• PB 16 (Snellmansgatan 12)

    00014

    Finland

20042020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Sebastian Godenhjelm is a university lecturer 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) and the secretary of  NAF. He is also a member of the Special Interest Group (SIG-13) on public sector project management and has been a board member of the Finnish Political Science Association (VTY).

Teaching
During his employment at the SSKH Godenhjelm has participated and participates in the planning and teaching of several courses at Bachelor relating to for instance 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 and Masters thesis work at the SSSS. He is involved in the planning of a new masters program in health management at the Department of Political Science, 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. He is also the coordinator of the leadership studies involving four different faculties.

 

Research interests
Godenhjelm´s research interests 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 charatterised as temporary network type project organizations.

The research particularly focuses on temporary organizations and their implications on citizens, democracy and legitimacy.

Keywords

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

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

Publications 2004 2019

Att styra och leda handlingskapacitet i moderna offentliga organisationer

Sjöblom, S. M., Jensen, C. & Godenhjelm, S., 7 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Innovation och projektifiering: Att styra och leda handlingskapaciteten i moderna offentliga organisationer. Nordic Academic Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Project Governance in an Embedded State: – Possibilities and Challenges

Godenhjelm, S., Sjöblom, S. M. & Jensen, C., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Projectification of the Public Sector. Routledge

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

Projektifieringens konsekvenser för förändring och innovation i offentlig sektor

Sjöblom, S. M., Jensen, C. & Godenhjelm, S., 7 Jan 2019, Innovation och projektifiering : Att styra och leda handlingskapaciteten i moderna offentliga organisationer. Nordic Academic Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

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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 2006 2020

Prizes

Masters thesis of the year

Carl Alexander Sebastian Godenhjelm (Recipient), 28 Jun 2005

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2005 2018

Swedish School of Social Science (Organisational unit)

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Board member)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Assessment of competence of Associate professor Karl Löfgren to the position of Docent, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki (Event)

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Board member)
1 Nov 201819 Nov 2018

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Swedish School of Social Science (Organisational unit)

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Board member)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Promoting capacities for innovation and change. Project driven innovation in a Nordic context.First project meeting: Nordic workshop financed by The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Member of organizing committee)
14 Aug 201816 Aug 2018

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

Demola HY steering committee meeting

Sebastian Godenhjelm (Consultant)
17 Sep 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Press / Media

YLE Aktuellt

Carl Alexander Sebastian Godenhjelm

22/01/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Personal interview: En mångsidig forskare

Carl Alexander Sebastian Godenhjelm

01/12/2009

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media