Sebastian Godenhjelm

University lecturer

  • PB 16 (Snellmansgatan 12)

    00014

    Finland

20042020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Sebastian Godenhjelm is a university lecturer in political science and public management at the Swedish School of Social Science (SSSS). Godenhjelm has previously worked as a visiting researcher at Cornell University, a coordinator for the research and coordination centre FO-RUM, a Planning Officer for the Department of Political and Economic Studies as well as an Administrative assistant in political science at the SSSS.

Godenhjelm has also worked as a senior officer at the Ministry of Justice, and has conducted several evaluations for the Ministry of Labor and the Economy, the Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture as well as the think tank MAGMA. He is a member of the board of the Finnish Section of the Nordic Federation of Public Administration (NAF) and has previously been a member of the board of the Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA), the Finnish Political Science Association (VTY), and the secretary of NAF. He is also a member of the Special Interest Group (SIG-13) on public sector project management.

Teaching
During his employment at the SSSS Godenhjelm has participated and participates in the planning and teaching of several courses at Bachelor´s, Master´s and Doctoral level.

Godenhjelm´s teaching experience relates to the political and legal structures in Finland, administrative politics, as well as organizations and their political influence. His current teaching includes courses related to collaborative and interactive governance, project governance and innovation, political theory as well as research methods. Godenhjelm also participates in the supervision of Bachelors thesis work at the SSSS as well as Master´s thesis supervision work at the Master´s program in Social Science on politics and administration.

His teaching also includes leadership courses in the newly established master’s programme in social and health research and management, at the Faculty of Social Science. He also teaches in, and coordinates, the thematic syllabus on leadership, which involves six different programs at the University of Helsinki as well as the Open University.

Godenhjelm has planned the thematic study program on Communication in the public sector as well as Swedish language master level education in administration and organizational studies at the Department of Political and Economic Studies.

Research interests
Godenhjelm´s research interest centres around public management, participation, actors and processes in regional development in Finland. The research area is linked to the relationship between traditional forms of governing versus new forms of governance often characterised as temporary network type project organizations.

His most recent research interests include forms of Explorative governance, Projects as hybrid organisations, as well as collaborative governance and stakeholder management.

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • Governance
  • Project Management
  • Policy analysis
  • Regional development
  • Democracy
  • Evaluation

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Att styra och leda handlingskapacitet i moderna offentliga organisationer

Translated title of the contribution: Steering and leading capacity in modern public organisationsJensen, C., Sjöblom, S. M. & Godenhjelm, S., 2019, Innovation och projektifiering: Att styra och leda handlingskapaciteten i moderna offentliga organisationer. Godenhjelm, S., Jensen, C. & Sjöblom, S. (eds.). Lund: Nordic academic press, p. 241-254 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Project Governance in an Embedded State: Possibilities and Challenges

Godenhjelm, S., Sjöblom, S. M. & Jensen, C., 20 Mar 2019, The Projectification of the Public Sector. Hodgson, D., Fred, M., Bailey, S. & Hall, P. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 149-168 20 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projektifieringens konsekvenser för förändring och innovation i offentlig sektor

Translated title of the contribution: The consequences of public sector projectification for innovation and changeSjöblom, S. M., Jensen, C. & Godenhjelm, S., 7 Jan 2019, Innovation och projektifiering : Att styra och leda handlingskapaciteten i moderna offentliga organisationer. Godenhjelm, S., Jensen, C. & Sjöblom, S. (eds.). Lund: Nordic academic press, p. 11-27 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

INNO-NORD PROJEKTET: Att främja handlingskapacitet och förändring: projektdrivna innovationer i Nordisk offentlig förvaltning

Translated title of the contribution: THE INNO-NORD PROJECT: Promoting capacities for innovation and change: Project driven innovations in a Nordic contextGodenhjelm, S. (ed.), Sjöblom, S. M. (ed.) & Jensen, C. (ed.), 14 Aug 2018, Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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The Effect of Stakeholder Inclusion on Public Sector Project Innovation

Godenhjelm, S. & Johanson, J-E., Mar 2018, In : International Review of Administrative Sciences. 84, 1, p. 42-62 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects

Prizes

Masters thesis of the year

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Recipient), 28 Jun 2005

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Panel expert for Finnish Work Environment Fund

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Consultant)
2 Apr 202020 Apr 2020

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

International Research Society on Public Management. Annual Conference.

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Speaker: Presenter)
17 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Victoria University

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Other role), Stefan Mikael Sjöblom (Other role)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

International Research Society on Public Management. Annual Conference.

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Speaker: Presenter), Stefan Mikael Sjöblom (Speaker: Presenter)
17 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Panel expert for the Norwegian Research Council

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Consultant)
6 Dec 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Press / Media

YLE Aktuellt

Sebastian Godenhjelm

22/01/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Personal interview: En mångsidig forskare

Sebastian Godenhjelm

01/12/2009

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media