, human resource management in the public sector as well the technological development in government.

Caroline was a fellow of the program “Freies Wissen” (Free Knowledge) of Wikimedia Germany, the German Stifterverband and Volkswagen Foundation. For her work she obtained third party funding, among others, from Erasmus+ and the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz.

Caroline is a scholar engaged into Open Science. She regularly shares here code and data. Here she blogs about open science in public management research.


·        Resilience, crises, error and risk management 
·        Digitalization and new technologies in public organizations 
·        Human resource management in the public sector 
·        Experimental public administration research


Please find my open and resusable datsets here: